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Old 10-04-2011, 10:01 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey Guys,

New to the forum, I'm moving to Denver and was hoping to get some advice on bass fishing. Any suggestions on places to go near the Denver Metro area and what works in this area? I'm coming from the east coast where I fish a lot of lilly pads and weeds with rubber worms and frogs. Not sure if that will hold up out here.

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The same techniques will apply. Welcome to 300 days of sunshine.

Fish are smart here, time on the water will = success. There are alot of bullfrogs here, but honestly I havent done as well here with frogs as other parts of the country. I would look into getting some crawdad imitations, some rattltraps, and some jerk baits. Plastic worms (senkos, trick worms, ribbontails) work pretty much anywhere. CO is a premier walleye, trout, and small mouth state. The main forage for most game fish around denver is shad, crawdads, and panfish. There are monsters everywhere, but like I said they are smart. Most park ponds will have bass, and north and south of denver there are fair sized lakes that offer good opportunities as well.

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Thanks that sounds good. Do most of the ponds/lakes around Denver have good shore access or would it better if I had a boat?
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Hey Guys,

New to the forum, I'm moving to Denver and was hoping to get some advice on bass fishing.  Any suggestions on places to go near the Denver Metro area and what works in this area? I'm coming from the east coast where I fish a lot of lilly pads and weeds with rubber worms and frogs.  Not sure if that will hold up out here.

Thanks!
Get a fishing close to home book.  they sell them at most big box tackle stores like Gander mtn., sportsman's warehouse or sports authority.  Lots and lots of ponds to choose from locally, and from there if you put in the effort and time, you'll find honey holes quickly.  bass spots are fewer than the east coast here, and the really good ones are harder to find and when found are coveted amongst the bass fishermen.

one spot that the masses will suggest is Quincy reservoir. 
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Here is the amazon link for the Fishing close to home book. It has good info in it.

http://www.amazon.com/Denver-Boulder.../dp/0930657519
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Hey Guys,

New to the forum, I'm moving to Denver and was hoping to get some advice on bass fishing. Any suggestions on places to go near the Denver Metro area and what works in this area? I'm coming from the east coast where I fish a lot of lilly pads and weeds with rubber worms and frogs. Not sure if that will hold up out here.

Thanks!
Get a fishing close to home book. they sell them at most big box tackle stores like Gander mtn., sportsman's warehouse or sports authority. Lots and lots of ponds to choose from locally, and from there if you put in the effort and time, you'll find honey holes quickly. bass spots are fewer than the east coast here, and the really good ones are harder to find and when found are coveted amongst the bass fishermen.

one spot that the masses will suggest is Quincy reservoir.
I dont know if I'd recommend Quincy Res unless you have a boat, float tube, or pontoon. Quincy is also not the place i'd go if you want fast and furious action. Like I said before most little ponds will suffice for shore action. Shore access in most places is only a few machete swings away. If you dont have one they have machete's at walmart for like $5-10 I think. Also, unfortunatley be prepared to pay to fish (either gas money to go to free spot in the hills, or parks passes, entry fees, etc.....)
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to get the most out of your fishing time a boat is very helpfull, you can fish almost all our lakes with a float tube if you like or a small boat on all but our bigger lakes. the only problem is the weather, you have to keep a close eye out for wind, in a half hour our lakes can go from calm to white caps
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to get the most out of your fishing time a boat is very helpfull, you can fish almost all our lakes with a float tube if you like or a small boat on all but our bigger lakes. the only problem is the weather, you have to keep a close eye out for wind, in a half hour our lakes can go from calm to white caps
I was out on chatty once a few months ago. Flat calm......... then bam, caps, swells, boat's filling with water. Trying to get back to the launch, trolling motor dies. Thank god I had a decent paddle. Had to paddle from catfish to kingfisher in my bass hunter against the wind.
Had sore shoulders and biceps for the next week.
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