Cutthroat Chapter will host 8 veterans from the Project Healing Waters program for a day of fishing at Crystal Lake, which is located near Leadville. Chapter members will be able to fish with the veterans on Monday, July 9th. This will be a chapter fishing trip and all participants will gather at the South Suburban […]
Richard Pilatzke will lead a chapter fishing trip to Crystal Lake on June 23. Crystal lake is located about five miles from Leadville on the upper Arkansas drainage. It is an easily accessible lake with good shore access, but float tubes and pontoon boats are allowed. The elevation of the lake is just over 9000 […]
Richard Pilatzke and Gary Thompson will be leading an August chapter trip to Silver Dollar Lake. This is a hike in lake off Guanella pass that is located at 12,200 feet elevation. The trailhead is at 11,200 feet and the distance to the lake is 1.6 miles. We will leave from the South Suburban […]
About 7 intrepid members of Cutthroat chapter and one FFFer made the two plus hour trip to Crystal lake outside of Leadville on Sunday, July 10th. They were rewarded with a bountiful callibaetis hatch and a dynamite damsel emergence. Almost everyone caught fish on adult damsels and many other patterns, mostly dry flies. There was a little weather, as a thunderstorm quickly blew through.
Richard Pilatzke will host two lake fishing trips for Cutthroat Chapter and Front Range Fly Fishers in July. On July 10th, a Sunday, we will go to Crystal Lake in the upper Arkansas drainage. We will meet at 7:00 AM at the South Suburban Board of Realtors Building and proceed from there. Crystal lake is easy to fish from shore or you can bring a float tube or pontoon boat.