[b]Twin Lakes [/b] - Ice still covers about half the lower lake but is thawing fast and should be off by May 1 if warmer weather holds. Immediately after ice-off is the best time to catch big mackinaw as they cruise the shoreline looking for small rainbow trout that were stocked or hatched out last summer. Blade Dancers, Rapalas and Mepps Aglia lures work best for lake trout. Smaller Mepps, Panther Martin and Roostertail spinners will catch rainbows and snake river cutthroats.
[b]Turqoise Lake [/b] - Lake is still frozen and inaccessible at this time. Thaw will only begin in the last part of May. When the ice comes off fishing for lake trout should be good using Rapalas, Blade Dancers and other lures that resemble the sub-catchable (5-inch) rainbow trout that are stocked here.
[b]Twin Lakes Forebay[/b] - Ice is off and fishing is good. Rainbows and cutbows of up to 20 inches are providing great surface action on large Blue Wing Olive dries, Salmon Caddis and Blue Duns. Some really nice lake trout of up to 20 pound can also be caught using Hi Rocky Specials tipped with a little sucker meat
[b]Clear Creek[/b] (above Hwy. 119) - Water level is rising and runoff will make the creek unfishable soon. Before it becomes too discolored, try Beadhead Prince Nymphs, Pheasant Tails, Adams and Blue Winged Olives. Small silver spinners will also take fish
You might want to try an call, San Isabel National Forest/Leadville Ranger District. (719) 486-0749. or Twin Lakes bait shop (719)-486-3944
I think Mustang ment Clear Creek Reservoir instead of Clear Creek.
From DOW... " Clear Creek Reservoir - Clear creek is about half open now and ice should be all off by the first of May. Fishing after ice-out is usually excellent; cast night crawlers or spoons and spinners right near the edge of the melting ice."
The link, "more info", below any of the Arkansas Valley fishing spots on the DOW website will take you to a local tackle shop in Buena Vista that will give you a more detailed report on the area fishing and water conditions. Take them with a little grain of salt, though... they're usually pretty glowing since they want folks to come out for a visit, (and therefore, become customers!
Good bye to one of my favorite lakes. Memories of catching big cats with friends, nice perch, even meeting Slayer for the first time ever, which is a memory of it's own. It will be gone! :(
The city will close and drain the lake for repairs. Noooo! Whats up with all these lakes needing repairs...
Hey all. Im new to fishing for wipers in Colorado area. I moved here 8 years ago from Massachusetts. I was really in to surfcasting for stripers and I'm now going to chase wipwrs.
I'm really just looking for help in rod length and lure rating. I'm looking at 3 rods all spinning