Post By: willyd333 Posted: 7/6/2012 10:10:32 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!
Reply by: jig@jerk Posted: 7/7/2012 2:45:36 AM Points: 6
Not gonna happen anytime soon. At this point they have not even rebuilt the bridge to cross Goose Creek. I talked to Neil who is head of recreation for Denver Water. Possibly in the future they rebuild it, but at this point they are concerned with the land being unstable on the other side as they have not been able to mitigate since the fire.They did mitigate the Goose Creek Arm open now. It is about liability and peoples safety and you will only be able to fish where mitigation has been done, and for that to happen it takes $, and trust putting $ into mitigating the land for people who want to fish the whole lake is no where close on their priority list. Especially when you consider it is a free entrance and totally at their cost.
In regards to concerns of people taking Bass, no lake is the same, but the fact you can only fish 5 to 10% of the lake that helps your concern.
Reply by: steve10 Posted: 7/7/2012 8:18:17 AM Points: 80
I think your concern is way overstated IMHO. It is not an easy lake to take fish (the fish are smart) and most baitdunkers will only be able to get a fish or two max out per day. Honestly, I don't understand why people eat smallmouth or largemouth since they taste comparably bad in comparison to trout or walleye.
Reply by: Troutart inc. Posted: 7/7/2012 10:03:15 AM Points: 50
The Turkey Creek arm used to one of my favorites, as well as the South Platte Inlet. The nice thing about both of these choices was that you could hike away from the crowds, as well as fish areas that were more difficult to access, and hence recieved less pressure. Miss the good old days of the eighties- took many large trout..