It is a public lake with good fishing but was drained down in august to dredge out debris from the hayman fire. Might be closed now since it's part of the same project where they're working on waterton canyon.
interestin did not know that. i looked online and couldnt find anything about it. ill have to take a drive when im up in those parts one of these days. are there places to fish the river down from there?
I haven't ever fished there, one of my friends is a big fly fisherman and loves it, he kept wanting me to take the hike up there to see how i do on my spinning gear (i have pretty good luck with trout) but by the time i decided i was willing to take the hike, it was drained down. I'm definitely going to hit it up once it's back up and running though, he says he gets 5+lb trout up there most trips.
Tough to get to but great fishing there.I believe from the parking lot walking up its closer to 9 miles, another access point is hiking down from the confluence above the res which is closer to a 2-3 mile hike but 1/2 -2/3 way down the terrain gets real rough.
From waterton canyon its a six mile bike ride and then a two mile hike. You can get there in about 2 and a half hours if you go fast. Its not bad especially cause you can bike down in like 30 min. Plenty of big fish up there. Bows and Browns.
I dont know how to do a link to my earlier posts, But im sure you will get a kick out of reading it. Its about strontia springs fish. Go to South platte, Deckers under the GO TO RIVER. The title is Large spawning trout, Big Rainbows. You should be able to find it. If anyone knows how to make alink to it, hook it up. If you go be very carefull and dont go alone.