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I work close to Tommy Davis Park in Greenwood Village and was hoping I could get some fresh air and fish for a bit on my lunch hour.

I called the city and they said it's the only place to fish in Greenwood Village.

I didn't find much in the archives or on Fish Explorer.

I went there last night and threw some metal. Unless I had a pretty fast retrieve I was dragging in weeds/grass.

There weren't any signs of fish activity and there's an abundance of "NO PARKING" signs in the neighborhood.

The city said they stock it with bows every April before their fishing derby.

Are there other species in this pond?

Any tips/info is greatly appreciated.

If anything I guess I can go practice casting if I can find where to legally park!
 

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Hey Dallas... I hope you get some help, but I can't help ya on those lakes, so I will give you a little advice about this place... The lakes you are asking about are small waters. Folks are VERY tight lipped about small waters for countless reasons. If I am reading you right, you want bass fishing. IF you really want some help, stay active on here and buddy up with a couple people. The good info on the best waters is just not given away easily. Keep up the good work, so to speak, and you will get some help.... don't be offended about the tight lipped nature, too many people have been burned BAD by giving out info on small waters.
 

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Oyey,

Thanks for the reply.

The city wasn't much help in getting info and from visiting the park it looks like a shallow cement pool that is apparently full of weeds/grass on the bottom.

I got hung up so easily over and over again.

I doubt there are bass in this pond but maybe some rainbows. I'm trying to get better at fishing lures instead of bait fishing and looking for a close place I could go cast a few if I had a spare 30-60 minutes.

My job, four kids and finishing my CPA exams keep me busy enough!

I take the kids fishing every other week. I love it but I usually don't get a chance to fish as I'm helping them a majority of the time.

So anyway, if anyone knows if there's any life in this pond or any in the DTC area send me a DM!

Thank you
 

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I don't know anything about this pond but chucking metal in shallow weed choked water probably isn't the way to go. Soft plastics might work better and you would get hung up alot less.
 

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Shallow, weed choked water is made for a fly and bubble presentation... hint-hint!
Ghostman,

I've tried bubble and fly without much success but am willing to try again!

How long of a leader, after the bubble, would you recommend?

Thanks!
 

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I don't know anything about this pond but chucking metal in shallow weed choked water probably isn't the way to go. Soft plastics might work better and you would get hung up alot less.
You have a great point kirby. I went there without any prior knowledge of the pond and didn't realize it was so shallow and weed filled.

I'm not familiar with soft plastics for rainbows.

What soft plastics would you recommend?

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Ghostman,

I've tried bubble and fly without much success but am willing to try again!

How long of a leader, after the bubble, would you recommend?

Thanks!
As an estimate, I usually go about 6'... if you are in an area where brush or other obstructions make it difficult to manage that much on the back cast, 4' will work unless the fish are spooked or line shy. Also, stop the line by hand just before the bubble hits the water. This allows the fly to carry past the bubble and land beyond it reducing the chance of a snarl.
 

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Oyey,

Thanks for the reply.

The city wasn't much help in getting info and from visiting the park it looks like a shallow cement pool that is apparently full of weeds/grass on the bottom.

I got hung up so easily over and over again.

I doubt there are bass in this pond but maybe some rainbows. I'm trying to get better at fishing lures instead of bait fishing and looking for a close place I could go cast a few if I had a spare 30-60 minutes.

My job, four kids and finishing my CPA exams keep me busy enough!

I take the kids fishing every other week. I love it but I usually don't get a chance to fish as I'm helping them a majority of the time.

So anyway, if anyone knows if there's any life in this pond or any in the DTC area send me a DM!

Thank you


I hear ya.. Like I said, stick around, folks will help out, but it takes some time to get a little cred. There are tons of opportunities that are close enough, especially for the kiddos. Keep fishin.. in the lakes and here!
 

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As an estimate, I usually go about 6'... if you are in an area where brush or other obstructions make it difficult to manage that much on the back cast, 4' will work unless the fish are spooked or line shy. .
How can u cast a bubble with 6 ft of line hanging past it with a 6-7 ft rod???
 

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Thanks for the tips ghostman!

There aren't any trees close to the water so I shouldn't have an issue with the back cast. It'll probably take some practice stopping the line before it hits the water.

Would you recommend a strike indicator or do fish usually hit the fly hard enough you set the hook based on the bobber's action?
 

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Retrieve the fly as slowly as you can and still keep the line tight... you will feel the take as you would fishing any other lure... and you are welcome.
 

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Ghostman,

Sounds good! I read an article, it said try to retrieve it back slow enough that the bubble isn't disturbing the water or making wakes.
 

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Dallas,

Sounds more like a place you may find some bass. These work well for me on small metro waters:

I'd get the 2" and 3", if you can only get one, get the 2" in silver

They're easy to fish soft plastics, vary your retrieve styles..



 

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Thanks Pistol!

If there aren't bass in Tommy Davis I do know a great little pond with small LMB these will work in!

They look like the kids could fish them as well.

Thank you!
 

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Wow! It's funny, I work about a half a block away from this place and spend my lunch hour walking the opposite direction (along DTC Pkwy with everyone else)....I'll have to walk over there sometime and check it out.
 

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Wow! It's funny, I work about a half a block away from this place and spend my lunch hour walking the opposite direction (along DTC Pkwy with everyone else)....I'll have to walk over there sometime and check it out.
Sounds like we need to meet up and cast a few on our lunch hour!
 

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I used to live down that way and wondered about practice casting on the ponds too. I never saw anyone out over there. I'd love to hear if anything is in there. There is NO danger of me jumping this new hot spot.
 
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