Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Pella Lakes are Waking Up!
The six public-access lakes in the Pella Crossing park and trail system may be the best in or around the Boulder/Longmont area to find decent warm water fishing. The lakes are strictly catch & release and they are heavily monitored, so it really keeps the "5-gallon-bucket-families" at bay. Atrás, cabrones! You can fish flies or artificial lures (NO BAIT!) and you are allowed to put in with a float tube/belly boat...although bank fishing is very easy. There are well worn hiking paths connecting all six lakes. I have landed Largemouth and Smallmouth bass, bluegill, crappie, yellow perch and channel catfish. It is a great place to take the "ankle biters" as well. There is a well maintained restroom and the coves are full of very willing young brim at a very easy casting range. And, they will gobble up a small trout nymph fished on 3x tippet...good times, good times... Find Pella Lakes!