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Fish: Rainbow Trout

Good Fishing at Prospect Lake, Colorado Springs

Post By: MIP      Posted: 5/6/2009 8:58:26 PM     Points: 473    
I went to Prospect Lake in the Springs this evening to see if the panfish were bitting yet. Got there at about 6:45PM, and fished with a small piece of nightcrawler 4 feet under a bobber. Was fishing in about 5~10ft of water, got many bites from small panfish, and managed to land 2 in about an hour. A ton of trout started feeding on the surface at about 7:30, if I had a fly pole I would of smashed them.... but I still managed to land one 11in rainbow on a piece of worm. Also caught a 10in shad on the same set up. All fish were released.
 Reply by: Flyrodn      Posted: 5/7/2009 9:13:19 AM     Points: 105957    
Thanks for the report.

This is one of many waters we need to get activated. I'll have ot give it a try this summer when I make a trip to the springs to visit the daughter.

 Reply by: linder jr.      Posted: 5/8/2009 12:47:01 PM     Points: 302    
Thanx for the report i live right next to this lake. Wht side of the lake is best to try for panfish?
 Reply by: FishWrangler      Posted: 5/8/2009 3:07:59 PM     Points: 21    
MIP,

I'm assuming you were on the the southern side where it's rocky? I checked it out the day before you, but there were too many people on the south end. The East side was pretty shallow and I didn't see anyone catching fish along there.

-FishWrangler
 Reply by: MIP      Posted: 5/8/2009 4:07:07 PM     Points: 473    
Hey guys, I was fishig on the western side. There were a lot of people but it wasn't that bad. I think ill head out again tonight with the fly pole.
 Reply by: FishWrangler      Posted: 5/9/2009 8:18:30 PM     Points: 21    
How did it go last night? Any luck? Do you usually fish on the west side during the summer for panfish? Would be nice to know, still looking to get my 6 year old son involved in catching some easy/small fish.
 Reply by: turkez      Posted: 5/11/2009 8:14:50 PM     Points: 4    
is it only shore fishing at prospect i have only seen people shore fishing there but i am not sure
 Reply by: MIP      Posted: 5/11/2009 9:11:18 PM     Points: 473    
Hey guys, you are allowed to use boats on Prospect Lake, and many people use float tubes. I went out agian this afternoon and caught a lot of small pan fish. I started out fly fishing will a dry fly and caught a couple bluegill before the wind picked up. Then I switched to a piece of nightcrawler 4ft under a bobber and caught about five more bluegill Then I went to a small wolly bugger tipped with a piece of nightcrawler on my fly pole and had a lot of luck. In total caught about 15 panfish, all but one being bluegills. I think this one in the picture is a crappie, can anyone confirm?
 Reply by: popeye dropshot      Posted: 5/11/2009 10:06:00 PM     Points: 153    
yea thats a crappie prospect isnt that far from my house and i hit it up after work alot nice little spot!
 Reply by: turkez      Posted: 5/16/2009 3:38:24 PM     Points: 4    
went out today caught three trout throw one back. was fishing on the south shore by the parking lot. was using orange power bait no bobber.
where were you fishing at to catch the panfish i was hoping to catch some but never did.
 Reply by: MIP      Posted: 5/16/2009 5:03:26 PM     Points: 473    
turkez, I was fishing on the north west shore where it is very rocky.