Report : 04/26/2016
Fishing has started to warm up in the stillwaters. Horsetooth has been producing some nice trout, the local ponds are open and producing bass, panfish, and carp. The plains lakes have fully iced off and are fishing fairly well. The water is still cold, so the fishing isn't necessarily red hot (especially in the warmwater fisheries), but it's worth checking out.
The North Park lakes are continuing to ice off and there is open water at all the lakes. With cold and wet conditions appearing to continue for the next week the melt may be slowed slightly but we expect the lakes to be thawed within the next week or two! This is a great time to catch big trout in the lakes so get up there, brave some spring conditions and the fish gods may reward you big time.
Fishing for trout at ice off can be great and often results in trophy fish being landed. Try using ThinMints, Buggers, Chironocones, Frostbite Chironomids, Chrystal Chironomids, Leeches, and Juju Chironomids.
Warmwater options are getting better and better as well. Panfish are already happy to eat small poppers and dries, smallmouth and largemouth are being caught using bugger/leech imitations. Carp have been getting shallow around town as well, and are starting to get happy. That being said, the water is still cold, so they haven't been extremely active yet.
As always, call or stop by for more information.