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Old 11-08-2010, 08:37 PM
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Default Sprague Lake in RMNP

Has anyone ever fished there? Every summer I go there while vacationing but I have never fished there. Does anyone have any suggestions for summer-time trout fishing? I do flyfish a lot,but not for trout,so I need some help.

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You might contact this shop, it looks like they fish there: Fishing Guide - Estes Park Mountain Shop

You could contact Kirks Fly Shop in Estes Park, they should have info on Sprague Lake: Home page - Kirks Flyshop - Estes Park Fly Fishing - Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP) Fly Fishing

Here is another fly shop that might have info: Estes Park Fly Fishing - Estes Angler Pro Shop & Guided Trips

Here is a trip report by Yatahey on Arrowhead Lake that he did earlier this year, if your are interested in hiking in:
An Epic Journey to the Heart of Paradise

Here is a Colorodo Fishing Report, it might give you some ideas for where to fish: Statewide Conditions - Colorado Division of Wildlife

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Default Re: Sprague Lake in RMNP

I know summer is a ways away but I went up to RMNP a bunch of times in the past few months. When you come in the area shoot me a pm and I'd be happy to go up there with you, im no expert but I can catch some fish.
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Sprague is very heavily fished and sometimes has lots of families and kids on the lake. Expect lots of company. There are little Brookies in the shallow lake.
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Default Re: Sprague Lake in RMNP

Hey,

I was up there my last trip and we stopped and fished the lake as we were just driving around that day anyway. The pond has a walking path all around it and was packed the day we went. Imagine a local park with a duck pond in the middle. That's pretty much what you'll get, although, this pond is way prettier.
We had to time our casts between people strolling around the pond and the occasional kid tossing gravel in the pond was a real killer. There was an outflow that I fished and did rather well catching 6-9 in brookies and rainbows, and a lone 12 in trophy for that lake.
There are some more remote lakes a few miles up the road (a pair to be more exact). The names escape me but I will check when I get home. The lakes are a day hike from the road so receive a lot less pressure.
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I fish the park pretty regularly and have two main flies that I pretty much catch fish with in any lake up there... grasshopper and a black ant. You cannot go wrong with those. If the lake has alot of brookies in it I will also throw a Turks tarantula, they clobber those things.
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