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Re: Alpine lakes-got any advice on how to catch
« Reply #15 on: July 25, 2021, 09:04:40 AM »
We hit a small alpine lake weekend before last and threw almost everything mentioned above and couldn't hook a fish to save my life.. watched them move out of the way anytime a lure was cast and tried several flies on the bobber with no results..  pretty frustrating on the fishing ends but the scenery is worth it!

I would say it gets moderate attention... the lake is on the maps but there isn't a maintained FS trail to it.  I have never had a problem catching fish in a high lake before it was a little bit of a surprise

Curious if this lake gets lots of attention?

I’ve only been to one alpine piece of water that the fish wouldn’t bite, a small stream in a box canyon that I was fishing the side pools.

Other than that I always catch fish in them, I bit do fish the harder ones to get to.😉


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Re: Alpine lakes-got any advice on how to catch
« Reply #16 on: July 25, 2021, 09:32:56 AM »
Here ya go. Use as long a leader as possible, tie two very small flies on, fill water bubble about half full, cast it a mile with this rig, “pop/jerk” your line back right before the torpedo bubble hits the water. This pop/jerk back makes the bubble come back towards you and makes the leader/flies land nicely on the other side of the water bubble. Let it sit a minute and ever so slowly, retrieve. Feel for the “tug” and it’ll be fish on!  Works like a charm. Yes, ultra gear is the best choice.

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Re: Alpine lakes-got any advice on how to catch
« Reply #17 on: July 25, 2021, 09:43:31 AM »
Here ya go. Use as long a leader as possible, tie two very small flies on, fill water bubble about half full, cast it a mile with this rig, “pop/jerk” your line back right before the torpedo bubble hits the water. This pop/jerk back makes the bubble come back towards you and makes the leader/flies land nicely on the other side of the water bubble. Let it sit a minute and ever so slowly, retrieve. Feel for the “tug” and it’ll be fish on!  Works like a charm. Yes, ultra gear is the best choice.



Perfect description of how to do it.......I make my leader at least 4' long.
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Re: Alpine lakes-got any advice on how to catch
« Reply #18 on: July 25, 2021, 10:32:14 AM »
I don't know if it's standard, but I have had success at times filling the bubble fully so it sinks for deeper fly presentations. They seem to sink slowly, and I don't know how deep, but they will sink for fishing buggers, leeches, nymphs, etc.
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Re: Alpine lakes-got any advice on how to catch
« Reply #19 on: July 25, 2021, 11:35:55 AM »
Had luck doing same with worms if bait allowed.  Not over 4# test,   Hook  4 to 5 ft below bobber.  Any weight should be on or at small bobber.   

 


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