Post By: dblendc Posted: 5/15/2012 10:23:32 AM Points: 256
Needing some advice/info for Ruedi Rez around the first full week in August. I am planning a week long honeymoon at a cabin just a couple miles from Ruedi. I have never fished there and I am just wondering what hints you guys would like to pass along. As well as any short hikes to some higher mountain lakes that we could hike to fish and picnic at. We will be in a small boat on our days on the lake. Not much of a river fisherman so tossing flies while having my toes stepped on by others probably won’t happen on this trip.
Planning on using the fish finder to find some structure and drop some tube jigs down for the lakers. Troll and cast around the inlet area for some rainbows, and brookies. Going to find some structure and cast around there for a crack at a brown. I hear there are some kokanee and perch in there as well. Any hints on targeting them would be double appreciated!
By my count we have a shot at catching 5 - 6 species - that would be amazing. Any info will be greatly appreciated. Thanks
Reply by: Old n still learnin Posted: 5/15/2012 12:53:12 PM Points: 78
Savage Lakes are a great hike, a bit steep at first, but short and beautiful -fishing can be pretty decent too. There are several other good lakes to hike to but a bit to much further walks. As for Ruedi, trolling along the cliffs across from the ramp will usually get you into the lakers. Staying on the north side up to the sailboat marina is always good for rainbows. Rumor has it they stock kokanee, but I've only seen one ever caught. Seen some perch caught around the cove at the ramp. Brookies in the river and high mt'n lakes. Do your fishing on Ruedi during the week. Lots of skiers and sailboats hit the lake on the weekend so it tends to get a bit crazy.
I assume your new wife likes to hike and fish too since you're doing it on your honeymoon.. Congrat's on finding a wife and fishing buddy in the same package. She must be special.
Reply by: Tim Fishman Emery Posted: 5/17/2012 11:10:59 AM Points: 1083
Not sure how it will fish in August, keep checking here as you get closer. You may want to drive up past the inlet and follow the road for a long way. The upper Frying Pan has a lot of great water and is beutiful that time of year. If you have a 4 wheel drive, there is a great pass that goes over to Leadville, not sure how hairy it is and I can't remember the name. Don't know if you have the money, but a guided trip on the Frying Pan or Roaring Fork is well worth it. 2 of the best rivers in the world and some great guides. Check out Taylor Creek or Frying Pan Anglers. The town of Basalt is very cute and has lots of good places to eat. Congrats on the wedding. Tim