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Lake: Twin Lakes
River: Arkansas River Upper - Headwaters to BV
Fish: Rainbow Trout

Visiting Buena Vista...

Post By: Salmon Slayer      Posted: 4/18/2019 10:47:11 AM     Points: 1824    
...and the wind today is crazy nuts! Instead of fishing the lakes we're going rockhounding and ghost town hunting, and maybe fish a stream or two, and maybe a quieter area of the Ark. Who knows, the wind may die down and we can fish Twin today, and maybe Antero tomorrow on our way back to Co. Springs. Decisions decisions...
 Reply by: aacd      Posted: 4/18/2019 11:43:24 AM     Points: 0
According to the forecast, tomorrow will be less than half windy than today. That's a good general area for rockhounding. On your way back, the Lake George area is known for crystals. Near Florissant there's a small fossil quarry you can easily find plant/insect fossils for a small fee - kids loved it. Good luck!

BTW is there enough open water on Twin/11 to shore fish already? I'll probably head up there this Sunday.
 Reply by: 007      Posted: 4/18/2019 12:56:21 PM     Points: 81
While a few mornings and some summer evenings after a rainstorm can be calm, the Upper Arkansas basin is typically windy to very windy most times. Being east of the divide, it gets Chinook winds just like those experienced in Boulder. But if you ask the locals why its windy, particularly BV football fans, they'll tell you its because Leadville sucks and Salida blows.
 Reply by: Salmon Slayer      Posted: 4/18/2019 3:29:14 PM     Points: 1824
007- ha ha lol.

aacd- about 100 yards at the west end of the lower lake is iced out. A fly guy was flailing the water at the inlet.

No fishing or rockhounding for us today. We've rockhounded other spots in the region before and wanted a fresh area to explore. It just wasn't to be today as the forest road west of Clear Creek Reservoir was plugged with snow at the entrance to the trees could maybe be okay for high clearance but not my Endeavor. Saw thousands of trout fry in Clear Creek near the reservoir.
 Reply by: bron      Posted: 4/18/2019 6:08:24 PM     Points: 48654
If the wind is bad tomorrow try Chalk Lake. Its smaller and maybe you can fight through it there. Im working on a lake page for it but for now google it.
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