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Lake: Trappers Lake

Trappers Lake Fishing

Post By: COLFISHXPLR      Posted: 3/10/2012 9:59:53 PM     Points: 150    
Looking at fishing places for the summer. How well is the fishing up at Trappers and does it get crowded?
 Reply by: BugChucker      Posted: 3/10/2012 10:03:31 PM     Points: 169    
Never heard of it.
 Reply by: brooktroutking      Posted: 3/10/2012 10:26:02 PM     Points: 356    
What a beautiflul place, it opens around Memorial day and closes when the snow starts to fly. The place is so big you don't notice any pressure. It's a great cuttrout fishery probably the best in the state!! But it's pretty much catch and release and flys and lures ONLY!!! But you can keep all Brookies you can catch, they encourge it. The surrounding lakes are open a little later and they can be very special!! Worth checking out if you're into a hike. BTK
 Reply by: ark angler      Posted: 3/11/2012 8:31:35 AM     Points: 380    
Trappers is a great place to fish! The water is crystal clear so you can see the cutties cruising the shoreline. Try a black ant fly or something similar. They were killing that the last time I was up there.
 Reply by: akowsley      Posted: 3/11/2012 8:35:06 AM     Points: 100    
Trappers is a great place to fish. If you are into hiking try Little Trappers or coffin lake. The stream offers great fishing also.
 Reply by: COLFISHXPLR      Posted: 3/11/2012 11:18:22 AM     Points: 150    
Oh yeah, Im up for a hike. How long is the hike to trappers and the other 2 lakes you suggested?
 Reply by: Set n hook      Posted: 3/16/2012 10:02:38 AM     Points: 60    
Unreal Fishing!! Home to the the largest population of native Colorado River cutthroat trout in the world. But dont take em all!! : ) Leave some for me. If you want those green backs give it a shot. Tight LInes!
 Reply by: Troutart inc.      Posted: 3/16/2012 11:42:57 AM     Points: 50    
Trappers is beautiful, but it can get crowded. Weekdays would be best. Wall lake has some nice C.R. Cutthroat, but is a steep hike ( 5 mile) south from the Trapline C.G. on the west side of Trappers. Coffin (as mentioned) has a lot of feed and can produce large trout. If you want more solitude there are a network of trails leading south out of both Trappers lake and Stillwater Res. My favorites are the more obscure high lakes around Derby peak.
 Reply by: Flyrodn      Posted: 3/16/2012 12:06:02 PM     Points: 184621    
I used to fish Trappers several times a year when I lived on the West Slope. It is one the most beautiful sections of the state in my opinion.

Fished there last year in August and posted a blog on the trip. There's a few pictures attached to it so you can get an idea of what to expect. Well worth the effort to visit.

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