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Welcome to FishingNotes.com Elkhead Reservoir 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. Elkhead Reservoir 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!
State:
Colorado
Latitude:
40.5840220000000000000
Maximum Depth (ft):
110
County:
Moffat
Longitude:
-107.3632900000000000000
Normal Elevation (ft):
0
Inpoundment Type:
Reservoir
Water Clarity:
3-6 ft
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
0
Water Temp Factors:
Boat Limits:
Lake Management:
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Guest
2015-02-14
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 4
Water Temperature:
good piking around dam big smallmouth by the rocks by the entrance road to campgrounds paved boat ramp by public swimming
Elkhead Reservoir Largemouth Bass Rating:
2.5
Elkhead Reservoir Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Elkhead Reservoir Smallmouth Bass Rating:
3
Elkhead Reservoir Smallmouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Elkhead Reservoir Crappie Rating:
3
Elkhead Reservoir Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Crappe mostly disappeared after the dam was rebuilt. DOW had chosen not to restock. There are still a few crappie, maybe in 30 years Elkhead will become what it used to be.
Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The crappie should be very aggressive and feeding well. Feeding should be very heavy right now especially in the morning and evenings and Spawn Should be really fueled up with some fish on their beds currently and actively doing their business. Focus fishing in the upper half and ends of the tributary arms. Best thing this time of year is to fish a little faster with throwing cranking jigs and small crappie crank baits utilizing and fishing different depths until you find a good concentration of fish. Start at the mouths of the arms and work your way back to the shallow spawning areas and fish hard and fast until you find them. Try finding some shallow ditches coming off the channels and heading to shallow spawning areas. On Sunny or warmer days hit those shallow areas hard. NOW IS THE TIME LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, IT IS ON!!
Elkhead Reservoir Walleye Rating:
2
Elkhead Reservoir Walleye Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- nice to know there are walleye in elkhesd reservoir!! My tip would be to release all walleye so that the population will expand to a population that can tolerate selective harvesting. So the state stocked them? they don\'t do much right but this is a good thing! While im at it...take all the state money you waste on killing pike, smallmouths and whatever else...fish as indigenous as; rainbow trout, brown trout, brook trout and create a fishery that will create revenue for the state. the elimination of smallmouths on the lower Yampa, after it had become a world class destination fishery is an example of the ineptitude and ignorance of the people in charge of our resources. The fact that no one can acknowledge that humans are at the top of the food chain, reveals the very ignorance that is behind the decisions being made.It is easier to drink coffee at the local diner than it is to make a decision that may or may not be controversial.Job security is more important than making decisions that may actually benefit humans and wildlife alike. So keep those walleye spawning!1
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Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Elkhead Reservoir Catfish Rating:
1
Elkhead Reservoir Catfish Tips: [ Add Tip ]
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.
Elkhead Reservoir Spotted Bass Rating:
4
Elkhead Reservoir Spotted Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- use crawdads along dam for bass, crappie, and even pike!
Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Elkhead Reservoir White Bass Rating:
4.5
Elkhead Reservoir White Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Elkhead Reservoir Trout Rating:
2
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Trout Tips for Current Conditions (automated):

Current Lunar Fishing Tip:

New Moon fishing can be at its best. The gravitational pull on the earth is at its peak when the moon and sun are rising and setting at the same time of day. This combination can generate extraordinary fishing opportunities especially if combined with perfect weather variances. The new moon may have the fish extremely aggressive and actively hunting for food. Try fishing a little faster today and with several different baits and techniques. When fish are more aggressive, its always fun to fish a little more aggressive. Watch the peak fishing times and make sure you are on the water during that part of the day to take full advantage of today?s solar/lunar peaks. Have a great day!

Sunrise:

06:59 MST

Sunset:

19:05 MST

Moon Phase:


% Illuminated
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