Was wondering if would be worth kayaking, haven't heard anything about it.
Thanks for the info, you did good on smallies there.I fish it in my kayak nearly every week as I live 2 miles away.
You'll find big smallmouth, big channel cats, and big walleyes (though the walleye population/catchability seems low for me). I have pulled 14 Master Angler smallies (>17") in the last 3 trips I've had out there, and two Master Angler cats (>30")...
Perch are small and abundant with the occasional 12"; they make great bait for the smallies and cats.
The stocked trout are usually under 14" but you can find the occasional 16"+ rainbow.
Water clarity is around 9 ft right now without polarized glasses.
No live aquatic bait allowed to be brought in and no traps/netting allowed; use worms or catch perch when you get there if live bait is your thing.
Spring hours are 630 am to 730 pm.
Cost is $5/$7 per vehicle and then you pay $5/$7 per watercraft (Arvada resident/non-resident). Yearly pass for non-resident vehicle and kayak is $70.
What size trout are coming out of there?Guys at the check-in shack said a 13lb walleye was pulled out this last Saturday... I don't know how accurate that is, but the past few days I've been seeing eyes bigger than 27" swimming in the shallows, so I can believe there are giant walleye in low numbers in the reservoir.
Today all I caught were trout while throwing wacky rigs shallow for smallies. Wind picked up and I had to leave. Trying again in the morning.