Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Dan catches Colorado's fattest fish


Trolling for walleye at Boyd Lake a few weeks ago, Dan Barker felt a tug and then hauled in the butterball white bass below, a whopping 19 3/4 inches.My math may be faulty, but I think that's 116.2 percent of the Colorado Master Angler criteria for white bass.  Too bad he didn't have a scale, as this is one obese fish. The catch should put him at the top of the heap in competition for this year's Angler of the Year award.

Saturday, October 12, 2019

If you can't afford a new 20' Lund and don't want to paddle or use fins try one of these to get across the lake in a hurry

SEADOO FISH PRO,

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UPDATED Walleye Fishing at Jumbo Reservoir (Julesburg, CO) Oct 16-17

Hi,

We recently discovered (Thanks to Fishexplorer.com) that Jumbo Reservoir is closed on Wednesdays as a result of no ANS inspections those days.

I called the CPW District office in Brush and was referred to CPW in Denver. This was news to them and they are checking this out and will update the CPW website. Then I started call the Visitors centers at the lakes.
I talked with the ANS inspector at North Sterling and she told me North Sterling Reservoir is open all week. Although the visitors center is closed on Wednesday and Thursday a ranger is on duty and can do the ANS inspection for us. The other opportunity is to get your boat inspected at Boyd, or another lake, and leave the GREEN tag on the boat and have the associated WHITE paperwork with you.

Norm and I talked about this and our plan is to fish North Sterling Reservoir on Wednesday and then drive to Sedgewick and stay at the Antique Inn (Lupe's place) and fish Jumbo on Thursday. 

So far we have Merle, Rick Palmieri, Rick Golz, Norm Engelbrecht, Dave Boyle, and Steve Cadle. Dan and Kathleen said they may come to Jumbo on Thursday and include that as a destination on their 4 day fishing trip they are doing. Everyone is welcome and lets hope we have good weather that won't force us to cancel the trip.


Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Beautiful day at the Delaneys

South Park’s legendary winds held off enough for Wayne Baranczyk to scoot around all day in his float tube, and a handsome mix of rainbows, cut bows and greenbacks fought their way to the net. The forecast for Thursday at Walden is snow and minus 3 degrees, but Tuesday was terrific.

How about this 19-inch cutbow? This space was reserved
for a shot of Pat Weller and one of his fish, but, uh,
he dropped his phone in the lake.
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Friday, October 4, 2019

Walleye Fishing at Jumbo Reservoir (Julesburg, CO) Oct 16-17

Merle Boden and Rick Palmieri are going to Jumbo Reservoir Oct 16-17 to see if we can catch some Fall Walleye. Norm Englebrecht says he's planning on going too. Sure would be nice to have a few others join us and see if we can't catch some nice fish to bring home.
Water temps are finally dropping with the cool nights and fish might be on the move because of that. This Spring fishermen were catching their limits from shore and they were just as nice as the ones we caught from the boats. Min size for Walleye is 15" and Min size for Crappie is 10". 5 Walleye possession limit.

General Information: Jumbo Reservoir is a 1,578 acre water (at full capacity) located on the Jumbo State Wildlife Area. Anglers can expect excellent fishing for walleye and crappie, and quality fishing for channel catfish, smallmouth bass, and bluegill. Fishing pressure is moderate. Location: Logan and Sedgwick Counties. From I-76 take Exit 155 and head 3 miles north to Hwy 138. Take Hwy 138 1 mile northeast to CR 95. Take CR 95 2 miles north to the reservoir.


Map to Julesburg, CO.