Chatfield Lake

Current Temperature:
34°

Est Water Temperature:
51° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
0.00 (Low)

Wind Speed:
North-East at 06 Knots (7 MPH)

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Chatfield Lake
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Chatfield Lake General Information
Welcome to FishingNotes.com Chatfield Lake fishing report page. Here you will find all the information you need to make the best decisions for today's fishing. Current weather including air temperature, barometric pressure, wind speed and direction are continuously updated throughout the day. Chatfield Lake water temperature is one of the vital statistics included on this page. We also include the moon phase as full and new moons are generally better fishing times. Help in choosing what time to hit the water with daily sunrise and sunset times plus moon rise and moon set times. We would love to hear how your fishing trip went, feel free to share your days success on the community report page. Good luck and we hope you catch a full bag today!

Chatfield Lake Dam, located southwest of Denver on the South Platte River, was the second of three dams built to protect the Denver region from floods. The 1,479-acre land and the 5,300 acres surrounding it provide a myriad of recreational opportunities including camping, fishing, and swimming. Chatfield Nature Preserve for environmental studies and the old Hildebrand Homestead, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, are open to visitors. [Chatfield Lake. www.nwk.usace.army.mil, 02/05/2008]
State:
Colorado

County:
Denver

Inpoundment Type:
Reservoir

Surface Area (acres):
0

Lake Management:
State Park

Latitude:
39.524025

Longitude:
-105.070152

Water Clarity:
1-3 ft

Water Temp Factors:


Maximum Depth (ft):
40

Normal Elevation (ft):
5432

Boat Access:
Paved Ramps

Boat Limits:
No Restrictions

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Chatfield Lake Largemouth Bass Fishing

[ Largemouth Bass Info ]
Chatfield Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
   2.6/5
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Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Largemouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 51 degrees. If you have a chance to get out on the water, you are going to have to fish deep and slow. Jig fishing and Plastic baits may be your best bet this time of year for largemouth bass. You may also try fishing some sinking jerk baits.
Chatfield Lake Smallmouth Bass Fishing

[ Smallmouth Bass Info ]
Chatfield Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
   2.6/5
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Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With the water temperature at 51 degrees smallmouth bass fishing is ready to heat up for spring. The bass will be starting to move into their spawning area. Smallmouth bass will generally spawn on rock and gravel bottoms that are protected from the elements. It's time to get fishing and look for staging bass in deeper water.
Chatfield Lake Crappie Fishing

[ Crappie Info ]
Chatfield Lake Crappie Rating:
   2.4/5
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Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Crappie should be getting ready to spawn. Stay out in deeper water and look for schools. Schooling shad will be harder to find with this water temperature so when you find it, stay on it. Crappie schools will be breaking up quite a bit getting ready for the spawn. Also try fishing shallower with small crank baits and spinners on the warm banks with direct sunlight. This is a great time to be on the water.
Chatfield Lake Walleye Fishing

[ Walleye Info ]
Chatfield Lake Walleye Rating:
   3/5
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Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The walleye spawn is in full swing now. With Walleye spawning grounds generally on gravel and rocky bottoms and preferring clean water. Try throwing reaction type baits up in the shallows. Rip-Rap, damns, rocky bottom points are perfect to hit. Try fishing some faster crank baits and spinners this time of year. As always fall back to the standard walleye fishing tactics, but it won?t hurt bringing out the bass gear in search for spawning walleyes. In this water temperature, always be safe on the water.
Chatfield Lake Catfish Fishing

[ Catfish Info ]
Chatfield Lake Catfish Rating:
   3.2/5
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- they are a biting green worms and gulp catfish bait landed a 27.3 channel near beaver damn in king
fisher
Catfish Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The catfish family comprises of blue catfish, flathead catfish and channel catfish. Since catfish are warm water fish, they arenít going to be very active in this water temperature. They will still be feeding, but catfish will only be found very deep and feeding very slowly. Your best bet is give some of the more active fish species in your lake a shot until the cats are active again.
Chatfield Lake Spotted Bass Fishing

[ Spotted Bass Info ]
Chatfield Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
   3.2/5
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Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Spotted bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature down this low. It's time to fish deep and slow. Try some deep primary points, drop offs, and old river channels with rocks. Jigs, plastics and deep jerk baits will be your best bet to boat a Spotted.
Chatfield Lake White Bass Fishing

[ White Bass Info ]
Chatfield Lake White Bass Rating:
   2.5/5
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Chatfield Lake Trout Fishing

[ Trout Info ]
Chatfield Lake Trout Rating:
   3.8/5
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Chatfield Lake Solar and Lunar Conditions
Current Lunar Fishing Tip:
The affects of the moon on freshwater fish and game are at a minimum right now. There will be another full moon coming up here in a few days. The fisherman should never use this as an excuse to not get on the water. The affects of the moon can only enhance the outcome of a day's fishing not decrease potential catch for today. On days without the new or full moon, all other factors including weather, barometric pressure, wind and cloud cover will make up today's equation for success.
Sunrise:
06:08 MST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
19:47 MST







Chatfield Lake Links
State Department of Wildlife and Parks
http://wildlife.state.co.us  

State Fishing Licensee
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State Parks
http://parks.state.co.us/  

State Fishing Records
http://wildlife.state.co.us/Fishing/Awar...