Dusty is near Quincy. “Above” the lake are a bunch of decent car-camping fishing lakes: Quincy, Burke, Stan Coffin, and more. There’s a short access trail from up there down to Dusty.
The hiker way to get there is from the Ancient Lakes trailhead. I went in that way, camped at Dusty overnight, and hiked back the next day. Ancient Lakes is a worthwhile stop on the hike. Great camping. Unless there are a lot of folks coming down from above (none during my trip) this offers a backcountry-like experience during the springtime when the High Lakes are frozen.
Went to Dusty today. Didn’t catch a thing. I usually try to make up for my lack of fishing skill by hiking in to lakes were fish have not had the fishermen exposure to become selective carry-overs. Unfortunately, the high-lakes are all still frozen over.
I swopped between a couple of kastmasters, roostertails, blue foxes. Any suggestions for improved technique? I saw a coule of fish rise towards my lure but no takers. I passed a guy who said he cought a couple so maybe it was just me.