Mark Dahl recently returned from Gold Lake and had this to say about the fishing:
I wanted to get back to you regarding my trip to Gold Lake. We arrived Thursday evening. Fished in lots of rain Friday but with great fishing outcomes! Caught 20 the first day with half being rainbow and the largest right at 14”. A few really nice Brook trout as well. The majority of the fish were caught off the gold bead damsel nymph fished deeper but a few on a shallow strip or troll. Saturday the weather did clear and it was a beautiful Gold Lake day but fishing was slower. I caught 4 before noon with one rainbow. I actually used an olive wooly bugger but had to go really deep. I got no takers on the slip strike indicator and chironomid patterns. I need to learn that whole technique better.
Best fishing at Gold in a long time! Thanks again for your help and advice!
Thanks very much Mark for the report and photos below. Gold Lake has been really good this year and although you may have to fish a bit deeper in July there are still a ton of very “catchable” brook trout available.