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If you were going fishing at Chatfield tomorrow(like me) What would you use, Minnows or leeches and how would you rig them????



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I was thinking the same thing. But seeing how my luck has been the last few trips maybe I shoukd change my name to noluck too.


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Do you have a 2nd rod stamp? Take both! You can never have to much of something to try. I would rig them both threw the nose.
 

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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...

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I think you got the right idea take minnows, crawlers and leeches!

I like to fish the leeches for bass a few feet below the surface under a slip bobber or sweeten a jig or other lure iwth them. For walleye I usually drop them closer to the bottom.

Try using a crappie rig with a minnow on one hook and a leech on the other. It seems like the combination draws more bites than just one or the other.

Good luck!

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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. :)

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Try Uncle Milty's on south Broadway (just north of Belleview), on the way to Chatfield.

They have leeches, nightcrawlers AND minnows... It's a trifecta!

I've used a trout rig with PowerBait and Salmon Eggs... with no luck... btw, do trout out here bite on Salmon Eggs? I've had good luck in CA, but so far, no bite in CO...

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I've used a trout rig with PowerBait and Salmon Eggs... with no luck... btw, do trout out here bite on Salmon Eggs? I've had good luck in CA, but so far, no bite in CO...
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.

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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.

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[So if you get fishing tips from a guy named 'noluck', should you do the opposite of his reccomendation?

Ken ]

Ken;

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.

Hoping I can soon change my handle to "lucky".

At present "[NOLUCK]"
 

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Ken;

I know you're teasing. I wasn't offended.

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.

You all have a safe and rewarding holiday.


At present still "noluck"
 
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