Post By: royceaggarwal Posted: 7/3/2012 8:05:29 PM Points: 0
Thinking about going on thursday but I'm not sure where the best spots on the reservoir are or what to use. I would mainly like to go after walleye but I'm open to any kind of fish that are biting. Any help would be appreciated!
if you are fishing from a boat, try using a leech on a bait holder hook, i like to put a red bead just above the hook, about 2 to 3 ft above your bait, use a splitshot weight, Cast it out and let it sit, the bait will eventually drift under the boat but thats ok. Ive been fishing Aurora and been successful in 20 to 30 fow. Watch your rod tip and allow the fish to swallow the hook before setting. The walleye are sensitive, so let them eat it and you should be successful.
Reply by: tbblom Posted: 7/5/2012 11:41:46 AM Points: 161
Try at the inlet or along the dam if fishing from shore. Small mouth like the rocks along the dam, not sure about the walleye the last few weeks, but earlier this season I saw many cruising the dam/rocks for crayfish. I usually use a black leech or brown crayfish on a 6wt fly rod. Various minnow patterns work too. Smaller spinners and spoons too? Alot of people use worms or other bait under a bobber as well for walleye at night. You can park until 11 at Coot lake, or hike in from the open space lot on the north-west side (stay on dirt road a couple of miles past the main entry). Don't pay to access from the main gate unless you really need close access/parking.
Check out coot lake too for bass or carp. Here is a typical Boulder res. SMB, I think more fun than walleye, but just my opinion.