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Was a little dissapointed this weekend fishing, me and my buddy left his house out by Yoder and headed south. Since I didnt have much luck last time I was in Ordway, we kept on driving. On the map there was this big lake "Horse Creek Res." After taking a few roads like road ww and road 16 or something we find it. I giant dry lake bed filled with scrub brush. GRRRRRRR. (its been dry for 3 years I later find out) We take a few more roads including "Bob's Road" from twister and start heading to Adobe Creek Res, which we find out isnt labeled Adobe Creek Res anywhere but is called Blue Lake lots of signs for that lake. Map says its 5000 water acres get there and it looks pretty pathetic maybe about 1/2 or 1/3 that size. But it was getting late as we had a late start. Knew there were catfish in the lake and so thats what we were going to catch. Ended up catching 2 really really skinny no fighting carp and that was it my friend and his daughter got skunked. The guys next to us (man with 12 kids playing in the mud but fishing with 12 poles) brought 1 channel cat to the shore where it broke off before they could land it. He tagged it on a crawdad tail. They were also using shrimp but when we left a little after 10pm that was their only one.

Oh yeah the wind was kicking too but it was clear warm day water was a little muddy.

Next trip with him will have to be to John Martin or the Great Plains Area, maybe I'll get into some nice channel cats this year.

Here's 1 of the pathetic carp I caught:
 

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Blue Lake was actually the original name. My pops fished that lake since I was around 6 or 7 years old which was in the late 80's. I guess they just never changed the signs. That lake used to be IMO the best crappie fishery of Colorado. That's where we pulled consistant catches of 12 to 15 inch crappie. It's so sad how it got pretty beaten up by the drought.

As for the other lake (Horsecreek?) we never tried it, but when there was water there, it looked decent. We drove by it to scout out dove hunting spots.

There's also Meredith Reservoir. That lake used to be a good wiper lake according to locals down there. 5lb wipers were common, according to them. Right when I was pondering about going to Meredith, well.... You guessed it.. Nature's wrath punished the lake.

I aint mad though. Just sad  :'(

Man, that carp is skinny! Anyhow, better luck next time. Oh BTW, Dan's right. The hat brightens up the picture a little.
 

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Sorry to hear you did so bad ePic. That sure is a nice hat though and that is the smallest carp I have ever seen. Seriously, I have never seen a small carp. I hope you weren't to upset after the trip and went home and beat your wife. I noticed you were wearing the beater. J/K ;D Still a great report.
 

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I fished timber lake before it went dry. It was preety low but I did catch a 10 catfish. I also hooked into a huge catfish on my small 8 lb test pole. I could turn it around, IT SPOOLED ME real slow like a giant catfish will. If it had been a carp it would have made at least one fast run this fish just turned around and started plowing down real slow. Anyway I heard from some of the locals that this was a great lake for catfish, wiper, crappie, and bass. Maybe in ten years it will be a great lake again. :mad:
 
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Sorry the fishing wasn't happening e pic. even so, a skinny carp beats getting skunked i guess
 

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Sorry the fishing wasn't happening e pic. even so, a skinny carp beats getting skunked i guess
Yes atleast the skunk was only bothering my buddy. ;D
 
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