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Lake: Twin Lakes

Coming up from texas in a few weeks

Post By: brovlovsky      Posted: 1/30/2019 2:26:35 PM     Points: 115    
Im coming from up from texas for a long weekend of hard water fishing and was curious as to which lake to fish (east or west)? I have never fished either and was looking to go after some big macks. any tips or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Cheers
 Reply by: anglerwannabe      Posted: 1/30/2019 3:12:15 PM     Points: 56083    
Start with this link. It will show you where to find lakers and if you scroll down will have lots of threads about them too. I do not believe there are any waters with Lakers in them East of I-25. Some of the more popular waters are Green Mtn, Twin Lakes, Granby and Blue Mesa. Since you're coming from the flat lands I would advise caution if you want to go to some of the high mtn lakes like Chambers. They're challenging hikes even for the fit folks. Good luck

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 Reply by: fishMA      Posted: 1/30/2019 5:00:09 PM     Points: 249    
Twin lakes was created by the damming of a glacial pool and has some actual structure when compared to other Colorado impoundments. You will probably have to work to find fish but it will be rewarding when you do.
 Reply by: brovlovsky      Posted: 1/30/2019 5:25:57 PM     Points: 115    
Thanks anglerwannabe, great resource. I am staying in lake george and plan on hitting up elevenmile and anterp and i am familiar with those lakes. Twin lakes was the one i have never fished and curious which one to fish the east or the west side?
 Reply by: tjcolorado      Posted: 1/31/2019 12:42:08 PM     Points: 225    
Both are tougher than most lake trout lakes to figure out but they can both be rewarding and in general fish equally as well. If you don't have a snowmobile I would recommend the upper lake (west) as access is easier and more structure is near where you get on the lake.
 Reply by: malty falcon      Posted: 2/2/2019 8:52:40 AM     Points: 6392    
I wouldn’t go to upper lake, the access is tougher in my opinion. With the lake so low, all access points are tough unless you can snowmobile it. It also tends to have sand on ice, which ruins auger blades.

Fishing the south side may have easier access if you can figure out the entry road.