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Thanks! I hope everyone will respect these little jewels. It would be nice if small metro area lakes like these were made catch & release for bass.,
 

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Dang nabbit! Two of those areas are on my MUST FISH for bass list. Rumor has it the DOW and a local bass club have stocked brood bass in the 18 to 20 inch range.

Shoot me an e-mail and we can chat more about these bass honey holes in Longmont. I got a few in Boulder I would be willing to share as well.

Good luck and Good fishing!
 

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<Thanks! I hope everyone will respect these little jewels. It would be nice if small metro area lakes like these were made catch & release for bass.,>

Amen brother.

I could be wrong but I think Pella Crossing IS catch and release only for bass.

The bass limit was changed recently to 5 fish (down from 8). That still could be quite a few fish if 2 or 3 guys hang out until they each fill a limit of hawgs...15 fish over 15 inches would wipe out most smaller lakes...we are talking years to recover. (That is why a lot of places have numerous 12-14 inch bass but few 15'ers.)

Most warm water fish get stocked as fingerlings in the 5 to 8 inch range. 80% of these are consumed by other predators. Of that remaining 20% or less, it will take 5 to 10 years before they become +16 inch hawgs.
 

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Another one I heard about but cannot confirm...havent fished it...is the lake/pond behind Discount Tire on Kipling by Jewell (I think) there is a Safeway across the street...but the lake is behind the tire store...I have walked around it...it has lots of little bass in it...but I heard it has some good ones...
 

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Hey guys. I have a spot I like to hit on 104th, just east of Colorado in Thornton. I couldn't take it anymore and went out yesterday, not a bite! I'm guessing it's too early in the season for bass? Either way, it gave me ane excuse to get out of the house, buy some new lures, and make sure my gear is ready for the year.
 

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Zman...I think you are talking about Cottonwood Park lake. There are 4 or 5 lakes in the area which all have fish. I fish this area off and on for bass. I can give a basic rundown from my trips here.

Cottonwood is a good/decent bass spot. It is only 8 surface acres so you can cover the entire lake with a buzzbait in just a few hours. (east from Kipling and Jewell, turn right on Oak. Lake is just east of the tire shop)

The bass populations are good but most are in the 12-14 inch range. 15 and over get plucked out by some of the locals but there are still one or two hawgs. Great kids fishing spot as the bluegill tend to get thick and the easy access/mixed with the park-like setting is what really makes this a fun place to fish. I run into the occassional 5 to 7 pound catfish. Dropped off a bit in 2004 and was a bit mossy.

Other lakes in this area:

Main/Ozner res. (Florida and Kipling) Stocked trout, a few bass, a few catfish, and two really big Oscar cichlids (one tiger/one albino) I couldn't get them to hit anything in 2002. :p

Smith Res...former smallmouth legend. back to back state records in the late 80's. Smallies in the 14-15 inch range still exist on that east side rip-rap structure. some bass, some catfish, loads of carp in 2003.

Kendrick Res...a few blocks down (east) from Smith Res on Florida. Some bass, good catfish (decent numbers of 3 to 5 pounders). Lots of cattail structure, moderately stained water. Worth another look but I didn't do very well in 2002, 2003.

If you live in the area, these are great after work spots.

East Reservoir (small pond on Kipling-east side of Main) Water fluctuation/small size really reduce the quality of fish. I scouted it once in 2003...didn't even see panfish.

Good luck and good fishing!
 

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Hey matt have u been back to any of those lakes cuz i live near there and need to catch a fish. Did u get any smallies out of smith. thanx
Alex
 

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whats up with catfish at mccall? i would appreciate any info thanks
 

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Red Sox...Smith stumps me like no other lake I fish. The water is slightly stained most of the year and that is probably why I prefer to hit Main (Ozner) and Cottonwood Park Lake.

Had my muffler fixed last weekend at the shop right next to CPL and fished there for 1-1/2 hours in a steady drizzle. Caught one 15'er and then left soaked.

The lake is getting a bit weedy/mossy and most bass are under 15 inches. Water level is increasing and the bluegill should be rolling in anytime now.

I like a mini-senko in dark colors here but a buddy of mine likes a finesse worm on a drop shot rig...when the moss gets thick, he beats me 3 to 1 with that seup.

Do not keep any fish out of CPL. Fertilizers and other stuff make this lake borderline toxic...I wouldn't eat anything out of here on a bet!

Main/Ozner gets stocked with trout occasionally but have no updated info for this spot.
 

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You guys seem to know this part of town. Any of you fished Johnson Reservoir at Clement Park (Wadsworth & Bowles)? What about Harriman Lake (Kipling & Quincy)? Bear Creek Ponds (Yale & Estes)?
 

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I wish I had more lakes under my belt to share guys. When I find any, I'll be sure to share.
 

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Great Info!!...here's another tidbit for you south Littleton homeezz...Hine Lake @ w Coal Mine and s Ward, otherwise known as Waters Edge Park. (just east of Dakota Ridge H.S.)..when I moved to the area 1988, this pond was virtually unknown with big 'gills and nice bass...haven't been there in a grip but I know it's worth a Senko or two...TrophyTime...
 

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Don't resurrect such informative posts!!! These need to be guarded from the public in the archives of COfisherman!! aw hell, a good Littleton area pond? try titan ponds, you will have to hike from titan road down to the s-plat river. If you are heading west on titan road it is the right immediately before the road takes a sharp left, couple hundred yards past the entrance to chat. trailhead is on the west side of the road. Huge bass and i've heard rumor of giant cats and a few musky too-
 

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LOVE IT !! Bet Mustang & Lunker are cringing over this one - Sure hope so.
I only had one little hole which I would have been glad to share. That was/is Hine lake. haven't been there since the area has built up , but bet it's
still a good kiddies pond. Anyone tried the small lake down in the Pinery,
heard some good things about last year. There is one other but not sure it's
open to the general public. That being the small lake on the east end of
Buckley AFB. Supposed to hold some decent crappie.
 

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Its been a while since I fished Hine lake. Beautiful lake and I have seen some very large fish in it. But I have never been able to catch any. I think the primary forage in there is crayfish. When I need crayfish I collect them out of there. I need to give it another try............

Dan
 

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The lake at the east end of Buckley required military ID to enter. My dad is retired and used to go there once in a while. Never had much success fishing the lake. Just FYI.
 
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