After my lake powell plans went down the sh#tter,I talked to a friend in Steamboat about fishing a lake up from Yampa in the flattops.Weve done very well there over the last decade.It's a 7 mile hike each way,the trailhead is 9700 and the lake is at 10000ft. Each caught a dozen bo and cutbos,most on gold Thomas Bouyants. Not as fast fishing as last year,but thats fishing.The biggest was my freinds' bo @19.75",my two were 17.75" and we each lost some at 20".Saw some real nice ones also!I brought up a jar of sacs to fish in this one inlet and caught a 15"er on first cast,looked behind me and rogers dog had eaten all of my egg sacs,(forgot to put the lid on).I ended up catchin 4 on the only sac,I have caught very large fish in that inlet before-oh well.
Slayer, nice catch! I am hoping to get up to Marvine lakes sometime in mid August. The fish go absolutely nuts on Grasshoppers. I may try a earlier trip or two maybe to Mcginnis and or Skinny Fish. I will let you know when I go if it interests you.
I never thought about how beautiful the Tops are,just how many big fish that area produces!It is a magical kind of place though. Hey Ouray,I was on skinny fish in 1985,drug my belly boat up there.Caught several bos above and below the 20" mark.Caught some cuts trolling flies at midnight(no moon).Caught a nice bo under the big pile of floating logs on a spinner.Great memories of that place!Never made it to Mcginnis,is it a cool spot?