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Want to try somewhere new this weekend on my boat. Was thinking about Boyd? Anyone have any input and/or fishing tips for Boyd. Does Boyd get the same pressure as Cherry Creek and Chatfeild as far as water-sport'ers? Im looking for a place with good fishing that I can fish on the weekends with out all the skiers?

Also, Looking at the map of Boyd am I understanding this right, You can only fish 1 half of the lake? The north half??? I'd love to hit those 10' humps on the south side for Walleyes.

Or if anyone has any other suggestons on where to fish with in a 2hr drive i'd love to hear it.

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Jay, The Boyd lake site under" conditions" says that to ski or tow you must use the south side. from what i see you can fish it all . I might have to try it myself this weekend.
 

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During the summer weekends, Boyd gets a lot of traffic from pleasure boaters. You are definitely better off going during the week. They have a six lane ramp and it is constantly busy on the weekends and people can be very rude and impatient at times. I once had a (more than likely drunk) boater chop my trailer with his prop at the ramp and then offer to pay me $20 to have it repaired so as to avoid reporting it to anybody - what was he thinking?!?!

It would be best to fish there in the early mornings or late evenings and you can do so anywhere on the lake.
 

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Two places I go during the summer are Granby and Green Mountain both within two hour drives and no crowds. Water is still a little cold for skiers and great lake trout fisheries. Another option is Williams Fork good for Pike and Lakers.
 

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It would be best to fish there in the early mornings or late evenings and you can do so anywhere on the lake.
How does it compair to say Chatfeild as far as water sporters??

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Jay, I've fished Boyd quite alot the past couple of years, and the skiing traffic can,and does, get pretty bad. mornings and nights are your best bet, come the middle of April. You can fish any where on the lake. The skiiers have to stay on the Southside. Numbers of eyes were very good last season, but it was tough getting a keeper ( 15in.) I couldn't belive the # of 12inchers we hammered last year. The nice thing about Boyd, other than it being close to my home, is the number of different species you can catch. I really perfer to jig, and one time I caught 8 different species on one trip. Walleye, trout, perch, bluegill, catfish, SM bass, white bass, and a carp. There really is a good population of white bass there, which are a blast to catch. Let me know if there's anything else I can help with, or if you're coming up.
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I am going to hit Boyd this weekend(Sunday). I would love some tips on catching some white bass as ive never caught one. Anyother tips would be good too. Im not picky on what kind of fish I get, I just like to catch um

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They're just like wiper, only smaller. If you find a school, a little kasmaster can be deadly. Anything silver works well. Jig and crawler also does the trick most of the time, or a white curly tail.
 

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How does it compair to say Chatfeild as far as water sporters??

-Jay
Jay,

From my experience, I'd say that the water sports area of Chatfield can be one of the busiest spots around. However, Chatfield at least has a large no wake zone that you can fish in. Boyd does not have a no wake zone and pleasure boaters can go anywhere on the lake so there is no place to hide...
 

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Just read on the DOW's web site that the water level at Boyd is fair? I can still put my boat in the water I hope????

Thanks for everyones input on this. As long as I can put in ill be there early Sunday morning.

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Jay, unless the water has gone down dramaticly in the past couple of weeks, you'll be fine. The water was the highest I've ever seen it at Boyd, 2 weeks ago!
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I just called the park and she said it is at 54' out of 57'. So thats where ill be Sunday.


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