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Lake: Monarch Lake

Monarch Lake

Post By: duckhunter85      Posted: 5/2/2013 2:15:59 PM     Points: 2702    
Anyone been up to Monarch yet? Just wondering if it is open or not.
Thanks
 Reply by: Flyrodn      Posted: 5/2/2013 11:05:58 PM     Points: 184621    
Bumping this up as we're in need of a conditions report. Hope you get an update.
 Reply by: duckhunter85      Posted: 5/3/2013 5:40:12 AM     Points: 2702    
I know with the strong current it opens up fairly early but I have been there in early June and still had much of the shorelines covered with ice.
 Reply by: malty falcon      Posted: 5/3/2013 10:28:46 AM     Points: 6002    
I am looking out my window at Monarch Pass right now. If that is where Monarch Lake is, there is no way it is open now. That lake is tucked into the mountains, and they have a heavy blanket of new snow, so the shoreline would be pretty tough walking.
 Reply by: Fishing dork      Posted: 6/3/2013 2:59:41 PM     Points: 85    
yes it is open. had two great runs between 10and 11 and then between 2:30 and 3:00. Cutthroat aggressivily hitting blue and orange castmasters and small rainbow rapalas
 Reply by: duckhunter85      Posted: 6/3/2013 3:11:11 PM     Points: 2702    
Beautiful fish. have to plan a trip!!
 Reply by: Crackalack Lunkerlander      Posted: 6/8/2013 4:44:20 PM     Points: 315    
You sure that's not a brooke trout?
 Reply by: elkinthebag      Posted: 6/8/2013 9:34:51 PM     Points: 2088    
That would be a brookie white lined fins and whitish grey spots give it away
 Reply by: BobM      Posted: 6/11/2013 5:42:55 PM     Points: 0    
The road to the parking lot and trails around the lake were open on 5/22. Moose and Bows in the area! Ice is off.
 Reply by: Fishing dork      Posted: 6/19/2013 7:20:44 PM     Points: 85    
yes it is a brook trout got few nice ones that day- i NEVER post picts of my cutthroat as i only do C&R with them. sorry for the poor choice of words and picts. i got excited because i have never had a profilic cutthroat day like that.