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Lake: Arvada Reservoir

minnows

Post By: Cat Daddy      Posted: 4/14/2014 10:04:44 PM     Points: 10    
I live in Fort Collins and I was wondering if I can use minnows at Arvada Reservoir? what are some of the better spots to fish on the reservoir?
 Reply by: cblor      Posted: 4/14/2014 10:10:26 PM     Points: 66    
as far as i know, you can use aquatic baits in arvada res. as for spots to fish i do not know since i never fished there before. Im sure some one else can help you with that info.
 Reply by: fishingfreak      Posted: 4/14/2014 10:16:39 PM     Points: 580    
If your fishing trout then just about anyway where.
 Reply by: Cat Daddy      Posted: 4/14/2014 10:19:49 PM     Points: 10    
I'm wanting to catch some walleye, bass, ad crappie. There's a dam out there right?
 Reply by: dadch      Posted: 4/14/2014 10:29:51 PM     Points: 1965    
no aquatic bait in arvada resevoir and you can not fish off the dam
 Reply by: Cat Daddy      Posted: 4/14/2014 10:35:41 PM     Points: 10    
you can fish the Dam if u have a boat correct? Is the best method to troll or bounce jigs of the rocks? what r people catching the cats on out there?
 Reply by: dadch      Posted: 4/14/2014 10:46:15 PM     Points: 1965    
yes in a boat you can
 Reply by: phidoux      Posted: 4/15/2014 6:44:35 AM     Points: 5931    
Arvada is an electric motor only lake and doesn't allow aquatic bait.
No body contact with the water.
The upper left corner has a tab find lake/river that will allow you to check on a lake and give you information on that lake.
good luck fishing.
 Reply by: FISHRANGLER      Posted: 4/15/2014 8:07:22 AM     Points: 1682    
Believe me or not they catch them cats on Green garlic power bait, floating type seems to be what they catch them on.
 Reply by: bron      Posted: 4/15/2014 8:36:36 AM     Points: 36642    
I was told by a game warden there that the dam is full of rattlesnakes
 Reply by: Cat Daddy      Posted: 4/15/2014 5:19:12 PM     Points: 10    
I hate snakes. I will be going to get some green garlic power bait right after work today. what about the other fish? Crappie, Waleye etc. How do I catch them?
 Reply by: Dangly      Posted: 4/16/2014 6:22:49 AM     Points: 238    
no body contact? does that mean you can't tube it?
 Reply by: phidoux      Posted: 4/16/2014 6:38:24 AM     Points: 5931    
from the lake site on here
The Arvada/Blunn Reservoir site is open to the public for fishing, hiking, and boating. The reservoir serves as an important water source for the city of Arvada, supplying the city with 25% of its drinking water. For this reason, water contact sports such as wind surfing, swimming, water skiing, tubing and scuba diving are not permitted. Because of the relatively small size of the reservoir and for water quality reasons, gas-powered boats are prohibited. However, electric trolling motors are permitted.
 Reply by: Thaiger      Posted: 4/16/2014 2:58:15 PM     Points: 0    
I found this lake last year and I'm hooked. It is usually good for a few stocker trout along the West and Southwest walkway but I saw a nice cat caught along the dam trolling with night crawlers. I prepped all winter for this season, even got a boat. Maiden voyage is this Saturday AM. Stay tuned.

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