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Has anyone ever fished in these metro area waters?

East Reservoir

Harriman Lake

Marston Lake

Ward Reservoir #1 or #5

Belmar Park

Maple Grove Reservoir

Bass, West, or Tabor Lakes in Arvada

Hyatt, Broad, Omega or Kelly in Arvada

Tucker, Blunn or Church, Upper/Lower Long Lakes

Just some waters i found while looking at google maps. Close to home, and looked interesting.

Thanks,

Brian
 

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acording to the response dan got from DOW they put 450 tiger muskie in Harriman Lake in 2004

found this when i used the search function on this site (button near top of page)

http://www.coloradofisherman.com/forum/index.php?topic=155.0


you find previous posts on most if not all these

welcome to the site i am looking forward to your input
 

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Brian...I'll share what I can about a few of these lakes. I've done the same thing as you...take a map and start checking off places with fences and no tresspassing signs as I drive and explore.

Harriman Lake: Off Quincy and Kipling...carp fest! I have caught bass here and one small pike. I know they say they only stock muskie and not pike but the markings make me 99% sure it was a pike. Water is usually a bit stained.

Marston Lake: No fishing allowed...this is Denver Water Board property used for walleye reproduction.

Bass, West, or Tabor Lakes in Arvada: I live in Golden so this is my home away from home. Too much info to cover here. The area is called Prosepct Park Lakes, not to be confused with the are of the same name in Fort Collins.

Hyatt, Broad, Omega or Kelly in Arvada...never heard of them. Most likely private or irrigation with no fishing allowed.

Tucker, Blunn or Church, Upper/Lower Long Lakes: These are some more DWB/irrigation lakes. No fishing.
 

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harriman, can u show me the exact location of this spot? my house is as marston slopes on quincy and wads, thats soo close by.
 

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Brian i live in the lakewood area too and have fished bass,west,tabor but nothin else.i've had some luck at west.
 

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They won't let u fish at belmar but there are HUGE carp in there i'm talking in the 50 pound range.At least last time i was up there.
 

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I live a few miles from Harriman. Never fished it. I have walked the dog there a few times. Any suggestions on what areas would be good to work? I heard in addition to the tiger muskie there are supposed to be saugeyes, bass and catfish also. Looks like it might be a good lake for some bluegill also.

So what do you guys recommend ?

Dan
 

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I fish harriman at least once a week,there are some HUGE!!! Pike in there, no saugeyes but walleye(the have the white spot on the tail)
Glow in the dark Exude Mr.Twisters Dragged across the bottom has been my most productive method.Hope to see some of tou guys there I always fish the dam carrying baitcaster & spin/wBlue Shimano Box
 

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anyone know if you can fish harriman at night? quick reply as we are going somewhere tonight just don't know where yet.

Other ideas were the

South Platte ponds....but not sure how to get there.

Evergreen Lake .... Can you fish there at night?

or there are a couple ponds off the South side of I-70 off Chief Hosa Exit. Anyone ever fished there before?
 

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You get to the South Platte Ponds from west bound c-470. there is an exit that looks like it goes to the gravel quarry. Take that and go east on the gravel road. If there has been a lot of rain they sometimes close the road to vehicles and you have to walk about a quarter of a mile to get to the ponds.

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Dan said:
You get to the South Platte Ponds from west bound c-470.  there is an exit that looks like it goes to the gravel quarry.  Take that and go east on the gravel road.  If there has been a lot of rain they sometimes close the road to vehicles and you have to walk about a quarter of a mile to get to the ponds.

Dan
its right after the santa fe exit... just a side note look carefully its not well marked, just a sign that says right turn only or something like that
 

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I've always thought those were the Chatfield ponds. Not to be confused with the dog ponds.
 

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The Chatfield ponds are south of the reservoir there are I think 5 or 6 total. 2 east of the river and 4 west of it.

The dog ponds are north of the reservoir but south of c-470. Everything north of 470 are the South Platte Ponds.

If you go further north up to Mineral (on the south side of Mineral and west of the river) there are a couple of more ponds. When I drove by there the other night I saw a couple of guys wading, any one know how to access those? I always thought they were off limits like the larger water to the north of Mineral.

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i went fishing at the south platte park for july 4 ive caught a couple good sized trout using yellow orange power bait, the guy next to me caught a huge bow about 18 inches,
i would like to go to harriman i never been there, catfish you say?? haha i have catfish fever so now i got to go, may be ill see you guys up there.
 

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Is Herriman the one on the west side of the road to the Federal Prison? I work there and heard that there is one close by.

We also have one on the prison grounds, I don't mean that one.

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My former brother in law used to get us in to the pond on prison grounds. Great trout fishing back then. But then they stopped allowing guests.
 

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Harriman is on the southwest corner. The entrance is next to the South Metro Fire Fleet maintanance facility. There are usually a few cars parked in the lot.

Dan
 
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