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Colorado Fish Species

Arctic Char
Arctic Grayling
Black Bullhead
Black Crappie
Blue Catfish
Bluehead sucker
Bonytail Chub
Brook Trout
Brown Trout
Channel Catfish
Colorado Pikeminnow
Colorado River Cutthroat
Common Carp
Creek Chub
Cutbow Trout
Cutthroat Trout
Emerald Shiner
Flannelmouth Sucker
Flathead Catfish
Flathead Chub
Freshwater Drum
Gizzard Shad
Golden Shiner
Golden Trout
Grass Carp
Green Sunfish
Greenback Cutthroat
Hybrid Striped Bass(wiper/palmetto)
Lake Chub
Lake Trout
Largemouth Bass
Longnose Sucker
Mountain Whitefish
Northern Pike
Orangespotted Sunfish
Rainbow Trout
Redear Sunfish
River Carpsucker
Roundtail Chub
Sacramento Perch
Smallmouth Bass
Snake River Cutthroat
Spottail Shiner
Spotted Bass
Striped Bass
Sunfish (Bream)
Tiger Muskie
Tiger Trout
White Bass
White Crappie
White Sucker
Yellow Bullhead
Yellow Perch
Yellowstone Cutthroat

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FishExplorer Lakes with Largemouth Bass
Adams County Fairground Lakes
Adobe Creek Reservoir (Blue Lake)
Allen Park Lake
Arapaho Bend Ponds (FC)
Lake Arbor
Arvada Reservoir
Aurora Reservoir
Avery Pond
Banner Lakes SWA
Barnum Park Lake
Barr Lake
Bear Creek Lake
Bear Creek Ponds
Berkeley Lake
Big Thompson Ponds
Bingham Lake-Pinery Reservoir
Birdland Lake (Jack B. Tomlinson Park)
Blue Heron Lake
Boedecker Reservoir
Boulder Ponds
Boulder Reservoir
Bowles Grove Pond
Boyd Lake
Brighton City Park Lake
Brush Hollow Reservoir
Camenisch Park Pond
Carl Park Pond
Carter Lake
Cattail Pond at Boulder County Fairgrounds
Centennial Park Lake
Chartiers Pond (Brush SWA)
Chatfield Reservoir
Cherry Creek Reservoir
Cherry Knolls Pond
Chipeta Lakes SWA
City Park Lake (Denver)
Civic Center Park Lake (Thornton)
Clear Creek Pond
Community College Pond
Connected Lakes
Corn Lake
Cottonwood Lake (Pearl Parkway Boulder)
Cottonwood Park Lake (Kipling & Jewell)
Crawford Reservoir
Croke Reservoir
Crown Hill Lake
Daigre and Wahatoya Lake
Dawn Pond
Denny Lake
DePoorter Lake
Dixon Reservoir
Doty Park Pond
Douglas Reservoir
Eastman Park
Echo Canyon Reservoir
Ehrlich Lake
Elaine T. Valente Open Space
Elkhead Reservoir
Erie Lake
Fountain Creek Reg Park Ponds
Four Acre Lake Park (Garrison)
Frank SWA
Frantz Lake SWA
Garfield Lake
Garland Park Lake (Lollipop Lake)
Gateway Pond
Lake Geneva
Golden Meadow Park (Ft. Collins)
Grandview Ponds
Grasmere Lake
Greenbriar Park Lake
Harper Lake
Harriman Lake
Harvey Gap Reservoir
Harvey Park Lake - Riviera - Ward #5
Hasty Lake
Heinricy Lake
Lake Henry
Highline Lake
Hine Lake
Holbrook Reservoir
Home Lake
Horseshoe Reservoir (Lathrop SP)
Horsetooth Reservoir
Hudson Fishing Pond
Hugo SWA Ponds
Hunters Glen Lake
Huston Park Lake
Hyland Ponds
Izaak Walton Pond
Jackson Lake
Jerry Creek Reservoirs
Jim Baker Reservoir
Joe Moore Reservoir
John Martin Reservoir
Johnstown Reservoir
Jumbo Annex (Red Lion SWA)
Ken Mitchell Park Pond
Kendrick Reservoir
Kingfisher Point Ponds
KOA Lake
Lagerman Reservoir
Lambertson Lake
Lon Hagler Reservoir
Lonetree Reservoir
Louisville (Warembourg) Fishing Pond
Lake Loveland
Loveland Service Center Pond
Lowell Ponds
Mack Mesa Lake
Main Reservoir
Martin Lake
Maxwell Lake
McCall Lake
McIntosh Lake
McKay Lake
McMurry Ponds
McPhee Reservoir
Mead Ponds
Meadow Park Lake
Mike Higbee SWA (Clay Creek Pond)
Milavec Reservoir
Monument Lake (El Paso County)
Narraguinnep Reservoir
Navajo Reservoir
North Lake Park Pond
North Shields Ponds
Olney Springs
Otero Pond
Overland Trail Park Pond
Pastorius Reservoir
Pella Crossing
Pikeview Reservoir
Pomona Lake #2
Portner Reservoir (Fossil Creek)
Poudre Ponds
Promontory Point Park Ponds
Prospect Park Lakes (Wheatridge)
Prospect Ponds (FC)
Pueblo Reservoir
Quail Lake
Queens Reservoir
Quincy Reservoir
Ramah Reservoir
Redstone Park Pond
Ridgeview Park Pond
Rio Blanco Lake
Rio Grande SWA
River's Edge and Jayhawker Ponds
Riverbend Ponds
Roberts Lake
Rocky Mountain Arsenal
Rocky Mountain Lake
Rogers Grove - Fairgrounds Lake
Rolland Moore Park Pond (Fort Collins)
Rotella Park Pond
Runyon-Fountain Lakes
Salisbury Park
Sheldon Lake (City Park)
Siena Reservoir
Simpson Ponds SWA
Smith Lake (Lar. Cty.) (Boxelder #3)
Smith Lake - Washington Park
Smith Reservoir (Lakewood)
Soda Lakes
Spratt-Platte Lake
St. Vrain State Park (Barbour Ponds)
Stalker Lake
Standley Lake
Stearns Lake
Summit Reservoir
Tamarack Ranch Pond
Thomas Reservoir
Thornton Gravel Ponds #2 & #3
Thornton Rec Ctr Lake (Carpenter)
Thurston Reservoir
Timnath Reservoir
Tom Frost Reservoir
Totten Lake
Trinidad Reservoir
Troutman Park (Fort Collins)
Turks Pond
Twin Lakes Park Ponds
Two Buttes Reservoir
Union Reservoir
Valco Ponds (North Gateway Park)
Viele Lake
Walden Ponds
Waneka Lake
Warren Park Pond
Watson Lake (Littleton)
Watson Lake
Webster Lake
Westfield Park
Westminster City Park Pond
Windsor Lake
Wonderland Lake
FishExplorer Rivers with Largemouth Bass
Only lakes in the Fish Explorer database are included in this listing. Lakes we feature on this website are hyperlinked.
Largemouth Bass
From the Michigan DNR:
The largemouth bass lives in shallow water habitats, among reeds, waterlilies and other vegetation. It shares these habitats with muskies, northern pike, yellow perch and bullheads. Largemouth bass are adapted to warm waters of 80-82 degree F, and are seldom found deeper than 20 feet. They prefer clear waters with no noticeable current and do not tolerate excessive turbidity and siltation. In winter they dwell on or near the lake bottom, but stay fairly active throughout the season.

