As mentioned before, Alpine Lakes imply that you are hiking at high elevation. These lakes can be found anywhere from 3,500 feet to 11,00 feet or higher. Most of Colorado’s 2,000 alpine lakes are located between 9,000 and 12,000 feet and are accessible a few miles from the trailheads. So what do you need to carry for your alpine fishing hike? Most of your day hiking essentials will remain the same, but here is a list of tips and recommendations for your adventure.

March 16, 2020

At FlyCast, it is our mission to help you have the most productive day on the water  possible. We’re constantly harping on the role that sky, weather, air pressure, hatch activity and river flow play in having a productive day on the river. While understanding these fundamentals will aid us in understanding where a fish may be holding (runs, pools, riffles, pockets, slack water, etc), what they are likely feeding on or how active they might be, it doesn’t complete the picture. Sure, it will dramatically improve your odds, but physically seeing  trout is a different story. We’re not going to butter you up and tell you that sight fishing is easy, nor say that you should pass up fishy water if you can’t spot holding trout, but rather encourage you to take the time to work on your sight fishing skills to improve your odds of landing that dream fish. 

Sight fishing will improve your game dramatically. For starters, if you can see the fish, you automatically know you’re not was...

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