Colorado Fisherman Forum banner

1 - 8 of 8 Posts

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
10,399 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
When it gets warmer and the snow melts away from most the peaks I want to do some back country treking this year. I was wondering if anyone could recommend some good back country lakes. I will have my family with me so the better the scenery the better the experience for them will be. With that said the better the fishing the better the trip will be. ;)
Any high mountian lake fisherman here that can recommend some?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
16,618 Posts
Jeez,theres a million of them.Really depends on the length and difficulty of hike that you are comfortable with.And are you backpacking or 1-daying it?
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
10,399 Posts
Discussion Starter #3
Well it will be 2 day trips at the minimum, depending on work schedules. 5-10 mile hikes depending if we have the microdude with us (11yr old) If its just me it can be 15 miles plus if the trails arent in poor conditions, if there is places to camp along the way it doesnt even matter if I make it in one day to the lake. Like I said Scenery is the most important to the woman and I enjoy it alot to, fishing is just the side perk. Lakes where crowded would be one more family there would also be nice. When I was 16 (1992) me and my dad went somewhere down by the sand dunes and found some lakes that were like 20-30 feet deep and so clear you could see every fish in the lake. Good times! Thats the kind of stuff I want to experience with my girl and kid.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
408 Posts
One good place to check out is called resourceanalysis.com. They've got info on all kinds of high mountain lakes, including length of hike, depth, and fish found there. Good site.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
804 Posts
Epic, there are several good backpacking books that list dozens of lakes throughout the state. They will provide you with useful info such as trip length, difficulty, and camping spots. Check out the local Barnes and Noble they will have you covered. One of my personel favorites is Marvine lakes in the Flat Tops Wilderness.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
10,399 Posts
Discussion Starter #6
kpetro thanks for the website, ouray I'll look into those books and thats for the suggestions.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
296 Posts
here in summit county there are 40 within 20 min from the house youve got the upper and lower cataracts the slate lakes yehah mohawk
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
296 Posts
sorry guys had to take care of some work issues back to the lakes mohawk lakes are pretty damn good at ice off which isnt until late may early june blue lakes the tarnes motgomery clinton jusy to name a few. couple of the lakes are easy hikes some are just brutal but lots of big fish and nobody else if thats what you want you know sometimes it just has to be quite
 
1 - 8 of 8 Posts
Top