Friday, June 5, 2009

Rocky Mountain Park Fishing!

Fishing The Rocky Mountain National Park For Greenback Cutthroat's!
More on my Trip and Park Info Here

Looking for something a bit less crowded, less stuffy, more uniquely your own and filled with vast trout streams? Estes Park Colordo is waiting for you! Discover some of the hundreds of miles of trails, wildlife, hundreds of High mountain lakes and enjoy the surreal majesty of Rocky Mountain National Park. You'll find rushing streams, towering peaks, placid lakes, tall timber and gorgeous wildflower meadows - everything a Rocky Mountain paradise should be and all within an hour 1/2 from Denver.

rocky mountain park fishing
Greenback Cutthroats are awaiting

Populations of at least four species of trout exist in the park - brown, brook, rainbow, and cutthroat. Some suckers also inhabit the streams and lakes. Only 48 of the 156 lakes in the park have reproducing populations of fish. Cold water temperatures and lack of spawning habitat prevent reproduction in high altitude lakes. Supplemental stocking is done only to restore native species to altered waters. Fishing success at high altitudes varies, even from waters known to contain fish. Restoration efforts have kept the possession limits to a minimum, and have resulted in increased trout populations in many areas within the park.

"Restricted area but fun to watch though"

Our Cutthroat have improved dramatically thanks to the tireless efforts from the Division of Wildlife and the National Park Service. Wihtout them we definitely wouldn't have the resources we do now for finding these incredible Cutthroats in our high mountain lakes. Many thanks to them!

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BG said...

Oh man, wow, what amazing fish!Love the colors! Great post, it has inspired me to bump this up on my to-do list.

Troutdawg said...

Glad you liked the pics and yes, Greenbacks are definitely up there as some of my favorite fish to catch! Good luck getting on a few this Summer~

Anonymous said...

Man I love that place, especially the high mountain lakes!