So my Dad arrived in Colorado yesterday from the East Coast, and I was really wanting to put him on some warmwater fish. Most of the lake updates I'm reading are reflecting water temps in the 50s, leading me to believe that, if it isn't a small pond, maybe the largemouth aren't quite on the hunger prowl yet. But the smallies should be getting a little kick in their step, I'm hoping once the water is in the mid-to-high 50s.
Not living on the Front Range makes it hard for me to decide exactly where to take my Dad based on this info, but I've been seeing that Arvada has an electric motor only rule (perfect for me and my 50lb thrust on my 12' Tracker Topper). It also sounds like Arvada is a decent little smallie fishery.
Can anyone give me some smallie fishing pointers for Arvada (locations, presentations, that have proven fruitful at this reservoir)? Is it like Chatfield in that the smallies are staged all along the dam?
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Me and my old man will greatly appreciate any help. Thanks!