Fishing is Good at Lake Owen. Will need a 4WD vehicle to get through snow banks near Dry Park. Ice: 8-12″ by the dam and boat ramp, 0-4″ near the inlet. Best Lures/Bait: Rainbow Trout spinners and Pink Jigs with Nightcrawlers or Meal Worms
The fishing is Great. Mirror, Marie, Brooklyn and the Telephone Lakes have been having the best luck. Best Flies: Parachute Adams, Robo Pheasant Tail, Royal Wulff Best Lures: Firetiger and Gold spinners Best Baits: Baby Crawlers and Wanglers
The fishing is Good. Most of the lakes on top are now thawed out or at least partially thawed. Brooklyn Lakes are accessible by 4WD vehicles and Libby and Lewis accessible by foot. Best Flies: Parachute Adams, Robo Pheasant Tail, Elk Hair Caddis Best Lures: Firetiger and Gold spinners Best Baits: Baby Crawlers and Wanglers
The fishing is Good. The lake is now completely open and easily accessible. Best Flies: Prince Nymph, Balanced Leech, Thin Mint, Elk Hair Caddis Best Lures: Firetiger or Gold Spinners Best Baits: Baby Crawlers or Red Powerbait
The fishing is Fair. The majority of lakes and streams are still frozen and/or inaccessible. However a few lakes including Hanging Lake and Lake Marie have open sections of fishable water. Best Flies: Parachute Adams, Thin Mint, Pheasant Tail Flashback Best Lures: Firetiger and Gold spinners Best Baits: Baby Crawlers and Wanglers
Rob Roy is now accessible by ATV or high clearance 4WD vehicle. No fishing report so far, but assume it is still mostly frozen if not completely. Best flies right now: N/A Best Lures: N/A Best Baits: N/A
The fishing is Fair to Good. Still mostly frozen with a few areas of open water. Accessible now by high clearence, 4WD vehicles. Best Flies: Prince Nymph, Balanced Leech, Thin Mint Best Lures: Firetiger or Gold Spinners Best Baits: Baby Crawlers or Red Powerbait
The fishing is Slow. Lakes are still frozen or snow covered. 130 expected to open soon. Best Flies: N/A Best Lures: N/A Best Baits: N/A
The fishing is Good right now. Only accessible by snowmobile. Ice: 0-12+ Best Baits: Pink or Yellow Jigs with Wax Worms or Nightcrawlers
The fishing is Fair. Best Flies: Midges, Robo Pheasent Tail, Copper John Best Lures: Gold or Copper Kastmasters and Swedish Pimples Best Baits: Wanglers Redworms or Salmon Eggs
The fishing is Fair to Good right now. Brook trout are aggressive. Best flies right now: Black Leeches, Hot Head Leeches, Egg patterns Best Lures: Brook Trout or Rainbow Trout Spoons and Spinners Best Baits: Nightcrawlers, Salmon Eggs, Red or Pink Powerbait
The fishing is Fair to Slow. It’s getting pretty cold up there and snow may make it difficult to hike to the back lakes. Best Flies: Red Copper John, Robo Pheasant Tail, Hare’s Ear Best Lures: Brook Trout Roostertail, Brook Trout Kastmaster Best Baits: Red Worms
The fishing is Good right now. Best Flies: Glass House Caddis, Elk Hair Caddis, Irresistible Best Lures: Copper Kastmaster, Silver/Pink Swedish Pimple, Pink Mepps Best Baits: Wanglers Worms
The fishing is Fair to Good right now. Water is now open, but last time we heard the boat ramp is still closed. Best flies right now: Royal Wulff, Elk Hair Caddis, Prince Nymph Best Lures: Red/White Daredevil, Silver/Pink Swedish Pimple, Firetiger Kastmaster Best Baits: Worms, Chartreuse Powerbait
The fishing is Good to Great right now. Best flies right now: Elk Hair Caddis, Mosquito, Prince Best Lures: Brook Trout Roostertail, Firetiger Cyclone Best Baits: Worms, Rainbow Powerbait
The fishing is Fair to Good right now. Many lakes are still frozen, but Mirror, Marie, both Brooklyns, and the Telephone Lakes are open Best Flies: Elk Hair Caddis, Parachute Adams, Royal Wulff Best Lures: Brook Trout Rooster Tail, Silver/Red Swedish Pimple Best Baits: Wanglers Worms, Salmon Eggs
The fishing is Fair to Good. Roads are open from both sides now but the boat ramp is still closed. Best flies right now: Thin Mint, Elk Hair Caddis, Mosquito Best Lures: Thomas Firetiger Spoon, Rainbow Trout Daredevil, Rainbow Trout Blue Fox Best Baits: Worms, Rainbow Powerbait
Rob Roy is still currently inaccessible. About 2-3 miles before the reservoir, coming from Albany, there is a half-mile long snow drift blocking the way.
