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Fishing Report - Denver Metro (6/4)
You can contribute to the weekly fishing report by sending tips or conditions reports to email@example.com. The deadline for the weekly fishing report is Mondays at 5 p.m.
Fishing conditions change on a constant basis, so you may need to check multiple sources for the most up-to-date information. State wildlife officials encourage anglers to explore the numerous private websites that offer fishing condition reports, such as www.fishexplorer.com, www.coloradofisherman.com, www.fishhound.com and www.sportfishcolorado.com. Many fly shops and marinas offer fishing condition reports.
See the state's Stocking Report, which shows were catchable trout were recently stocked.
See seasonal fishing information and learn how to get a fishing license.
Regions: Denver Metro, Northeast, Northwest, Southeast, Southwest
Aurora Reservoir (City of Aurora)
Trout action from shore is fair to good using power bait and a slip rig. Trout are deep now so the best fishing from shore for trout is from the Dam. Boaters are reporting anywhere from fair to good success on trout trolling and drifting with crawlers. Walleye reports are fair at this time trolling with bottom bouncers and jigs. Smallmouth bass action is fair to good using swim baits, soft plastics and jigs. All other species are slow or no reports. Restricted to electric motors only. Park hours for June 5:00am- 9:30 pm. For more information call 3030-690-1286.
Arvada Reservoir (City of Arvada)
We have had two stockings so far this month of 10-12 inch rainbows. With more than 9,000 fish added to the existing supply, the reservoir is ready for this Saturday's (June 9) kids fishing tournament. Kids need to register in advance, so check with the reservoir personnel for details. Anglers are reminded that Arvada Reservoir will be closed to public fishing during the tournament on Saturday from 6 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Arvada Reservoir folks say fishing is strong on PowerBait and worms right now, especially shore fishing on the north side. Water level remains high and the water temperatures seem to be holding steady. New reservoir hours (now through Aug. 1) are 5:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Barr Lake State Park (Adams County)
No current report.
Chatfield State Park (South of Littleton, Douglas and Jefferson County)
Rainbows are slowing down. Walleye of keepable size (>18inches)are being caught from boats off bottom-bouncers, and from the shoreline near the N. Ramp. Bass are picking up. Catfish are being caught from King Fisher off egg sacks. Carp are beginning to spawn.
Cherry Creek State Park (South of I-225 and east of I-25, Arapahoe County)
Things are finally starting to heat up here at the Creek. Folks have been catching crappie coming out at 12” and over a pound. There was also a monster carp measuring 31” and over 20 lbs. The carp was taken on leaches. Worms and PowerBait are being used very successfully. Shore areas include the pier at the Marina and Tower, Lake and Mountain Loops. Please remember to stay at least 60 feet away from in front of the tower structure. East and West boat ramps are open daily from 6 am to 10 pm. No launching is permitted outside those hours without previous inspection.
Quincy Reservoir (City of Aurora)
Trout fair to good using flies. Best action is in the early morning and evening. Bass action is good using crank baits, soft plastics and some top water lures. All other species are slow or no reports. Quincy Reservoir is restricted to artificial flies and lures only. Park hours for June are 5 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. For more information call 303-693-5463.
Standley Lake (City of Westminster, Jefferson County)
Standley Lake is now open to boating and camping for the season. You must obtain a Sail/Fish boating permit ($200.00) to have access to the lake or purchase a Single-day use fishing permit ($15.00). These are available for boats with 20 horsepower or under engines only and must meet current quarantine times to access to the lake. Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS) regulations are in effect. The current lake temperature is approximately 54 degrees. Fishing times are 7 a.m. to sunset and will be strictly enforced. Aquatic bait is not allowed at Standley Lake; this includes salamanders, leeches, crayfish, frogs and minnows. Call for more details. A $7 fee is charged for all drive-in traffic. Drive-in access is available from 7:00 a.m. to sunset. For more information, contact the Standley Lake Nature Center at (303) 425-1097.