Reply by: Hey Jack! Posted: 5/31/2012 9:54:44 AM Points: 727
hmmmm i bet you might have better luck on another evening coyotee. Friday is the all night fishing at Aurora Res. Have you thought about going out there? I know there is a lot of Chatfield regulars that will be hitting up Aurora, maybe you can network....
Its going to be a big party type atmosphere at the dinner as well, I bet you will meet a bunch of potential fishing buddies.
sorry i wasnt much more help, id love to go, but my wife is out of town and I will be watching Fishful Thinker at home....
I would likely go out there around 6:30 -7:00 as well. Do you happen to have an electric trolling motor on your boat? All I have right now is a gas motor, it is too fast at even a slow speed for fishing for the eyes. I'll have an electric on it in a few weeks though.
I went out with Nate on Monday and learned how to fish for the eye's, now I need to practice the technique.
Is there anyway to contact members on this site. I would love to talk, but I ma hesitatnt about posting my phone or email address.
Reply by: IceFishingFool Posted: 6/1/2012 7:55:39 AM Points: 4775
At Aurora tonight will be a lot of YGs (young guys) trying to out fish the OGs (old guys) for bragging rights, in either case I bet you would fit right in. Check out this link, if you havent already, their will be guys that fish Chatty regularly too.
Reply by: gotabite Posted: 6/1/2012 8:17:53 AM Points: 52
badcoyotee, Jcricket and I are planning on going out tonight to Chatfield if you want to meet up with us. The Aurora idea sounds awesome, so if you decide to go there instead we'll meet up another time.
Reply by: gotabite Posted: 6/4/2012 11:01:20 AM Points: 52
No worries Jcricket! We'll "hook" up another time! :) I went out solo for a couple hours and then got a horrible headache so called it quits around 9:00. I did catch a pretty large stick...just don't know exactly how to cook them. They always come out a little tough to chew!
Reply by: gotabite Posted: 6/5/2012 3:32:23 AM Points: 52
Sounds good jman! I know I'd like to get out there with you if you're going out. I'm going to be tied up for the next couple weeks with work and other stuff, and not able to get on here, but I'll get back onto here in a couple weeks when things slow down a bit and we'll head out and see if we can catch a few fish.
Reply by: Jimi Posted: 6/8/2012 7:33:22 AM Points: 217
BUTTERFLI .... Great catch ! wrong species... You can, however, be a member of C.O.M.A. if You want... next meeting is on Tues. 19th @ noon.... hopefully. I will be out of town next week..... Can't have a meeting w/o the president present! lol!
Reply by: topherthecatcher Posted: 6/19/2012 10:26:48 AM Points: 0
I live right down the street from chatty and try to go every evening but no one really to go with to get some real good tips. This is really my first year enjoying it, and have been on a boat just once to troll. I was wondering if and one wants some company some evening if so please email me at dalch84@Gmail.com
Reply by: JCricket Posted: 6/21/2012 6:10:42 AM Points: 59
Met up with tophercatcher and gotabite last night. Those are two top draw folks people.
We had a ton of fun. I think all toll the catch was six. A couple of trout, a few walleye and even a smalley.
Absolutely gorgeous night too. Water was 70.6 on my fish finder.
We trolled the outer perimeter mostly using crank baits just below the surface - prlly at about 4-6 foot deep. We marked a ton of fish in the 6-20 foot range all over the place too.
Had one scary moment. We had tophercatcher, and gottabite in the front of the boat along with a battery and trolling motor. The boat was a little bow heavy and we had some water sneaking up on deck. We r earrange our sitting positions and all was good. It did show me it was time to get a bigger boat though - I just hate doing that >)
I hope to meet up with you guys again - it was a blast!!!!!!!!!!!
Reply by: gotabite Posted: 6/21/2012 6:28:56 AM Points: 52
I had a blast too!! I was excited to finally land my first CO walleye! My wife said to me when I got home "Oh, so now you know there really ARE fish in Chatfield." :-)
Next time though we need to take my boat instead so that you, Jcricket, can actually get out and do some fishing too instead of just navigating. Can't wait to see the upgraded model that you end up with. Does having a bigger boat mean we'll catch bigger fish?
Reply by: Milehighfishing Posted: 6/21/2012 7:33:54 AM Points: 225
Not sure if I saw you guys out there or not, but I was fishing from the kayak last night/evening as well ... trolling flat raps looking for larger fish, I ended the day with 3 sub 18" eyes and 2 smallies. Nice calm, dark evening.
Reply by: topherthecatcher Posted: 6/21/2012 9:58:20 AM Points: 0
I had the pleasure to go out with jcricket and his son as well as gotabite. We had a blast, they showed me so much I didn't no jcricket son hocked into a lil rainbow then I hocked into a 15 inch one on the road. About an hour later gotabite got a good bite pulled in a 13 inch eye (first pic) then jcricket son got a nice size small then right after I pulled in a 17 inch eye!! I had one of the best fishing experience of my life. Just want to say it one more time thank u so much guys!!!!
I'm surprised that neither of you two have given me grief for the ones I missed last night too. I'm still a little disappointed that I lost an $8 lure...if anyone catches a monster with another lure stuck in his mouth, that is my lure. It's a blue and silver xrap. HA!
Reply by: badcoyotee Posted: 6/22/2012 9:11:47 AM Points: 31
dmccull2000 (a.k.a. : Dave) has done a tremendous job of organizing this outting! Hats off to you man!
On the main fishexplorer.com forum page you will find a thread regarding some of us getting together at Chatfield on Saturday nite. Check it out.
Dave, can you somehow get your original post to THIS specific Chatfield Res. location from the main site page ? I think it would get to more of us that fish for walleye at Chatty regularly. Just a suggestion.
This is a great opportunity for all of us to meet and greet. To share knowledge, or to get schooled. Either way, it's gonna be a whole bunch of fun for all!
Dave has a psuedo sign up list going so please add yourself if you will be there with us.
Don't be afraid to bring a side dish or some drinks to share if you can join us.