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    Default Lower Cataract Lake, near Silverthorne CO

    Has anyone fished Lower Cataract Lake, near Silverthorne CO ?

    I was told it hold nice size trout,
    Looking for information.
    Thanks

  2. Default Re: Lower Cataract Lake, near Silverthorne CO

    Quote Originally Posted by agate View Post
    Has anyone fished Lower Cataract Lake, near Silverthorne CO ?

    I was told it hold nice size trout,
    Looking for information.
    Thanks
    Have you tried asking on the local boards? I’ve not fished there in more than a decade, when it was mostly small brookies. I think they tried stocking cutts for a while without much success. Post a report if you get out there.

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    Default Re: Lower Cataract Lake, near Silverthorne CO

    Lower Cataract Lake
    FISH SURVEY AND MANAGEMENT DATA









    From Fish Explorer basic data:

    Jon Ewert - Aquatic Biologist (Hot Sulphur Springs)
    General Information: Lower Cataract Lake is located in a beautiful setting on the edge of the Eagles’ Nest
    Wilderness Area above Green Mountain Reservoir. The lake sits at 8,630’ in elevation and is about 50 acres in
    size. .
    Location: Approximately 17 miles south of Kremmling, CO. The lake is reached by driving to the end of
    Summit County road 1725, south of the town of Heeney, on the west side of Green Mountain Reservoir.
    Recreational Management: The lake is on White River National Forest land, and does have a user fee associated with it. There is camping nearby. More information can be found at White River National Forest- Home3A
    Amenities and General Info.
    • Picnic Areas
    • Camping
    • Restrooms
    • Numerous hiking trails
    Regulations
    • Standard harvest regulations for trout (4 fish daily
    bag/8 fish in possession).
    Previous Stocking
    2009
    Cutthroat trout
    2008
    Cutthroat trout
    2007
    Cutthroat trout
    Sportfishing Notes
    Lower Cataract Lake is an
    ideal location for fishing from a
    float tube or a canoe. Like many
    mountain lakes, scheduling your
    visit to be fishing during early
    morning or evening hours in the
    summer will provide the greatest
    chance of success. Most summer
    evenings see the lake come alive
    with rising trout, willing to take any
    reasonable offering such as a small
    parachute adams or a trolled woolly
    bugger.
    Lower Cataract Lake
    Fish population data
    Jon Ewert, Aquatic Biologist
    Lower Cataract Lake was surveyed with
    gillnets in the summer of 2009. The goal
    was to gauge the success of cutthroat trout
    stocking that has taken place over the past
    several years. As can be seen in the graph
    to the left, there appear to be no cutthroat
    trout in the lake. Angling opportunities for
    brook and the occasional larger brown trout
    are good. Fingerling cutthroat trout will no
    longer be stocked. Alternative stocking
    strategies will be considered in the future.
    The graph to the right shows the relationship between fish length and relative weight (a measurement of body
    condition) among the trout in Lower
    Cataract Lake. The information suggests that as trout in the lake get larger,
    they become thinner. This is most
    likely due to an overpopulation of fish
    in the lake and a lack of adequate food.
    The conclusion from this sampling
    is that despite high visitation at Lower
    Cataract Lake, the fish population, and
    in particular the brook trout population,
    would benefit from increased harvest.
    This would reduce the competition
    among the remaining fish, and allow
    more fish to reach a larger size, with
    better body condition.
    ________________________________________________

    Lower Cataract Lake
    Managing Agency: Surface Acres: Capacity AF: Elev:
    50 --- 8630'
    Does this lake need information updated? Let us know...


    Fish Species in Lower Cataract Lake:
    Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout
    CPW:
    Lower Cataract Lake is an ideal location for fishing from a float tube or a canoe. Like many mountain lakes, scheduling your visit to be fishing during early morning or evening hours in the summer will provide the greatest chance of success. Most summer evenings see the lake come alive with rising trout, willing to take any reasonable offering such as a small parachute adams or a trolled woolly bugger.
    ADDITIONAL DETAILS FOR SUBSCRIBERS:
    Be sure to check out the inlet side.

    2009 CPW:
    Lower Cataract Lake was surveyed with gillnets in the summer of 2009. The goal was to gauge the success of cutthroat trout stocking that has taken place over the past several years. As can be seen in the graph to the left, there appear to be no cutthroat trout in the lake. Angling opportunities for brook and the occasional larger brown trout are good. Fingerling cutthroat trout will no longer be stocked. Alternative stocking strategies will be considered in the future.

    The information suggests that as trout in the lake get larger, they become thinner. This is most likely due to an overpopulation of fish in the lake and a lack of adequate food.
    The conclusion from this sampling is that despite high visitation at Lower Cataract Lake, the fish population, and in particular the brook trout population, would benefit from increased harvest. This would reduce the competition among the remaining fish, and allow more fish to reach a larger size, with better body condition.
    GETTING THERE:
    USFS: From I-70 take Exit 205, Silverthorne/Dillon, and travel north on HWY 9. Travel 16 miles north on HWY 9. Just after mile marker 118 turn left onto Heeney Road (County Rd 30). Follow Heeney Road for 5.3 miles and turn left onto Cataract Creek Road (FDR 1725). Continue for 2.5 miles to the Lower Cataract Trailhead and parking area at the end of the road. Please do not block the gate.
    BOATING:
    Non Motorized Hand-Launch. Float tubes, canoes and kayaks permitted.
    ADDITIONAL LAKE INFORMATION FOR LOWER CATARACT LAKE:
    DOCUMENTS/INFO/ATTACHMENTS ABOUT THIS LAKE:
    Lower Cataract Lake Fish Survey 2013

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