start at the swim beach and work your way north. I've caught some 15+ in SMB as well as some 16+ in rainbows in the submerged timber (it could be weeds, all i see are small tips sticking out of the water) right before you hit the inlet bay (on the south side). cast about 15-25 ft off the shoreline, working it back down the shoreline. The colder it was out, the farther the fish seemed to be from the shore. Anything in a shad/smelt pattern or jigging crayfish imitations will bring you fish. I would avoid the inlet bay boat launch, the water there is unpredictable.
Hi: Try Red Feather Lakes. these lakes are heavy stocked and heavy fished during the summer months but after labor day the crowd thins out. These lakes do not product very large fish but in the fall I have had good results in catching stocker size fish and then releasing them. Last Wed. I did manage to land 8 fish on 14 hits using a red devil spoon. Lake Estes also has good fishing for stockers this time of year but plan on more fishermen around the lake. Jim2007
Fished the southernmost dam today from 12-130-ish (time between class). fished on the north side (gave the 100ft distance to the dam) and still hit about 15 fish. Probably the biggest smallmouth i have ever hooked, who spit the jig at me as soon as he saw my face. 10 mins wasted on that guy. did get this bow, a little over 16in, and boy was she heavy. she gave one great leap, right as 2 boats were passing and the other guys across from me could see = ). this is another potentially good spot, i need to work it in the float tube during more productive hours and I'll let you guys know. They're still on anything smelt/shad shaped and i stick to natural colors.