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Old 03-29-2009, 11:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Default Monarch lake.

anyone ever fished the place?

I talked to the dude who owns the tackle shop in Granby... he told me it's pretty good for large browns and decent brookies.
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Old 03-29-2009, 11:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Fish it every year and there are indeed some 20" Brooks in there. They like the worm just up off the bottom (slip bobber) and the water is clear!! If you get a chance, float it. Never have but that will happen maybe this year!! Walk the damn by the outlet and see the fish cruising...try flies every time but the fly and bubble work when you see rings!!

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Old 03-30-2009, 12:11 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I've fished it several times. Good action everytime I've went for rainbows, browns, brooks, and even some lakers. I'm sure there are some big trouts in there but the biggest I've got is probably 16-17 inches. I've always wanted to ice it but Granby always get's in the way Good luck if you go.
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Not positive but I believe Monarch is Flies and Lures only.
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Old 03-30-2009, 07:44 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Not positive but I believe Monarch is Flies and Lures only.
Nothing listed about it in the book about any special regulations for it , I never saw any special regulation signs up there either .

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I live near Monarch and fish it occasionally.
It ain't bad for small Brookies, stocker Bows, and stocker Browns.
Maybe once or twice a year someone gets a nice Brown out of there (20-24" range).
Bait is allowed. You may take watercraft on it but no motorized craft.
It averages a depth of about 4ft in all directions but there are some deep spots in the lake if you know where to look.
Bottom line: I wouldn't make a special drive to fish it, there are better paces to fish in Grand County.... but it's a great place to take the family and almost certainly catch fish every time. Beautify scenery also! If you're a trophy hunter, don't bother.
If you decide to come up this summer shoot me an IM and I'll clue you in on what flies/techniques/locations are working well. I have a hoot there with my 3WT every now & then.
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Old 03-30-2009, 09:42 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I live near Monarch and fish it occasionally.
It ain't bad for small Brookies, stocker Bows, and stocker Browns.
Maybe once or twice a year someone gets a nice Brown out of there (20-24" range).
Bait is allowed. You may take watercraft on it but no motorized craft.
It averages a depth of about 4ft in all directions but there are some deep spots in the lake if you know where to look.
Bottom line: I wouldn't make a special drive to fish it, there are better paces to fish in Grand County.... but it's a great place to take the family and almost certainly catch fish every time. Beautify scenery also! If you're a trophy hunter, don't bother.
If you decide to come up this summer shoot me an IM and I'll clue you in on what flies/techniques/locations are working well. I have a hoot there with my 3WT every now & then.
Thats my impression of the place. You hit the nail onb the head, swizz.
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Non- motorized could be what I was remembering. Sorry for the confusion.
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i;ve fished it every summer caught small brookies browns and bows nothin special
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i;ve fished it every summer caught small brookies browns and bows nothin special
it's special to me. I don't know any brookie holes. I'm going there saturday, lathrop can wait another day.
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