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Lake: Boyd Lake
Fish: Hybrid Striped Bass(wiper/palmetto)

Fly Fishing for Wiper/White Bass

Post By: efisher127      Posted: 6/20/2020 5:20:08 PM     Points: 0    
I was planning on going up to Boyd Lake to try to catch white bass fly fishing. Do you have any suggestions on where along the lake to go, what to use, etc.? Or, does anybody have a better idea for a spot to catch either wiper or white bass fly fishing within an hour or so of Denver? Shore fishing is ideal for me, but I also have a kayak I could use. Thank you!
 Reply by: Matt      Posted: Jun. 22, 3:32:32 PM     Points: 44700    
For Boyd, the wiper will roam so you need to go find them. I haven't been out there in a while, but look for nervous water, baitfish schools, etc. and you'll find the white bass. Much easier said than done. I always go with the expectation of fishing for other fish until I find the pelagic roamers. Or at least have something else to resort to. Being on a kayak will help immensely.
Strip clousers on a sinking line quickly to cover water. If you find them slow it down a bit. Good luck!
Matt
 Reply by: Ajax5240      Posted: Jun. 22, 3:45:04 PM     Points: 30256    
If you are venturing out on Boyd in a kayak.. I would recommend doing so early in the morning on a week day. I would not try to chase white bass in a kayak there on a weekend. You'll get run over and rolled out of the boat from a wake. That place can be scary in a 17' deep v on a weekend.

For a lower stress outing, I'd look through the fish species tab at the top of the page to locate some SWA lakes that are wakeless boating only. If you live up north, Bodecker would be my pick.
 Reply by: edawg      Posted: Jun. 22, 3:57:17 PM     Points: 223    
Chapter and verse on midsummer white bass would put them out mid lake over deeper water, down just under the thermocline, chasing bait and staying cool. I would look for wiper to be doing the same.
 Reply by: team FMFO      Posted: Jun. 22, 4:39:50 PM     Points: 3829    
Ajax is spot on ! I live in Estes Park and will not fish in the valley any more period. Used to love fishing front range lakes but it is so crazy these days i'm over it . I only head west from here and enjoy the high country.
 Reply by: jmkratt      Posted: Jun. 24, 1:20:55 PM     Points: 120    
Good luck in the tournament