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I have been trying to collect GPS coordinates for Chatfield Res and would like to collect them for other lakes in Colorado.

If you have coordinates for fishing hot spots, structure and other GPS information, lets post it here for all to benefit. it would be great to have coordinates listed when you find a great place on a lake, then instead of everyone wandering around trying to find the area by matching shoreline landmarks and guessing with our fish-finders we can zoom in on recently productive areas and hopefully increase the numbers of fish caught!

Enter the information in a format similar to this:

1. Body of Water
2. Coordinates
3. Type of Structure
4. Type of Fish
5. When to fish (time of year, time of day etc.)
6. Bait or Lure used.
7. Any other information you would like to give


I'll start, I'll only list a one since I need to get back on the water and verify some of the coordinates in my GPS, but I am sure of these.

1. Chatfield
2. 39 32.821N, 105 04.284W
3. Submerged Bridge and Roadway
4. Walleye, Bass and Trout
5. Trout year round, walleye in summer and fall, bass in summer and fall. Rumors of big cats under the bridge.
6. Minnows, crawlers, trolled and still fished, shad raps trolled at a low speed along the edges and above the road way.
7. Structure goes from a flat surface under about 9 feet of water (summer of 2004 levels, approximately 5430 ft above sea level) to a sharp dropoff with water depth of 20-25 feet. Most fish I caught are along the dropoff, though I catch quite a few bass above the bridge and road.

Thanks I hope we can develope a big data base of coordinates.
 

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Dan said:
39 32.821N, 105 04.284W
Im new to gps, I dont know this format., My gps does it like this:
39.82
105.284 or something like that. what is this format you use?

-Jay
 

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There are several different formats, most GPS are able to change the format. Mine is set to DD/MM/SSS on the WGS84 datum. Look under setup on your unit and see if there is a place to change the format. What kind of a GPS are you using?

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I took your #'s and tried to enter them onto a map via 'expert GPS' but i wont take them in that format. Im sure I can enter them into my GPS and let it convert it.

Im using a Garmin e-Trex.

-Jay
 

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That is the spot. It would be great to develope a list of coordinates for all Colorado lakes. Though I am partial getting the local lakes done first. I am hoping to get out this Saturday weather permitting.
 
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