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Lake: Cottonwood Lake (Buena Vista)

Cottonwood Lake, Buena Vista.

Post By: philbert      Posted: 9/13/2015 7:59:52 AM     Points: 107    
Headed up here this week. Wondering if anyone has any pointers for fishing
this lake? Thanks….
 Reply by: IceFishingFool      Posted: 9/13/2015 8:12:00 AM     Points: 9523    
worms, powerbait, kastmasters. if the wind is not blowing 25mph.
 Reply by: philbert      Posted: 9/13/2015 8:14:33 AM     Points: 107    
Ice, how 'bout flies? And any idea how deep lake is?
 Reply by: Jacob J      Posted: 9/13/2015 10:17:44 AM     Points: 1591    
I would be interested to know how is the road and access to the water?
 Reply by: philbert      Posted: 9/13/2015 11:43:56 AM     Points: 107    
Hope to be there Thursday. Will try to let you know Jacob. Not sure what
internet will be like.
 Reply by: bratfish      Posted: 9/13/2015 2:41:07 PM     Points: 1093    
if its the one up the dirt road yonder in bv. mosquitoes, black gnats, ants, pistol petes. behind water bobber.
 Reply by: Anteroman      Posted: 9/13/2015 8:47:05 PM     Points: 5208    
....also one of the most crowded lakes in the state supporting mostly 10" stocker trout, you won't be alone.
 Reply by: malty falcon      Posted: 9/14/2015 2:25:51 AM     Points: 6756    
Fished there 2 weeks ago from pontoon. Fish were pretty thick out in the deeper water, caught a bunch on small jigs 20 feet down in 30-45 feet of water. Berkeley Atomic Teaser Tubes were really effective. Shore fishing was slow in the shallow spots along the road.

Landed only one trout over 11", but pretty lake to enjoy, I imagine bait fishing is good if you can find the right depth. We saw a lot of fish 1-2 feet below the surface, and caught several on small dry flies as well.
Good Luck!
 Reply by: brookieflyfisher      Posted: 9/14/2015 9:29:41 AM     Points: 6133    
If you want something besides stockers, fish the creek above and below the lake. Plenty of brookies, browns, and a few cutthroat. Nothing much in the way of size but it's a pretty area. Some great hike-to stuff in the area as well.
 Reply by: philbert      Posted: 9/15/2015 4:35:43 PM     Points: 107    
Thanks for all the good info!
 Reply by: Jacob J      Posted: 9/18/2015 3:46:46 PM     Points: 1591    
So how did it go?