Colorado is a beautiful state. And to top it all off, you can catch walleyes there too! Check out the following spots on your next Colorado walleye fishing excursion.
This 1,100-acre lake is full of fish. Anglers can find bass, trout and more in Carter Lake. Most importantly, this lake is home to a thriving walleye population.
To successfully catch walleye in this lake, try fishing from October-May. Walleye prefer the cooler temperatures during these months. From February-May, look for walleye in the rocky shores.
Use a crankbait to successfully hook walleye on this lake.
Cherry Creek Reservoir
Cherry Creek Reservoir is one of the best spots to catch walleye in Colorado. In fact, the state’s trophy walleye was caught in these waters (it was over 18 lbs). After this catch, the reservoir became a popular spot for walleye anglers.
May and June are the best months for walleye fishing on the reservoir. Use a jig to catch the summer fish.
Near Cherry Creek Reservoir, Chatfield Reservoir is another walleye hotspot.
You could actually combine a fishing trip here with Cherry Creek Reservoir.
When fishing on Chatfield, use a curly tail grub with a nightcrawler attached.
Boyd Reservoir is another Front Range lake that is home to a large walleye population.
Due to its abundant walleye population, Jackson Lake is very popular with anglers. Walleye can be caught in these waters year round.
When fishing on Jackson Lake, consider using a jig or fresh minnows. These are effective presentations for Jackson Lake walleye.
Walleye are often found under protective structure. Look for rocks, overhangs, or other areas where walleye could easily hide. Also, walleye often swim close to Jackson Lake’s shores, so casting from shore is a good option.
Jackson Lake also has a nice campground, so consider making a weekend fishing trip at this lake.
There are some great opportunities for trophy ‘eyes in Colorado. Consider visiting one of these lakes or reservoirs during your next Colorado fishing excursion.
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