The fishing is Good right now. Lake Owen is now accessible! Unfortunately the burn scar is bad around the area, but fishing seems good. Best flies: Prince Nymph, Irresistible, Parachute Adams Best Lures: Brook Trout Rooster Tail, Thomas Firetiger Cyclone Best Baits: Salmon Eggs, Red/Orange Powerbait
The lakes are currently inaccessible. 130 has just been opened but the Snowy Range Lakes will still be frozen and snowed in for another few weeks.
Douglas Creek is currently inaccessible. We expect within a week or two for it to be accessible by ATV and possibly 4WD vehicles.
Lake Owen is still mostly frozen with some open water by the inlet. You still can not access Owen in a wheeled vehicle due to snow. Best flies right now: Best Lures: Best Baits:
Rob Roy is still frozen and inaccessible via wheeled vehicle due to snow. Best flies right now: Best Lures: Best Baits:
Lake Owen has around 6″ of ice and fishing is good. Access to the lake is day by day with drift conditions changing. People where able to get in with ATV this past week but may be snowmobile only any day.
Fishing good to great! Flies: Elk Hair Caddis (olive, black, brown), Mayfly (black, cream, tan), Mosquitos (dry), Gnats Griffiths, Renegades, Parachute Adams Bait and Lures: Smaller gold spoons (Panther Martins, Mepps, Kastmasters) Redworms, Baby Nightcrawlers, Pink and Chartreuse Powerbait with glitter
Most are still iced up. Have had a couple reports of the lower lakes like Hanging lake being open but not much for reports yet.
Not yet accessible by vehicle. Best gas is 2 to 3 weeks on getting to Lake Owen and at least 4 or more on getting to Rob Roy with current conditions.
Most if not all of the high alpine lakes are frozen with snow cover. Many are only accessible via snowmobile or some ATVs with current conditions.
Still frozen with snow cover. Only accessible via snowmobile or some ATVs.
Talked with a couple people that snowmobiled in to Lake Owen yesterday. Fishing was great, 18″-20″ of ice. If your up to the adventure to get there the alpine lakes can be amazing to ice fish.
Hanging Lake had between 5″-10″ of good ice but did vary from one side of lake to other. Miller was not accessible today do to snow. As of Sunday had 8″-12″ of ice and fishing was good. As always conditions can change quick so use best judgment and be safe.
Info from Two Dogs Guide Service Fishing was fair to good and water was clear Flies: Adams, Hears Ear, Grey Wolf and Prince Nymphs
Fishing is good Kokanee are running but still good to eat as of now. Bait: eggs, powerbait (Red, Sherbet) Flies: Hot Head Leaches, Glow Bugs, Soft Eggs
Fishing is Good to Great Flies: Elk Hair Caddis, Wulf Royal, Adams, Scuds (FB Olive, FB Rust, FB Orange), Female Trico Lures: Panther Martins (Gold, Silver, Bronze), Kastmaster (Blue, Red) Bait: Worms, PowerBait (Orange, Sherbet, Rainbow)
Fishing is Fair to Good Kokanee are still silver from most reports, lots of nice trout this last week. Flies: Wooly Buggers (Brown, Olive), Midges (olive, red, pearl), Scuds ( FB olive, FB Orange, FB Rust) Lures: Wedding Rings (Chartruse, Pink) Kastmaster (Green, Blue, Silver) Bait: Worms, Leeches, PowerBait (Chartruese, Pink, Rainbow)
Fishing is Good Flies: BH Prince, Scuds, Elk hair caddis, Adams Lures: Roostertails (Brown Trout, Fire Tiger), Daredevils (black, red) Bait: Worms, Leeches, PowerBait (Pink, Rainbow)