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Nightcrawlers fished weightless or (as Dave said) under a bobber will catch almost any fish in the state.

And, as wiggles said, this is an inopportune time to be fishing shallow neighborhood ponds.

I'm going to impart with a little secret here... Carp fishing is a blast and can be had all over the metro area. Most of my metro fishing Intel is in South Denver and I could turn you on to some great carp lakes there...

If you fancy another go north, try Barbour Ponds... I think they changed the name to St Vrain something or other, but they were good for me back in the day.

Trout are another easy species to get the kiddos into, but this time of year, you'll likely have to go up in the hills to find active ones. Dave M posted a great report on Georgetown reservoir today, so you might want to check that out.

Crawlers crawlers crawlers... Get you some long shanked panfish hooks, size 4-6, and learn to thread the worm onto it to look natural... A balled up hunk of impaled worm will catch fish, but its kind of like putting a steak on an old trash can lid and serving it to someone. Some people will eat it, yes... But put that sh** on a platter with a garnish... You take my meaning.

Sloans Lake for carp is an excellent choice, but don't expect to catch walleye or smallies, cuz they ain't there. A ball of bread on a treble hook or (even better) a nightcrawler threaded on a long shanked hook will get em. The carp get big in there, so have your drag set light and don't walk away for too long.

If carp don't interest you, panfish can be had readily at most of the lakes you've already fished, you just have to find em and entice em. Weightless crawlers, threaded, fishing on the bottom or near rocks in the mornings and evenings will typically catch you fish.

One more thing I can suggest is use the search function on this site when researching a body of water. You want info on Webster or Thornton Gravel Ponds, search them as keywords. More than likely (and absolutely assuredly on those two bodies of water) you will find SOME info.

Good luck to you, and I can't wait to see pix of happy kids with fresh-caught fish in their hands!!
 

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Another little tip... Because its the heat of summer...

Find shaded areas like trees and underwater branches... The back side of boulders or under bridges... Even "sun"fish don't like to be cooked in shallow water on 90 degree, windless, cloudless days. When it's hot and bright, look for fish where they can get some relief. I have found that panfish like to hang out under bushes in the heat of the day. If you can drop a steak on a platter right in front of their cover, you're on the path to happiness.

If there is no cover on a hot day, think DEEP.
 
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