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a buddy of mine visited in november and showed me theese two areas in Loveland. I've been waiting all winter for them to thaw. Does anyone know if they're any good. If so, for what fish? I'm going down to fish them next week. Any tips? Thanks.
 

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Both sets of ponds are warm water ponds Large and Smallmouth bass, sunfish are listed for Big Thompson ponds and for Simpson I have just warmwater fishing listed which usually means the same thing Bass.
Usually on a bass lake all you have to do is find cover, docks, weeds, trees and you will find fish, well thats kinda true about all warm water fish depending on spawns.
Boating prohibited except belly boats on all these ponds.
 

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I live in Loveland and I fish these ponds frequently, especially Simpsons. I have had mixed success in these ponds. I have pulled out some really nice Largemouths and Cats out of Simpsons. The best time I have found is late at night after 10:00 pm. For Simpsons the best place I have found is the nothwest part of the south pond.
 

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Nice, I have the exact oppiste opposite opion. LOL, have done much better at Big T. Have been fishing both for a good10 years now. All that matters is they are both good. ;D Back pond is the best for me.
 

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I was fishing Big Thompson saturday night, just before sundown. I was hoping to catch my first Colorado warm water fish (I did the next day). Anyway, I was thinking bass. Some other guys were there catching shad for catfish bait. So I figured I'd try a rapala shad rap. About the eighth cast it worked. At first, I thought I was snagged, then the fish moved. I thought I had a record bass (don't laugh, I haven't caught a bass since i was like 12). Then I thought something must be wrong w/ my reel. After about 20 minutes, I figured i had to tighten my drag (I know thats a good way to lose fish, but I was getting nowhere). I pulled my hand off and I could barley move it! By this time, I'm thinking I'm going to need a picture, how I'm going to brag, what I'm going to write in this Forum. Finally, I get him in close enough to see, and it's a giant carp. Right about then he shook loose. After a 1/2 hour fight, I don't know how. The water was murky. I didn't even get a picture   :(  I don't know why carp never crossed my mind. Either I was so set on bass, or I just didn't think a carp would hit a rapala. One of the guys fishing there had the same thing happen to him. He actually got ahold of the fish, but it escaped too. He said he was also using a rapala. Go figure. Nice place to fish, and practicly across the street from a sportsman's warehouse.   8) 
 
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