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: 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.