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Lake: Lake Loveland

Wading Loveland

Post By: sickws6      Posted: 5/3/2017 8:42:34 AM     Points: 574    
pretty sure you cant wade Correct?? and to the guys that are wading the limit for Eyes are 5 not as many as you want and the 12 inchers need to go back,
And yes to the people that say why don't you contact DOW I did they said they don't enforce Lake Loveland that is the cops job, so I called LPD and they said they would look into it, that was 2 weeks ago and still haven't see one officer out there.
 Reply by: ultralightfanatic      Posted: 5/3/2017 10:10:39 AM     Points: 814    
Well that really sucks, not happy hearing that. I can tell you they weren't there this morning though. Hope they get busted.
 Reply by: fishingmanlee      Posted: 5/3/2017 11:51:33 AM     Points: 126    
I saw the waders on Monday, 3 of them. Looked like a good idea to me.
 Reply by: sickws6      Posted: 5/3/2017 12:24:03 PM     Points: 574    
good idea?? its illegal manlee, looks like a good way to get a lure in your back, ive been watching these goons for 2 weeks now and you thinking it is a good idea is Ludacris in my mind,
Good idea Yes, Legal and ethical NO
 Reply by: fishingmanlee      Posted: 5/3/2017 1:17:42 PM     Points: 126    
Ice fishing not allowed either...go figure
 Reply by: sickws6      Posted: 5/3/2017 1:50:35 PM     Points: 574    
Manlee you are probably one of them wading it, Ice fishing is allowed at Lake Loveland, you sir should probably pick up a fishing brochure from your local walmart and read the WHOLE thing, I hope you don't fish that lake, you know nothing about the regs there.

Wow some people.......

Here for you ignorance
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 Reply by: ultralightfanatic      Posted: 5/3/2017 2:02:19 PM     Points: 814    
Someone once said ignorance is bliss. Maybe he just didn't know some things and just jumped into the thread, kinda like I do on occasion. I don't even know if it's legal to wade in there myself. Just my 2 cents.
 Reply by: sickws6      Posted: 5/3/2017 2:09:14 PM     Points: 574    
Kinda hard to miss the sign they walk by on the bridge they cross, or the same sign their headlamp directly shines on when they are walking up the Rip Rap, which states you may only enter the area in designated areas. ie The swim beach and that it
 Reply by: culinarypunk      Posted: 5/3/2017 2:21:55 PM     Points: 84481    
I'm with ya, but, just because you don't see the cops doesn't mean they didn't try...
 Reply by: fishingmanlee      Posted: 5/3/2017 2:32:50 PM     Points: 126    
So hostile, someone needs a hug I guess. I'm merely provoking thought.

You use a regulatory book and then back it up with a link to a newspaper article. Lake Loveland is not even in the brochure as it is a private lake with easement access so get your facts strait.

The fishery survey PDF from the CPW does say, "Ice fishing IS allowed", however the link below direct from Loveland Parks and Recreation which says ice fishing is not allowed in Loveland parks.

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My point is to show inconsistency I regulation and before you suggest, "throwing lures at peoples backs", maybe you're not fully sure what the rules are either bud. If these guys are keeping above their legal limit then I am in agreement with prosecution. Otherwise, who gives a$!*. I'm not sure how long you've been in town but people are and have always been IN the water near that stretch whether wading, swimming, or fishing. Especially when the water is low and the sediment has came in creating a soft sand beach.

Whatever you need to say, just hate internet tough guys.
 Reply by: sickws6      Posted: 5/3/2017 4:23:42 PM     Points: 574    
Been here 31 years buddy. my facts are spot on NO WADING a do give a$!* because you cant effectively fish the little bit of the lake that you can fish, Lake Loveland isn't a park. get YOUR facts straight bud. and swim in the inlet that's a new one to me
 Reply by: Fishlips      Posted: 5/3/2017 4:47:03 PM     Points: 61    
Sounds like someone is a little butt hurt they aren't catching anything! I was going to take the night off but now I think this goon will be down there again tonight.
 Reply by: Branch Doctor      Posted: 5/3/2017 5:24:56 PM     Points: 596    
Hey sickws6, I'm one of the guys that is out there wading on many evenings so I guess this thread is directed at myself and a few of my friends, for the most part. We're not the only ones that wade at Loveland but 3 of us have been hitting it farely often. Now I can't speak for everybody that goes out there but I can for myself and my other 2 amigos.

With that said, I would be happy to address your "issues". First of all get your facts straight pal! Out of the 3 of us there has been fish harvested on 3 occasions, 2x by me and 1x by one of my buddies. I kept 3 one night and 2 on another and none of them were under 16in. My buddy kept 4 one night and none of those fish were under 16in either. I'm sure you've seen us catch fish but we put 90% of them back. We would put them all back but they taste too good and they make a fantastic meal for our families! I find it pretty funny that you called DOW and the police on us but I guess there will always be haters.

