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I will be in Leadville in a couple weeks and I have never iced Twins or Turquoise.

Which lake would you suggest for someone with out access to a snowmobile? I have all other equipment needed, just wondering what will I be faced with? I'm not targeting the monsters. I just want to learn about these lakes during the hard water season, and hopefully getting my father-in-law to reel in a couple fish.

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Twin will be much more easier to explore if you don't have a snow machine. Turquoise only has one walkable area right at the damn which limits your access to the other parts of the lake.
 

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I will be in Leadville in a couple weeks and I have never iced Twins or Turquoise.

Which lake would you suggest for someone with out access to a snowmobile? I have all other equipment needed, just wondering what will I be faced with? I'm not targeting the monsters. I just want to learn about these lakes during the hard water season, and hopefully getting my father-in-law to reel in a couple fish.

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I never have either...Interested to hear how it goes!!;D
 

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Thank you f.m.lee

So if I understand correctly. I can get on Turquoise in the bowl area near the damn. Wouldn't that put me in the rainbow trout area in the shallows? Think any lakers would be cruising there?

I'm guessing you are referring to East twin lake as an easier access point?
 

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you can get on turquoise at the dam area by walking down the hill of death, easy getting down not so much on the way back up. but if you choose to do that, walk down and out to about center of dam you will catch lots of rainbows and if you can get below them you can catch lake trout.
 

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Thank you littlemac

Question...If I decide to take on the hill of death and (as you advise) head, "out to about center of dam you will catch lots of rainbows and if you can get below them you can catch lake trout.".......Could you guesstimate how deep the water will be there?

Suspended rainbows, with lakers below them does sound like a fun day.
 

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Thank you littlemac

Question...If I decide to take on the hill of death and (as you advise) head, "out to about center of dam you will catch lots of rainbows and if you can get below them you can catch lake trout.".......Could you guesstimate how deep the water will be there?

Suspended rainbows, with lakers below them does sound like a fun day.
How did you do out there bud?
 

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Thank you for the video Cro!!! I think its great that you posted it almost one year ago to the date!:thumb:

I have ran across that same head-scratcher while trolling Turquoise. Caught rainbows where the lakers typically are and lakers where the rainbows typically are.

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Thank you for the video Cro!!! I think its great that you posted it almost one year ago to the date!:thumb:

I have ran across that same head-scratcher while trolling Turquoise. Caught rainbows where the lakers typically are and lakers where the rainbows typically are.

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Yea! Your welcome! It was quite a surprise for me to see a 4 inch tube be smacked by a 12 inch rainbow, the food must be scarce in that lake. And when you ice fish for them you'll see how dark they are. Good luck. I can't wait to hear how you ended up!
 

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I would say Twin. At least that’s where I prefer. I will also be out there the 21-23 good luck!


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Good luck to you both out there. I have had most luck with big fish on the smallest tubes 1.5 to 2 inches believe it or not.


Yeah I’ve had luck both ways (large and small tubes) been running Berkeley Atomic tubes lately and they are crushing fish


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Yeah I’ve had luck both ways (large and small tubes) been running Berkeley Atomic tubes lately and they are crushing fish


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Amazing how I always think a 5 inch tube will get me a monster and then a 1.5 inch tube is the one that does haha
 

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Thanks again guys! We had a ton of fun. I'll have a short report on the "reports" page.
 
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