If you're looking for crappie, Aurora isn't your best bet. There's a small population in there but they are few and far between. Cherry Creek would be a much better bet if you're looking to get into numbers.
They aren't listed, but they are in there, just not in numbers. If I remember correctly, Kirk caught one out there last year either trolling or bottom bouncing. I've heard of a few others as well, but like I said, not in numbers, and they're rare. Daris has been trying to get one for a while now without success.
@ Coaltrain....I have to side with ZZZ and IFF on this. Yes, there supposedly ARE crappie in A-town but, they are rare nowadays...have been for years. The crappie population used to be more abundant "back in the day"....but not so much anymore.
I for one would LOVE to see their numbers increase some day.
For now, you would probably have better success at CCRes. and/or some local ponds.
Reply by: FISHRANGLER Posted: 6/24/2012 8:42:37 AM Points: 4429
I would guess there are still a few left in there, it is very rare to catch one I have not and I fish the lake alot. They could possibly make a come back if the few that are caught would be released. The Bluegill have been making a come back so maybe the Crappie could also. It would be nice if the DOW would restock them.
I have been fishing Aurora since the year it opened (over 20 years ago) and I have caught 1 crappie and I have seen 2 (although it was on the same nest this yr and last, so probably the same fish) in all that time. Go elsewhere for crappies. ( If you didn't read into it, one fish isn't enough to start a population! ) )
Talking with rangers, the original population was from a leftover hatchery batch that wasn't too healthy to begin with and they never really took and I am guessing once the walleyes, SM Bass and wipers got bigger, they never had a chance. Try the creek.