I use two rods. One goes in with live bait (leech, worm, minnow) on the bottom. I use the other to cast and retrieve various lures... Sometimes I switch the live bait to a bobber off the bottom, then continue using my other rod for lures and such... And, sometimes I just throw both in with live bait... sit back, read a book and hope I get lucky. ;D
I have caught four walleye at Chatfield: 1) with a chartreuse propeller jig (nothing else on the hook) off the handicap pier about 4:30 pm. That one was 'probably' legal, but I didn't have anything to measure it with); 2) with a worm on the bottom at Kingfisher Cover, late afternoon; 3) with a leech last Friday in the evening; and 4) with a chartreuse gig with curly tail in the middle of the lake from a boat. The rest were definetely too small.
So far, I've not caught anything on a minnow.
So, throw everything you have at them... If they're biting and in your area, hopefully they'll bite something...
Well I didnt want to drive out to gander so I went to Country Valley. I got minnows and worms but they were out of leeches. Guy said they have sold 10lbs of leeches in the past 2days. A store record. He said he has been killing the small mouths @ Aurora using leeches.
Oh well. Ill have to overcome my fear another day.
Trout do bite on Salmon eggs, they work very well in the fall winter and spring. They seem less productive during the warmer months. I've had the best luck with Pautske's green label. Be sure to rig them so they are floating off the bottom.
Never used salmon eggs until I moved to Colorado. I was turned on to them by a guy fishing next to me at Bear Creek Lake. He was catching fish and I wasn't. He opened up his jar and told me help myself, been convinced on them ever since.
[So if you get fishing tips from a guy named 'noluck', should you do the opposite of his reccomendation?
Ouch!!! That hurt worst than being skunked but I'll get over it just like I'll get over this dry spell I am experincing. I fished Chatfield on one perticular trip with a coupe of friends and each one of them had three dozen leeches and we had to call one of the wives to bring us another three dozens. Caught alot of fish but for every 30 there was only one keeper.
I do need a streak of better luck. Snag and I have been fishing togeater off and on for about a year. I started on the walleye chase 4 years ago and done real well the first three years. Just when I thought I had it all figured out it went "poof". Snag can verify that for every one fish I catch whoever is in my boat with me catches three to my one. All of this bad luck started with my ice fishing in early 2004 and has continued to the present. The fish gods are obiviously angry at me.
When I regestered with the handle "noluck" I knew I was targeting myself with a red bulls eye. So, any puns are respectfully accepted.
Oh well enough tears. As I said previously when my luck changes my handle will change.
Not going to affect a lot of fishing areas, Clear Creek Reservoir is the only one I can think of. Camping should be better.
New member here. I started fishing when I moved out to CO just over 4 years ago. I've done a lot of stream and river fishing (both spinning and fly-casting), probably because that is what CO is best known for? But recently I decided I wanted to become a more competent lake fisherman, and catch...
Anyone have any reports on fishing at Vallecito Lake? Northern's, bows, browns? Are there other fish here? Taking my 12 year old son there next week and we'd love to get into a snake or two but also want to catch some trout. Any guidance on tackle/lures/bait would be much appreciated.