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Lake: Chambers Lake
Trading Post Resort Cabins - Close to Chambers, Joe Wright, Barnes Meadow, and the Upper Cache La Poudre River

Taking the boy on the ice

Post By: Fort Hue      Posted: 1/19/2019 8:48:24 AM     Points: 100    
I was hoping to take my son up to Chambers lake this weekend. Never fished this lake so any suggestions would help. Id love to get my boy on the fish.

Thanks and God Bless
Fort Hue
 Reply by: anglerwannabe      Posted: Jan. 19, 9:25:41 AM     Points: 51754    
How old is son? And how fit are you both? There's at least 20" of snow you have to hike through from the road to the lake. And I believe the walk is right at around 1.5 to 2 miles. If you have a snow mobile, maybe some of the other guys can chip in some advice.

The old adage about walking uphill both ways, applies here.
 Reply by: Goosehunter82      Posted: Jan. 19, 1:24:24 PM     Points: 48401    
What he said.
 Reply by: BRIANnCOLO      Posted: Jan. 19, 6:17:47 PM     Points: 46    
You might be better off taking him to Dowdy or West Lake to get him into ice fishing. Chambers & Joe Wright can be a physical test of strength, deep snow drifts & 10,000 feet of elevation will definitely give you your cardio workout for the day.
 Reply by: fishaddict1123      Posted: Jan. 24, 9:52:59 AM     Points: 5    
I second those comments. Lake john is always good for the kids you always smash the rainbows!!
 Reply by: Fort Hue      Posted: Jan. 27, 7:49:46 AM     Points: 100    
He is 4. Thanks for the info that is not the type of situation I want my boy in. I will try some of the other lakes suggested....thanks all.

 Reply by: DenisonOfTheDeep      Posted: Jan. 30, 10:24:26 AM     Points: 0    
I will say if you find a way to safely get out on Chambers. The view and the fishing can be well worth the trip. But I agree that 4 years old and having to walk may be a bit of a stretch, but there will be a time.