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Looking for a good place to take my 5 year old fishing

Post By: MTD Diesel      Posted: 10/5/2022 8:28:32 AM     Points: 0    
Hello Im new to the forum, My 5 year old son has taken a big interest into fishing, and Id like to find a place to take him that he would have a good chance to catch a fish. I live in northern colorado willing to drive to mountains or out further into the plains within reason. Thank you for your help
 Reply by: GoNe_FiShIn_11      Posted: 10/5/2022 8:34:31 AM     Points: 10574
St vain should have been stocked with trout by now. Should be a good spot to try.
 Reply by: Troutbisquits      Posted: 10/5/2022 8:35:06 AM     Points: 1644
Welcome to the forum! I have a 3 year old, a 6 year old and an 8 year old. If you're going for just catching anything you could always follow the CPW stocking report to catch stocked bows with your kids. [log in for link] Almost any pond with bluegill, a small hook, and a worm will also keep kids entertained.
 Reply by: BroncFan      Posted: 10/5/2022 8:35:48 AM     Points: 464
Plus 1 for St. Vrain...
 Reply by: eholm      Posted: 10/5/2022 10:54:36 AM     Points: 14267
What city? Most of them have some ponds with bluegill and bass. For that age I recommend fishing with worms in a pond with bluegills for the best chance of success.
 Reply by: MTD Diesel      Posted: 10/5/2022 4:16:42 PM     Points: 0
We live near Fort Lupton, Ive taken him to Saint Vrain just a lot of people .wanting to go some where a little less crowded
 Reply by: Goosehunter82      Posted: 10/5/2022 6:25:35 PM     Points: 75708
Give the Hudson fishing pond in Hudson. They stock it a few times a year. Great for kids. It's small.
 Reply by: Gurnman      Posted: 10/5/2022 10:49:44 PM     Points: 603
There is Dowdy in Red Feather if you want to go to the mountains. Great time of year to be in the hills. Sometimes the drive can kill the vibe with young kids, sometimes not. It just depends on the day, lol.
 Reply by: xavierk31      Posted: 10/6/2022 12:34:27 PM     Points: 4933
Id recommend pine valley ranch pond. Nice little drive west of Denver.
 Reply by: RogBow      Posted: 10/7/2022 8:28:05 PM     Points: 2714
Horsetooth is recently stocked, plus millions of smallmouth and walleye in there.
 Reply by: cherrington11      Posted: 10/9/2022 11:42:21 PM     Points: 38
There is a kids only pond with stockers in Laramie, Wy. if your up north.. It's in town.
 Reply by: eholm      Posted: 10/10/2022 5:28:52 PM     Points: 14267
My 2 cents, as someone who has a bunch of kids... you have a better chance if you stay away from the big lakes--even the popular ones with lots of fish in them--and find a small pond. In fact, a lot of them have the word "pond" or "ponds" in their name. Arapaho Bend Ponds, Prospect Ponds, Simpson Ponds, Jayhawker Ponds, Ken Mitchell Park Pond, Cattail Pond, Mead Ponds, Riverbend Ponds, and many others. If it ends in the word "ponds" and CPW stocked it with bluegill, that's where you want to go.

You want a pond where you can easily walk right to the edge, cast a worm with a small bobber, and catch a bluegill anywhere around the edge of the pond. Use a tiny hook, like size #12 and just a small piece of worm. Using just a small piece of worm ensures they hook the fish that bites. Again the whole goal here is just to get a young kid catching some fish.

As a bonus, most of those ponds hold bigger and sportier fish such as bass and catfish, so once you get the kid set up, you can take some casts with something bigger. And occasionally, a kid will hook a monster fish on a little piece of worm.

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