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Lake: Long Lake - IPWA
Fish: Brook Trout

Long Lake

Post By: mike2_72      Posted: 6/29/2015 7:51:08 AM     Points: 83    
I hit up Long Lake up in Indian peaks on sunday. I got there at 515 and fished until about 10. I managed to catch 4 Brookies varying from 10-14 inches on 1/4 oz kast masters in varying colors. I tried fly fishing for a little with no success. The gate at the bottom was open but once you got to Brainard Lake the road was closed. So, if anyone is going its about a 20-30 min walk to Long lake. The water was crystal clear. Also, along the shore is pretty marshy and still quite a bit of snow. I would recommend wearing waders or a good set of hiking boots.

 Reply by: yard dogs      Posted: 6/29/2015 8:17:49 AM     Points: 758
Looks like a sweet place - nice pics!
 Reply by: panfishin      Posted: 6/29/2015 9:17:25 AM     Points: 9065
did you do any fishing in the creek connecting the two lakes?
 Reply by: mike2_72      Posted: 6/29/2015 11:45:06 AM     Points: 83
No I just fished the lake. Saw some guys fly fishing the creek on my way out. How is the fishing in creek?
 Reply by: panfishin      Posted: 6/29/2015 11:47:25 AM     Points: 9065
fished it a couple times and there were a couple of schools of brookies stacked up against some logs but that was a couple years ago.
 Reply by: mike2_72      Posted: 6/29/2015 12:12:21 PM     Points: 83
Whenever I go up there the creek always looks inviting but I always end up just going to the lake. Next time I might have to hit it up.
 Reply by: SGM      Posted: 6/29/2015 12:16:00 PM     Points: 22288
Very nice, looks like a great place to spend a weekend or two.
 Reply by: mike2_72      Posted: 6/29/2015 12:40:34 PM     Points: 83
You definitely could spend the weekend or the week there hiking to all the lakes in that area.
 Reply by: troutfinder      Posted: 6/29/2015 1:07:06 PM     Points: 791
I can never seem to find the regulation stated online but there is always a sign there at the long lake trailhead saying fishing in the outlet stream between Long and Brainard is prohibited until I believe July 15th, every year. I assume it's some attempt to protect spring spawning fish but it's 99% brookies in that creek and they spawn in the fall, so I don't know the reason...but the sign has been there every year I've gone.
 Reply by: mike2_72      Posted: 6/29/2015 2:15:09 PM     Points: 83
Yeh, there is usually a sign that says that. I don't remember seeing it yesterday but I wasn't really looking for it. I have never found it in the regs where it says that either.
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