Dozens of small
alpine lakes and streams throughout the Alps provide
picturesque mini-paradises for anglers who enjoy tossing
flies at trout from pan-sized to several pounds in
the peace and solitude of the high country.
Bob hikes in to fish some of the closer and more
accessible streams and lakes. He accesses the more
remote venues using the services of local U.S. Forest
Service permitted stock packers for single and multiple
day outings. He can arrange these adventures with
Even the more accessible lakes offer an abundance
of peace and quiet, and a wonderful place to fly fish.
For those who are comfortable tackling some of the
more remote lakes on foot and on their own, the sky's
Best times of the year
to fish the Alps
Mid-June - early-October
Trout fishing in the high mountain lakes and streams
can be good from late spring to early autumn, depending
on elevation and water temperatures. These fish take
bait, flies, or spinners.
It must be recognized that in the higher elevations
of the surrounding mountains, dangerous weather can
occur on a year around basis. People who want to safely
enjoy these venues should be well equipped, well versed
in mountain travel and survival, and fit enough to
handle themselves if the unexpected occurs.
Pan-sized Rainbow, Brook and Brown Trout, occasionally
to several pounds The Backcountry Horsemen stock hatchery
raised trout in the mountain lakes and streams every
year in July. Aircraft stocking Is employed in some
of the more distant and hard to reach venues.