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Jefferson Lake: This Lake like Tarryall Reservoir is one that is often visited by us AnglerHunters. It a pretty tough lake to fish. You will find yourself battling the elements more than fish, however, if you can manage you will find yourself with a great reward. When we first became aware of Jefferson Lake it was a small lake [NoMotorized Boats] that was often fished by Fly Fishermen in kayaks and belly's and anglers who prefer to whip around lure. After being skunked a few trips, we decided to do some research. We went back with a good plan and strategy for hooking us one of these rumored monsters. We usually by pass the first Day use area when arriving but after seeing this map [image_below] we set up shop on the southwest shore where the lake drop off at its deepest depth. We set up to fish with bottom rigs [keep in mind its highly rocky, so cast and let it sit oil you get a hit or you are likely to lose you line on a the large rock bed, retrieve high and fast] half nightcrawler, Inflated with garlic scent [worm blowers], no.12 hooks, and either Berkley Gulp Chunky Cheese or Zeke's Pink Garlic powerboats. We have had amazing success with catching more 10-15 inch fish opposed to the normal 5-8 inch rainbows that are produced lurking top waters. This lake is rumored to have a reputation for producing good size Lake and Rainbow trouts, also to include Cutthroat, Cutbow [rainbow x cutthroat], Browns and Brook trouts. Also rumored to have now come to produce the Mackinaw Trout. AnglerHunters are planning a trip soon and will be including a live fishing report and video update November 2017.
Jefferson Lake is located just north east of Jefferson,Park County, Colorado off Michigan Creek Rd west of Hwy 285. This lake does NOT have camping on tor around the lake which sits just at 10,000 ft in elevation. You will find two camping which is best to reserve your site at least 5-6 months before your trip this is a very popular lake. You will be required to pay the day fee of 7$ if you are a Disabled Veteran and are displaying your DV plates you are granted free access for day use. This lake does NOT allow motorized boats, so grab you kayaks or bellies and tackle and mark this lake as a must stop.