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Lake: Prospect Park Lakes (Wheatridge)
Fish: Saugeye

Sauger help

Post By: Basschaser      Posted: 4/1/2017 5:50:12 PM     Points: 1019    
Need help here.. Been at this 4 times already tried everything i have jerk baits rattle traps and nothing. I know they don't spawn but are they inactive right now? Do they behave like walleye? Are they bottom huggers? Is sundown the best time? Do they like deeper or shallower water? Any recommendations? Thanks
 Reply by: bron      Posted: 4/1/2017 6:23:16 PM     Points: 29819    
I've never seen or caught one at Prospect. I would recommend you change location and try Crown Hill or Bear Creek Park. We got a couple out of Bear Creek Lake off crawlers and I watched Ralpert get one when we iced Soda.
 Reply by: Basschaser      Posted: 4/1/2017 7:15:05 PM     Points: 1019    
It's the Tabor Lake
 Reply by: bron      Posted: 4/1/2017 8:02:25 PM     Points: 29819    
That's the one I mainly fish.
 Reply by: Basschaser      Posted: 4/1/2017 10:03:36 PM     Points: 1019    
Ok sorry for my ignorant mistake.. I ment to ask about saugeye not sauger.
 Reply by: bron      Posted: 4/1/2017 10:45:56 PM     Points: 29819    
I got that from the heading on your post....I knew which fish you were asking about. Nightstalker is the expert on this if you can contact him or if he wants to help out. I personally don't think targeting them at Prospect will get you anything....but I could be wrong.....
 Reply by: Fisch stix      Posted: 4/1/2017 11:00:32 PM     Points: 45    
for a week before mothers day I did pretty fair using a (homemade) beetlespin. Slow along bottom.
 Reply by: Neyet Stalker      Posted: 4/2/2017 6:51:40 AM     Points: 5425    
Need help here.. Been at this 4 times already tried everything i have jerk baits rattle traps and nothing.

* I go fishless all the time! Think fine details and don't quit.

I know they don't spawn but are they inactive right now?

* No they are not inactive right now.

Do they behave like walleye?

* Yes they do.

Are they bottom huggers?

* Yes during daylight hours.

Is sundown the best time?

* Yes and for a few hours after.

Do they like deeper or shallower water?

* Yes both deep during day shallow after dark.

Any recommendations?

* Be persistent and change it up!

Thanks
 Reply by: Basschaser      Posted: 4/2/2017 7:45:02 AM     Points: 1019    
That's all for the advice, I might have to give it one more try tonight.
 Reply by: fishMA      Posted: 4/2/2017 9:55:19 AM     Points: 144    
I put in a couple hours last night with suspending jerks and nothing. There are definitely fish in there but a small group of people take a ton of fish out of that lake. I also suspect that travelers staying at the hotel impact the lake as well
 Reply by: panfishin      Posted: 4/2/2017 6:04:44 PM     Points: 7802    
I did well last fall for the smaller saugeyes on 3" X-raps, twisty tail grubs and gulp minnows on a jig (the Chad lachance rig if you will). I have also seen them roaming the shallows in mid day which was very strange but they were going thru the spawning motions...talked to a bunch of people because that didn't seem normal, especially for how clear that lake usually is. I'm hoping to get out soon as my back feels better.