Colorado fishing report for June 18, 2013

Published: June 20, 2013, 9:00 am

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Southeast Colorado

Adobe Creek Reservoir/Blue Lake (Kiowa and Bent Counties) – Catfish are good, but all other species are poor.

Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area /Arkansas River (Lake, Chaffee and Fremont Counties) – Here’s an update from Greg at ArkAnglers: “Rainbows can now be found working the seam lines of eddies and off shelf lines midstream.”

Brush Hollow Reservoir (Fremont County) – Some anglers have been catching some largemouth bass along the shallow weed beds.

Clear Creek Reservoir (Chaffee County) – Fishing has been good from boats and shore.

DeWeese Reservoir (Custer County) – No reports.

Henry Lake (Crowley County) – Catfishing is good, but all other species are poor.

John Martin Reservoir State Park (Bent County) – Fishing is starting to pick up on the reservoir and below the dam. The stilling basin and the Arkansas River below the dam have produced large catfish, saugeye and striper. The reservoir has produced a few crappies along the rocky coves on the north and south shores near the dam. White bass and wiper are being caught by the dozens. Drum bluegill, carp and walleye also have been caught, but with varying frequency.

Lake Pueblo State Park (Pueblo County) – Walleye have been especially great, with good numbers and sizes being caught all over the lake, mostly in coves and along rocky structures. Stripers and trout also are being brought in.

Lathrop State Park, Martin Lake and Horseshoe Lake (Huerfano County) – Trout provide a fairly easy catch on shore and on the water.

Meredith Reservoir (Crowley County) – Catfishing is good and the occasional wiper is being caught – all other species are poor.

Mt. Elbert Forebay (Lake County) – Fishing has been good. The overall catches were mostly composed of rainbow trout between 8 and 12 inches. Lake trout generally were caught on the eastern side of the reservoir.

Nee Gronda Reservoir (Kiowa County) – Fishing has been slow.

Rampart Reservoir (El Paso County) – No reports.

Turquoise Reservoir (Lake County) – Fishing remains good from shore.

Trinidad Lake State Park (Las Animas County) – Anglers still are catching rainbows. We have seen more walleye, bass, perch and catfish caught.

Twin Lakes Reservoir (Lake County) – Fishing has been slow for both boat and shore anglers. Boat fishing for large lake trout in the inlet area of the lower lake and near underwater structure has been very productive lately.

Northeast Colorado

Antero Reservoir – No update.

Eleven Mile State Park (Park County) – Trout fishing is very good. The hot spots appear to be Coyote Ridge through North Shore to Rocky Flats, Suckers Cove and Witchers Cove. The salmon fishing is good. The best location is in the channel from the islands to the closure line. The pike fishing is fair. Action is being found at Coyote Ridge, North Shore, Rocky Flats, Stoll Mountain, Cross Creek and Witchers Cove. Dream Stream is good.

Spinney Mountain State Park (Park County) – The trout fishing is good. The pike fishing is also good.

Metro Denver

Reservoir (City of Aurora) – Trout fishing is slow to fair at this time. Some reports of walleye being caught. Smallmouth bass fishing is fair to good. Some success from shore on walleye.

Arvada Reservoir (City of Arvada) – No updates.

Barr Lake State Park (Adams County) – Trout are biting near the boat ramp; trolling the buoy line works well for walleye.

Chatfield State Park (South of Littleton in Douglas and Jefferson Counties) – Fishing has been very good lately. Smallmouth bass have finished with their spawn but still are being caught along the dam using jigs and minnow lures. Many largemouth bass have been caught in the swallow areas in the gravel ponds. Walleye reports have been scarce. Trout have been steady. Shockers have been popular in the large gravel pond. Carp have been the big story lately.

Cherry Creek State Park (South of I-225, East of I-25 in Arapahoe County) – At Dixon Grove, bass and walleye are being caught. From midlake, walleye and crappie are being caught. The West Shades are reporting walleye and trout using worms.

Quincy Reservoir (City of Aurora) – Trout fishing is fair to good. Bass fishing is good.

Stocking report

The following waters recently were stocked with catchable (approximately 10-inch) trout:

Southeast Region

Fooses Lake, Lower, Chaffee County; 10 miles west of Poncha Springs

Salid Hydro Pond #2, Chaffee County; 9 miles west of Poncha Springs

Turquoise Lake, Leadville

Metro Denver

Aurora Reservoir, Aurora

Bear Creek Reservoir, Lakewood

Chatfield Reservoir, Chatfield State Park

Eaglewatch Lake, Littleton

Echo Lake, Clear Creek County; Chicago Creek, southwest of Idaho Springs

Kriley Pond, Golden Gate State Park

Slough Pond, Golden Gate State Park

Northwest Region

Tarryall Reservoir, Park County; 19 miles southeast of Jefferson

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