We are very dedicated fishermen with a great deal of passion and respect for our sport. If you have any more "issues" with our ethics please feel free to confront me directly you think we're violating. I'm the guy with camo waders, camo hoodie, and a green carhart vest. I'd be happy to alleviate your concerns.

The Branch Doctor
 Reply by: fishingmanlee      Posted: 5/3/2017 6:29:30 PM     Points: 126    
Anyways, wading that inlet was like an epiphany to me ( if legal of course) and seems very smart. Branch Doc is a documented fine fisherman and I'll vouch as he knows the lake well. By the way we do not know each other. Anyways, it won't matter in a week when the water elevation will be non conducive to wading. Then it'll be rock on. You live in Colorado, get used to increased use, again where legal.
 Reply by: swamp kitty      Posted: 5/3/2017 6:30:49 PM     Points: 1095    
Way to own it branch doctor!!!! I have been fishing loveland for years and I support your passion. Don't hate cause a man is catching fish.
 Reply by: frydaddy      Posted: 5/3/2017 6:35:35 PM     Points: 234    
Are the fish biting in the inlet now that the water is flowing?
 Reply by: Branch Doctor      Posted: 5/3/2017 6:39:35 PM     Points: 596    
No, they're not..... )
 Reply by: mogul buster      Posted: 5/3/2017 9:53:00 PM     Points: 75    
Ahh the doctor....epic catfisherman. Wade on!
 Reply by: frydaddy      Posted: 5/4/2017 4:20:33 AM     Points: 234    
Great, I will be on my way soon. Wading optional? I guess
 Reply by: ALLYAKEDUP      Posted: 5/4/2017 4:46:14 AM     Points: 0    
So can you post the reg about no wading in lakes cuz I have never ever heard of that 1. Plus I have spent good money on waders for what REASON THEN????
 Reply by: Kev-o      Posted: 5/4/2017 10:14:42 AM     Points: 52312    
This should at least stop the argument about no wading at lake Loveland. We aren't supposed to walk along the lake bed either it says but in the 31 years that I've been fishing it nobody has ever said anything to me about doing it. I think they mean no walking along exposed lake bed in front of where houses exist. This sign is on the gate for the private boat ramp.
 Reply by: Swampy13      Posted: 5/4/2017 1:08:01 PM     Points: 598    
I didn't bring my waders. Does that mean I won't be able to catch some walleye? I was really wanting to hit it up on Friday. Is the morning or evening better?
 Reply by: Skookshunter      Posted: 5/4/2017 3:36:23 PM     Points: 2558    
Waders are a no no on Lake Loveland (thanks for the pic Kevo). Swampy you can catch them both morning and evening and you dont need waders. I prefer evening but to each his own. Just go when its dark or low light. Good luck out there!
 Reply by: Fishlips      Posted: 5/4/2017 4:10:41 PM     Points: 61    
Thanks for having our backs Jim, even if there is a lure stuck in it.
 Reply by: Niko12      Posted: 5/4/2017 4:13:34 PM     Points: 353    
Are people primarily catching them on jigs or lures, and if so what types? cranks, jerkbaits?
 Reply by: frydaddy      Posted: 5/4/2017 9:13:00 PM     Points: 234    
I have fished Lakeland for years, the perch are the biggest I have ever seen since leaving Lake Erie in Ohio, I get it people like to hide the honey holes. The bite is good only during the flow and that only last one to four weeks. I just ordered 45 dollars worth leeches, and I will be out their trying to catch a few fish, please let me enjoy one of the last free fishing experiences in Colorado without having to buy another lake access pass on top of a fishing license, with a extra rod stamp.

Boulder lake- 240 annual pass
State Park -70 annual pass
Carter/Horsetooth- 90 annual pass
Aurora res- 70 annual pass
Union Res- 70 annual pass
Bear Creek- 70 annual pass
and so on
 Reply by: ephemeral      Posted: 5/6/2017 12:28:05 PM     Points: 302    
I haven't been one of the fishermen wading at the inlet, but have been threatened with police for riding my mountain bike around the exposed lake bed, even in areas where no houses exist. The HOA seem to be very capricious and unpredictable when it comes to their reaction to people bending the laws. The police seem very disinclined to get between the fishermen and the homeowners​, but that doesn't mean they won't get involved. I guess what I'm getting at is if you are one of the few fishermen wading, be discreet (i.e. Don't get in the lake when there is heavy recreational traffic on the lake) and be respectful to the fishermen on the bank when and if you do decide to wade. Don't stand in places which make it difficult to fish from the shore and be respectful to others utilizing the same general (with the exception of those incredibly inconsiderate f*cks who decide to walk right up to where you are fishing and start throwing toys for their dog) area. The best way to attract unwanted attention is an altercation. Remember, we are all on the same team and splitting into warring factions is guaranteed to help none of us.

