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Hello, Yep this is my first time on the forum, so cheers to all...It feels good to read about other fisherman with the same problem which I have "Notenoughtime tofish" Syndrome, yes it will kill you. Has any one ever fished the little "secret" Gross Reservoir? Specific boating as of Memorial Day, 2005 will be allowed. It is time for the TigerMusky!! It may be a little late in spring bite, but they have not had any real fishing pressure yet! This is a first!!! We have not had the opportunity to fish using a boat because of regulations. I will say, I have had great LUCK in this water. But I always saw more then I could reach and catch. I have not seen many other people fishing.
Has anybody had any LUCK on Gross?
Cheers Pope
Also, I only go by the name pope because that is my last name and what everyone calls me. Sorry. I pray for the great John Paul II.
 

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About time boats were allowed. Still Denver water board is paranoid over "body contact" on a raw, untreated water source. What a bunch of idiots. There is no possible way body contact can harm a water source. Period. Excuses otherwise that water department goons use are just lies so they can promote their agenda. Again, all water supply likes in Colorado would be closed to all public access if these losers had there way.
 

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I could not agree with you more!! :mad: We pay for them, so we should be able to have a little freedom when it comes to fishing them!!!
 

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Hah My bf's best buddy works for commerce water and he said that denver water is just full of a buncha jerks. My bf (gotmusky?), that friend I mentioned, and I just fished at gross yesterday 4/17. Got there at like 6 and stayed till noon. My bf got a bite as soon as he casted on power eggs and that was the only activity we had for the WHOLE day... Really made that hike there seem not worth it. Course now we know if we ever go again not to bring like 80 lbs worth of gear!! >_< or to hike in wading boots... :( The water was just FREEZING cold too so I dunno maybe it'll be better when it warms up a bit more.

My bf and I were wondering though, how would you take a boat there? Would you have to hike it down that mtn basically on your back or just use an inflatable raft? We saw another area that looked like it was an easier hike down to the lake but we had no idea on how to get to it, there weren't many trees there and it was mostly sand.
 

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Sounds like the perfect place for my one man pontoon boat! I wonder if those are allowed?
 
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IceInTheVeins said:
I don't think they will be allowed because pontoons would be "body contact."
Well, at least it's progress. Ya gotta start somewhere.
 

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Don In Denver said:
IceInTheVeins said:
I don't think they will be allowed because pontoons would be "body contact."
Well, at least it's progress.  Ya gotta start somewhere.
Amen Don. It's a precident. In fact, belly boats will probably soon be allowed at Jerry Creek reservoirs this summer.
 

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IceInTheVeins said:
Don In Denver said:
IceInTheVeins said:
I don't think they will be allowed because pontoons would be "body contact."
Well, at least it's progress. Ya gotta start somewhere.
Amen Don. It's a precident. In fact, belly boats will probably soon be allowed at Jerry Creek reservoirs this summer.
I'm not happy about jerry creek reservoirs allowing belly boats. When a lot of people get the big bluegills, they kill them because they don't think anyone will believe them. And yeah, they are right, nobody believes 13" bluegill, but they are commonplace. I just wish anglers wouldn't keep the big bluegill, sadly I know most will and this allowing belly boats may increase bluegill catch :'(
 

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I'm tired of seeing the bluegills at Jerry Creek laying on the shoreline with their fillets gone. I have seen dozens of 10 - 14" bluegills a day with their fillets gone. I just wish the DOW would enforce certain rules more.
 
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I just wish anglers wouldn't keep the big bluegill, sadly I know most will and this allowing belly boats may increase bluegill catch :'(
I sure wish these little places that have things in decent balance would be made catch & release.  
 

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Don In Denver said:
I just wish anglers wouldn't keep the big bluegill, sadly I know most will and this allowing belly boats may increase bluegill catch :'(
I sure wish these little places that have things in decent balance would be made catch & release.  
Jerry Creek is catch and release! Not enough law enforcement in the region. You should see how out of control the poaching is.
 

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My bf and I were wondering though, how would you take a boat there?  Would you have to hike it down that mtn basically on your back or just use an inflatable raft?  We saw another area that looked like it was an easier hike down to the lake but we had no idea on how to get to it, there weren't many trees there and it was mostly sand.
Does anyone know the awnser to this? I can't think of anywhere to put in a boat but by the dam if they would put in a ramp. Thsi si the only spot big enuogh to turn around a baot and trailer. Anywhere else you would have to back up for miles to put a boat with a trailer in the water.
 
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I can't think of anywhere to put in a boat but by the dam if they would put in a ramp. Thsi si the only spot big enuogh to turn around a baot and trailer. Anywhere else you would have to back up for miles to put a boat with a trailer in the water.
I think the regulation will allow cartopped boats only, but I haven't checked it out yet. And I haven't driven up yet to see where the launch area might be.
 

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The regs allow only person-powered, cartop boats, but no tubes. I believe they are at the Denver Water web site somewhere. Also, only a certain number of vehicles are allowed to park. No room to park means no floating on Gross, as I recall.
 
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