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Lake: Chatfield Reservoir

CHATFIELD HIGH WATER

Post By: jibber      Posted: 5/17/2023 9:50:01 AM     Points: 20395    
A couple of photos from Catfish Flats at Chatfield yesterday. The old shore is out there about 100 yds. Lake is 10 feet above normal. Looking forward to getting out there in my float tube soon. The brown stuff is floating debris.
 Reply by: bigbear57      Posted: May. 17, 12:12:31 PM     Points: 4365
 Reply by: Gwill      Posted: May. 18, 6:24:46 AM     Points: 9091
I was fishing the Tightline Catch Rate event last night. Nate said we are officially at the new capacity. They expect water to raise about 18 inches more in the next few days before starting to go down.
 Reply by: jibber      Posted: May. 18, 6:49:50 AM     Points: 20395
I will try the pics again. Really struggling with these photos trying to get them to come out right side up. How was the fishing last night? Were many fish caught?
 Reply by: Fishinbud      Posted: May. 18, 4:41:33 PM     Points: 0
Yeah, the lake is about 10í higher than last week. The amount of debris in the form of bushes, limbs and LOGS, is ridiculous. I know, rising reservoirs will wash things into it, but the Rangers out hassling some people, and ignoring the hazards is a bit ridiculous. They donít even bother to clear the boat landings.

Two weeks ago, there were several Rodney Dangerfield types in 30í yachts, flying by other boats, within 40-60í, kicking up HUGE 3-4í wakes. None of them got pulled over, but an elderly couple that used their 25HP motor about 30í on the no wake zone got pretty much jelly-fingered.

Both times out, hungry walleyes were found, but they looked a lot like concentration camp survivors.😳
 Reply by: Trailerman      Posted: May. 18, 8:04:07 PM     Points: 365
Ha when Iím fishing on the bank and I see the CPW boat all lit up going after someone, I just imagine a really weird Colorado boating version of cops. Itís a fun lake, and you never know what you might see.
 Reply by: FloatTubeGuy      Posted: May. 18, 8:37:34 PM     Points: 1246
I love floating the high water.
The debris makes for a tough fish and have to watch out for larger hazards,
but the rewards are there.
 Reply by: wingman13      Posted: May. 20, 10:29:36 PM     Points: 285
Hey FloatTubeGuy, Nice eye! Glad the pic came out good for ya! I was the guy fishing in the Lowe, & we talked about the Osprey that was watching us in the tree. I got off @ 3:00, ended up with 13 eyes & 5 bass.

Perfect spot for the tubes, think I'll try that next time, instead of dragging the boat out their.
 Reply by: FloatTubeGuy      Posted: May. 21, 9:37:38 PM     Points: 1246
@wingman13 it was a pleasure talking to you and watching you pluck a few nice ones over there.
I am out all the time and would enjoy the company if you decide to pull out your tube.
Tight lines
FTG
 Reply by: cmhef      Posted: May. 22, 12:52:02 PM     Points: 1
I tried to fish all the flooded trees from shore with my little guy....thought we would light them up be we got goose egged! I talked to a few boaters on the lake side of the trees and they said their were in 13' of water. Can't believe how flooded they've got that lake.
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