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Lake: Fall River Reservoir

Big time snowpack at Fall River

Post By: bron      Posted: 6/28/2019 4:26:25 PM     Points: 38411    
We went up to Fall River Reservoir today and there was more snow than I have seen this time of year. Road was barely passable in places because of drifts. Access around the lake was limited by drifts of mushy snow over 4'. The creek below the lake is unfishable because of runoff. We still did well on the cutties but there seemed to be a lot of 8" fish mixed in this time.

Here are some snow pics.
 Reply by: bron      Posted: 6/28/2019 4:27:40 PM     Points: 38411    
Some fish...
 Reply by: bron      Posted: 6/28/2019 4:28:54 PM     Points: 38411    
And the trailer some idiot destroyed dragging it up there and abandoned it.
 Reply by: tfotrout      Posted: 6/28/2019 4:30:25 PM     Points: 1449    
Nice work gorgeous fish
 Reply by: Goosehunter82      Posted: 6/28/2019 5:14:33 PM     Points: 56993    
Glad you guys made it. I didn't want to have to come pull you out. Nice to see the lake full again too!
 Reply by: bharper      Posted: 6/28/2019 5:53:30 PM     Points: 262    
Great pics Bron! We still have snow on top of the Grand Mesa.Some of the roads are still closed over here.👍🎣
 Reply by: bron      Posted: 6/28/2019 6:48:56 PM     Points: 38411    
Thanks guys! Harper...top middle photo is the road, had to hug the shoulder to skirt that. Drifts are like a snowcone quicksand.
 Reply by: adrenaline_junkie_ff      Posted: 6/28/2019 6:51:10 PM     Points: 7918    
Very nice. Was hoping to get up there this weekend but have work to do. Saw that trailer in November and thought maybe someone was trying to homestead. Lol
 Reply by: Kev-o      Posted: 6/28/2019 9:22:33 PM     Points: 63847    
The way was clear last Fatherís Day when we fished it together. Amazing how the snow pack differs from year to year. Glad that you made it up and caught some fish Curtis. 👍
 Reply by: SGM      Posted: 6/28/2019 10:03:32 PM     Points: 14399    
Wow, glad you could get in and get into some fish.
 Reply by: panfishin      Posted: 6/28/2019 10:36:15 PM     Points: 8397    
Sounds like a great trip!
 Reply by: GoNe_FiShIn_11      Posted: 6/28/2019 11:45:33 PM     Points: 12723    
Bet that was a Kool trip. Thanks for sharing.
 Reply by: Bottomsnagger      Posted: 6/29/2019 8:27:51 AM     Points: 33    
Looks like like a great excursion again. Brings back fond memories of last year when Keith and I went up with you and Captain Douufgball.
Looks like you are right on top of it.
 Reply by: Bottomsnagger      Posted: 6/29/2019 8:30:39 AM     Points: 33    
Sorry. That was supposed to read Captain Doughball !
 Reply by: xavierk31      Posted: 6/29/2019 9:03:47 AM     Points: 1326    
Forgive my ignorance.... but those aren't greenback cutthroat, right? What strain of cutties?
 Reply by: bron      Posted: 6/29/2019 6:20:36 PM     Points: 38411    
Thanks guys! Every time we go up there its a different challenge it seems.

Xavierk...in the 80s and 90s I mostly caught bows there and a few cutties. Since 2000 I think mostly standard cutthroat are stocked there but they naturally reproduce. All fish caught were prespawn with great colors.

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