alaska, if you find any good fishing spots in greely, post them. I've never been (greely), but I start hockey there mid april. I figure I could head down right after work, and fish a few hours before games.
There's a decent crappie spot and some small bass in a pond off the Poudre Trail (63rd Ave??). If you are heading from Greeley West on 10th St., take the right on the road between the old HP and Boomerang Golf course. Follow it down a few miles past the new school and it will curve and turn to turn. 500 feet down the dirt road on your left is the pond/trail. Park and walk to the water.
If you want a larger lake try Bittersweet Park (35th Ave & 6th St). The park is 60 acres and lake takes up about half. They have just stocked trout a couple of days ago and about 2 weeks ago. Easy access/ 100 ft from parking and nice to throw a couple casts on the way home from work. Not sure what else is in it as I just moved from SC about 6 months ago and all I have caught was trout. Visit http://www.ci.greeley.co.us/2/PageX.asp?fkOrgId=11&PageURL=ParkInfo for all the parks in Greeley. Many are only a couple of acres, but is still a spot in town to fish.
Thanks, I'll probably end up trying all of them. I'm trying to fit fishing in whenever I can. Before Hockey on wed (in Boulder), I've been sqeezing in trips to Pella and Sawhill. It gets a little frustrating. Sometimes I only have 1/2 hour - 45 minutes. It can be worth it though
James, What hockey are you playing in Boulder? Riverside in Evans is a pretty good area for bass. Seeley Lake can be hit or miss, but there's a variety of species. Trout,walleyes,bass,catfish & panfish.
Right now I play Mon & Wed in Ft.Collins (ice) and Tuesdays @ JBS in Greeley (inline). There are alot of areas outside of Greeley, but close, to fish. Big thompson and Frank easment ponds can be pretty good. We take the boat out to Boyd and lonetree quite abit. Lots out towards Ft.Collins too. It all depends on what you're after.
I just stated JBS (Saturday nights [rec league]. I like it, but man does it get HOT! Hey, a couple of questions. If you don't mind? I found Riverside on a map, and I'm definatly going to check that out. I couldn't find, or anything on Seeley? Where is that? Also, I've been going for Bass latley. I've tried Big Thompson a few times w/ no luck. Well, except for a big carp that hit a shad rap. I've seen some nice bass in the back ponds. What else is in there? I know there are a lot of shad, and some cats in the closser ponds. If you've gotten anything out of the back ponds, what did you use. Thanks for your help, the B.T. Ponds are the clossest to where I live. I'd love to be able to catch there.
For Seeley, just go north on 35th ave, and you'll run right into it (literally). You can't go in the water unless you're a member, just like Lake Loveland. Any where on the rocks can be productive, but parking is alittle different. You'll have to walk alittle. BT ponds, I've gotten some nice bass and some large gills, but that's about it. The gills in the 1st pond, and bass in the back one. Thought I had the bass of a lifetime a couple years ago, but it was a carp. Sure was fun though.
Quality fishing in Greeley sucks. We do have some well kept parks that has ponds that are stocked with 9 to 10 in. trout usually in the springtime and because each fisherman including kids can take out any size trout, they are pretty much gone in a month or two. There is a newer larger pond south of O st. on 35th ave. that was stocked with stocker trout and with large bass and catfish and with 10 limit catfish and 5 limit bass, it did not take long for fishing became mediocre to very poor. This pond called Poudre Ponds is very poorly kept up unlike our parks and has many weeds around it and quite a bit of trash. For quality fishing, most of go west of I-25. Dale Mikkelson