Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Fished with Luke from 5am to 10am. Had 11 in all. 1 Keeper. Did best on worms, but did catch them on blades, fluke. Missed a good one on swimbait. Small shad everywhere. Water temp about 70. Visibility very bad, water was brown and weedy. Found fish between 18 and 21 fow.
Friday, June 5, 2020
Fished from 6-10 before work. 17. 1 keeper, another super fat 17" and lost a big one. Did really well in around 15 FOW on the west side humps near the marina. They were really liking worms. Got the big ones on blades. When I cleaned the keeper I found a crayfish in its stomach.
Wednesday, June 3, 2020
Monday, June 1, 2020
Finally had some good results at Cherry Creek. Managed 32 on the south end. Jigging Rap and blades were very productive. Lost a really nice walleye and a few others on blades, ordered some new hooks to replace the factory ones. Next afternoon at CK I only caught 9. Both days I managed one keeper. Saw huge shad spawning by the ramp in the evening. everyone else was fishing around the marina, did not seem to be catching much. Best luck was between 10-20 feet. Temp was about 68.
Hit Chatfield Sunday. Slow start. Boat traffic everywhere. Went to the no wake zone and Diane and myself caught a handful. Decided to deal with the waves and boat traffic and fished the NE corner. Caught quite a few fish. Storm came in with a lot of wind. Bite really picked up. Caught another 10 or so around the East end of the roadbed. We got 43 all together. Diane caught 22 fish!
Saturday, May 23, 2020
Wore out, so just going to post notes. I love the campsite, we stayed at #52 in Arkansas loop, might try 53 next time if possible. It looks a little more private. Arkansas loop is super close to the South boat ramp.
- when water was flat calm snapping plastics did not work - seemed better with worms then
- when wind picked up I could search for pods of 3-6 fish and catch a few pretty much everytime
- caught a 19.5" super close to the bank
- Jigging rap was working well in 20mph winds
- Lost a LOT of gear. Looking into weed guards and Texas rigging - skin hooking.
- Spent way way too much time tying leaders, hoping weed guards and Texas rigging will help with this, if not I might need to ditch braid for PLO - Also, maybe a barrel swivel.. the hope would be the floro would break off and I could just retie to the barrel swivel.
- Use a shorter leader - 3' ?
- Big fish really like shallow
- SMB seems to be getting more active
- Need to try different styles of working soft plastics - snap and pendulum, tiny snaps, draging etc
- Water temp mid to high 60s
- Broke the tips of 3 rods!! (Me one, Diane two)
- Fished with Russ and Chris.
Monday, May 18, 2020
Granby opened the boat ramp on Friday. 3 weeks after ice out. Water temp was about 59. Water coming up fast. First day caught a fat 30"er and a 27" and a 25". Total for the day was 21. Next day I caught a 34". Few other decent ones. 15 for the day. Last day was slow, nothing to get excited about.
Found fish right on a drop off in A-Bay. About 47-50 FOW. Also found lots of smaller fishing holding in 60ish FOW.
My neighbor has an awesome house right on Shadow Mountain Reservoir. He let us stay there for 3 days for free!
Friday, May 15, 2020
Saturday, May 9, 2020
Water temp 58-60. Cloudy windy day. Caught 82 walleye and 3 SMB. Started with worms then switched to soft plastic on 1/4 jig head. Just popping the plastic across the bottom lightly. Tom describes it here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vf1jIn4MRQ
Friday, May 8, 2020
Monday, May 4, 2020
Spinney just opened for the season. It's also one of the few places that are open for camping right now. We decided to go up for the weekend. Saturday we hit the lake at 5:30am. My boat was last exit inspected at Pueblo a few weeks ago. When they sealed it up they must not have attached the seal completely because it was gone when I arrived at Spinney. Thankfully the inspector let me in with a quick visual inspection.
We launched the boat and drove to the north west end. Started fishing in 11ish FOW over sparse weeds. We were throwing 2.75" green tubes and working them like jerk baits. Starting catching fish immediately. Mostly really fat Cutbows and Rainbows with a few Pike and Browns. We also threw blades and did some vertical jigging. Managed 43 fish by 3pm, 3 master angler sized Cutbows.
Sunday was kind of a bust. It was a lot colder, cloudy, and windy. We fished from about 6am to 10:30. Managed 7 fish, couple of fat Rainbows and some Pike.
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Fished with Luke from 5am to 10am. Had 11 in all. 1 Keeper. Did best on worms, but did catch them on blades, fluke. Missed a good one on swi...