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Old 08-15-2019, 11:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Man... summer is rough. The fishing slows down for shore scum like me, it gets hot AF, the waters are overrun with paddleboarders and other hoodlums... I am feeling like it is about time that I get high... I am thinking around 11,000 feet high. Hoping to find some fat Brookies or Cutthroat.

Anyone get out in the high country yet this year?
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Been on Rollins Pass lately. Drove up from winter park short hike to a couple lakes. Short hike equals short fish.

East portal side has some good solid fish if you hike 3-5 miles. Kinda crowded though.

Abyss lake is 12,650 has long cuttys. Also long hike. You wont see anyone else-
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What about your high laker lakes Slayer? I had to ask lol, I need to find me some places like that. I would hike several miles to find lakes with those in it.
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Been on Rollins Pass lately. Drove up from winter park short hike to a couple lakes. Short hike equals short fish.

East portal side has some good solid fish if you hike 3-5 miles. Kinda crowded though.

Abyss lake is 12,650 has long cuttys. Also long hike. You wont see anyone else-
I have done a 3.5 mile hike in east portal two years ago to fish three different lakes. Was pretty fun. Lots of average size Brookies and two nice Cutts.

Abyss would be fun, but probably not going to attempt as a day trip.

I am thinking about heading north to the Rawah's and trying some spots that used to be good 10 years ago. For the Rawah's all the good spots are at least 7 miles in though... not sure how well the dad bod will handle that.
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What about your high laker lakes Slayer? I had to ask lol, I need to find me some places like that. I would hike several miles to find lakes with those in it.
They're still there.
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They're still there.
I think he was interested in knowing where "there" was.

I got high with my bro about a month ago. It was still too early and the lake was frozen. It was a nice camping trip nonetheless. Got to eat some fresh brookies too. But not the one in the picture below. A couple of freshly retired guys moved next to our camping trip on our last night there. They could not find another camping spot on the river, and our spot actually hand a few interspersed camping sites close to each other. It's crazy how, with this much national forest, it's so hard to find "primitive" camping sites. One of them grew up in Colorado, but ended up in Georgia. They both sounded like outdoor enthusiasts but had not bought their Colorado fishing license yet. We offered them some freshly grilled brookies and they return the favor by sharing a few beers with us.
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Got high too a few weeks ago .

Went to a relatively well known spot and holy smokes was it crowded early in the day.

Went with my daughter and her bf.

I even tried Slayers infamous getting high fly. Saw some monster cutties, they looked at my offerings and gave me the middle fin.

Catching or no catching , it was a great time .

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Next couple weeks they'll hit the big dries as the insects dwindle.
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Next couple weeks they'll hit the big dries as the insects dwindle.


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That's where I have been going the last few summers. I have been to 6 lakes and plan on checking out more up there. Fishing has been phenominal at the longer hike lakes and I am the only one fishing at the times I go. What a beautiful scenery.
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