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Hit Evergreen Lake this weekend. My girlfriend lives in Evergreen so we fish there a couple of times a month. It's usually good for stockers in the spring. (Our original plan was to head up I-70 and try Georgetown, Clear Lake, or Dillon but the wind and chilly weather put the kabosh on that).

I was tossing a fly (on a bubble) that a friend of mine ties called a "roseabelle", (it's kind of a teenaged mutant ninja woolly bugger). The rainbows were hammering it all morning and mid-afternoon but, much to my surprise and delight, the brownies wanted a shot at it, too! I hooked 3 of them... all fairly good sized. One was just a skosh under 19" and all of the fish were returned safely to the water.

I don't know if it was the fly, the time of year, or my master fishing skills (*cough* ~sputter~ gag) but I suspect I was just an idiot with a fishing pole who happened to be at the right place at the right time!

And you know what? .... I'll take it!!! ;)

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Hey Dante, I am probably going to head there tommorrow. First time there and was wondering if it is wadable, and are the any special spots I should know about? ;) I am going for the 22" muskies they just released early this month. Don't tell, it's a secret. But I am always game for a nice trout like that.
 

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Hey Dante, I am probably going to head there tommorrow.  First time there and was wondering if it is wadable, and are the any special spots I should know about? ;) I am going for the 22" muskies they just released early this month.  Don't tell, it's a secret.  But I am always game for a nice trout like that.
Tomorrow!! You didn't tell me you were going to Evergreen! Punk! You were gonna try and catch a musky without me weren't you >=(

Oh and that's a beautiful trout there Dante.
 

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Yes, Gotmusky, part of the south side going west to the lake house is all wadable. The inlet (upper bear creek) and the north side up to the highway is wadable, too.

We mostly see the fly fishers in the water but all the muskie hunters simply walk the shoreline around the entire lake. With the exception of the northwest side, (nature preserve- clearly marked), the entire lake is easily accessable. We've seen average sized muskie everywhere in that lake and I've had two of them on my line in the last year (they simply spit my fly right back at me).

Also, if I might say, you have to do right and take your girl! (Besides... who's going to take the picture when SHE lands one?! ;)

If you wait and go on a Friday or Saturday, you can fish 'till dusk and then hit-up the Little Bear or Cactus Jack's for some great live music, food, and dancing!

Good luck!
 
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beautiul brown, nice nice, anything special you would throw for muskie? those huge mepps, big spinnerbaits?
 

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I'm not sure what to use, mustang. I've never targeted muskie exclusively.

Hopefully, some of the other, more experienced pike and muskie fishers will suggest something.

Good luck!
 
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