Reply by: Troutbisquits Posted: Jan. 22, 8:58:49 AM Points: 1003
Where at in NoCo? Fort Collins area? Im in Longmont and have had decent luck this year, but Boyd have been dead. St Vrain state park has been great for stocked bows, which is kinda getting boring for me but my kids like it. I grew up just north of Laporte and have been wanting to check out the lakes up there. Shame Wellington no 4 is private now....
yea, the noco fishing has been off for a while and not just ice. Most foco lakes and ponds have been noticeably off from just a year or two ago. I blame the covid fishing surge and a lot of people not releasing fish. Horsetooth and carter have been good to me for open water fishing, but ive had to hit the hills to get more consistent ice action around here.
Itís the China virus ripple effect. World$!* down, sent everyone outside to get out the house. Lots of stocking didnít take place that year. Triple the pro fishermen. Lots of keeping but the stocking has lessoned or not available. Lots of places drained several seasons in a row. From what Iíve gathered the odds are against us. Watched lots of favorite spots just depleted from the lack of water. Only time will tell. We have been traveling to find bites this season.
Whew, glad it isn't just me. Well traveling 1 - 3hrs it is I guess. Need to test my truck camper out in the winter but I've been hesitant, afraid the pop top will get stuck up or down. That could make 3hr trips more palletable.