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Lake: Standley Lake

Standley lake

Post By: dadch      Posted: 3/15/2020 12:43:02 PM     Points: 2115    
Stanley lake main gate is closed to vehicle access until further notice. Parking lot access to both parking lots off of 86th & Simms and 100th are open to park and you can walk in to fish the lake.
 Reply by: kitchen_guy      Posted: 4/23/2020 10:57:02 PM     Points: 60
That is common knowledge, The real question is... any fish coming out of the lake? Most likely not
 Reply by: Matt      Posted: 4/24/2020 12:30:14 AM     Points: 91841
Thanks dadch,
May be common to some, but not all, so I appreciate you posting.

Some info came out about Standley in this post: [log in for link]

Is the gate closure new and related to current health issues?

If there's any link for further info that you can reference in regards to Standley Lake if the closures are related to coronavirus, let me know - contact me through my bio page [log in for link] and I will add to the coronavirus updates blog.

 Reply by: Hawaiian Punch      Posted: 4/24/2020 6:08:43 AM     Points: 11263
Anyone that knew Russ Moran (owned Bass Pro on Sheridian) has heard him talk about state record fish that are growing in Standley.
Walk in is fine by me!
They were never very friendly to guys with limited funds for boat pass's anyway . . .
 Reply by: i2fly      Posted: 4/24/2020 9:11:33 AM     Points: 2323
I live very close to Stanley lake I have fished it a few times. Never had too much success there. It doesnít seem to get much love from CPW. I do believe it could be an outstanding fishery. I also know with ski boats zipping around for years it wasnít a great spot to fish. For the most part the fish were not pressured. So yes there are monsters in the lake. The state record walleye came from there. I want to say it was 22 pounds. There are good weed beds and plenty of depth with lots of biodiversity... just not many game fish. Thatís too bad because I believe the lake has potential to be special.

 Reply by: 3wayfisha      Posted: 4/24/2020 9:56:16 AM     Points: 399
my friend and i started fishing standley last year..found a spot we liked..after a day or two we pulled 18in smallies among many in smaller sizes ranging 10-15in from just have to find the spots that seem to focus the fish

id be willing to bet theres a state record smallie, n walleye in there..ive seen some absolute lunker smallies jump

i had been wondering if the lot of 86th was open..thanks for the update
 Reply by: Trotline      Posted: 4/24/2020 12:58:40 PM     Points: 126
I2fly State record is 18lb 12.6 oz. Caught in 1997. It was 34 inches long. I think it is the 5th largest in the USA
 Reply by: Cuzn E      Posted: 4/24/2020 1:20:47 PM     Points: 156
The lot of 86th has been full most of the time during this stay at home order. Many cars have pulled in an right back out because of no parking spots.. Get there early and be prepared for a good walk. Although it is a nice walk.
 Reply by: dadch      Posted: 4/24/2020 2:42:18 PM     Points: 2115
The main gate on 100th and simms is now open to drive in to go fishing. Day pass is still $7.00 I just talked with the rangers and that's what they told me. gl all tight lines
 Reply by: sreg8      Posted: 5/4/2020 10:17:53 PM     Points: 6
Here is a pic of the state record.
 Reply by: rkhancock      Posted: 5/4/2020 11:16:14 PM     Points: 22834
Does anyone know if you can put non motorized boats on standley right now?
 Reply by: Street Chub      Posted: 5/16/2020 4:20:59 PM     Points: 440
That's strange? The guy in that picture doesn't look nothing like the guy who told me he caught the state record walleye. lol Just wanted to say " THANKS" for posting that picture. I didn't know it existed. (Not that I can remember ever looking for it.) That thing is a monster.

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