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    I was just pouring over some of my maps and came across the independence mine area. Looks like a lot of small streams and the little su and willow creek have some access. Is it worth exploring in the spring? Anyone fish there? Looks like some possible good trout and grayling spots.
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    That high up, all I have caught or seen caught were tiny Dolly Varden called Goldenfin. But there are quite a few of them in the slower pools of the creeks. I have never fished any of the alpine lakes or seen them fished. They appear to be quite sterile, the ones I have hiked to. Perhaps others have had better luck.

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    Not even an occasional small trout or grayling? Maybe I'll just have to hunt it instead of fish it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raptor_1 View Post
    Not even an occasional small trout or grayling? Maybe I'll just have to hunt it instead of fish it
    Beware of hunting in that area! Independance mine has restrictions as does the area around summit lake!

    From the Independance mine webpage:
    Discharge of all weapons is prohibited at Independence Mine State Historical Park.

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    I wasn't neccessarily talking about hunting within the state park. There is a lot of territory up there to hunt outside the park.
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    I saw two grayling in upper willow a few years back they were about 4 inches but they were grayling for sure
    I choose to fly fish, not because its easy, but because its hard.

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