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Hit up Evergreen lake today. I fished just west of the wildlife area across the bridge. Was lookin for tigers. I was throwin different rainbow trout imitations. I was hoping to see some of the smaller ones stocked a bit back. Didn't see any or catch any. A guy I talk to at Sportsmans got a 40" not to long ago, and Trouthunter's 37" (think thats the right size) of course.

BTW I wasn't there at the best of times, about mid day. Paddle boats, canoes, them 3-wheeler boats, dogs and kids all over. Still was fun.

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I have a buddy that got married up there a few weeks ago and said a big tiger was hanging out right below the deck area where ceremonies are held (I'm not sure what side of the lake)
 

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I live in Evergreen and have seen some big tigers there. There are three main places I have seen them. Near the Lake house, near the spill way and near the marsh area(wildlife area). I actually snagged one a couple years ago while trout fishing, but the rig I was fishing with was to small and had to cut the line.
 

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Good info there guys.
I'm thinkin I may try to get back up there this week after work some time. I just want to hook up with one, any one. Size dosen't matter, well... 40+ wouldn't hurt. :p

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Fish under the Entraqqnce Bridge. They are all around one pound but there are alot of them. I usually use worms. Set the weight at the bottom and tie a hook about 1 foot up. Bait with worm and then cast directly under the bridge. My 8 year old son and I have caught about 30 out of there and then on the back side of the lake there is the old boat house and a huge cement block out from there. Double hook it and cast worms out as far as you can. I have caught about 60 there over the last 3 years.

A bad day of fishing is better than any good day at the office.
 

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Speaking of muskie, has anyone heard of them showing up at random lakes around the area? I remember reading about a tiger caught in a net at Chatfield a year or two ago and know someone caught one off the swim beach at Pueblo.
I saw a dead 40 inch + northern on the shore at Pueblo a few years back. I still believe that I wasn't seeing an illusion last summer at the trout pond at South Platte Ponds - my friend and I saw a muskie or northern jump straight out of the water like a bullet along the west shore and caught stockers with gashes in them.
Makes you wonder what you would find if you drained a lake..............
 

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Coon...

By the way your other reply to evergreen lake states that you have caught 30 under the bridge at Evergreen lake: What species of fish? Brown Trout, Rainbows, Cutthroats, or Muskies. What bridge? One of the bridges on the north side or the bride on the south side of the lake?
 

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Hey Coon,

I, like the others, was wondering if you are talking about tigers. That just seems like a lot (30 under the bridge, and 60 by the boat house). And if they were muskies, can you explain that birdge location in a bit more detail?

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I heard they stocked Muskies in Chatfield for a number of years back in the 80s and 90s...might still be a few around...
 

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can you put big boats on evergreen? Or do they atleast allow belly boats.. If someone would let me know i would appreciate it..
 

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Belly boats are allowed at Evergreen. I've seen small, hand-carried boats and canoes out there, too. No gas motors allowed... except for the parks department which motors around the lake to collect the trash bags. The "boat ramp" is on the west side of the lake next to the big lake house/reception center. It's not accessible to cars or trailers.

Also, if you have a large tricycle with orange, oversized inflatable tires... you can use that, too!
 

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I have only seen had carried craft....on occaision we will se a boat with an electric motor. Don't know if that is legal though.

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BBoat16 said:
Speaking of muskie, has anyone heard of them showing up at random lakes around the area?  I remember reading about a tiger caught in a net at Chatfield a year or two ago and know someone caught one off the swim beach at Pueblo.
I saw a dead 40 inch + northern on the shore at Pueblo a few years back.  I still believe that I wasn't seeing an illusion last summer at the trout pond at South Platte Ponds - my friend and I saw a muskie or northern jump straight out of the water like a bullet along the west shore and caught stockers with gashes in them.
Makes you wonder what you would find if you drained a lake..............
My friend claims he caught a musky in Arbor lake a few years back while fishing for crappie..??????
 

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Alot of lakes have been stocked in the past with muskie. Chatfield was one of them. My understanding from the DOW is it has not been stocked with them in several years. So any muskie you might hook should be BIG. The same goes for many other lakes. So I would not be surprised if there are muskie in Arbor.

Follow this link to all Colorado Waters that were stocked with Tiger Muskie until 2001

http://www.coloradomuskies.com/stockingreport.shtml



Below is an excerpt from an email I sent to the DOW about Muskie stocking for this and last year.

Re: Tiger Muskies.. Stocking??
« Reply #11 on: July 01, 2005, 09:59:08 pm »

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I emailed the DOW a few days ago and requested a list of waters stocked with tiger muskies for 2004 and this year. The reply:

Hi,



The following bodies of water will be stocked with musky in 2005:



Barker Reservoir, Big Creek Lakes lower, Clear Creek Reservoir, Continental Reservoir, Daigre Reservoir, De Weese, Reservoir, Evergreen Lake, Golden Gravel Pond #3, Horseshoe Reservoir, Jayhawker Ponds #1 and #2, Lon Hagler Reservoir, Pinewood Reservoir, Prospect Pond # 3 south, Seeley Lake, Teller Lake # 5, Union Reservoir and Wahatoya Reservoir.



For 2004:



Pike View Reservoir 144

Trinidad Reservoir 1,000

Horseshoe Reservoir 1,600

De Weese Reservoir 3,000

Joe Wright Reservoir 300

Jayhawker Pond # 2 39

Golden Gravel Pond # 3 75

Golden Gravel Pond # 4 60

St. Vrain State Park 120

Estes Lake 100

Teller Lake # 5 100

Prospect Pond # 3 south 100

Big Creek Lake, Lower 300

Jayhawker Pond # 1 100

Pinewood Reservoir 199

Lon Hagler 1,500

Evergreen Lake 200

Clear Creek Reservoir 4,000

Barker Reservoir 600

Union Reservoir 2,500

Johnson Reservoir 450

Harriman Lake 450



Have a nice day.



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Dan...nice job...now I know why you are a hero member and likely moderator of the millenium!

Thanks!!!
 
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