Fish Explorer Logo
Colorado
Colorado Fishing FishExplorer.com
Colorado Fishing
Login Usr:Psd:
Don't have an account? Register now...
 
 
spacer spacer
spacer

Colorado Fish Species

Arctic Char
Arctic Grayling
Black Bullhead
Black Crappie
Blue Catfish
Bluegill
Bluehead sucker
Bonytail Chub
Brook Trout
Brown Trout
Channel Catfish
Colorado Pikeminnow
Colorado River Cutthroat
Common Carp
Creek Chub
Cutbow Trout
Cutthroat Trout
Emerald Shiner
Flannelmouth Sucker
Flathead Catfish
Flathead Chub
Freshwater Drum
Gizzard Shad
Golden Shiner
Goldfish
Grass Carp
Green Sunfish
Greenback Cutthroat
Hybrid Striped Bass(wiper/palmetto)
Kokanee
Lake Chub
Lake Trout
Largemouth Bass
Longnose Sucker
Mountain Whitefish
Northern Pike
Orangespotted Sunfish
Pumpkinseed
Rainbow Trout
Redear Sunfish
River Carpsucker
Roundtail Chub
Rudd
Sacramento Perch
Sauger
Saugeye
Smallmouth Bass
Splake
Spottail Shiner
Spotted Bass
Striped Bass
Tiger Muskie
Tiger Trout
Walleye
White Bass
White Crappie
White Sucker
Yellow Perch
Yellowstone Cutthroat

View another fish:
FishExplorer Lakes with Largemouth Bass
Adams County Fairground Lakes
Adobe Creek Reservoir (Blue Lake)
Allen Park Lake
Arapaho Bend Ponds (FC)
Lake Arbor
Arvada Reservoir
Aurora Reservoir
Banner Lakes SWA
Barnum Park Lake
Barr Lake
Bear Creek Lake
Bear Creek Ponds
Big Thompson Ponds
Bingham Lake-Pinery Reservoir
Blue Heron Lake
Boedecker Reservoir
Boulder (Longmont) County Fairgrounds Lakes
Boulder Reservoir
Boyd Lake
Brush Hollow Reservoir
Carter Lake
Centennial Park
Chartiers Pond (Brush SWA)
Chatfield Reservoir
Cherry Creek Reservoir
Cherry Knolls Pond
Chipeta Lakes SWA
City Park Lake (Denver)
Civic Center Park Lake (Thornton)
Community College Pond
Connected Lakes
Cottonwood Lake (Pearl Parkway Boulder)
Cottonwood Park Lake (Kipling & Jewell)
Crawford Reservoir
Croke Reservoir
Crown Hill Lake
DePoorter Lake
Dixon Reservoir
Doty Park Pond
Douglas Reservoir
Echo Canyon Reservoir
Elaine T. Valente Open Space
Elkhead Reservoir
Erie Lake
Frank SWA
Franz Lake SWA
Garland Park Lake (Lollipop Lake)
Lake Geneva
Golden Gate Canyon State Park
Golden Meadow Park (Ft. Collins)
Grandview Ponds
Grasmere Lake
Harper Lake
Harriman Lake
Harvey Gap Reservoir
Hasty Lake
Heinricy Lake
Lake Henry
Highline Lake
Holbrook Reservoir
Home Lake
Horseshoe Reservoir (Lathrop SP)
Horsetooth Reservoir
Hunters Glen Lake
Huston Park Lake
Jackson Lake
Jerry Creek Reservoirs
Jim Baker Reservoir
Joe Moore Reservoir
John Martin Reservoir
Johnstown Reservoir
Jumbo Annex (Red Lion SWA)
Kingfisher Point Ponds
KOA Lake
Lagerman Reservoir
Lon Hagler Reservoir
Lonetree Reservoir
Louisville (Warembourg) Fishing Pond
Loveland Lake
Lowell Ponds
Mack Mesa Lake
Main Reservoir
Martin Lake
McCall Lake
McIntosh Lake
McKay Lake
McMurry Ponds
McPhee Reservoir
Milavec Reservoir
Monument Lake (El Paso County)
Narraguinnep Reservoir
Navajo Reservoir
North Shields Ponds
Olney Springs
Otero Pond
Overland Trail Park Pond
Pastorius Reservoir
Pella Crossing
Pikeview Reservoir
Pomona Lake
Portner Reservoir (Fossil Creek)
Poudre Ponds
Prospect Park Lakes (Wheatridge)
Prospect Ponds (FC)
Pueblo Reservoir
Quail Lake
Quincy Reservoir
Redstone Park Pond
Ridgway Reservoir
Rio Blanco Lake
Rio Grande SWA
River's Edge and Jayhawker Ponds
Riverbend Ponds
Rocky Mountain Arsenal
Rocky Mountain Lake
Rotella Park Pond
Runyon/Fountain Lakes
Salisbury Park
San Luis Lake
Sheldon Lake (City Park)
Simpson Ponds SWA
Smith Lake (Lar. Cty.)
Smith Reservoir (Lakewood)
Soda Lake
Spratt-Platte Lake
St. Vrain State Park (Barbour Ponds)
Stalker Lake
Standley Lake
Stearns Lake
Sterns Lake
Summit Reservoir
Tamarack Ranch Pond
Teller Reservoir
Thomas Reservoir
Thornton Gravel Ponds #2 & #3
Thornton Rec Center Lake
Thurston Reservoir
Tom Frost Reservoir
Totten Lake
Trinidad Reservoir
Turks Pond
Twin Lakes Park Ponds
Two Buttes Reservoir
Union Reservoir
Walden Ponds
Ward Road Pond
Watson Lake
Webster Lake
Wellington Reservoir #4
Westminster City Park Pond
Willow Springs Ponds
Windsor Lake
Wonderland Lake
Only lakes in the Fish Explorer database are included in this listing. Lakes we feature on this website are hyperlinked.
Largemouth Bass
From the Michigan DNR:
The largemouth bass lives in shallow water habitats, among reeds, waterlilies and other vegetation. It shares these habitats with muskies, northern pike, yellow perch and bullheads. Largemouth bass are adapted to warm waters of 80-82 degree F, and are seldom found deeper than 20 feet. They prefer clear waters with no noticeable current and do not tolerate excessive turbidity and siltation. In winter they dwell on or near the lake bottom, but stay fairly active throughout the season.

