Post By: mycren Posted: 6/15/2019 12:33:50 AMPoints: 0
my husband and I love fishing we have been doing it for 10+ years. But since we have moved back to Colorado we have had no luck. Boyd Lake is new territory for us are there any tips anyone could give us for shore fishing?
Reply by: Smelly Posted: 6/15/2019 4:00:19 AM Points: 23817
Might want to elaborate a little . Lures ? Bait ? Specie of fish ? Reason I say this. IMO Boyd isn't the easiest place I ever fished. But I fish lures from shore. Bait guys guys might have a different answer. And there is a lot of water in that area. I don't think it would be to difficult to point you in the right direction ( put you on some water suited for your type of fishing ).
my husband enjoys lure fishing while i prefer to bait fish worms, minnows, leeches, powerbait, chicken liver and blood bait depending on where we go. right now we shore fish but do intend on purchasing a boat within the next few weeks a sun dolphin or something around that nature. as far as species we fish for trout, crappie, bass catfish or whatever will take the bait, but any available advice will help. Thank you.
Reply by: Smelly Posted: 6/16/2019 7:16:17 AM Points: 23817
If your going to stick with Boyd. I would go with Minnows or worms for bait. And a 1/4 - 3/8 oz silver / blue Kastmaster, or a chrome or Rainbow Trout pattern 3-4 " jerkbait (rapala, ect. ) I'll also throw in a 3" Gulp minnow on a jig head.That puts you in the hunt for the largest variety of fish. The Gulp is an effective bait. But a little bit of a hassle to use compared to other lures. If you carry gulp in a pack. Make really, really sure the bag is good and sealed before sticking back in the pack ! The scent is what attracts fish. But that liquid will STINK up a pack forever ! Also. If you want to key in on Trout. Pink or Chartreuse Powerbait, isn't a bad choice either. Fish anyplace water comes in or goes out (The dam face, the creek, or the pumphouse ) . But accessing some of those spots from shore , aint easy !!
If your not stuck on Boyd. Look at. St Vrain Lon Hagler River Edge and Jayhawker Ponds
All have decent, multi specie fishing. And are easier to shore fish IMO.