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Lake: Urad Reservoir - Upper

Info needed on Urad res

Post By: Basschaser      Posted: 12/4/2018 10:25:20 AM     Points: 1307    
Seems Noone know anything called CPW who inturn point me to who inturn point me back to CPW.
SO.. I give up.
If anyone has any info for Ice fishing there ie if it's allowed, fish type, if it's accessible now.
Anything helps, looking to go Friday or Saturday.
 Reply by: FishSeal      Posted: 12/4/2018 10:44:58 AM     Points: 2703    

Current rules and regs:
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Post from earlier:
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Interesting Info:
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Considering the location and the weather... it is probably capped. May need snowshoes to get to it.

The sign doesn't say anything about ice fishing...but I guess it is possible. The CPW doesn't even have Urad SWA on their website or map.

I'm surprised that it doesn't get more activity.

 Reply by: Basschaser      Posted: 12/4/2018 10:50:07 AM     Points: 1307    
Yup got that part.. Looking for something more up to current time of the year.
 Reply by: FishSeal      Posted: 12/4/2018 11:01:16 AM     Points: 2703    
With the FxR+, the last reports were Oct 2016 and they mentioned catching trout.

Sorry I couldn't help more.
Hope you have an awesome time!

 Reply by: adrenaline_junkie_ff      Posted: 12/4/2018 1:04:31 PM     Points: 7733    
Here's what the CPW app says. Although, I have found that just because it doesn't have "ice fishing" box checked that you can't ice a lake. Not sure what the rules are.
 Reply by: A10FLYR      Posted: 12/4/2018 1:37:30 PM     Points: 44    
Looks like acess ended the 18th of last month?

243. Urad Lake State Wildlife Area - Clear Creek County
a. Public access is allowed from June 1 through the end of the 4th regular big game rifle season.
 Reply by: Catdubbing      Posted: 12/4/2018 7:21:21 PM     Points: 65    
Ive been up there many times in summer that road is beast in the summer.
much risk in winter need a dose of Jerimiah Johnson in ya.
 Reply by: bron      Posted: 12/5/2018 6:25:17 AM     Points: 36927    
Here's my understanding--the first part of the road in is maintained by the the mine and may be ok but there is a gate partway up that will be locked and the rough 4WD part of the road will be a hike like Fall River. The lake will be frozen over and good for ice fishing and I can't find any rules saying you can't. I've fished Urad a dozen times over the years and only caught rainbows but tigers were stocked and I'm sure there are brookies and cutties in there.
 Reply by: fishMA      Posted: 12/5/2018 7:23:41 AM     Points: 65    
There is a high avalanche risk in the area with avalanche shoots that cross the road and could potentially hit the lake as well. The mine maintains access to the water treatment plant and nothing further. The SWA is owned by the mine and the contract contains specific information about access due to winter conditions causing liability concerns. The fishing is typically stocker size trout.
 Reply by: Basschaser      Posted: 12/5/2018 7:25:05 PM     Points: 1307    
Thanks for the imput all,
Looks like that trip isn't going to happen.
 Reply by: bron      Posted: 12/5/2018 7:53:08 PM     Points: 36927    
Try St Marys.