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I was thinking about taking of heading out to boyd on thursday. I've never actually been there before. I've read on the forum that the inlet and huron cove are the places to go. Is this true? If so where are they? I've been using this map to familiarize myself with the lake.

http://parks.state.co.us/images/content/documents/BoydArea2-031210.pdf

Any help on spots to go would be great. Also any general tips on bait and takle are appreciated. Thanks!
 

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Here's a map of the places most commonly mentioned in reports on this site.  There are some other places that will produce fish, but these are very accessible and have lots of fish.  Don't forget to pay the entrance fee, unless you have an annual pass.

There is a channel that gets washed out where the concrete pipe brings water from Horseshoe Lake into Boyd lake. Lots of panfish accumulate in this channel in the winter. Lots of trout can be caught near the boat ramp. The far back corner of Heron cove has some sand/gravel flats with some week patches that perch like to hand out on, but you will catch fish further out and around the point on the north side of Heron cove, as well - it's the kind of place schools of perch like to hang out, and a few walleye like to brown there as well. The perch can pretty easily be caught on small jigs tipped with waxworms, hooked through the tail - same for bluegills by the inlet pipe. The stocker trout will also hit these, and lots of other things.

The weather is supposed to be warm today and tomorrow. I think the ice will hold up there through a few days of warmer weather, but you might want to drill a test hole off the end of the dock at the boat ramp, if you're not sure about the ice. I've seen people drill holes right by that dock, and fish from the dock during winter. Not sure if this is technically allowed, but it's sometimes done.

 

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Thanks cutt, I was wondering how the warm weather would affect boyd? I should be out there around 11:00am tomorrow.
 

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You will really want to be very careful.  Overnight low is supposed to be above freezing temps tonight, and after warm temps today.... well, you get the picture.
 

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I was at Douglas a little while today, which has similar ice to Boyd, right now. I suspect Douglas will last another day like today and be pretty safe for the careful angler, but it better start getting cold again soon soon, or we'll be looking at open water for awhile again.
 

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Was at the inlet pipe Friday 12/23. Ice is nearly unsafe there, and very well may be as I type this. Bluegills bit well and saw a coupel of trout caught, too.

This warm weather and wind is sure putting a bummer on what started out to be a great season on the front range! :'(
 

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Hey Reg, just got done eating some deepfried gills after watching some Broncos kick some raider @ss. You didn't catch any more Bucketmouths? Good Luck next week. Later.
 

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Only got a couple more. THe wind started blowing so dang hard I had to get outta there!
 

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cursin the front range wind today !
cant venture to far but had hoped Boyd
was still safe because I wanted to get after
some perch . anyone know if theres half a
chance of areas of safe lid ?
 

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Any recent update on boyd? Would love to catch some fish close to home. If you've been out there how thick was the ice and where did you fish(I'm not looking for anyones secret spot just and idea of where to head.)
 

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i fished acouple of weeks ago at the inlet pipe, caught tons of trout, some close to 18 inches , i also caught lots of bluegill, crappie and bass
 

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I can't believe there is even any! There have been boats on it for a couple of weeks. Where the heck is the ice, in their cocktails :-\ ::)
 
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