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Old 05-12-2005, 09:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Someone in the other section mentioned sneaking into power plant lakes. This made me wonder, has anyone ever snuck in to fish those power plant lakes in Boulder, near 63rd and Arapahoe. I heard a rumor a few years ago about lunker bass in there. It makes sense, since the year-round warm water would extend the growing season for the fish.
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Old 05-12-2005, 09:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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What is the name of that power plant?



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I think it's called Valmont Power Plant.
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That place has haunted me since i was a kid. well ok, it still haunts me. especially in the winter, i go by there and dream of pulling fish out of its constantly warm and unfreezing waters. Ive talked to people that say they have heard of people that have done it, ive heard there are some huge fish in there that are sometimes netted and used for brood stock. ive heard stories of huge wipers, huge bass, huge catfish, huge crappie...ive heard stories of guys fishing the stream behind the powerplant in the spring, and catching (once again) huge rainbows that run up the creek. perhaps its one of those "urban fishing legends", ive never actually met andyone thats fished it. one fact is though i do know they do patrol it, and it wouldnt surpise me if they patrolled it after dark with night vision. so if you go---not that i in any way, shape, or form support trespassing---wear earth toned colored clothing, and only go on nights with zero moon illumination. and oh yeah...tell me how you did.
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The guy that told me about the fish in there was my Limnology professor at CU. I think, with his connections, he may have actually gotten access.
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The guy that told me about the fish in there was my Limnology professor at CU.* I think, with his connections, he may have actually gotten access.
I took Limnology at CU back in the early 90s. Who was your prof.? Dr. Lewis was mine. I learned alot but he was a jerk! *
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I actually can't remember the guy's name. That was one of those classes I kinda coasted through. I do know he was very respected in the field, though. Might have been the same guy you had. He definitely had some attitude.
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I have a friend who snuck in there in the early 90's said there was huge bass in there.
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Probably Lewis. He was chair of the bio dept and relied way to much upon his grad students to grade tests. You would know it was him because he would randomly select people in class and ask them questions about required reading material. He questioned me one time and I said I hadn't gotten that far yet. * Whoops!
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That's the man! I remember, too, he used to have surprise quizzes if it looked like a few people had skipped class. He WAS a jerk!
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