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Lake: Casey's Pond

Need some help

Post By: agt      Posted: 6/22/2013 2:50:03 PM     Points: 70    
I have a baseball tournament this weekend in Steamboat and will be able to fish Casey's pond because the condo I am staying at is right by it. Do you guys have advice on what to use? I won't be able to fish much, but i will be just looking for some stocker trout. I spin fish, and prefer to only use lures. Any tips would ne appreciated. I know this is a longshot, but any advice on how to catch my first pike there would be great too.
 Reply by: agt      Posted: 6/22/2013 3:04:08 PM     Points: 70
Also, any tips on location would be great.
 Reply by: DBroncoman7      Posted: 6/22/2013 3:09:38 PM     Points: 425
I dont know anything about this pond you speak of, but hit the Yampa river down by Hayden if you want Pike. Lots and lots of them and they will hit a beer can if you put a hook on it.
 Reply by: brian188      Posted: 6/22/2013 4:06:30 PM     Points: 2026
I don't know the pond either, but if it's stocker trout you're after they can't resist a little Kastmaster.
 Reply by: Catcherman      Posted: 6/22/2013 4:14:41 PM     Points: 3155
Dbroncoman have you fished the yampa lately? As in past few seasons?
 Reply by: DBroncoman7      Posted: 6/22/2013 4:18:19 PM     Points: 425
No, the last time i fished it was in spring of 07. I moved back down to Denver in the summer of 07.
 Reply by: agt      Posted: 6/22/2013 4:28:32 PM     Points: 70
DBroncoman, which lures do you use for pike? How do you fish them in a river?
 Reply by: DBroncoman7      Posted: 6/22/2013 4:53:21 PM     Points: 425
I had the best luck with a big (not sure the size maybe 3/4 oz) bright orange buzz bait. Some of the smaller spinners or jurkbaits worked at times, but I found most times they would just follow them and not hit.

Fishing the river can be hard but a ton of fun. Look for pools away from the main current or little channels that cut back from the main river. Places with lots of rocks or weeds and calm water hold the most fish but I have caught some in the heart of the river. Just cast at the opposite side of shore down river and work the bait back to you through the main current.

When the river is muddy use the brighter florescent colors and when its clearer use more natural colors. I always used a steel leader in both clear and muddy water and never found that the fish would spook from it in the clearer waters. Good Luck, and if you land one, please give it a lil kiss from me. I really do miss the fishing up there, but for now i have to live down here :-/
 Reply by: elkinthebag      Posted: 6/22/2013 7:23:00 PM     Points: 2133
Fish it a lot there are few trout ussaly a fly and bobber are best or a berkly nymph worked mid depth. It gets pretty weedy and covered in pads on one side. E mail me and I will fill you in with some other spots in the area.
 Reply by: agt      Posted: 6/23/2013 12:40:21 PM     Points: 70
Thanks elkinthebag, email sent.
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