Just curious...Has anyone fished these lakes? I know you have to attend an orientation before being allowed to fish, and only 60 are allowed in on weekends. So, if there is not a lot of pressure, I would think the fishing might be good.
Public fishing at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal will begin April 16 and end Oct. 9 this year. Reservations are not required but fishing will be limited to 60 anglers on a first come-first served basis and all must attend an orientation session. Normal fishing hours are from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays only. Evening fishing, until sunset, will be allowed on the first Saturday and third Sunday of each month.
I fished it last year...it gets crowded, buts its catch and release at least so the fish are still in there. i saw some big pike and bass, but my buddy only managed one hook up late in the morning on a bunney leech. its good wading, and the backside of the larger pond has some good bass cover. get there early, and bring some waders. once you take the class you are covered for the rest of the year, so the next time you go out you can get on the water before all the "non graduates". you might have to sign up for the class, so check into it before you go out there. the class is a quick one, maybe 20 minutes or so.
I learned to fish at the arsenal. That is before it became a wildlife refuge. My Ol' man worked there for 20+ years and used to take me all the time. Believe it or not, they used to have trout in there. I used to catch bass, crappie, bluegills, pike, catfish, and bull snakes!!! There are some lunkers in there. This was over 15 years ago though. I live a block away still so I think I will check it out this year.