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Old 08-22-2018, 09:47 AM   #1 (permalink)
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The wife reserved campsites at white star campground for this weekend. I have never fished Twin Lakes and am thinking about bringing a canoe to target fish in deeper water (Lakers). Do these lakes have high boat traffic? Is it even worth bringing a canoe? I remember the last time I took a canoe out on a super busy lake (Horsetooth) it was miserable because people are assholes.
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I think Nate did a show about catching big lakers on top-water at Twin lakes. From shore.
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I think Nate did a show about catching big lakers on top-water at Twin lakes. From shore.
I saw that, and it was awesome! Unfortunately it was also in May I am pretty sure.
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Not many boats on twin lakes right now, nor many folks fishing.
But no idea how those lakes fish from shore or otherwise.

BTW: there's some really nice sites across the street at the Lakeview campground too.
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Wife and I took our 17 foot canoe on Twin Lakes about 18 years ago.
Take yours. Its a pretty place to paddle and traffic was a none issue. You can paddle to the old Hotel and between the lakes.
Wind came off the mountains and we could surf the waves.
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Some of us gotta be off shore.
It was in the 70's when I last canoed there, We used to camp right on the shore between the lakes before designated only camping lol.
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Lots of folks up there go on solo vessels. I would stay moderately close to your launch due to weather, but I think it would be fine. Boat traffic isn't huge, but it's there.
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Well I did not end up taking the canoe. Did have a fun morning on the belly boat up there. Caught several bows 10 - 14 inches, but nothing impressive. Missed a few of what must have been Lakers on a white tube jig near bottom. Did not fish as much as I would have liked, but I plan to go back in October. Sorry no pictures yet, I did take some video with the GoPro that my wife recently bought me. Still working that thing out.
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