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Lake: Echo Lake

Echo Lake

Post By: not too old to fish      Posted: 5/3/2016 2:06:50 PM     Points: 5229    
According to the lodge at the lake, Echo Lake is 1/2 open water.
 Reply by: Ziriux      Posted: 5/3/2016 4:04:04 PM     Points: 0    
Wooo! I can attempt to fish it a bit than! :)
 Reply by: bron      Posted: 5/3/2016 6:10:49 PM     Points: 36642    
Z.. wait until its stocked. It winterkills.
 Reply by: Toadfish      Posted: 5/3/2016 6:20:36 PM     Points: 3814    
Watch the CPW stocking reports and then wait a couple weeks. They grow pretty quick in there but usually there's a lot of winterkill
 Reply by: Ziriux      Posted: 5/3/2016 8:04:23 PM     Points: 0    
Who knowa guys maybe there's a few survivors but if it's shallow I don't see it. We should hit it up Nate and Curtis sometimes towards the end of may.
 Reply by: Toadfish      Posted: 5/3/2016 9:03:22 PM     Points: 3814    
You know me, I'm down to fish whenever I can. That's not far from one of my other favorite spots either, maybe make it a 2 lake day
 Reply by: bron      Posted: 5/3/2016 9:06:46 PM     Points: 36642    
I sent you mail thru your skipper link Z...did you get it?
 Reply by: Ziriux      Posted: 5/3/2016 10:00:06 PM     Points: 0    
I like the sound of a 2 lake trip, can't ever get enough water and fishing so I'm down with that.

Curtis, I got the message will respond here shortly, just responding to all the threads I have been wanting to post in.

Update: Messaged you back Bron
 Reply by: not too old to fish      Posted: 5/4/2016 10:51:02 AM     Points: 5229    
The lake had a complete winter kill last year and the first stocking was in the first week in June. I don't know what the schedule is but that seems to be the pattern for most years. It only takes a couple of weeks for the fish to start feeding on the natural food and grow at a good pace, some reaching a pound and a half in the fall. Lots of weeds all year long makes it a challenge with a fly and bubble probably being the most effective method.
They no longer allow parking along the lake so get there early to find a parking spot at the designated lot at the west end of the lake. This could be a problem during the weekends in the summer.
 Reply by: bron      Posted: 5/4/2016 10:54:04 AM     Points: 36642    
I won't visit Evans at all on the weekends anymore. Too crowded.
 Reply by: Ziriux      Posted: 5/4/2016 11:18:41 AM     Points: 0    
Thanks for the tip too old, I will definitely be leaving early to arrive there, that is not a problem for me.