Reply by: NoNick Posted: 6/30/2012 9:52:43 AM Points: 31
Is it going to be crowded? The crowd at CheeSman will be an interesting look into just how many folks read info on Fish Explorer. I knew Cheesman was closed, but honestly, I didn't really know that it would be opening back up this year until I saw it posted here. I didn't see anything in the paper or anywhere else either. It's not like the Spinney opener where it is somewhat common knowledge. This is a taxpayer funded lake managed by a state agency, so I don't know why more hasn't been said about it by "CPW".
My guess? It will be crowded, but I'm kind of glad it's opening back up again. It will be a nice alternative to other places in the area.
CPW manages the sporting end of the lake only, the property, water, rights and opening or closing are basically all decisions are made by Denver Water. That is why you haven't heard a whole lot about it, DW could really care less. If it was up to them they'd probably just close access to all Denver water holding facilities.
Yea, but when Spinney opens, it's in the paper and on the CPW website, and Spinney is owned by Aurora, IIRC, so I assume Aurora Water is the one who determines the opening date up there. As you said, CPW DOES manage the game aspect of it, so why not mention Cheesman opening back up for sport fishing.
I hear you about cities probably preferring to limit access to city owned water facilities..The poster child for this is Colorado Springs Utilities..At least Denver and Aurora don't currently follow their lead.
Cheesman was a shore fishing only lake, and the shore was also limited too, IIRC..That is why the CPW needs to step up and start making things clear about stuff like this. How are people supposed to know where they can and can't fish if things may have changed since they closed the place? Since the CPW manages the fishing end of this, it is THEIR responsibility to tell people how and where they can fish. They have a website, and they should use it to inform people.
Don't get me started on the Springs Utilities and their private fishing lakes..ARRGH....It's ridiculous.
Reply by: willyd333 Posted: 7/6/2012 10:08:35 AM Points: 0
Everyone needs to get a mass email going to denver water in regards to them opening up the rest of the lake. The goose creek portion that is open is overwhelmed with idiots and there is to much pressure on that stretch of lake!! Especially with people taking smallmouths out of there like it was their job! Everyone email denver water and request that the rest of the lake be opened to shore fishing again and lets see what happens!!