Post By: ColoradeauxBassin Posted: 6/27/2012 11:23:06 PM Points: 25
I moved here about a year ago from Louisiana and loved the lmb scene there. I live blocks from Rocky Mountian Lake. I have been fishing there since the spring. I can't tell u how many skunks have stunk up my day there. Is this lake even worth my time?
I see scores of people there everyday. Most look like they are trying to catch dinner, even with the mercury content above normal. But I have never seen someone pull a fish from the water.
Am I missing something? I hear there are lmb that live in the lake. I have only been able to use top water on account of all the underwater vegetation. Any tips on this lake?
First off, welcome to the site. LMB fishing here is nothing like La. The bass fishing here isn't bad if you know where to look but you're not going to find quality fish everywhere. Five pounders are considered to be a really nice fish, and double digit bass are very rare.
If you want to find bass here, use google earth to find smaller ponds and concentrate on those bodies of water. Whenever you see a lake with scores of people looking for dinner, chances are pretty good you won't be catching many bass there. People tend to be pretty tight lipped when it comes to bass fishing spots because if they post them online they attract all those folks looking for dinner, and they get fished out pretty quick.
Reply by: not too old to fish Posted: 6/28/2012 12:23:22 PM Points: 417
Maybe it's me or just bad timing, but I haven't caught any bass this year out of this lake. The last two years I had some good days catching 12-14" bass on a variety of lures including top water poppers. I practice catch and release on all my bass so I didn't reduce the population but you never know about others who may keep what they catch. Not trying to start the debate on keeping fish but this lake has limited shoreline access so it would be possible to reduce the accessible population of bass.
Clever Loozianna spelling of Colorado. I was taken aback at first but now I like it. Get a copy of "Fishing Close to Home" at a tackle shop. Shows lots of options for bass fishing. The other guys are right about being tight lipped with their bass fisheries but there is some good fishing close to Denver.
Rockymountain lake has its share of fish, There are still many hold overs and a few stockers in there, even after the majority have been fished out. As for LMB, they are in there you just gotta move around because they never stay in one spot unless they are breeding. I have caught some 16inchers in there. As well as a old old walleye too but never got it to shore. However this lake is mostly bass and stock trout.
Reply by: not too old to fish Posted: 6/28/2012 4:35:15 PM Points: 417
The lake is just south of I-70 and Federal Blvd, exit Federal south bound and take the 1st right, you'll see the lake. Brookieflyfisher, I think you are talking about Berkley Lake at Sheridan and I-70, it was drained last year.
north and west of rocky mountain is a good fishery that is public. i cant remember the name. Its north of I70 and west of Rocky Mtn. Some good LmB in there. Prospect ponds are pretty tough and ward lake has crazy mosquitos, but can be very good fishing. Sloan is garbage for anything but carp. Berkley was alright in the early mornings til they drained it. Nothing big, but theyd hit anything.you want bass, youre gonna have to travel. Bing maps has different pictures than google. Double check your pond/lake before heading out. i drove 50 minutes to find a dry reservoir. what an idiot
All good advice from this post. Thanks for the replies.
I'm anxious to really dive into fish explorer. You guys have a great resource with a lot of followers and information. Louisiana needs something like this. It would surely get tons of traffic.
As for rocky mountain lake, I'll be using weedless senkos and give it another try. Never really used them before but I have researched a lot on the technique for what it's worth. Apparently its what really get LMB on ur line.
Again, thanks and awesome site. I'm now hooked. You will see me on here often!