Monday, July 22, 2013

wild basin - ouzel lake

Finally I took a trip up into RMNP. This time instead of going to Sandbeach lake I headed to Ouzel lake, which is about 4.7 miles in from the trail head. The hike up was broken up in to nice sections due to the number of falls on the way and forks in the trail. It was not that hard and the lake is an amazing site. Both Griffith gnat's and small mayfly emerges worked well. The trout were very spooky, but there is nothing like walking around a rocky bottom lake and being able to sight fish. Both green backs and brookies were in the lake and meant to be in the several rivers on the way up, but we ran out of time to stop and fish the rivers as the clouds started to roll in.

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