My brother in law and I try to hike up to Independence lakes at least once a year. The lakes have cutthroat trout and grayling in them. Fly fishing seems to be the best way to catch them. Usually have to go after the 4th of July if you want to avoid the snow. Once we went up in May and was 50 feet from the lower lake before we gave up because of the snow.
beautiful country. Been a long time since that trip for us, great memories though.cheers.