Post By: agt Posted: 3/7/2012 8:24:58 AM Points: 120
My Loveland cubscout den is going on a fishing trip but I have no idea where to go. A lot of my friends have never even gone fishing so I'd like it to be easy. I was thinking about some bluegill pond but they might not be active... Try to keep it in the Loveland Fort Collins area. Thanks, AGT
Reply by: bronc Posted: 3/7/2012 8:33:56 AM Points: 1130
If you could go to Longmont then you could certainly try st vrain state park. The trout bite on powerbait there is definitely easy and great for the kids. Warmwater fishing this time of year is not going to be "easy" anywhere no matter the species.
The hag is going to be your best bet this time of year. The other possibility would be waiting till later in the year. Give it a month or 2 and that pond in the back at n shields will be non stop with perch.
Simpson Ponds io Loveland right off I-25 and just south of 34. Tons of Bluegills. But they may not be active yet. I haven't fished it this year. That's the best shot I can think of in the Loveland area.
Thanks Bronc. What bait do you reccomend? Do you have to go at night for the cats? Wht location on the pond is best??? I've never had any luck there though.... It would work out perfectly because they could fish for the panfish while I targeted bigger gamefish. Lastly, how late in the year would be best? Thanks
I believe Benson pond is in Benson park and I dont think you can fish there. The pond in North Lake Park, which is right across the street from benson park and right next to Lake Loveland, is full of bluegill, bullhead, and carp. Me and some buddies used to fish there with assorted lunch meats and we would catch fish all day long.
If you are part of Longs Peak Council you can try and get on Swift Ponds, you won't get a better place to fish! I have fished it once and it remains as the best day of Bass fishing I have ever experienced in over 20 years of fishing.
gl with the kids, hopefully some future trophy anglers getting hooked on hooking fish.. good stuff. mini jigs, with a water bobber setup should catch bluegill alot. about the size of your pinky nail mini jigs.
Dixon is the best location for bluegill in the front range. its in fort collins, free to fish, it has the best population with the largest average size. the next state record bluegill will come from there mark my words.
Swift ponds are owned by the wildlife and natural resources department at front range community college. They are private unless you have permission from barb patterson. Ive fished there after classes and for the annual fishing derby they hold which ive assisted with a couple times. you can catch a lot of bass, perch, and bluegill there. the biggest carp ive ever seen was at swift ponds, had to be 4 feet long at least.