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Lake: Mount Elbert Forebay

Talk to me about Forebay...

Post By: yard dogs      Posted: 12/11/2017 3:21:15 PM     Points: 628    
Headed to a birthday party this weekend in Buena Vista and my brother wants to go hit up Forebay. He would like to learn how to jig for browns and lakers since I tease him all the time with pics from Blue. He is pretty green, so I would like to get on some fish and I have no idea about this place. I will do my research this week, but thought I would "fish" for some tips...
 Reply by: elkinthebag      Posted: 12/11/2017 3:34:04 PM     Points: 2088    
E mail me.
 Reply by: yard dogs      Posted: 12/11/2017 4:51:12 PM     Points: 628    
 Reply by: coloradopikeonfly      Posted: 12/15/2017 6:39:44 PM     Points: 136    
Side question. Is it possible to launch a non motorized boat at the forebay this time of year? Anyone know?

We were able to at twin lakes, but this time we do not have a boat we can carry down to the water.

Thanks for the help.
 Reply by: phidoux      Posted: 12/15/2017 7:15:22 PM     Points: 5380    
Even after looking at the heading a couple times my mind still didn't go to forebay it went someplace else. Guess I am a dirty old man lol.
 Reply by: Fish4Colorado      Posted: 12/16/2017 7:45:51 AM     Points: 1261    
ColoradoPike,

Both Twin Lakes and Forebay are wide open and no ice, so yes.
 Reply by: Bwallace10327      Posted: 12/16/2017 6:02:57 PM     Points: 204    
Due to the water level fluctuating, ice can form on the rocks at 4bay and make for a very dangerous decent. Be careful.
 Reply by: coloradopikeonfly      Posted: 12/16/2017 7:17:42 PM     Points: 136    
Fish 4

The ramp at twin was closed so we had to carry the boat down. Is that the case at Forebay?

We have a drift boat on a trailer and we’re thinking about launching it
 Reply by: Wattzz      Posted: 12/16/2017 7:58:30 PM     Points: 13060    
You have to hand launch anything at Forebay, no ramps