In Lieu of a June Meeting, Our summer picnic is on Saturday the 24th @ Lair o’ the Bear Park
Fishing, fun, good friends, great food..
Reservations required for food.
Crystal Lake Day Trip
Thursday, June 29, 2017
Meet @ 7:00 a.m. Golden Burro Cafe, Leadville, Co
From Denver, drive West on I-70 65 miles to exit 195 (Copper Mt./Leadville) onto Colo Hwy. 91 for 22 miles to Leadville. At Leadville, Colo 91 turns into US HWY 24. This is Harrison Street in Leadville, so stop at the Golden Burro Café for breakfast. From Leadville, take US Hwy. 24 for approximately 7.2 miles to mile marker #182.4, turn right onto a dirt access road for 3/4 of a mile to the Crystal Lake parking area.
This is a day trip to the Crystal Lake, if you would like to fish on Friday, you can find a hotel room in Leadville and stay overnight. There is a Super 8 Hotel in Leadville. It is located just west of Leadville on Highway 24. You may reach them at (855) 799-6862. A recent search showed the nightly rates in the area of $80.00.
Crystal Lake is a 10-acre lake at an elevation of 9,350 feet. It has outdoor restrooms and a handicap fishing pier. There is no potable water available, so bring your own. There is a gravel trail, which circumnavigates the lake. This is a wade fishing experience, or from hand launched hand propelled boats, float tubes, pontoons and kayaks are OK.
Dry dropper rig, adult damsel fly, misc. beetle or possibly grasshopper patterns, Blue Winged Olive (“BWO”), Adams. damsel nymph, callibaetis, scud. Ray Charles, jujub’s, RS-2, Miracle nymph, or any midge patterns.
Streamers can also be a good choice of fly to fish in this lake.
Trip Coordinator: John Berkenkotter (303-827-5960)