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As a kid I would sometimes sneak into city and private properties to fish. They would include: Pikes Peak Watersheds (Including the South slope), Navigators water supply(on the mesa next to the Garden of the Gods), and the reservoirs below the Gold Camp Road
Thinking back I probably would have been in pretty big trouble if I was ever caught but nothing compared to what would happen today with all of the security concerns.
Anybody else willing to confess?
 

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Worse I've done is golf course ponds just for kicks. Kinda scary though, the thought of golf balls comin down at those speeds. At night is cool though. Just make sure you're ready for the consequence if caught. Remember that trespassing equals hefty checks to the authorities.
 
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golf course ponds. i used to caddie and play just to scout the ponds. then sneak in after dark or a few hours before sun rise.

also had a swimming lake like park and would hit it the same way.

used to go to private ponds in peoples yards - in ohio we had big parcels of land and lots of small ponds. did hat until i got shot with some rock salt :mad:

used to catch a ton of nice bass and bluegill.

those were the days - summer break from school, no responsibilities, fishing, wiffle ball, swimming...it sucks getting old :(
 

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I've fished alot of private gravel pits, ponds on railroad land, farm ponds, and irragation ditches living in Nebraska growing up. Most of these were on private property.
 

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I have snuck into one public reservoir in western CO that is off limits because of the usual hokey baloney. Phenominal fishing.
Best thing we can do is just start up petitions in the appropriate town. The authorites might tell you it won't work but that is because they fear the refferendum.
Ouray, did you check out my website? We need to unite and open up all publicly owned lakes.
 

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Ironic how they would charge you with trespass for fishing a city reservoir. Anyway you could face up to a $200 fine and ten points against your license. Usually you can plea it down though but that would be hard for me because there shouldn't be a such thing as trespass on public property.
 

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I have a list of what I call "renegade" lakes. Most of these are Denver Water Baord properties or other ditch companies. A few are private property lakes that require you to be a resident.

Sadly, they are not managed as fisheries and in desperate need of help. In these cases the fish are huge or the bass populations are overcrowded and stunted.

Marston reservoir is one I would love to break into. Enormous walleye and a few big trout. Bring your guile suit and wire cutters...we'll hum the Mission Impossible theme as we enter.

Truthfully though...I am so afraid that if caught, they would revoke my fishing license. That keeps me staring over the fence whispering...."What if...?"
 

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Weve snuck into Cheesman several times including before it was ever open to the public.Late 70's.Havent done it since prolly 1999.Got caught once-$75.00 fine,worth it though!
 

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Hey cool,PL-Yeah we used to catch nice trout and pike also some nice perch but never got into big ones till after it opened.My skills werent as good then.Hey,we also have snuck into the Wigwam Club. This guy with a shotgun would kick us out!Finally started fishing at night on full moons.Awesome fishing!
 

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I'd love to though...especially palisade's reservoir.
 

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There's this lake by the Boulder Airport that I've always been really tempted to sneak into. It's owned by some private fishing club, and is supposed to have some huge Kamloops strain rainbows in it. Anybody else heard about it?
 

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Mattsabasser said:
I have a list of what I call "renegade" lakes. Most of these are Denver Water Baord properties or other ditch companies. A few are private property lakes that require you to be a resident.

Sadly, they are not managed as fisheries and in desperate need of help. In these cases the fish are huge or the bass populations are overcrowded and stunted.

Marston reservoir is one I would love to break into. Enormous walleye and a few big trout. Bring your guile suit and wire cutters...we'll hum the Mission Impossible theme as we enter.

Truthfully though...I am so afraid that if caught, they would revoke my fishing license. That keeps me staring over the fence whispering...."What if...?"
Marston Lake is owned by Denver Water board and thus is public. Of course it's fenced off and access is banned. But the water board and city officials are allowed to fish it.
Time to get these lakes open. I do not encourage true trespass on true private property, which means owned by an individual or a private company. But I think that fishing city owned lakes where access is banned is a form of civil disobedience. I applaud that. You just have to be willing to pay the fine if caught.
 

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Marston,

I have driven by it many a time and whave wished that I could fish it. Even if they only let me take my canoe on it. Its a nice body of water and would be great to help with some of the congestion on other bodies of water around here. I would support trying to get it opened.

Dan
 
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