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Lake: Rampart Reservoir
Fish: Rainbow Trout

Rampart fishing 3-29

Post By: roy boy      Posted: 3/29/2020 5:23:12 PM     Points: 2106    
It was good to get out of the house for a few hours and go fishing.
 Reply by: roy boy      Posted: 3/29/2020 5:24:43 PM     Points: 2106    
One more picture
 Reply by: xavierk31      Posted: 3/29/2020 5:32:47 PM     Points: 1386    
 Reply by: philbert      Posted: 5/18/2020 4:36:35 PM     Points: 107    
Roy. Since you are the resident authority on this body of water :) Do you have any current info on it? Thanks!
 Reply by: roy boy      Posted: 5/18/2020 8:55:38 PM     Points: 2106    
Mr. Philbert, My buddies and I were there yesterday morning and the fishing was very good. The road leading to the lake is in bad shape but other than that it was a great time with my friends. We got there very early in the morning and the fish were really biting. I hope this helps. Take care, Roy. God is good.
 Reply by: philbert      Posted: 6/2/2020 2:15:05 PM     Points: 107    
Thanks Roy! Do you happen to know if the road to the dam is open now?
Thanks again.
 Reply by: roy boy      Posted: 6/2/2020 8:15:19 PM     Points: 2106    
Mr. Philbert, The road to Rampart looks like it is open as of June 1st. I looked it up on the forest service website. 7:00 fee to go down the road!!
 Reply by: philbert      Posted: 6/5/2020 5:15:52 PM     Points: 107    
Thanks royboy.
 Reply by: fishingBB      Posted: 6/6/2020 7:29:40 PM     Points: 157    
Hi Roy boy, saw you posted an update noting the road was rough. Wife and I have reservations for thunder ridge campground next weekend towing a 30' trailer. Should I be worried?
Thank you!
 Reply by: roy boy      Posted: 6/6/2020 7:53:52 PM     Points: 2106    
Mr FishingBB, It all depends on how good of shape your rig is in. If you really take it slow you might be o.k. There is another camp ground before you get to the main entrance called Springdale and you would avoid most of the rough road issues. I hope this helps. Take care, Roy
 Reply by: fishingBB      Posted: 6/7/2020 12:59:31 PM     Points: 157    
Roy boy, thanks so much for the info. Or rig is in good shape, but we like to keep it that way. was the rough road specifically to rampart reservoir or to thunder ridge campground? I believe we're going down county road 306, is that where the issues are? We have reservations at thunder ridge and don't want to take any chances on not finding a spot.
Thanks again
 Reply by: Boynamedsous      Posted: 6/7/2020 1:49:24 PM     Points: 120    
I was there early this morning. The road is heavily wash boarded in spots. I did see a motorhome and several long trailers on the road doing ok. Just going slow. I only fished for a couple hours and landed and released two fish around 12". Super clear water. Kastmaster was my weapon of choice.
 Reply by: roy boy      Posted: 6/7/2020 6:36:29 PM     Points: 2106    
Mr. FishingBB,
The road that is in bad shape is Rampart Range Rd. Road, 306 is paved. If you are coming From Woodland Park you will be on the bad part 4 miles. In my opinion coming back will harder than getting to the lake. I hope this gives you a little bit more information. Take care, Roy
 Reply by: fishingBB      Posted: 6/7/2020 6:43:50 PM     Points: 157    
Thanks so much Roy!
 Reply by: roy boy      Posted: 6/14/2020 2:53:44 PM     Points: 2106    
Mr. fishingBB' How did your trip go? I was thinking about you this week.

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