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Date 10-Jun-15
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Conditions : Chatfield Reservoir - The walleye fishing is good near the outlet. And the walleye bag limit is three:18 inches long, with one of those over 21 inches. The bass fishing is picking up, as the lake temperature increases and the bass bag limit is five, 15 inches long. The trout fishing is good at the Gravel Ponds, and the North Ramp Cove. Trout bag limit is four, any size. The carp are spawning in the shallows, making for great bow fishing opportunities. Vehicles can only park in designated parking areas. Chumming is prohibited, and strictly enforced!

Reported by: Colorado D.O.W


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About: - Chatfield Reservoir: This Denver metro area reservoir is one of the most popular recreation areas. With its excellent view of the foothills, this reservoir is developing a good walleye population, featuring many fish in the 1- to 3-pound class. There are rainbow trout, yellow perch, tiger muskie, smallmouth bass and crappie. Night fishing lands channel catfish, particularly in the Plum Creek area. Fall weather provides some great trout fishing here as the water cools. The shad spawn will slow fishing for a couple of weeks later this month but then it will pick up again. Live minnows are the best bait for catching all species in October-November. The lake normally freezes in late December and provides good ice fishing if the ice is thick enough, but be careful. The last few years it has only had 10 inches of ice and there are some soft spots caused by warm-water springs under the lake. (State Parks Pass is required)

Location: South of Highway 85 to C-470, west and C-470, south on Wadsworth to the park entrance.

  • Rainbow Trout
  • bass
  • channel catfish
  • yellow perch
  • crappie
  • bluegill
  • sunfish
  • carp

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