Post By: Habaceeba Posted: 3/26/2018 7:47:13 AMPoints: 165
I fished Tabor from my SOT on Saturday (3/24/18) from 10:30a-5p. Water was in mid-50s and stained with less than 1' visibility. I also noticed a lot of algae everywhere. I could not get the skunk out of the boat. Could the tiny island with 2 dead trees and hundreds of cormorants nesting be causing water quality issues here at Tabor?
Reply by: panfishin Posted: 3/26/2018 11:35:24 AM Points: 7802
i haven't fished there in a while but Tabor always has a pretty substantial algae bloom at some point during the year, makes it real tough fishing jigs or near some of the other cover because it just gets covered with the slimey filamentous algae. not 100% sure why it happens but its just a part of the annual cycle.
also you are only able to put any kind of boat/float tube on Tabor before March 1 and after August 1, they usually have a sign posted at both ends of the lake along the bike path and its on the boards by the parking lots (at least they were all there the last time I was there). Prospect and West lake are available all year long as long for hand launched boats. You'd probably want to call and double check before launching there again.
City of Wheat Ridge and CPW say that the island is an active Great Blue Heron rookery...I have only seen herons there twice in the last 8-9 years, but the last time I saw them they were actually sitting in a nest on the south end of the island...up until that point I had called BS on it...oh well