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Actually all of those places you mentioned are all top Colorado bass waters. Also Sawhill Ponds near Boulder and Pella Crossing between Longmont and Boulder are also good places. There's a lot of big bass at Pella, but they can be tough to catch at times. Also, Horsetooth Res, near Fort Collins, and Chatfield Lake are both excelllent smallmouth fisheries. I've heard great things about Aurora but have never fished there.

For largemouths, fish spots with ample vegetation and structure--submerged trees, weedbeds, brush piles, etc. As far as lures go, you can't go wrong with fishing plastic worms, using a slow, rise-and-fall presentation along the bottom. Bass will usually take the worm on the fall or while the worm is sitting on the bottom; so either keep your line tight or closely watch your line for movement. In addition to worms; spinnerbaits, skirted jigs, jerkbaits, crankbaits and tube jigs all work well, and topwater plugs do well on cloudy days and at night.

Smallmouths prefer hard-bottomed, rocky areas. Also, the main forage for smallmouths in many lakes are crayfish. Tube jigs work very well for smallies, especially when bouncing them along the bottom, while periodically allowed them to rest on the bottom (which is when most strikes will occur). Also plastic grubs on lead jigheads, tipped with half a crawler, work well, as do plastic worms, spinnerbaits, crankbaits and jerkbaits. Generally speaking, it's a good idea to downsize you baits when switching from largemouths to smallmouths.

Hope this helps.
 
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