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strontia springs reservoir ?

Post By: D-Elite      Posted: 3/18/2010 11:35:09 PM     Points: 1410    
Has any one ever fished these waters. And would you have to bike there. It looks to me to be a good distance but an over night camping trip might be fun.
 Reply by: BassTrout      Posted: 3/19/2010 6:41:03 AM     Points: 4804    
You know I am down for that and it is one of many fishing goals I have for this year. I have the bikes I just need to find the time. Let me know and we can set something up.
 Reply by: alanlf5280      Posted: 3/19/2010 8:07:02 AM     Points: 7057    
It's actually not that far of a walk from the parking lot by the South Platte Hotel to where the river meets the reservoir. Getting past that point, you better bring some climbing gear.

I have fished where the river flows into the reservoir and have had some luck with rainbows on spinning gear. Seen others catch rainbows fishing on the bottom.
 Reply by: wileyd      Posted: 3/19/2010 8:21:41 AM     Points: 77    
You can get to the lake a couple ways....1 is up Waterton Canyon / Colorado Trail/ hike down. To me more effort than it's worth. Best is as alan said park by old S.Platte Hotel and walk down river to lake. Also as alan said the lake does not have pleasant shoreline, it's a very steep banked/cliff lake. To each his own on their tastes but to me this lake was never worth the effort, mostly smaller rainbows, browns and RUMORS of some perch but we all know how that goes.
Good luck if you choose.
 Reply by: traversing      Posted: 3/19/2010 9:35:15 AM     Points: 30    
Walking or biking in from the west looks to be shorter then the seven miles up Waterton Canyon and then go cross country to the lake. I am game if you are putting a group together.
 Reply by: bigcat33      Posted: 3/19/2010 9:49:00 AM     Points: 712    
Im guessing theres most likely only trout in there? looks like it would be a really good place to fish.
 Reply by: alanlf5280      Posted: 3/19/2010 9:59:04 AM     Points: 7057    
"Supposedly" pike in there as well
 Reply by: D-Elite      Posted: 3/19/2010 4:42:14 PM     Points: 1410    
I would like to fish that water but am not sure of the effort. It looks to be a great place to fish. Has anyone ever fished it.
 Reply by: Mr.Charles35      Posted: 3/19/2010 5:36:10 PM     Points: 87    
I fished there last year around august and caught one rainbow on a gold spinner. It was hard getting in there from the south platte side but yes, you would need climbing gear to get further in with out biking the alternate seven miles.
 Reply by: D-Elite      Posted: 3/19/2010 5:43:56 PM     Points: 1410    
Thanks Mr C sounds like a good place to go climbing not fishing.
 Reply by: BigBassMan      Posted: 3/19/2010 7:52:35 PM     Points: 57    
The bike ride is not bad. But once you get to the dam you have to bike three more miles along the colorado trail and drop down, or bushwhack up a couple hundred feet and then drop down. It would take alot of work but its a goal of mine for this summer.
 Reply by: BassTrout      Posted: 3/19/2010 8:43:39 PM     Points: 4804    
I have done the 6 mile bike ride up to the Canyon with no problem many times before. The ride is not steep at all and the roads are maintained well by Denver City Water. I want to ride again and do the ride up around the dam and go fishing at the Strontia Springs, I can just imagine what fish are out there. Delite get ready for a challenge!!!!!!!
 Reply by: D-Elite      Posted: 3/19/2010 11:29:09 PM     Points: 1410    
Im ready and if we get up there and dont want to ride back I can always use the company helicopter.
 Reply by: slayerfish      Posted: 3/20/2010 8:31:52 AM     Points: 209    
I've been there 3 imes from Waterton. Its about a 8-9 mile bike/hike to the bear creek inlet. Still not much access there but some. I have caught bo's, browns, brooky/splake, and PERCH. My best fishing was in october and november. Didnt do squat in summer. Seen where people have camped, a pretty nice site actually. In summer the vegetation is thick and it seems like a bear or cougar could jump you at any sec. Kinda scary alone.
 Reply by: fishdaddy      Posted: 3/20/2010 2:18:07 PM     Points: 34    
ive fished tere many times and the walk from the hotel is not bad only caught one good brown and one good bow but its pretty good place to get your mack bait only about 40 yards of shoreline til the cliffs start then u have to climb but i didnt try that also ive seen mtn goats mules 1 bear and 1 cougar

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