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Jay,

I spent 9 hours there last weekend. The problem right now with Cherry Creek and with several other local fisheries is that there is an abudance of baitfish. We were marking a lot of fish with the electronics but there were huge clouds of baitfish all around the area and this was constant throughout the night. With the lower temps at night that we have been having, the baitfish will start to die off and fishing will dramatically increase. Bass fishing for fall will be absolutley awesome! Be carefull what you are throwing this time of year. Example: Spinnerbaits were designed to mimic packs of baitfish. With the baitfish being heavy right now, thats probably not the best option to be throwing. When the baitfish die off, this would be a great option! Even though the fishing was tough and slow, we still got into some wiper and walleye but it was not as hot as usual. Hope this helps Jay. You might try Chatfield as I got into smallmouth the other day and yes they had some size to them. They were not the same size as my lure like usual.
 

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Mann's Minus 1's and 1/4oz traps in bone w/ orange belly. Also 4" Roboworms rigged drop-shot in Purple/Brown holograph. By the way, I was fishing along the dam--back & forth then again & again.
 

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I'll tell you what Jay, if you can find wipers that are in a feeding frenzy on the surface then you will be in luck at Cherry Creek. Before the baitfish die-off takes place, the wipers will push them towards the surface and start feasting on them. When this occurs you will see them feeding and turning in a very aggressive manor. If you can get close and throw topwater stuff like Spooks and Poppers, they will nail the crap out of it. Keep in mind you need to work the lure pretty fast!!! If you do not have any luck at Cherry Creek, call me and maybe we can scoot over to Chatfield. I will be fishing my nornal stuff in the morning from 4:30am till 9am and then I will be free.
 

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Kirby,

If you slowley re-read my post, I said that the spinnerbaits "mimic packs of baitfish", not single baitfish. These fish are eating so many baitfish that they are not as interested in the baitfish substitutes. When the baitfish die off, the fish will be more than happy to accept the substitute. These fish are really filling up on the baitfish.
 

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You are exactly right fishinguitars! A reaction strike is where my money is right now. With the traps and cranks, I am catching fish who are not part of the pack who are chasing baitfish. Whey are just hanging out and all of a sudden, they see this trap come flying by and they can't help themsevles, they just knock the crap out of it! You are also right about the jig/pig in the shallows also. I caught several largemouth that way this morning.  
 

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That would be correct fishinguitars! Chatfield & Cherry Creek were meant to be two different topics.
 
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