As an aside, Skookshunter is correct, a skilled angler doesn't need to get in the lake to get into the walleye without getting into the water in 99.9999.....% of the time, one simply needs to know how you adapt your tactics to the conditions on any given day.


 Reply by: Icebuster      Posted: 5/6/2017 12:54:58 PM     Points: 37    
This whole threaded discussion is worthless..
 Reply by: frydaddy      Posted: 5/6/2017 11:03:52 PM     Points: 234    
No flow today, no fish. Carp and suckers are all over the inlet
 Reply by: Branch Doctor      Posted: 5/7/2017 2:01:13 PM     Points: 596    
Ephemeral has a good point. The last thing we want or need is the HOA to get their panties in a wad. If they really wanted to they could enforce the rules strictly which would keep anyone from fishing the lake when it's below the rocks. I got that info directly from LPD last summer.
 Reply by: nparker      Posted: 5/7/2017 10:03:00 PM     Points: 929    
I wonder who actually owns the lake bed. A ditch company I presume. I believe that they have given or sold lake access rights to lake home owners? I know some of the home owners. I think that they don't care if folks wade as only as it does not affect their privacy. It may be time to call one of my friends that live on the lake. I must know a half dozen at least. There is some advantage to being here 50 years. However there is nothing wrong with the fishing at Boyd. I got 5 species on flies last week including a 21 inch Walleye.
 Reply by: wingman13      Posted: 5/8/2017 7:09:03 PM     Points: 740    
So Branch Doctor, bottom line is that you can't wade there. Not questioning your ethics or your harvest, as you've backed that up pretty responsibly. But the sign says it all, " No wading". Plus there are a few other good areas to get into the eyes, other than the inlet.
 Reply by: ephemeral      Posted: 5/8/2017 9:30:14 PM     Points: 302    
@nparker: any additional specificity on the exact regulations on how the access is defined would be greatly. Instead of arguing about wading, the fishermen could try to work out some sort of agreement with the actual owners of lakebed to allow wading access along 34 & stretches of Taft without homes to avoid the privacy issue mentioned above while still increasing access for fishermen that act responsible and respectful to those who own the land. Instead of arguing pointlessly, maybe this could be turned into a better relationship between the anglers, homeowners, and the actual property owners in such a way that everyone involved.

Maybe one could buy a pass from the landowners with codes of conduct with infractions causing the pass to be revoked. I'm sure most would be willing to sign a legal release, protecting homeowners and landowners from legal responsibility if someone was injured while fishing from taking legal action against anyone.

I'd be interested in the opinion of an attorney, even if all it leads to nothing more than a better understanding between all parties involved, open a dialogue with the goal of improving communication and maximizing everyone's enjoyment....
 Reply by: frydaddy      Posted: 5/8/2017 9:43:49 PM     Points: 234    
Move all the fish that my fishing license purchases year after year for this lake and move them to a public lake, with free access. They can keep the carp and goldfish, since everyone treat this place like a fish tank.
 Reply by: ultralightfanatic      Posted: 5/9/2017 6:16:52 AM     Points: 814    
This is a lake where the public ( you and I ) are allowed to recreate, all ya need to do is respect the landowners property, follow the rules and clean up after yourselves. Carp and Goldfish? Bring em' on!
 Reply by: Branch Doctor      Posted: 5/9/2017 3:21:25 PM     Points: 596    
People clean up after themselves? That's crazy talk! Lol

It blows my mind how much trash people leave even though there's several trash cans along 34.
 Reply by: frydaddy      Posted: 5/14/2017 12:41:31 PM     Points: 234    
 Reply by: Branch Doctor      Posted: 5/15/2017 6:57:57 AM     Points: 596    
It's been running full blast for a week bro.
 Reply by: Swigs      Posted: 5/15/2017 2:56:22 PM     Points: 189    
Lake Loveland is not listed in the special regulations section simply because there are no special regulations, it falls under general statewide regs of 5 walleye bag limit of any size. Lake Loveland is typically stocked only with walleye fry, the most efficient and economical species available, it gets some catfish during years production is a boom.

The wading issue is not a CPW regulation, rather likely a city ordnance.
 Reply by: frydaddy      Posted: 5/15/2017 6:12:44 PM     Points: 234    
Branch Doc
Thank you, now the magic starts
 Reply by: frydaddy      Posted: 5/17/2017 12:22:50 AM     Points: 234    
Any walleye or perch?
 Reply by: Branch Doctor      Posted: 5/17/2017 11:27:32 AM     Points: 596    
I haven't seen or heard about any perch being caught. Guys have been getting largemouth and smallies with some consistency and a walleye here and there. A lot of people have been fishing the inlet area every night so if you go there expect it to be crowded.

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