hmmmm depth really depends on the fishery here I have noticed. Rifle gap they are consistently 5-10 feet, but usually around 6-7 feet. Lake X they are 10-12 feet deep for the most part. Stagecoach I found them 15-18 feet. Rio blanco 15 feet or so, which really shocked me because it is a shallow lake with a max depth of like 17 feet.waterfowler said:I am new to Colorado (but experienced in Pike fishing) so i am still learning myself, but at the fork i have learned that you must be shallow. I have had my luck in 3-5 FOW. I am so used to fishing them in 10-15 FOW so it was an adjustment. Unlike 11-mile, when fishing for pike at the Fork...you will not catch any trout (or at least i have not) so you might get board without any side action. Good luck, they are fatties up there.