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Old 01-28-2012, 02:25 PM
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Default Re: What's Your Highest Altitude Fishing Spot?

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Saddlebags off of tioga pass is 10500 or something like that, hardly counts though because it is crowded and doesn't feel remote. I think the highest backcountry experience I have had is hiking up to the upper Virginia lakes, they are around the same elevation but you really feel it.
Is this area in the Sierras? There is a Saddlebags Lake in the Winds, and they hold reported to hold nice brookies, but they are above 11000' and fairly remote (about a 12 mile hike in).
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Is this area in the Sierras? There is a Saddlebags Lake in the Winds, and they hold reported to hold nice brookies, but they are above 11000' and fairly remote (about a 12 mile hike in).
This is the saddlebags in the Sierra's it is just to the east of Yosemite on the Tioga pass. It is gorgeous, I just didn't think it really felt like the kind quintessential high altitude lake.
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Take the water taxi across Saddlebag Lake(CA) and walk into the 20 Lakes Basin, it feels more remote and is an easy walk. There's a lot of good fishing back there. The taxi saves time and distance and is well worth the small fee. milt.
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Take the water taxi across Saddlebag Lake(CA) and walk into the 20 Lakes Basin, it feels more remote and is an easy walk. There's a lot of good fishing back there. The taxi saves time and distance and is well worth the small fee. milt.
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"Resurrecting" the thread! (In Brazil we call it a "Golden Shovel Awards" for digging out long-forgotten threads).

Laguna Baņos - Cayambe-Coca National Park, Ecuador. 11,965'

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Gwadt: Welcome to the forum! That certainly looks to be a beautiful fishing location!

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Colorado 10,400ft.
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Leadville, Colorado at over 10,000 ft.
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Greenback Cutts at a hair over 10,000ft.

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Between the Mississippi river and the Driftless area... Most of my fishing has been done in the 600-800' range... Steep... I know... Gonna be a change when the gf and I move out west.
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