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Colorado fishing report for Sept. 2-8, 2013

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September 5, 2013 Updated: September 5, 2013 at 8:25 am

Northeast Colorado

Eleven Mile State Park (Park County) - Trout fishing is good to very good. Tasmanian Devils and Kastmasters are doing particularly well, although a wide variety of lures and flies are working. Shore anglers working night crawlers, marshmallows or PowerBait (corn variety) are seeing good success. Coyote Ridge through North Shore, especially Rocky Flats, Suckers Cove, Lazy Boy and Witchers Cove are all seeing good action. Early afternoon through the evening hours are best right now. Salmon fishing is slow. Pike is fair. Dream Stream is good as large fish are being caught using midges and Barr's emergers.

Spinney Mountain State Park (Park County) - Trout fishing is good. Fishermen are reporting the most success in the deep waters. Good catches are being seen in the inlets and closer to the dam. Try using a drake fly, hopper dry flies or a black tube jig. Pike fishing is also good. Try using spoons, stickbaits or tube jigs. The best reports are coming from those fishing 100 to 150 meters from the shoreline.

Southeast Colorado

Adobe Creek Reservoir/Blue Lake (Kiowa and Bent Counties) - Catfish are biting fair, the crappie bite is slow. Other species are hit or miss.

Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area/Arkansas River (Lake, Chaffee and Fremont Counties) - Here's an update from Greg at ArkAnglers: "Double-dry and dry-dropper rigs with a large hopper or adult stonefly trailing either adult caddis or attractor/mayfly nymphs or midge pupae have been the most common successful approach."

Brush Hollow Reservoir (Fremont County) - Fishing has been good for bluegill and a small number of bass have been reported being caught.

Clear Creek Reservoir (Chaffee County) - Here is an update from Jerry Hornbuckle: "In general fishing has been down."

John Martin Reservoir State Park (Bent County) - The stilling basin and the Arkansas River below the dam have produced large catfish, saugeye and striper using minnows and worms. White bass and wiper are being caught by the dozens out of the reservoir on jigs, minnows, crawfish and shrimp. Drum, bluegill, carp and walleye also have been caught in the reservoir, but with varying frequency.

Lake Pueblo State Park (Pueblo County) - Fishing has been slowing. The Arkansas River continues to clear by the day, and fishing is consistently well.

Lathrop State Park, Martin Lake and Horseshoe Lake (Huerfano County) - The pike bite is starting to pick up a bit, along with the bass bite as the weather cools off.

Mt. Elbert Forebay (Lake County) - Fishing has been slow.

Nee Gronde Reservoir (Kiowa County) - Carp are biting well, catfish are fair to good. Slow for all other species.

Rampart Reservoir (El Paso County) - Fishing continues to be fair to good for cutbows and rainbows.

Turquoise Lake (Lake County) - Some fish are being caught, but things are extremely slow.

Trinidad Lake State Park (Las Animas County) - We are starting to get more reports of the trout biting. The catfish are biting on chicken liver.

Twin Lakes Reservoir (Lake County) - Fishing conditions have been fair from shore but remain slower from a boat.

Metro Denver

Aurora Reservoir (City of Aurora) - Trout fishing has slowed and is rated to slow to fair. Walleye action is slow to fair. Perch action is slow to fair.Slow on all other species.

Arvada Reservoir (City of Arvada) - Fishing is fair.

Chatfield State Park (South of Littleton in Douglas and Jefferson Counties) - Fishing has been getting better. Many reports have been received of catfish. Many fishermen have been successful fishing for trout at the gravel ponds. Perch are another fish that shore fishermen have had good luck with.

Cherry Creek State Park (South of I-225, East of I-25 in Arapahoe County) - At Tower Loop, walleye are being caught with jigs and night crawlers. At Lake Loop, walleye are being caught using jigs and night crawlers. Mountain Loop is reporting trout using night crawlers.

Quincy Reservoir (City of Aurora) - Fishing for trout and bass is slow to fair.

Stocking report

The following waters recently were stocked with catchable (approximately 10 inches) trout:

Southeast Region

South Catamount Reservoir, Teller County; 8 miles northwest of Cascade

Daigre Reservoir, La Veta

Manitou Reservoir, Teller County; 9 miles north of Woodland Park

Monument Reservoir, Monument

North Lake, Las Animas County; 40 miles southwest of Walsenburg

North Fork Reservoir, Chaffee County; 11 miles northwest of Maysville

Rampart Reservoir, El Paso County; 10 miles east of Woodland Park

San Isabel Lake, Pueblo County; 16 miles northwest of Colorado City

Skaguay Reservoir, Teller County; 7 miles southeast of Victor

Wahatoya Reservoir, La Veta

Metro Denver

South Platte River #3B, Jefferson County; Strontia Springs Res. to Scragyview


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