Post By: Fish4Colorado Posted: 11/12/2017 11:51:37 AMPoints: 1261
A beautiful day on Twin Lakes this Saturday, met some cool fisherman and took the girlfriend out.
We arrived at 10am and caught some Rainbows and couple of lake trout around 3pm. I got a trash bag and picked up some cans and other trash around the area. I see a CPW truck pull up above us at the power plant parking lot and starts checking licenses when a group of 3 men had 16 dead fish in their possession. For the next hour they spend the time being lectured by CPW and having their fish taken from them.
I thanked the office for his wonderful actions, he thanked me for cleaning up trash around the area. I hope they keep busting people for breaking rules. :)
Little video of the weather conditions I recorded for a few seconds here [log in for link]
Fish, I would take US 285 down to Poncha Springs then pick up US 50 to Blue Mesa. Other suggestion would be drive down to the springs and take US 24 to BV then pick up US 285. I've done both when I lived up that way and found the 285 route just easier and more pleasent.
When you go be sure to look up the weather conditions for Kenosha Pass and especially Monarch Pass so you don't drive all that way to find out it is closed.
Don't know about a B&B but know friends have stayed at Alpine Inn and Long Motel. Not real fancy but resonable prices and clean. When we go we camp at Elk Creek so that is an option too if you have the gear.
Reply by: i2fly Posted: 11/14/2017 7:03:42 AM Points: 1329
Fish4, go to the motel for your lady. Flush toilets and showers are appreciated by women. It pretty cool she actually goes fishing with you. My girlfriend will barely go. Even when itís Glennwood springs and I promise not to fish all day. Lol. Oh BTW I google everything and Iíll bet you can find a B&B in the area if that is your first choice. I2
Reply by: Fish4Colorado Posted: 11/14/2017 8:02:28 AM Points: 1261
She will appreciate it I know, she has no problem with those CPW bathrooms either as long as their deep so the crap doesn't get up too high haha.
I would not be with a women that had problems with me fishing. I've been with a few in the past that thought fishing was no different than hunting trying to explain to me how it would feel if i got hooked. My answer is always "I've been hooked before part of fishing.
Reply by: Fish4Colorado Posted: 11/14/2017 10:27:41 AM Points: 1261
It's a beautiful lake. As far as rainbows go I am serious it's nothing bigger than an average lake goes. Ice season last few years has started later than most places in the metro area. If you're asking do I recommend a drive if you're far from the lake no. It is something new to try. The lake trout in there aren't anything bigger or smaller than Green Mountain, which is way closer.
Reply by: skiman Posted: 11/14/2017 10:46:53 AM Points: 1286
Wilbur, There are some really big Lakers in Twin Lakes, but itís difficult to dial in on them. Sucker meat and large jigs work well for smaller fish once you locate them. Fish is correct, the bows are just average in size and not much to write home about. I guess it just depends on what youíre hoping to catch. Good Fishing! Ski