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Where is the best place to Bass fish?

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I have caught 6 bass since fall has started.  it has been awesome lately.  Where is the best place for bass fishing?
 

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None of the above. :-*
 

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I always like the smaller ponds. There are many ponds that I like better than Big Thompson Ponds tho. Simpson Ponds, Prospect Ponds, Riverbend Ponds, Frank Easemen Ponds.
 

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lonetree looked like a nice bass habitat in some places i have only been there once but i waitin for someone to throw out a sweet spot....;)
 

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Saw Lonetree yesterday. Level is way down. Fishing from shore was impossible, as far out as I could cast it was about 3 ft. deep. Possibly with a boat you could do OK at the north end in deeper water, otherwise forget it. (Boat ramps are still usable.)

A stocking truck came out and dumped in a huge load of little catfish. Gotta feed those wipers!

I have caught nice bass (3 - 4 lb.) out of both Boyd and Lon Hagler, but not on a reliable basis. On any given day you could connect with a few, but you could just as likely get skunked.

I am not going to tell you how I know that. ;)
 

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W.E.: Thanks for the report on Lonetree. It's good to hear the DOW is keeping the lakes full. I'm sure those were edible size cats, right? :p My wife (bassgirl22)asked in the poll about those five lakes because that's all we know. So a good day to us is 9 bass around 9-12 inches. I'm sure others are better. Can anyone give us any hints to better big bass lakes?
 

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Have you tried Dixon lake on the west edge of Fort Collins? I don't know what it has been doing lately, but earlier this year the guys were going out there and giving the bass lots of exercise ;D on a regular basis.
 

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fatfish said:
I'll have to give it a try. Could you give me directions? :-\
Sorry for the delay, had to dig up a Ft. Collins map to make sure I got the streets right.

Go west on Drake Rd. through Ft. Collins until you get stopped by a T intersection with Overland Trail at the extreme west side of town. Turn right (north) on Overland just a few blocks and then turn left (west) on Cty. Rd. 42C. I don't know if it has an actual street name or not. Follow 42C until it turns left and passes by Dixon Lake. (Reservoir, actually.) There is a turn-in where you can go in and park.

It doesn't look like much, but there are bass in it and they are catchable. Topwater poppers provide a lot of fun, and they will take spinnerbaits and plastic worms as well.

W. E.
 
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