We are so lucky to have such awesome places to spend a long weekend. It is not big fish country but the settings in which you find ridiculous numbers of beautiful little trout are amazing. With that said, the mesquitos sucked. The only thing that worked was to cover up. Everything else was a waste of money.
The better Brook trout were caught from the lakes. Small brookies and rainbows filled the creeks. The bug life was crazy. Hatches last for a couple of hours on the lakes early and late.
The lakes/streams I stayed at were at high up..close to 9k. Nights were in the low 40s and days were in the high 60s low 70s perfect weather except the mesquitos like it too. Maybe thats why I only saw two people the whole time.
All in all a GREAT solo trip.