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Lake: Sweetwater Lake
Fish: Rainbow Trout

Windy day but found success

Post By: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: 5/7/2020 2:01:48 PM     Points: 39    
Had a tough time battling the wind up at Sweetwater recently with the GF. Tough thing was that we got there and the lake was a mirror with no wind at all. As soon as we got the kayak unstrapped and my pontoon blown up, it picked up heavy...love when that happens lol.

GF tried bank fishing for a bit, and I stayed in here general area...After being blown around non stop for about 30 minutes, I decided to hit the other end of the Lake. Luckily the trolling motor was a big help battling the wind to get over there. Wind was a lot calmer on the other side and we hit the creek mouth and found some really active trout! My GF gutted it out and took her little kayak against the wind to get over to me as well, almost flipped a few times getting back but she was ok lol.

Fun day of compromise but still landed a solid handful of fish before a storm ended our day. Hope you enjoy the video, if not enjoy the write up and the pictures :D

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 Reply by: SirGreg88      Posted: May. 7, 2:09:16 PM     Points: 62    
Great scenery and fishys!!!
 Reply by: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: May. 7, 2:15:06 PM     Points: 39    
SirGreg88

Thanks man! Wish we got to make an "Actual" pontoon/kayak fishing episode but glad it worked out in the end. I love it up there!
 Reply by: SirGreg88      Posted: May. 7, 7:13:50 PM     Points: 62    
Love that kind of landscape. Bright colorful fish also.
 Reply by: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: May. 8, 9:11:29 AM     Points: 39    
SirGreg88

It's awesome up there! There's kokanee in there too, hoping to run into some of them next time i'm up there.
 Reply by: bharper      Posted: May. 9, 9:55:19 AM     Points: 238    
👍Beautiful pictures!🎣
 Reply by: FishHuntNow      Posted: May. 9, 10:16:54 AM     Points: 40    
Yea those stockers can usually be found in any condition. Nice scenery, I love the Colorado mountains.
 Reply by: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: May. 9, 3:56:24 PM     Points: 39    
Thanks guys! Appreciate the kind words! :D
 Reply by: Wmdunker      Posted: May. 9, 4:33:19 PM     Points: 387    
There used to be quite a few nice brookies in there, but I have not fished it for 30 years, so it could have changed a lot. There was a time also when there was some catch and release water in Sweetwater creek below the lake and there were some surprisingly large browns in some of the deeper pools.
 Reply by: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: May. 11, 12:19:50 PM     Points: 39    
Wmdunker

Sorry for the late reply man! I had a really busy weekend and forgot to check on here...We've caught two brookies in the past 3 years of fishing there and both were about average size. I've never caught anything big there unfortunately but I'm assuming there are at least a few big trout around...It's the closest place to us to get kokanee too, although we haven't figured them out consistently yet. I bet that creek has some good fish in it for sure, IDK the regulations now on that section but a lot of it seems private.