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Lake Creek - Below Twin Lakes - Colorado

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Water Flow Chart

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Using Water Flow Charts & Weather Reports: Begin with our water flow charts to grasp stream velocity and volume – look for stable or rising trends to pinpoint ideal fishing times. Learn to interpret sudden spikes or drops, which can indicate potential challenges. Next, consult our weather reports to understand ambient conditions. Pairing the two, you can anticipate fish behavior, choose the right gear, and select the best fishing spots. Use these tools together for a holistic approach to your next fishing adventure.

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Hatch Chart

Month Hatch Time of Day Recommended Fly Sizes Popular Fly Patterns
January Midges 11am-3pm #18-24 Griffith's Gnat, Zebra Midge
Winter Stoneflies Warmest part of day #16-20 Black Stonefly Nymph
February Midges 11am-3pm #18-24 Griffith's Gnat, Zebra Midge
March Midges 11am-3pm #18-24 Griffith's Gnat, Zebra Midge
Blue-Winged Olives Cloudy days, midday #16-20 BWO Emerger, BWO Dry
April Midges 11am-3pm #18-24 Griffith's Gnat, Zebra Midge
Blue-Winged Olives Cloudy days, midday #16-20 BWO Emerger, BWO Dry
Caddis Afternoon to evening #14-18 Elk Hair Caddis, X-Caddis
May Blue-Winged Olives Cloudy days, midday #16-20 BWO Emerger, BWO Dry
Caddis Afternoon to evening #14-18 Elk Hair Caddis, X-Caddis
Golden Stoneflies Afternoon #8-12 Golden Stone Nymph, Stimulator
June Caddis Afternoon to evening #14-18 Elk Hair Caddis, X-Caddis
Golden Stoneflies Afternoon #8-12 Golden Stone Nymph, Stimulator
Green Drakes Midday to afternoon #10-14 Green Drake Dun, Green Drake Nymph
PMDs (Pale Morning Dun) Midday #14-18 PMD Emerger, PMD Dun
July Golden Stoneflies Afternoon #8-12 Golden Stone Nymph, Stimulator
Green Drakes Midday to afternoon #10-14 Green Drake Dun, Green Drake Nymph
PMDs (Pale Morning Dun) Midday #14-18 PMD Emerger, PMD Dun
Caddis Afternoon to evening #14-18 Elk Hair Caddis, X-Caddis
August Golden Stoneflies Afternoon #8-12 Golden Stone Nymph, Stimulator
Caddis Afternoon to evening #14-18 Elk Hair Caddis, X-Caddis
Terrestrials All day #10-16 Ants, Beetles, Hoppers
September Blue-Winged Olives Cloudy days, midday #16-20 BWO Emerger, BWO Dry
Terrestrials All day #10-16 Ants, Beetles, Hoppers
October Blue-Winged Olives Cloudy days, midday #16-20 BWO Emerger, BWO Dry
Terrestrials All day #10-16 Ants, Beetles, Hoppers
November Midges 11am-3pm #18-24 Griffith's Gnat, Zebra Midge
Blue-Winged Olives Cloudy days, midday #16-20 BWO Emerger, BWO Dry
December Midges 11am-3pm #18-24 Griffith's Gnat, Zebra Midge

While we strive to ensure the precision of our hatch charts, some reflect broader river region insights. Through ongoing partnerships with local guides and fly shops, we’re committed to refining our data. Should you notice any inconsistencies or have feedback, we welcome you to reach out. 

Best Fishing Spots

One of the revered destinations for fly fishing enthusiasts is Lake Creek – Below Twin Lakes. Multiple spots here provide an exhilarating fishing experience.

  • Parry Park: This park is known for the quantity and quality of trout, offering both bank and boat fishing.
  • Twin Lakes inlet: Near the mouth of Lake Creek, this spot is home to large brown and rainbow trout.
  • Pine Acres: Located further downstream, Pine Acres boasts a serene environment perfect for fly fishing.
  • Riverside: This spot near the Independence Pass Road bridge teems with various types of trout during the season.

Each of these locations promise a rich bounty and unforgettable fly fishing adventures. What sets them apart is their scenic beauty and the variety of trout species that roam these waters.

Best Access Points

Located in Colorado, Lake Creek – Below Twin Lakes is a premier destination for fly fishing enthusiasts. Here are some of the best access points:

  • Parry Peak Campground: You can fly fish by the campground, which sits on the Lake Creek. Beautiful settings and easy access make it ideal for fishing.

  • Twin Lakes Reservoir: Both shores of the lower lake provide excellent access points. Species like Brown Trout and Rainbow Trout are abundant here.

  • La Plata Peak Trailhead: Fly fishers can access Lake Creek from the trailhead. The higher altitude provides stunning views and peaceful fishing spots.

  • Mount Elbert Forebay: This provides access to both, the Twin Lakes and Lake Creek. It’s an ideal spot for catching Kokanee salmon.

Remember to check local fishing regulations and have fun exploring and fishing in this stunning location.

Local Fish

  • Brook Trout: Known for its distinctive marbled pattern across its back.
  • Rainbow Trout: Named for the rainbow-like colors along its side. These fish love cool, clear streams and lakes.
  • Brown Trout: A favoured game fish that can grow to substantial size.
  • Cutthroat Trout: Native to the cold-water tributaries of the Pacific Ocean, Rocky Mountains, and Great Basin.
  • Lake Trout: Known for its aggressive feeding habits and high growth rate, it’s a favorite among experienced fly-fishermen.
  • Northern Pike: A popular target for fly fishing due to its size and strength.
  • Kokanee Salmon: A landlocked salmon making it a great target for fly fishing in Lake Creek.
  • Arctic Char: This fish prefers colder water temperatures and can be found at depth in Lake Creek.

About The River

Take a serene journey back to a riveting piece of American history known as the Lake Creek – Below Twin Lakes. Tranquil yet teeming with life, this patch of fresh water in Colorado has a rich history just as captivating as its scenery.

Its remarkable story can be traced back to the Native Americans who originally inhabited the area, providing them with an abundance of fish and earning the region a reputation for fertile, thriving wildlife.

Over the years, Lake Creek – Below Twin Lakes has attracted many people, including gold-seeking Europeans who reportedly discovered deposits in the creek. Its lush nature and tranquil waters also attracted pioneers who established the first settlements in the stunning mountainscape.

  • 1796: The first accounts of European settlers.
  • 1859: The discovery of gold in the outlet stream by miners.
  • 1870: The establishment of the first settlements around the lake.

In essence, the history of Lake Creek – Below Twin Lakes is a breathtaking, multifaceted tapestry woven through centuries, each thread revealing a fascinating tale of survival, discovery, and adventure.

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