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Late Fall Fishing - RMNP
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Brian Barnes
(brianjbarnes) - M

Locale: Midwest
Late Fall Fishing - RMNP on 10/09/2009 22:39:26 MDT Print View

Just got back from a late fall fishing trip on the west and east sides of the divide in RMNP. Hammered the brookies in the East Inlet meadows and caught gorgeous (small, but oh the color!) browns and rainbows on the Big T.

Took a hike up to dream lake to find mostly an iced over lake and greenback cutthroats only interested in sleeping in the lake inlet. I took the landscape photos which are below. The other two guys shot pics of the fish (to be posted later). Enjoy!

Stalking brookies in the East Inlet

Trail color above the East Inlet meadows

Our campsite (Lake Verna - 7 miles in, 10,200 feet, 5 inches of snow, serious wind gusts and spindrift)

Lake Verna outlet

Above Lone Pine Lake

Trail color packing out

Looking back at Mt Baldy (Craig)

Longs Peak, Moraine Park, and Elk

Gear shot

Gear shot

Dream Lake

Dream Lake (middle left wading angler... brrr)

Hiking out from Dream Lake

Edited by brianjbarnes on 10/10/2009 07:07:29 MDT.

Richard Nisley
(richard295) - M

Locale: San Francisco Bay Area
Re: Late Fall Fishing - RMNP on 10/09/2009 23:50:59 MDT Print View


How did your custom Duomid fabric-inner perform in the storm?

Mark McLauchlin
(markmclauchlin) - MLife

Locale: Western Australia
Re: Re: Late Fall Fishing - RMNP on 10/10/2009 02:04:57 MDT Print View

Awesome photos Brian, some beautiful scenery, would be a magical place to hike.

Your fly rod setup also looks nice. I am still trying to work out what gear to get for a beginner but that is also still on the light weight side and will last me a while.

Biggest issue apart from the above is working out where to hike and fish as it doesn’t appear to be a common thing here, much like everything else really.

Good work again,


s k
(skots) - F
Late Fall Fishing - RMNP on 10/10/2009 08:29:07 MDT Print View

Nice post. Great selection of photos. Great luck with the conditions, eh?

Generally speaking, and without diminishing the value of the entirety of this site, I particularly enjoy the trip reports forum. I appreciate the opportunity to see pictures and prose of the myriad adventures experienced by this forum's international community.(Including those in Spain,if you're reading, Rog.)

Without local experience or knowledge commenting on all can seem redundant, but to the TRF posters out there, I usually see and appreciate all of them.

Thanks, Brian, for a great example of a few words and pictures revealing the beauty of a particular locale, and communicating some of pleasure that you found in it.

Edited by skots on 10/10/2009 08:33:31 MDT.

David Chenault
(DaveC) - BPL Staff - F

Locale: Crown of the Continent
Excellent on 10/10/2009 10:24:49 MDT Print View

Awesome pictures and trip! This time of year is my favorite time to fish.

Brian Barnes
(brianjbarnes) - M

Locale: Midwest
RE: "Late Fall Fishing - RMNP - DuoMid Winter Insert. on 10/12/2009 11:44:15 MDT Print View

Richard - The fabric DuoMid insert did well but needs some modifications. I'll post some comments in this thread: