TASK 6: Reasons to fish in your town - Colorado Springs

TASK 6: Reasons to fish in your town - Colorado Springs
There are3 ponds in Colorado Springs that hold fish and the public are allowed tofish.  The first pond is Pikeview it islocated on Nevada and Garden of the Gods.  This is the only lake in Colorado Springs that holds tiger musky, but italso holds everything else.  Great littlepond to take kids to, trout can be caught relatively easy with powerbait andsalmon eggs, bluegill like to hide in the rocks which makes it easy for thekids to drop worms down and pull them out, plus it has some nice saugeye andcatfish to keep you busy.  There is alsoa large school of carp that pull like a freight train when hooked into.  There are two floating docks that are left inyear round that you can fish from.  Inthe winter dropping a few holes at the end of the dock can provide hours ofentertainment, pulling in rainbow trout after rainbow trout.Headingsouth we have Prospect Lake which is located in Memorial Park.  This is the only lake in Colorado Springsthat allows boating, with a permit.  Thislake was recently drained less than 2 years ago but has been stocked very wellsince then with multiple species.  It ismostly fished for the stocked trout but the perch are also becoming a populartarget.  This is a great lake to take thefamily to, to enjoy the park and the lake. The park has playground equipmentwhich can keep the younger kids from getting too bored with fishing, by takingtime off to play.  This being the largestof the lakes in Colorado Springs but still small enough to walk around it getsthe most pressure.Lastly, isQuail Lake which is located off Cheyenne Mountain Blvd. behind Tinseltown.  This is the prettiest lake in ColoradoSprings and provides a nice view of the foot hills.  It also shares some of the better qualitiesof the other lakes in Colorado Springs.Good to take the kids to with lots of stocker rainbow trout andbluegills in the rocks.  But also haspotential for some better quality fish and numerous species.  This lake is the only lake in ColoradoSprings that holds northern pike.  Thelake has two fishing docks and a nice rip rap dam to fish from.  Out of all three lakes the bass fishing atthis lake is probably the best.As always if you have any questions about my review or need help finding somesmall streams to fish stop by our website //www.coloradomountainfishing.comJoin in the forum and we will be glad to help.Rick SchroederOwnerColoradoMountainFishing.comRick.Schroeder@ColoradoMountainFishing.com
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