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Lake: Waneka Lake
Fish: Channel Catfish

Waneka Lake Cats?

Post By: walleyemaster101      Posted: 7/15/2013 5:04:40 PM     Points: 173    
Does anyone have any information on the cat fishing at Wanekea lake? If you would rather e-mail me you can at any info would be helpful. thanks!
 Reply by: Stain420      Posted: 7/15/2013 6:05:18 PM     Points: 673
they are in there - I have caught some 5-7lb cats from Waneka. Be prepared to catch a snapping turtle if you're using stink bait. :)
 Reply by: walleyemaster101      Posted: 7/15/2013 6:25:47 PM     Points: 173
Do you fish by the rocks or by the inlet?
 Reply by: Stain420      Posted: 7/15/2013 6:28:33 PM     Points: 673
my best luck has been on the west side of the lake - my buddy and I would park in the neighborhoods over on that side and there are sidewalks/trails from there which lead to the lake. It's nice muddy flats over on that side.
 Reply by: walleyemaster101      Posted: 7/15/2013 6:54:45 PM     Points: 173
Thanks for the info, does the park close at dark or can you night fish it?
 Reply by: Killerfihser      Posted: 7/15/2013 7:06:16 PM     Points: 850
The lake closes at dark and local police does patrol it.
 Reply by: walleyemaster101      Posted: 7/15/2013 7:12:58 PM     Points: 173
ok, thanks for the info
 Reply by: fishingfreak      Posted: 7/15/2013 8:46:35 PM     Points: 2755
Waneka is one of my favorite lakes that i've fished growing up here in colorado, it used to be great for Perch until the bucket bregade got to them and wiped them out. However the big fish are still in there and if you know how to catch them youll be rewarded. I've only caught one 9lb catfish from there years ago/
 Reply by: frydaddy      Posted: 9/3/2013 9:22:22 PM     Points: 1275
The catfish in this lake love Mackeral chunks on circle hooks, fish by the docks, just fan cast off the dock until you find fish. Good Luck

Let me know when they run water into the lake by the park, thank you
 Reply by: cring      Posted: 9/25/2013 3:46:49 PM     Points: 0
Yep, big ones are hitting. Caught a 20 lb. cat Saturday that broke off and flipped back into the water, 10 lb. cat Sunday, and another 20 lb. cat yesterday. Have cell phone pics but they're not the greatest.
 Reply by: walleyemaster101      Posted: 9/26/2013 4:29:06 PM     Points: 173
I am going to head this evening, I will post how I do. Cring, what did you use?
 Reply by: cring      Posted: 10/5/2013 12:04:03 PM     Points: 0
chunks of hotdog, bout an inch long. Too big for the lil ones but the big ones have no trouble. Also use big treble hooks!! Good luck.

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