Post By: xavierk31 Posted: 7/3/2019 11:51:33 AMPoints: 4209
Hey everyone, gonna be headed to Silverthorne next weekend and was looking for some info on Officer's Gulch Pond. I remember fishing there last year and saw a lot of rising fish, but I had yet to learn how to fly fish, and the weather kinda pushed us off the lake. So just was trying to get some more info on that lake as a whole if I could. Feel free to contact me via my skipper link. Tight lines!
If you arenít fly fishing then Iíd stick with a small kastmaster or panther Martin spinner. Thatís what worked for me to pick up a few small bookies last year. Fly and bubble would work week too if you arenít comfortable with the fly rod yet as well.
I rarely get the brookies up there on flies, but if you go i would suggest walking thru the parking lot to the inlet stream. it's coming in strong right now creating a huge deep riffle into the lake. however, couple weeks ago i couldn't get a bite there, so i stopped at North Pond Park in silverthorne out of desparation. they put stocked rainbows in there but boy were they plentiful and easy to catch. I walked around the shoreline and only had to cast out 5 or 10 feet either to visible cruising fish or just casting blind and they were hitting my surface fly very aggressively. I just suggest moving to a new spot after making several casts or if there is no bite, the next spot will likely have an aggressive feeder that is fresh. I just used a big black foam ant and also black foam beetle and there was plenty of action close to shore. North pond park is right next to highway 9 only a couple miles outside of town and is a public park and lake. I know you are trying to catch a few on flies and honestly, it was very easy in there
definitely think small fish. 12" is big here from my experience but there are a few surprises to find as well. I have done good for browns, brookies, and rainbows with small inline spinners, tubes, jerk baits. It is a nice walk around the pond so I would take a small box of fly's / lures and run and gun.
That's all good to know guys, thanks a lot for the info. Part of why it intrigues me is the possibility of catching a tiger trout up there as I've yet to catch one. But also good to know about North Park Pond, I'll keep that in mind if I get desperate and strike out with Officers Gulch and Curtain Ponds.
curtain ponds were uncharacteristically slow so far this year, maybe just late and they turned on now, but in a normal year you can catch 10 times as many in certain curtain ponds than the gulch. also for tigers, take the short hike to st mary's lake and cast by the inlet creek. i got a dozen tigers there (small) one day in september with simple dry flies
troutfinder - my goal is to make it up to St. Mary's at some point this year, I REALLY wanna catch myself a Tiger. My goal is to get all the species around here checked off my list. Just started trout fishing last year, and just started attempting to fly fish this past winter. But also good to know about curtain ponds. I won't get my hopes up too much.