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Good bye to one of my favorite lakes. Memories of catching big cats with friends, nice perch, even meeting Slayer for the first time ever, which is a memory of it's own. It will be gone! :(

The city will close and drain the lake for repairs. Noooo! Whats up with all these lakes needing repairs? Was the state cheap first time around?
 

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I remember catching hundreds of stocker bows at the inlet when it was running and large pre-spawn eyes along the dam when I was working at IBM. I would sneak out for a 2 hour lunch and go fishing. LOL
 

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I remember catching hundreds of stocker bows at the inlet when it was running and large pre-spawn eyes along the dam when I was working at IBM. I would sneak out for a 2 hour lunch and go fishing. LOL
That's crazy! I did the same thing when i worked at IBM for two years in 2010 to 2012! Never caught trout but plenty of perch.
 

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Can you send a link to that? I can't find it in the Colorado State Parks News.
City of Boulder (Hippies) :p want nothing to do with CPW except allow them to stock fish. So it will not have the new there. Here is the link straight from the horses mouth.

 

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Lake is a rip off to boat with sheet hours hopefully they make it a good largie lake and add some structure while it’s down. Wonder if they’ll do any fish salvages
 

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Lake is a rip off to boat with sheet hours hopefully they make it a good largie lake and add some structure while it’s down. Wonder if they’ll do any fish salvages
Not the best boating or structure lake but the cove flats are very productive with trophy warm water species. It's too bad it'll all get ruined and we wont even be able to ice fish it. Between the drain and the cold they'll be as good as dead in there. Reminder of how good it use to be. :(
 

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Catch it in december b4 it freezes and I'm sure we can hammer them from shore. They'll be pretty hungry by then.
 

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I mean it is a bummer for sure. I enjoyed catching a few perch out there during ice season last year as you know AJ. However I do not think the fish are at great risk. The reservoir should have a sustainable dead pool for fish populations. For reservoirs that do not have a sustainable dead pool, CPW usually calls a fish salvage. The fact that they are not doing it in the heat of summer should help as well. All I am saying is don't write off the lake yet. I bet after the work is done there will still be some giant Catfish to catch and some decent perch as well.
 

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Besides there are better spots to fish not far from there. :) Boulder res kinda sucks a fat one most of the time. Sometimes it is epic, but most of the time it is a b*tch
 

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I mean it is a bummer for sure. I enjoyed catching a few perch out there during ice season last year as you know AJ. However I do not think the fish are at great risk. The reservoir should have a sustainable dead pool for fish populations. For reservoirs that do not have a sustainable dead pool, CPW usually calls a fish salvage. The fact that they are not doing it in the heat of summer should help as well. All I am saying is don't write off the lake yet. I bet after the work is done there will still be some giant Catfish to catch and some decent perch as well.
Yea I spent more time at this lake then anyone in winter. So I love it. It all depends on how much they’ll drain it. I have a good feeling they’ll do what is best to keep those fish alive. Looking forward to seeing how this all plays out.
 

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Besides there are better spots to fish not far from there. :) Boulder res kinda sucks a fat one most of the time. Sometimes it is epic, but most of the time it is a b*tch
Yea for sure you’ll fail much more then you’ll succeed at the lake. I got skunked my first 6 trips then had one epic trip after and more skunks.
 

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Boulder is a hot spot forsure and for many years it's produce some nice eyes and crappies. Timing is definitely the answer to most people's skunk. Don't fish Boulder in the heat of the summer, don't fish boulder when the crowds are thick and don't fish boulder on calm days. Night fish it most of the time and you will land fish. I've fished boulder since the early 90's and it has produce everytime.
 

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Boulder is a hot spot forsure and for many years it's produce some nice eyes and crappies. Timing is definitely the answer to most people's skunk. Don't fish Boulder in the heat of the summer, don't fish boulder when the crowds are thick and don't fish boulder on calm days. Night fish it most of the time and you will land fish. I've fished boulder since the early 90's and it has produce everytime.
Well said. Put the time and you'll be successful.
 

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Good bye to one of my favorite lakes. Memories of catching big cats with friends, nice perch, even meeting Slayer for the first time ever, which is a memory of it's own. It will be gone! :(

The city will close and drain the lake for repairs. Noooo! Whats up with all these lakes needing repairs? Was the state cheap first time around?
Reservoir is almost 65 years old. At the Bureau of Reclamation, my group designs pipes, valves and gates to last 50 years. Most of our reservoirs were built 1950-1970 so a lot will be going through major repairs in the next 20 years.
 
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