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Lake: Cherry Creek Reservoir

Cherry Creek Bass...Are they there?

Post By: Shenk      Posted: 4/4/2021 9:25:41 PM     Points: 3    
I have never seen a bass come out of Cherry Creek, yet I ran into a few people fishing for them yesterday. Are they still in there, or were they just in there at one point?

I saw a picture of a largemouth on social media, but can not confirm it is actually from CC...
 Reply by: El Jefe      Posted: Apr. 4, 9:38:23 PM     Points: 392    
Caught a number of fair sized largemouths out of Cherry Creek about five years ago.
Can't testify to how fishing for them now is.
 Reply by: cookster      Posted: Apr. 4, 9:43:28 PM     Points: 64340    
I catch a couple large mouth every year walleye fishing.
 Reply by: wingman13      Posted: Apr. 4, 11:08:34 PM     Points: 996    
Yes, they are there
 Reply by: Hawaiian Punch      Posted: Apr. 5, 5:37:34 AM     Points: 8993    
Few and far between . . . . .C.C. has a few LMB.I catch a few every year when fishing for Walleye.If I was focused on LMB,C.C. would not be one of my choices.
 Reply by: fom      Posted: Apr. 5, 6:32:37 AM     Points: 7227    
They are there , I have caught them up to 22 inches, mostly by accident fishing for walleyes, square bills on the rocks will produce some !

 Reply by: D-Zilla      Posted: Apr. 5, 6:57:40 AM     Points: 2468    
They're reproducing then, because I caught a 5 inch one last summer. First one I've ever caught there and I've fished CC for YEARS. Shocker for me for certain.
 Reply by: Sean D      Posted: Apr. 14, 2:00:56 PM     Points: 1133    
I went last year before the covid chaos and caught probably 12-15 of them. Best 5 probably went 15-16lbs. They are definitely there, just hard to find with all the boat traffic.
 Reply by: Ajax5240      Posted: Apr. 14, 6:03:40 PM     Points: 32116    
Pics of the 15-16lbs largemouth..... slightly skeptical...
 Reply by: TeamGR3      Posted: Apr. 14, 6:15:50 PM     Points: 1555    
Cherry creek
 Reply by: not too old to fish      Posted: Apr. 15, 9:35:00 AM     Points: 6254    
Sean D, I assume you meant 15-16 inches??? The state record is 11lbs 6 oz.
 Reply by: footmaster      Posted: Apr. 15, 10:44:35 AM     Points: 12    
Pretty sure Sean D was referring to a 15-16 lbs aggregate weight for the best 5 fish that were caught. A 5 fish bag, so to speak. That's not a bad bag at all, for any location, let alone CC.
 Reply by: Barnacles      Posted: Apr. 15, 11:27:42 AM     Points: 640    
You're right footmaster. The 5 fish bag is a common measurement for the serious bass people, used in tournaments. (I watch too much TV). He's not suggesting he caught a sack full of 15 pounders. He would be on the cover of USA Today if he did that & every bass fisherman in the world would be converging on CC.
 Reply by: Street Chub      Posted: Apr. 15, 5:18:33 PM     Points: 640    
I think it's safe to assume that he made the honest mistake of writing pounds where it should have been inches. I've got a half dozen punch lines to add but none are suitable for the possibility of a family audience!
 Reply by: Barnacles      Posted: Apr. 15, 6:11:37 PM     Points: 640    
Back to Shenk's original question. Yes, they are there. Unless the lake has been poisoned or drained. If the lake ever approaches 60 degrees, they will breed like flies. At that elevation, the time to go after them is now.
 Reply by: not too old to fish      Posted: Apr. 16, 9:32:43 AM     Points: 6254    
I stand corrected, I think he meant the collective weight, my bad.
 Reply by: Sean D      Posted: Apr. 20, 3:56:11 PM     Points: 1133    
Correct, 5 fish for a total of 15-16lbs. Biggest was about 3.75lbs. So no giants, several 2.5-3lb fish. I honestly didn't expect that, since i was just goofing around and had fished maybe twice since the year before.
 Reply by: fargingicehole      Posted: Apr. 21, 5:57:45 AM     Points: 24871    
These were a few of mine, caught off the dam while targeting walleye
 Reply by: Sean D      Posted: Apr. 29, 2:53:49 PM     Points: 1133    
Here’s a couple fish from last year. These were the end of may, but on classic bass spots.

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