Like the smallmouth bass, they spawn in late spring or early summer. The male constructs a nest on rocky or gravelly bottoms, although occasionally the eggs are deposited on leaves and rootlets of submerged vegetation. The eggs, which are smaller than those of the smallmouth bass, hatch in three to four days. The fry rise up out of the nest in five to eight days and form a tight school. This school feeds over the nest and later the nursery area while the male stands guard. The school breaks up about a month after hatching when the fry are about one inch long. Largemouth bass eat minnows, carp, and practically any other available fish species including their own. Young largemouth fall prey to yellow perch, walleyes, northern pike, and muskies. Both largemouth and smallmouth bass are parasitized by the bass tapeworm, black spot and yellow grub. None are harmful to humans in cooked fish.

Identifying characteristics: (Native Fish) Two dorsal fins with a deep notch between spinous and soft-rayed portions, body longer than deep, upper jaw extends beyond rear of eye, dark lateral streak.

Largemouth Bass in Colorado

From the Colorado DOW:
Among the first species of fish introduced into Colorado was the largemouth bass in 1878. As the name suggests this fish has a very big mouth and its jaw extends past the eye. You can also distinguish them as the bass with the horizontal stripe on their body. Largemouth have exceeded 10 pounds in Colorado and are renowned for their aggressive predatory behavior. Casting lures and plugs during dawn and dusk hours around cattails and sunken logs will give you the best chance to land one of the lunkers.

Colorado Master Angler Award qualifying length for Largemouth Bass is 18"
Colorado Released Fish Record for Largemouth Bass is 27"
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