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Old 10-11-2006, 10:33 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I bought a boat late spring and fished mostly in the mountains. I am looking for all the help I can on Cherry Creek. I will go Friday AM. I have caught alot from shore this will be the first time I fished it in a boat. I have caught alot of fish but never any eyes or wipers. Thanks for the help in advance
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Old 10-11-2006, 06:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Water temperatures drop dramatically during lowlight hours this time of year, but the shallows also warm quickly on a sunny afternoon. That attracts baitfish, and gamefish will follow as they try to fatten up for the lean months of winter yet to come.

Rip-rapped shorelines, wind-swept points and sharp breaks can be great places to find October walleyes. Catching them is not as easy but try tying on a 1/8th- or 1/4th-ounce jig and pitching it into the shallows. Hair jigs, bucktail jigs or jigs dressed with Berkley Power Grubs all work well, as do plain jig heads tipped with minnows or a piece of crawler.

I've also found that bigger is often better as the seasons change. Fall fish are eating machines, but walleyes are still lazy by nature. They will be found where it is easiest for them to feed, and they will eat big baits, such as a jig dressed with a five-inch plastic tail ,H-14 Husky, Rogues. Throw your largest suspending and floating baits!

Crankbaits are an effective weapon when searching long stretches of shoreline for active fish. Normark's Shad Raps are always a good choice, as are Storm's ThunderCranks and new WildEye Jigging Soft Minnows.

Get there early for the morning bite and be prepared to experiment and focus on presentation. I am going to give it another shot Saturday! Good luck!

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Old 10-12-2006, 07:06 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I am going early Friday AM and will try trolling crankbaits and a few shad like lures along the Dam. I guess I'll hae to ecperiment with speed. Thanks for the advice
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Old 10-19-2006, 01:31 PM   #4 (permalink)
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i could have sworn I saw a walleye cruising the shallows at chatfield, caught me way off guard.
you always see carp, this was no carp, I thought walleyes always hung in deeper water, this fish came across the shoreline 5 feet out in about 3 f-o-w. I was lookin for bass, I said heck I better throw a rapala.... nothing thou. of course I didn't have my rapala box with over a dozen rap's ), only had a couple, not even right depth, and the countdown i had was tiny...
I just figured I'd throw that info out, they might be shallower then you think(this was 2-3 days ago)
althou I can never catch anything at all at cherry creek, I think I landed a real nice large once, but thats it.
I don't even really fish for walleye, but im sure thats what this fish was.
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Back home in Michigan we would always fish the shallows adjacent to inlets at night. The walleye/sauger would nail a perch colored rapala. They appear to follw the bait fish.
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