I was lucky enough to get a day off to do some lake hopping. I debated heading northeast to Jumbo, Jackson and Barr. I decided not too due to water conditions.
I hit 4 metro area lakes with my new rod setups and I was very please with my new rod/reel combos. I bought two Shimano Catana 4000 reels at a super good price online. The guys at discount are awesome and spooled em up for me with some 10lb. I put one reel on a 7ft Sellus shimano rod. I put the other on a 6.6ft Sojourn rod. Both did very well casting various lures and I am very pleased. I have not bought new setups for over 10years........it was a nice change.
The lakes I hit were:
Chatfield Gravel Ponds:
The big pond is always full of paddle boarders and they start early. I was there at 6am and the rental truck was already filling inflatables and prepping. The pond was full of boarders by 8. All good I fished two of the other ponds and caught several perch and greenies.
Johnson Res (Clement Park)
Lake is super low as per usual this time of year. The aerators are on and working strong. Super hard to get good casts in when this lake is so low. Nothing seen moving or rising and nothing caught so I moved on.
Fairview Res. (Trailmark Park)
Water is pretty low and the aerators are working. I caught a few small
Perch and the lake is very fishable. The shoreline is exposed so it is very easy to walk around and get away from the trees. Tons of carp stirring up mud and close to shore.
South Platte Park Ponds
I fished three of the four ponds. The water is still very clear which is also normal for these River fed deep ponds. I had no luck here but it was nice to get out and throw some lures.