Zelinsky has been catching lake trout on topwaters on 4 totally different high-country Colorado lakes within the Buena Vista-Fairplay space for 2 years. Lakers on these waters usually explode on shallow-running rainbow trout, so he thought, effectively, why not? The method is not simply good at instances, however seemingly the absolute best solution to set off these fish. It drives them loopy when extra normal stuff does not get a glance.


We fished with Zelinsky to shoot this phenomenon for TV this previous Might. This fishing usually shines proper after ice out when lake trout roam shallow. Rainbows are shallow then, too, though they have a tendency to remain shallower a lot of the season, partly to avoid the lake trout. When the lakers feed they usually push rainbows towards shore or up towards the floor. A few of these reservoirs are closed to motorized boat visitors till later in Might, so we fished from shore, catching fish alongside steep rocky banks in addition to over gradual sweeping sand and gravel flats.

This space is among the most scenic and productive fishing locations within the nation. It lies a couple of two-hour drive from Denver, to the southwest on Freeway 285, by means of Jefferson, Fairplay, and on to Buena Vista. Twin Lakes lies about half-hour north of Buena Vista. Jefferson Lake, north of Jefferson is one other prime lake trout lake.

Lake trout are one choice, however the space additionally has prime lakes for rainbow trout, notably Spinney Mountain Reservoir, simply southeast of Buena Vista. In the meantime the portion of South Platte River between Eleven Mile Reservoir, which is thought for pike and trout, and Spinney Mountain usually is known as the Dream Stream, an easy-access river that produces excellent fishing for brown trout, rainbows, and cutthroats.


We keep on the Finest Western in Buena Vista, which could be very snug. A number of good eating places on the town serve nice meals, with one favourite the Eddy Line on South Fundamental, which provides an excellent Tomahawk Pork Chop and nice pizzas.

Contact: Information Nathan Zelinski, 720/775-7770, tightlinesoutdoors.com.

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