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I have to go to GJ for work somewhere in the last two weeks of June. I'll have either one or 1/2 day to fish depending on how the schedule shakes out. I'm not really into the frying pan tourist scene. where's worth half a day between junction and denver that I outta stop and fish? preferably for a shot at something other than just trout. gotta be from shore.
 

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Jerry Creek would be a good place to start. About 1/2 hour out of GJ on your way east. Good shot at good size blue gills and bass. Haven't fished it in a couple of years but I keep hearing good reports on folks catching some good size fish. It is a catch and release only fishery controlled by the water folks in GJ. Shore fishing only.
 

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Is there anything swimming in the slow moving waters outside glen wood along 70 or is it all dead from cpw eradication efforts?
 

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My guess is that Harvey won't be drained until fall, as they will use the water for irrigation all summer. Good fish in both. Try topwater for smallies.
 

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I know you mentioned warm water fish. Not too sure why? Plenty of warm water fishing along the front range. And that "slow stretch of water above, through, and beyond Glenwood?" It's great fishing for Bows and Browns. Not your typical stockers. A handful of rapalas and the many pullouts along the way is all that's needed.
 

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I know you mentioned warm water fish. Not too sure why? Plenty of warm water fishing along the front range. And that "slow stretch of water above, through, and beyond Glenwood?" It's great fishing for Bows and Browns. Not your typical stockers. A handful of rapalas and the many pullouts along the way is all that's needed.
Yeh, what he said; I used to make a western slope trip once a month on business. The return to Denver on Friday was fishing time. There is water on the Fork right in Glenwood that holds plenty of fish and the Pan is still one of my favs. And like the man said, there are nice pull outs in the canyon, near Gipson and on the Eagle. I always take both spinning and fly rigs on that trip.
 

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And that "slow stretch of water above, through, and beyond Glenwood?" It's great fishing for Bows and Browns. Not your typical stockers. A handful of rapalas and the many pullouts along the way is all that's needed.
I've not investigated too closely, but it seems like there aren't so many pull outs where I've been looking. I was mainly thinking the rest area and campground east of glenwood where the water is brown and slow. most of the rest of the way there's no access....where abouts are you thinking (don't need too many specifics, just not sure what's a pullout with access and what's a waste of time). I'd be happy to catch some non-stocker browns.
 

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Not sure about camping or picnic area....If I recall it is pretty much in town.

And I agree with you that the chances of it being high and off color are very likely in June.
 

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Jerry Creek would be a good place to start. About 1/2 hour out of GJ on your way east. Good shot at good size blue gills and bass. Haven't fished it in a couple of years but I keep hearing good reports on folks catching some good size fish. It is a catch and release only fishery controlled by the water folks in GJ. Shore fishing only.
Is that the place where you are likely to see or find some rattle snakes?
 

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Is that the place where you are likely to see or find some rattle snakes?

I've never run into them there but have heard reports from others that have stumbled across them. Fished the Deschutes River in Oregon tons while I lived in the PNW and never ran into one there either but quite a few other folks have. Maybe the snakes fear me more than I fear them.

I believe you can put float tubes in the lower lake and perhaps the upper lake. The snakes won't bother you there (I think). :eek:
 

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I believe you can put float tubes in the lower lake and perhaps the upper lake. The snakes won't bother you there (I think). :eek:
if I have a snake run-in in a float tube I will never be in the water again. we've all got our thing and being chicken when it comes to snakes is mine.
 

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Midget Faded Rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus concolor) Venomous Westslope

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Description: The color pattern consists of a pinkish, pale brown, yellow-brown, straw-colored, reddish or yellow-brown ground color, overlaid with a series of brown elliptical or rectangular dorsal blotches. However, most specimens are
gray or silvery. In juveniles the pattern is distinct, but becomes faded in adults, almost to the point where it is indistinguishable from the ground color.

Habitat: Westslope of Colorado in rocky outcrops.

Size: Length up to 29½ inches

Diet: Lizards, rodents and small mammals.

Natural History: Little is known about this species, lots of debate regarding hybrids, ongoing genetic testing will sort out a lot. This subspecies possesses the most toxic venom of the C. oreganus / C.viridis group, although there is apparently considerable variability among local populations. It is even one of the most potent venoms found in North America , It is characterized by the presence of a presynaptic neurotoxin, referred to as concolor toxin, the amount of which varies in individual snakes. Species is in need of conservation.
I've seen a couple over the years. Nothing to get excited about.
 

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I've seen a lot of rattlers swimming lakes like WF!
 
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