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What is your favorite fishery in Colorado?

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Well, in your opinion what do you think is the best fishery in Colorado? I believe it is Jerry Creek Reservoir #1. Bluegills are easily over 10", including some up to 14". If you get bored catching a bunch of these, you can catch a bunch of decent largemouth. I've personally caught 5 over 5 pounds there, 3 of them in 2005. The largemouth fishing is faster than anywhere in the state, and if you fish it hard and hit it right, 50 bass days are very common.
 

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Re: Best Fishery In Colorado?

I guess it depends on what you are after.

I picked other because when Antero is full, there is nothing like that place.
 

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Re: Best Fishery In Colorado?

what kind of poll is this? the best fihery ?...for what...when...how...depth...species...shore...boat...artificial...live...? it's all relative. more like fisheries for me! chatfield when it's not frozen, cherry creek during the summer peak, john martin when it's has a constant water level? sterling before the famers take the majority of it, bonny if it has water, pueblo in the summer and the south platte all year...just to name a few.
 

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Re: Best Fishery In Colorado?

Mine isn't even on the list-Pueblo.
 

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There. I changed it to your favorite fishery, cuz that is probably the best thing. Best is all relative. Kirby- I put some warmwater places on there, but most of them offer trout as well. If I made a list of everyone's favorite fishery in colorado I would've had to make at least 50 different choices, and even then many wouldn't be satisfied. That is why there is the other category. It get's a good discussion going. Kirby, you also know I greatly respect warmwater fisherman as I am one myself.
 

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Pueblo, Brush Hollow and the South Platte river.
 

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My favorite fishery is the one I am standing in front of at the moment. My next favorite is the one I'm planning to fish tomorrow.
 

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That's a tough one to answer.
I have many favorites.
Depends on the time of year, runoff conditions, bug hatches, etc.
Most of my favorites are not on the list posted, probably a good thing!

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Aurora, Pueblo, Trinidad...two words...

BIG WIPERS!

I hope to add Cherry Creek to the list...
 

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Have heard that there are some nice fish in Jerry Creek. Would hate to catch a mess of
nice bluegill and have to return them without getting to take a few home.
 

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Where's the Northern Frontrange (Fort Collins/Loveland-area) fisheries?

Mine's probably a toss-up between Horsetooth, Carter or one of the many small ponds in the area.
 

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I havent fished enough to say what my favorite is but so far I have had the best times on the Taylor river and the Gunnison Rivers.
 

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    If its serious trout I feel like its gotta be Lake John.
It would be Williams Fork when I want some serious pike fishing!!!
    For walleye its Chatfield, and for fun and food its 11 Mile!!!    ;D
 

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I love the black canyon... Especially during annual Salmon fly hatch  and Lake Fork of the Gunnison...But I would have to agree with Walking Eagle...
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My favorite fishery is the one I am standing in front of at the moment. My next favorite is the one I'm planning to fish tomorrow.
 

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Not a shocker for those that have read my posts but Aurora is tops for me. Clean lake, no powerboats or jet skis, and the quality of fishs is unmistakable.
 
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Ummm. Unlisted and can't pin down just one.

North Sterling - cleanest campgrounds I've stayed in, very little PWC and Ski traffic, challenging, great layout. Great wiper fishery. Rarely crowded

Williams Fork - Nice sized fish, never seen PWC or ski traffic. Great trout fishery. Rarely crowded, don't have to pay to camp there.

Prewitt - Great catfish (before dead pool a couple years ago), rarely crowded, local Sherriff patrols regulary for hoodlums (makes his rounds about once every other hour). Never ever crowded, don't have to pay to camp there.

Blue Mesa - beautiful area - my favorite for fishing in the fall when the crowds have gone.

Generally, I favor a body of water where I can pull up next to it in the truck, camp on the shore, let the dogs run around WITHOUT bothering other people, not have to pay an arm and a leg for a campground with pit toilets, and doesn't have crowds.
 

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Roaring Fork between Aspen and Woody Creek.
 

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How come pikeview isnt on the list?
 
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