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Lake: Barker Reservoir

Barker Reservoir Ice Fishing

Post By: cdub2411      Posted: 1/2/2019 7:17:31 AM     Points: 159    
Hey all, I've driven by this lake 1,000 times but never fished. Anyone know if you can ice fish Barker and what the current conditions are?
 Reply by: Fisherguyd      Posted: 1/2/2019 7:24:03 AM     Points: 105
No ice fishing at Barker
 Reply by: Hawaiian Punch      Posted: 1/2/2019 7:26:09 AM     Points: 11495
No ice fishing at Barker.The water level changes too much and theres no water contact allowed. (no boats or wadding)
I'm not trying to be a jerk,but
next time try going to the "Find lake/River" part of Fishexplorer and look this info up on your own. Its easy if you try!
BTW . . . ."Find lake/river" is the green box right under the "" logo in the upper left hand corner of the cover page.
 Reply by: cdub2411      Posted: 1/2/2019 9:04:30 AM     Points: 159
Thanks All! You're not being a jerk at all HP I truly appreciate the help and feel like an idiot now as I do see that information posted right on the home page for Barker Reservoir. Cool to know why they don't allow it though! Thanks again for the help.
 Reply by: Hawaiian Punch      Posted: 1/2/2019 9:51:17 AM     Points: 11495
cdub2411 . . . .I've seen first hand how a lake can drop 20-30ft over a week and still have an ice cap over the water.(ice cap was 30 ft from the water!)
at Green Mtn . . . .we fished there on one weekend and came back the following weekend to find a air bridge over 20ft from the water. We were 100yrds from shore when we found out!
Talk about the LONGEST YARDS . . . .it took a week for my poor back side to relax enough to poo . . . . .
 Reply by: Hawaiian Punch      Posted: 1/2/2019 10:10:16 AM     Points: 11495
cdub2411 . . . . . come to the dark side,We need to talk in private!
BTW . . .I think Barker is a Boulder water supply and that's why there is no water contact.
The city of Boulder must divert the water they want before it reachs Boulder,cause they have all kinds of water contact stuff on the creek in town.
 Reply by: Troutbisquits      Posted: 1/2/2019 10:55:38 AM     Points: 2507
" they have all kinds of water contact stuff on the creek in town."

True dat! I call it the Tube hatch. I often fish the creek during my lunch break... the Tube hatch is strong July through August. During those times you don't catch much other than eye candy... haha
 Reply by: Hawaiian Punch      Posted: 1/2/2019 11:04:46 AM     Points: 11495
I was talking about the rubber duck race,but I can see the "tube hatch" too.Don't they have a tube to work thing too?
So,where does the city divert their water?I've seen guys wading the river below Barker dam.

 Reply by: cdub2411      Posted: 1/3/2019 6:58:29 AM     Points: 159
Thanks HP I will shoot you email today, and thanks for everyone's reply always good to find out what's going on in Colorado!
 Reply by: FishingJunkie      Posted: 1/4/2019 3:39:37 PM     Points: 1834
"Tube hatch".... hehehe
 Reply by: aacd      Posted: 1/19/2019 6:29:33 PM     Points: 0
Not a single summer day I went there without seeing some dogs swimming happily in the lake...
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