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Fished all over chatfield today.. With it being my first time on the lake, i didnt really know where to fish so I started out by the Dam trolling for trout, I could see them suspended around 10' and a few on bottom but couldnt get anything to bite. I also tried jigging the rip rap for walleye and trolling a worm harness. Saw alot of boats out there but didnt see ANYONE land a fish. I cant believe i stayed in the cold for that lol. :-\
 

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Hate to do this to you guys, but 5 walleye 18 1/2" to 22 3/4", all of them male, very fat, and every one of them released. I was only out about 4 hours, and on the last bit of the full moon phase.

Weather was double cold, or so it seemed. Water temp varied but averaged about 40 to 41. I was working areas that provided slightly warmer water temps along with the right combo of structure/bottom composition and depth.

I won't say much more. Not trying to be a creep, just asking anglers to put on thier thinking caps.

They are at Chatfield, and biting. You just have to give them what they are looking for.
 

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Nice job Stevnmare. Knew that they had to be in there. Just have to be able to
give them what they want and fish where they live.
 

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I re-read my post, and it sounds a bit smug. My apologies!

I should readily admit that I have spent more than a few hours getting skunked at Chatfield, but hope I am starting to understand the lake better. These 'eyes were so fat and healthy that I am very optimistic about the fishing this year. The fish had the look and feel of fish that have just emerged from the deep dark holes.

I miss fishing as much as I used to, but look forward to seeing some of you guys out there this season. The EyeGuy might have to start fishing again.

Good luck, and good fishing.
 

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No need to apologize.  It is good enough to let us know that you found them.  Makes us all a little more optimistic.  I get more satisfaction out of figuring out the bite myself rather than having someone spray paint an X on the spot for me.
 

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Maybe the DOW should put wiper in there so they will eat those sucky shad! Does everyone remember cherry creek a few years back when the shad came?
 
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