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Lake: Catamount Reservoir North

How's the fishing at North Catamount

Post By: diningerj      Posted: 6/21/2017 6:33:43 PM     Points: 0    
Planning on heading to North Catamount Reservoir tomorrow for the first time. Would appreciate any tips/suggestions - will be hiking in from Woodland Park so will be on the north side of the lake.
 Reply by: Abel1      Posted: 6/26/2017 7:21:01 AM     Points: 206    
How was fishing? I spent the day at Crystal Sat and did real well. Helped offset the cost of entry by having a trout dinner yesterday. I'm not one for trout especially slimers but these were nice fat healthy 12"nchers. Just perfect for eating. Spoke with one of the park rangers and got lots of helpful information in regards to all 3 lakes next to the fish cleaning station which is a class act itself. Caught one small Brookie and let him go. If you live on the south end and you want to escape the heat you can't beat it.
 Reply by: anglerwannabe      Posted: 6/26/2017 7:26:12 AM     Points: 55242    
Abel... am hoping you only spent $4 for entry. At the gate if you tell them you're going up for fishing only, that's all it costs
 Reply by: Abel1      Posted: 6/26/2017 7:35:59 AM     Points: 206    
Oh no! We spent $5 a head for $15.00. That's still cheap for dinner. I appreciate the information as I will be going up again. I want to try North for some of those Lakers later in the year. The park ranger was saying some of these guys use their float tubes over 90 feet of water jigging for them. For me if I'm fishing over 10' of water in a tube and I fall out that's it so 90' shouldn't make a difference but sitting over that depth would give me the same creeps as ice fishing and watching and hearing the ice move. I couldn't do it. I'll have to wait until they move in. He said there are a few good ones caught there every year. Thanks again for the advice! You have just helped a lot of people.
 Reply by: anglerwannabe      Posted: 6/26/2017 7:45:45 AM     Points: 55242    
Maybe it went up a dollar.. haven't been since last year.. But N Catamount is well over 100' deep. I've used both tube and toon there and it can be quite fun
 Reply by: Abel1      Posted: 6/26/2017 7:54:32 AM     Points: 206    
You are a brave man! Yes we just told them we were going to the lakes. It does cost more if you go tot the top. There was a race of some kind going on Sat. This area is a great place to take the kids and quite a value IMO. Clean restrooms/clean fish cleaning station/gift shop/fishing/hiking/mountain biking and great photo ops. Lots of fun!
 Reply by: diningerj      Posted: 6/26/2017 8:33:19 AM     Points: 0    
Fished the inlet weed beds - caught a couple of nice lakers (just the right size for smoking) with gold kastmaster. Weather got a little dicey around 1PM with a thunderstorm moving in.
 Reply by: anglerwannabe      Posted: 6/26/2017 8:49:05 AM     Points: 55242    
LOL Abel.. some kind of race? It's the Pikes Peak Hill climb... one of the larger races and certainly the most unique race in the U.S. Tickets were only about $60 each