Colorado fishing report for April 19, 2016 via Colorado Parks and Wildlife

Reservoir open to boating and water temperature is 43 degrees. Fishing from shore is improving. Most trout are caught using worms, jigs. Perch are becoming more active and anglers report success using bright colored lures, like blue and orange. Don’t jig too aggressively; give the lure light twitches. Boaters report fair to good success on trout while trolling slowly with lures, crawlers. There are reports of walleye caught from shore using jerk baits, jigs. Boats restricted to electric motors.


Walleye fishing is picking up with warm, stable weather. Trolling deep diving crank baits in deep water can be productive as well as fishing drop offs with a jig tipped with half a night crawler. Bass fishing has picked up along the rip-rap edges of the dam at the lake’s north end using soft plastics, small crank baits. Trout fishing from shore remains good with spinners, jerk baits, PowerBait.

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