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Lake: Mount Elbert Forebay
Fish: Rainbow Trout

Mt. Elbert Forebay = WOW

Post By: TeamGR3      Posted: 8/10/2015 8:48:45 AM     Points: 1534    
Wow, we never new of this lake and hit it for the first time Saturday morning at 0600, Chris my son and I. First, let me say that to get our 100 lb. boat with gear and battery 9500 ft. elev was a chore, but worth every bit of the struggle, not one other boat in the water. We fished 50ft. from shore not to disturb the casting crews, and we hit a fish every 3-5 minutes. What fun !!! we hooked most fish on tazzies, HD brown trout plugs, and Dad lost a MAC 3-5lb. range on a flasher- live baitball lur combo-got the fish to the boat and snap-heart was a pounding, great fight anyway. I did lose a 9$ flasher and 16$ lure but that's fishing. We stayed and fished until 1715 and were whooped from all the fish we caught, easy 100 fish day between my son and I, this lake is a gem.
No pump action, we don't know if they shut down for the weekend, we tried jigging tubes with sucker meat at 60 ft. , no luck, but we hooked 2 macs 16" range-fun, all fish were released!!!
 Reply by: TeamGR3      Posted: 8/10/2015 8:51:16 AM     Points: 1534    
a few more pics...
 Reply by: Greg is crankn      Posted: 8/10/2015 9:26:43 AM     Points: 11    
I have a boat exactly like that.
 Reply by: TeamGR3      Posted: 8/10/2015 9:39:43 AM     Points: 1534    
few more pics-we camped at Twin lakes, our set up...
 Reply by: Fishergal      Posted: 8/16/2015 3:45:49 PM     Points: 401    
Mt. Elbert-Forebay, is a wonderful lake..glad you found it. My husband and I found this almost by accident as we were always at the Twin Lakes on the point by the pump house...prime real estate for fishing...and once we got a boat all over the upper and lower lake. Another camper told us about the lake "up the hill", we had no smaller boat but parked the truck and hiked up the backside of the lake pump house and fished from there many times ....beautiful...evenings...sunsets and moon rise so peaceful. Great fishing....has to be a bit of a rock hopper though....smiles...one of my favorite places in the high country.
 Reply by: Jacob J      Posted: 8/16/2015 5:34:02 PM     Points: 1801    
Congratulations on having a great times!
That is one of the best fishing places in Colorado.
 Reply by: roy boy      Posted: 8/16/2015 7:44:21 PM     Points: 1687    
That is some nice fishing there young man !!