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Fishing Report - Northeast (6/18)
Antero Reservoir (Park County)
No report this week.
Boyd Lake State Park (North of Loveland, Larimer County)
Largemouth and smallmouth bass fishing is fair on spinners in the reedy areas along the north end. White bass are hitting jigs on the south and west ends. Carp, catfish and bluegill fishing is poor with no reports from anglers. Crappie catch has been fair with minnows on the south end. Trout anglers are doing well with bait in the inlet. Walleye are sitting in about 12' of water and Bottom Bouncers are doing the trick. The current water temperature is estimated to be hovering around 70 degrees with a depth of 49.16 feet. PLEASE NOTE: Any Live fish collected for use as bait may only be used in the same body of water from which they were collected. All live baitfish from a commercial source and transported by anglers must at all times be accompanied by a receipt for the source. See the Colorado Fishing Regulation for further clarification and information.
Carter Lake (Larimer County)
No report this week.
Eldorado Canyon State Park, South Boulder Creek (Boulder County)
The reports for this area claim fishing has been good with the warm weather and rapidly rising creek. South Boulder Creek holds some nice fish, mostly browns in the 8 to 12 inch range, and an occasional 12 plus inch fish. We have also seen more and more rainbows that make it down from Gross Reservoir. The water is clear and cold with flows around 200 cfs. Fish are hitting on a variety of nymphs: #16 RS-2s, and yellow CDC flashback pheasant tails, #18 midges and purple psycho princes. For the younger kids and non fly fishers we have also seen some success with live worms and salmon eggs. Live bait spinning rods and fly fishing all permitted and success rate for each is high. Come early (at sunrise) and avoid the picnic crowds and please be careful on the slick rocks. We also now sell fishing and hunting license's at the Visitor Center please come in and get yours today!
Eleven Mile State Park (Park County)
The Springer Fire is currently burning north and east of the park. Backcountry campgrounds have been evacuated. The main campgrounds are still open. The fire is moving away from the park itself, however access roads may be affected from the east. Call the park if you're headed that way and they can provide information (719-748-3401). Trout fishing is excellent. The fish are hungry. Fishermen are catching their bag limits throughout the reservoir. Shore fishermen seem to be doing best between North Shore and Stoll Mountain on the North side and from Howbert Point to Rodgers Mountain on the South side. The hot color for Powerbait seems to be salmon peach and orange. Boat fishermen are reeling them in throughout the Reservoir. Rapalas, Tasmanian Devils, and Kastmasters are getting great reports from trollers in the 20’ range. Pike (Fair to Good) Nice pike are being caught by fishermen from Coyote Ridge on the North side and near Cross Creek on the South side. Try Pike Bunnies, Husky Jerks and light color large tube jigs. Salmon (Fair) A few reports are coming in but we need more reports, let us know if you catch one. Try Pop Gear, Flashers and Dick Nites on a downrigger in the 20’-35’ range east of Deer Island.
Golden Gate Canyon State Park Ponds (Jefferson County)
Recent stocking at Slough Pond has the catch carrying over to this week. The remaining ponds have also been stocked and are fishing well. The ponds are Kriley, Slough, Ranch Ponds East and West, and Dudes Fishing Hole. Each angler is allowed four fish per day with eight being the maximum number in possession. Anglers have the best success in the early morning and the hour before dark. No live baits are allowed with the exception of worms. Please call the Visitor Center for directions at 303-582-3707.
Horsetooth Reservoir, Lory State Park (Larimer County)
As of Tuesday, June 19, Lory State Park remains closed due to the High Park fire. Changes before the next fishing report (Tues., June 26) will be announced through local media.
Jackson Lake State Park (Morgan County)
The reservoir is beginning to drop as they started releasing water on June 3. Water temperature is approximately 75 degrees. Shore fishing has been good from the dam, north shore, boat ramp and west shore for wiper and walleye using mussels, nightcrawlers, rapalas, jigs, and minnows. Boat fishing has been good for wiper and walleye using lindy rigs, bottom bouncers, and trolling crankbaits.
Jumbo Reservoir (Logan and Sedgwick Counties)
Water levels are about 18 inches down and are dropping. Fishing is slow for all species. A few walleye and crappie are being caught. An annual fishing license OR a state wildlife area permit is required for ages 19-64 to enter Jumbo. All boats must be inspected.
North Sterling State Park (Logan County)
Wiper fishing has been good along south end of dam, Balanced Rock, south boat ramp, and Darby point areas using green mussel or trolling shad imitation lures. Lots of wiper in the 6-8 pound range coming out. Crappie are hitting on the south end of the dam along weed beds and around the marina bay on minnows or curl tail jigs. We're still seeing trout in the 18-to-24 inch range along the dam on worms, PowerBait, or small lures.
Prewitt Reservoir (Washington County)
Traffic on fishexplorer.com says Prewitt is fishing well, especially in the morning before the wind and the heat get going. The boat dock is in and all boats must be inspected. An annual fishing license OR a state wildlife area permit is required for ages 19-64 to enter Prewitt.
Spinney Mountain State Park (Park County)
Spinney – Trout (Good) Reports of successful catches are coming from Buffalo Cove around to the dam with an assortment of Rapalas, Trout HDs, and small callibaetis nymphs. Pike (Fair) Shore fishermen are doing best near the shallows near Buffalo Cove. South Platte above Spinney – 62.3 cfs on 6/17/12 at 10:45 am. Dream Stream – (GOOD) Between Spinney & "bridge", small callibaetis, pale morning duns and stonefly nymphs are working well. Between "bridge" & 11Mile, yellow stoneflies, scuds, small callibaetis are getting good reports. Stream flow: 92 cfs on 6/17/12 at 10:30 am, gage height 1.06 ft.
St. Vrain State Park ponds (Weld County)
Sandpiper, Mallard and Coot ponds were stocked with trout several times throughout the spring. Fishing for trout is good at this time. Please be aware that the bag limit for rainbow trout is four per person per day and is strictly enforced. Please note that Bald Eagle Pond has the following Restrictions: 1. Fish with flies and lures only. 2. All bass must be returned to the water immediately. PLEASE REMEMBER TO CARRY YOUR FISHING LICENSE WITH YOU WHILE FISHING.