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Lake: Twin Lakes
Fish: Rainbow Trout

Beautiful Day at Twin Lakes

Post By: Fish4Colorado      Posted: 11/12/2017 11:51:37 AM     Points: 1261    
A beautiful day on Twin Lakes this Saturday, met some cool fisherman and took the girlfriend out.

We arrived at 10am and caught some Rainbows and couple of lake trout around 3pm. I got a trash bag and picked up some cans and other trash around the area. I see a CPW truck pull up above us at the power plant parking lot and starts checking licenses when a group of 3 men had 16 dead fish in their possession. For the next hour they spend the time being lectured by CPW and having their fish taken from them.

I thanked the office for his wonderful actions, he thanked me for cleaning up trash around the area. I hope they keep busting people for breaking rules. :)

Little video of the weather conditions I recorded for a few seconds here [log in for link]
 Reply by: FishingJunkie      Posted: 11/12/2017 1:34:07 PM     Points: 1813    
Man, it's pretty there what that snow on those peaks. Thx for the report from a pretty place. Now where's the pictures of those Lakers?! :)

Appreciate you going above and beyond to clean up after those who don't cleanup after themselves.... much appreciated.
 Reply by: Fish4Colorado      Posted: 11/13/2017 1:27:33 PM     Points: 1261    
Indeed, loved seeing those white caps in the background.
 Reply by: SGM      Posted: 11/13/2017 2:01:12 PM     Points: 5042    
NIce, glad you had a good day. Cool on CPW doing their job and fins up to you for the clean up.
 Reply by: Fish4Colorado      Posted: 11/13/2017 2:08:24 PM     Points: 1261    

I was talking to the lady about going to Blue Mesa, the drive from Twin Lakes doesn't seem too bad. What do you suggest we take from Denver to get there? We live off Orchard and i25.
 Reply by: SGM      Posted: 11/13/2017 5:56:47 PM     Points: 5042    
Fish, I would take US 285 down to Poncha Springs then pick up US 50 to Blue Mesa. Other suggestion would be drive down to the springs and take US 24 to BV then pick up US 285. I've done both when I lived up that way and found the 285 route just easier and more pleasent.

When you go be sure to look up the weather conditions for Kenosha Pass and especially Monarch Pass so you don't drive all that way to find out it is closed.
 Reply by: Fish4Colorado      Posted: 11/13/2017 9:09:25 PM     Points: 1261    
Thanks for the information. I think 285 to 50 sounds logical. 2 highways and you're there. Doable drive for us, I should probably stay a weekend. Suggest any good B&B places or hotels?
 Reply by: SGM      Posted: 11/13/2017 9:35:42 PM     Points: 5042    
Don't know about a B&B but know friends have stayed at Alpine Inn and Long Motel. Not real fancy but resonable prices and clean. When we go we camp at Elk Creek so that is an option too if you have the gear.
 Reply by: Fish4Colorado      Posted: 11/13/2017 10:07:54 PM     Points: 1261    
Good info. One of my buddies does have a camper. I assume the camp ground probably shuts off everything as far as hook up goes. May just be easier on the wallet to rent a room.
 Reply by: SGM      Posted: 11/14/2017 6:40:36 AM     Points: 5042    
Water is shut off but D Loop in Elk Creek will have electric and all areas have open pit toilets. We camp year round to include the dead of winter while ice fishing.
 Reply by: i2fly      Posted: 11/14/2017 7:03:42 AM     Points: 1412    
Fish4, go to the motel for your lady. Flush toilets and showers are appreciated by women. It pretty cool she actually goes fishing with you. My girlfriend will barely go. Even when itís Glennwood springs and I promise not to fish all day. Lol.
Oh BTW I google everything and Iíll bet you can find a B&B in the area if that is your first choice. I2
 Reply by: Fish4Colorado      Posted: 11/14/2017 8:02:28 AM     Points: 1261    
She will appreciate it I know, she has no problem with those CPW bathrooms either as long as their deep so the crap doesn't get up too high haha.

I would not be with a women that had problems with me fishing. I've been with a few in the past that thought fishing was no different than hunting trying to explain to me how it would feel if i got hooked. My answer is always "I've been hooked before part of fishing.
 Reply by: Wilbur Rednbacker      Posted: 11/14/2017 8:55:40 AM     Points: 1530    
Is Twin lakes any good for ice fishing?
 Reply by: Fish4Colorado      Posted: 11/14/2017 9:20:38 AM     Points: 1261    
No, it's terrible, average size rainbows not worth the drive. Doesn't really freeze until January, and it's thin ice. I'd stay away. Go to upper lake at you may be lucky.
 Reply by: Wilbur Rednbacker      Posted: 11/14/2017 10:21:37 AM     Points: 1530    
Are you being serious?
 Reply by: Fish4Colorado      Posted: 11/14/2017 10:27:41 AM     Points: 1261    
It's a beautiful lake. As far as rainbows go I am serious it's nothing bigger than an average lake goes. Ice season last few years has started later than most places in the metro area. If you're asking do I recommend a drive if you're far from the lake no. It is something new to try. The lake trout in there aren't anything bigger or smaller than Green Mountain, which is way closer.
 Reply by: skiman      Posted: 11/14/2017 10:46:53 AM     Points: 1301    
There are some really big Lakers in Twin Lakes, but itís difficult to dial in on them. Sucker meat and large jigs work well for smaller fish once you locate them. Fish is correct, the bows are just average in size and not much to write home about. I guess it just depends on what youíre hoping to catch. Good Fishing! Ski
 Reply by: Fish4Colorado      Posted: 11/14/2017 11:51:15 AM     Points: 1261    
Wilbur, if you want to leave me your email, I'll give you some pointers as far as Lakers go at the lake. :)
 Reply by: Wilbur Rednbacker      Posted: 11/14/2017 2:32:45 PM     Points: 1530
 Reply by: Fish4Colorado      Posted: 11/14/2017 4:17:30 PM     Points: 1261    
Shot you over an email.

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