Like the smallmouth bass, they spawn in late spring or early summer. The male constructs a nest on rocky or gravelly bottoms, although occasionally the eggs are deposited on leaves and rootlets of submerged vegetation. The eggs, which are smaller than those of the smallmouth bass, hatch in three to four days. The fry rise up out of the nest in five to eight days and form a tight school. This school feeds over the nest and later the nursery area while the male stands guard. The school breaks up about a month after hatching when the fry are about one inch long. Largemouth bass eat minnows, carp, and practically any other available fish species including their own. Young largemouth fall prey to yellow perch, walleyes, northern pike, and muskies. Both largemouth and smallmouth bass are parasitized by the bass tapeworm, black spot and yellow grub. None are harmful to humans in cooked fish.

Identifying characteristics: (Native Fish) Two dorsal fins with a deep notch between spinous and soft-rayed portions, body longer than deep, upper jaw extends beyond rear of eye, dark lateral streak.

Largemouth Bass in Colorado

From the Colorado DOW:
Among the first species of fish introduced into Colorado was the largemouth bass in 1878. As the name suggests this fish has a very big mouth and its jaw extends past the eye. You can also distinguish them as the bass with the horizontal stripe on their body. Largemouth have exceeded 10 pounds in Colorado and are renowned for their aggressive predatory behavior. Casting lures and plugs during dawn and dusk hours around cattails and sunken logs will give you the best chance to land one of the lunkers.

Colorado Master Angler Award qualifying length for Largemouth Bass is 18"
Colorado Released Fish Record for Largemouth Bass is 27"
Most Recent Largemouth Bass Forum Posts
Lonetree needs help 10.27.14 by fishsite
Another PB for me!! Whoo!! 10.17.14 by LegendInProgress
Got my personal best 10.15.14 by tbonius monk
Great weekend for Bass Fishing 10.07.14 by tbonius monk
With Fall comes Piggies 10.04.14 by g0n3fish1n
Top Water Bassin 09.25.14 by Skookshunter
Biggest lunch hour bass so far... 09.22.14 by tbonius monk
Which Pond to Fish? 09.22.14 by Skookshunter
To-Do list check off 09.19.14 by esoxrocks
Largemouth Bass Articles, Blogs, & Podcasts
Blog: Astor tournament October 2014 10.25.14 by Michael Guiles
Blog: Lake Dias October 2014 tournament 10.25.14 by Michael Guiles
Blog: Fifteen, But Who’s Counting? – Oh, I Am! 10.17.14 by David Coulson
Blog: Lake Monroe September tournament 09.28.14 by Michael Guiles
Blog: Lov'n Fall 09.26.14 by David Coulson
Blog: Harris Chain September tournament 09.21.14 by Michael Guiles
Blog: St Johns River August 2014 tournament 08.29.14 by Michael Guiles
Blog: Backyard fishing 08.12.14 by Michael Guiles
Blog: CA BASS Nation at the Delta 07.17.14 by Jeff Jones
Blog: Bass Fishing Tips That Work 06.20.14 by Jim Merriott