Re: Need high-country lake trout advice
I only Fly Fish now, but when I lived near Aspen many years ago, we used to use salmon eggs on a small (10,12) hook, either with a bobber or split shot......some of the other suggestions here were also good such as the bubble and fly.
Try fishing near inlets and outlets.
The real high country lakes can be finicky though, like some cases you catch them like crazy, and in others you get no action all day, because some of those lakes have so much natural food, they can be real finicky like I said.
Don't forget to fish the small creeks, as many of them have large numbers of cutthroats and/or brookies.