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Strontia Springs Reservoir????

Post By: GoNe_FiShIn_11      Posted: 10/29/2010 3:44:13 PM     Points: 244    
i was just lookin at maps and seen this res and was just wondernin if its fishable, private, or wut. never heard anything of about it. if anyone knows about this lake please let me know.
 Reply by: Phishermin      Posted: 10/29/2010 3:54:16 PM     Points: 163    
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.
 Reply by: GoNe_FiShIn_11      Posted: 10/29/2010 3:58:00 PM     Points: 244    
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?
 Reply by: BigBassMan      Posted: 10/29/2010 3:59:35 PM     Points: 57    
I could go on and on about strontia. I'll just say that if you go up through waterloo canyon, its a lot of effort but monster fish. Phish, did you fish there a lot? What was the biggest you ever got?
 Reply by: Phishermin      Posted: 10/29/2010 4:19:43 PM     Points: 163    
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.
 Reply by: Phishermin      Posted: 10/29/2010 4:21:28 PM     Points: 163    
oh yeah, Gone, the reason you're not finding anything on google is because you're spelling it wrong, it Strontia. )
 Reply by: GoNe_FiShIn_11      Posted: 10/29/2010 4:23:39 PM     Points: 244    
is it a good hike there? i dont mind a good hike as long as its worth it. thats my kind of fishin. i live out on the plains in brush so i like to know wut im getting into a head of time.
 Reply by: GoNe_FiShIn_11      Posted: 10/29/2010 4:25:04 PM     Points: 244    
ill look it up
 Reply by: Phishermin      Posted: 10/29/2010 4:31:12 PM     Points: 163    
i believe it's like a 6 mile hike?
 Reply by: GoNe_FiShIn_11      Posted: 10/29/2010 4:33:14 PM     Points: 244    
yea i found that out and ur rite it is closed though until dec 3. mite have to drag my buddy up there one these days.
 Reply by: shmiley1      Posted: 10/29/2010 6:13:38 PM     Points: 2444    
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.
 Reply by: culinarypunk      Posted: 10/29/2010 9:40:58 PM     Points: 81366    
shmiley1, think my big... can make that hike?
 Reply by: BigBassMan      Posted: 10/29/2010 10:49:43 PM     Points: 57    
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.

 Reply by: Count Rapula      Posted: 10/29/2010 11:36:01 PM     Points: 58    
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.

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