Joe Wright Reservoir Club Trip - 8/4-8/5
Joe Wright Reservoir
Trip Capitan - Rich Miles
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Dates: August 4th and 5th
Why August? The inlet at the reservoir is closed to fishing until Aug 1st to allow for spawning Grayling.
As we get closer to the trip we will decide on a place to meet before fishing
You can make this a one-day trip but plan on 3 hours each way. We are going Friday and Saturday because of the traffic in Poudre canyon late on Sunday afternoon. Your welcome to stay Sunday but the official trip will end Saturday.
Goal: catch Artic Grayling other fish in Joe Wright, Tiger Trout, Cutthroat, Brookies, Tiger musky
Average size 8-16 inches with thew state record 17 !/4 inch 1 lb 10 ounce
Other lakes to fish, Chambers Lake, Zimmerman Lake
Don’t like flat water? Try the Poudre River and Laramie River both can be good to excellent.
Numerous small creeks on the west side of Cameron Pass
Places to stay:
I was informed that all the spots at Chambers lake campground are now full for the days of our planned outing.
I am not a RV person so I cant comment on any of these camp spots, I and a few other will be staying at Poudre River resort in Bellvue
Here are some options:
Big South campground
Aspen Glen Campground
Ranger Lake campground
Private vendors offering RV spots.
Rustic trading post , only 3 RV spots but do offer cabins and tent spots
Sportsman Lodge 10 RV spots with full hookups.
Note all these campsites and lodging require a drive to the lake. The scenery is beautiful, and you may even see a moose or two.
State Forest Park Ranger Lake. This campground offers 31 electrical sites and is directly accessible from Highway 14.
North Michigan Campground 45 camping sites and 10 cabins or yurts
The Crags campground has 17 sites for tents, small RV's, or small trailers.
Private places to stay.
Archers Poudre River Resort Cabins, tent sites limited RV sites with full hookups, cabins
Canyon Side Campground, cabins and RV hookups
Fishing can be from shore or with Belly boats, Kayaks etc. No motorized craft.
From shore walk the shore until you see fish rise or blind cast. The fish are within casting distance on most of the lake the hardest part is finding an area to get a back cast unless you’re a great roll caster.
Belly boat or Kayak Maybe the best way to fish the lake. Be very weather aware. Storms come fast and hard at this altitude.
Easy Access on all the North side of the Lake and inlet area, the south side of the lake is open access but a difficult hike.
How to get there:
1 25 to Ft Collins , go through town and head up HWY 14 (Cameron Pass) The lake is at the top of the pass and is easily seen on the south side of the road. Travel time 2.5 to 3 hours