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Went up to the heavily hyped adams county fair grounds ponds with uncle about 9:00PM and right when we got out of the van we said almost in unison "You got the worms....I thought you had brought some.... ??? We had both forgot...has that ever happend to you? My uncle had bought some sort of stink bait from the Bass Pro Shop on south sheridan that the manager said was a good bait, so we decided to try the stink bait and if we did not get any bites in an hour then we would go to walmart and buy some worms. Both agreed we went on down to the right of the bridge between the two lakes on a small sand bar that was protruding into the lake. First cast I threw it where I had seen some movement in the water and as I was baiting my other pole  .....wham a 20 inch cat....my first channel cat ever!!!!

It was real steady all night a bite on every cast almost but we could not master the art of setting the hook on these cats. We were using #2 Eagle Claw Baitholder hooks. We ended up with 3 about 20 inches and 2 about 15 inches before running out of stink bait....We did not have the scale so I did not weigh them.  I am guessing about 2 pounds each...My uncle was guessing about 4 I do not know since they where my first catfish ever, now if they where trout I would have had a better guess.

I would give Adams County Fairgrounds a thumbs-up if you like catfish. Now I will get to eat catfish for the first time...Anyone have a good recipe?
 

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thanks for the recipes and info on the hook. I have the cats soaking in a salt and seasoning marinade getting ready for dinner. Going to try the Classic Deep Fried Method. Who wants to come over for dinner? Whoops better ask the wife first...j/k
 

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My uncle had bought it before I had picked him up, so I apologize for not knowing the exact name or brand however I can describe the look of the bag. It was a white bag with red and blue stripes. There also was a cartoon logo of a man catching a big fish. If you go down to The Bass Pro Shop on South Sheridan Blvd (just south of the Mississippi and Sheridan intersection on the east side of Sheridan next to Billiards Hall) the manager recommended this stink bait and my uncle stated her had plenty on hand. He stated it was not the most expensive either only about 3.00 I think. Hope that helps.
 

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TI,

Is this stuff made by powerbait? Or what is the name of it ?

TL said:
Thge best Catfish bait is the stuff that's like power bait, it come in a bucket. You'll need to buy the tubes w/ the holes in them they have little treble hooks on the bottom and line comes up through the bait. I lived on the Might Miss for 27 yrs. and next to blue gill & shad this is the best stuff. One of the reasons is that it works like chum & they absolutely love it. LOL.
 

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TI

Thanks for the extra effort finding out the name. Looking forward to seeing the results. Also if you wouldn't mind, find a image of the bait and post it to this topic. Or you can send me a link of the location where the bait's image is at and I will post it here, so that other fellow members can get a visual of the packaging.

Thanks

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Well for trout I have alot of places I go to. I have a friend that has been doing really good at Upper and Lower Catamount lakes near Pikes Peak....I think it is a fee area though. Also I live in Denver Metro area, however if I lived near you I would be going up to Spinney or the Dream Stream as much as I could, There is always a better than average chance you will hook onto a 5 lb plus trout there....As for Catfish if you look at my first post the one at the top. That was my first Catfish....I would have never known what to use and where to go if it was not for the other good reports on this site. I most likely would have never tried for catfish either. However I noticed a report for adams county fairgrounds and thought I would give it a try. Now I can say that after such a great time fellowshiping with uncle and being out there at night I will definately go catfishing again...Only bring more off next time....I ended up with about 20 skito' bites on the back of my arms. I have heard of several places up here to Catfish...Gravel ponds (anywhere) Pueblo city just south of you, up in denver metro....Waneka in lafeyette, Brighton City Park Ponds, and Adams County Fairgrounds...hope this helps...
 

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TL,

In this forum I have heard guys talk about Pueblo Reservoir for Catfish. Do a search at the top and see some of the comments and places to fish...Good Fishing. By the way what was the biggest Trout you caught up at Catamount?

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Maybe a cutbow (Cutthroat Rainbow Hybid)? did it look like a rainbow however have a orange slit? most likely a cutbow...If had alot of spots and no red line (like rainbow) horizontally down the middle....Maybe a Snake River Cutthroat...
 

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Catamount Reservoirs, North & South - Fishing at North Catamount, restricted to flies and lures only, is good for rainbow trout of 12-15 inches. Fishing as South Catamount, where bait can be used, is good for 10-inch stocked rainbows. Anglers have also reported hooking -- and often losing -- a few big lakers. Water levels are high and both lakes have had little fishing pressure over the past couple of years, allowing trout to grow undisturbed. A fee is required to fish in the North Slope Recreation Area. Access is on the Pikes Peak Highway from sunrise to sunset, May 1-Sept. 30. Due to steep grades, motor homes are not permitted.

Does not say Catch and Release...So I think you safe however it is always a good bet to ask the ranger as you enter and pay your fees what the regs are. Or look for the Message Board where it will tell you the regs...I think the are harvested fishing lakes...Anyone else know for sure?
 

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check out this link also does not state catch and release:
http://www.springsgov.com/Page.asp?NavID=398


Below are a couple of quotes found doing a search of this forum:

Tim-COS said:
Awesome!!! Cuttys are the BEST! I caught a bunch of them out of North Catamount a couple weeks ago, but they sure didn't look like those! That Brookie sure is nice looking too.. you sure can tell from your picture that the Brookie isn't even a trout, but a member of the Char family...
jeremycallahan said:
I have heard people mentioning they caught cutbows. I am not quite sure how to tell the difference between them and regular rainbows. But today at south catamount, i caught two "rainbows" but they had redish fins like and their bellies were more of a yellowish color the the white on stockers. They also had that redish slash on their throats like a cut throat. Are these the cutbows people talk about? They were pretty good in size about 14-15 inches and nice and pink meat on the inside. You could see that they were different from the rest of the bows we caught today. Sorry, didnt take a picture of them :(
Tim-COS said:
Got some good fish up at North Catamount. Caught 7 Lake trout on Tube jigs and probably 15 or so Cutties and Rainbows fishing from the bank. All released, but it sure was fun! Lakers were all about the same at 18-19". The trout ran around 11"-14". They sure put up a good battle for their size! Also, the stocking trucks showed up today and put several thousand fish up at the head of the lake. If you wanted to hike that far I'll bet you could get them on almost every cast....
Hope this helps..
 
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