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I usually like to start out spring at Boulder Reservoir. The catfish are usually a little larger than average and they love slammin cutbait on the north shore.

Does anyone know the times and places to catch walleye at Boulder? I spoke to a local angler there last year who spoke highly of the walleye bite in March. He was walking along the S dam and jigging. As I recall, he said they were mostly small, but a few will be in the 18 to 20 inch range.
 

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I have not fished Boulder res since i was a kid and lived in Boulder. If you like to fish for channel cats i found a nice spot to catch them in Thornton, if you have a lot of patience. It is at the Thornton water treatment facility on 88th and Colorado BLVD. I caught two 11 pound cats there the end of the year. There are two lakes there and i fished the front lake off the pier and caught both of them in the daytime around noon off the new pier they just finished. There are two piers at the front lake. There are a lot of big fish in both lakes, they just opened it up to the public to fish there this last year. They have some pretty big bass, trout, walleye, catfish in it. It is closed right now to fishing, but i think it opens up again in March to the public.
 

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Though I have never fished Boulder, I have heard that it is a pretty good early season walleye lake. I think I'll have to give it a shot a time or two this spring. Does anyone know what the entry fee is and if there are any special boating regulations?
 

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Hey Don: check this out.

http://www.ci.boulder.co.us/parks-recreation/RESERVOIR/reservoir_main.htm

Once you're in the site, on the left side of the screen, you'll see Reservoir Daily Gate Fees & Season Passes. Look beneath that and you'll find Reservoir Regulations.

If you wanted to just check out the lake on foot there is a parking spot on the NW side of the res and you could also walk there from the Coot Lake parking lot. However, from that side, it is quite a hike.
 

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Man... I still need more practice with using the the BBC tags. Hehehe.. Please excuse me for my ignorance. :D

Let me try that again.

[http:/][/www.ci.boulder.co.us/parks-recreation/RESERVOIR/reservoir_main.htm]
 

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Alright, this is not working for me. Please help me out with how to use the "insert hyperlink" tag. Anyone?
 

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Ah HA!! :eek:

It worked!!!!

Anyhow, yeah Koni, I've been there before too, but just wasn't patient enough. I hear some good words on those lakes. I still remember the first time I was there. Man, them lakes are Deep! :eek:

Thanks for reminding me of those lakes. I might want to head out there as soon as the ice is gone.
 

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:D Yes, i know they are deep, scary deep! I was told by one of the construction guys working on the new pier that it was 100 ft deep in the middle but someone else told me it was 40 foot deep. Only the fish know for sure. I didn't find out about those lakes till close to the end of the season, so i don't know how well the fishing was at the begining of the season, or middle. I just know that i did catch those two, but i did have to sit there for about 3 to 4 hours before they bit. Other people i met there told me they had caught a huge large mouth bass, some lady caught a huge walleye, others had caught huge trouts.I do know they stock them every year, and they have never allowed fishing until this last year, so they have had lots of time to grow and get big. There is a lot of natural bait in the lake like crawdads and little blue gill too so the fish there seem to be a little picky and very well fed. The best luck i had was using dead shiners.
 
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