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All about fishing for spotted, smallmouth and largemouth bass.

Bass fishing in Colorado

Bass are one of the most sought after of all the game fish. Its appeal spans cultures, age groups and genders to tap on the heart strings of anglers everywhere. Visit the Bass Knowledge Center for valuable information about bass and bass fishing. Join us in our endeavor to offer information about bass fishing on your favorite bass lake in Colorado.

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Colorado Bass Lakes

Colorado's cold water is a limiting factor on bass fishing in CO. Many of the fisheries are too cold for bass. Those that are warm enough have a shorter growth season than lakes in the southern part of the states. Still there are nice opportunities for bass fishing in Colorado. Some of the major impoundments with a population of bass include Adobe Creek Reservoir, Aurora Reservoir, Bonny Reservoir, Carter Lake, Chatfield Reservoir, Cherry Creek Reservoir, Echo Canyon Reservoir, Horsetooth Reservoir, John Martin Reservoir, Lake Pueblo, Lathrop State Park, McPhee Reservoir, Navajo Reservoir, North Delaney Lake, North Sterling Reservoir, Pueblo Reservoir, Quincy Reservoir, Ridgway Reservoir, Rifle Gap Reservoir and Standley Lake.

Smallmouth rivers

Many rivers and streams in the state have varying levels of smallmouth fishing. The Arkansas River, the Colorado River, the Yampa River and river systems surrounding the lakes on the Colorado Front Range are among the most popular.

Bass In Colorado

Largemouth Bass

Largemouth bass

World record: 22 lbs 4 oz

State Record: 11 lbs 6 oz

Smallmouth Bass

Smallmouth bass

World record: 11 lbs 15 oz

State Record: 6 lbs 11 oz

Spotted Bass

Spotted bass

World record: 9 lbs 8 oz

State Record: 4 lbs 7 7/8 oz

Click the images and links above for species details.

Top 5 Bass Fishing Lures For Colorado

When bass are shallow, spinnerbaits, crankbaits and stickbaits are the most productive. As they move deeper, worms and jigs are among the top producers.

The state record largemouth bass was taken out of Echo Canyon Lake.

The state record smallmouth bass came from Aurora Reservoir.

Valco Ponds served up the state record spotted bass.

Bass fishing book

Catch big bass!

Bass fishing basics video.

Understanding the primary seasonal movements of smallmouth bass and largemouth bass is key to locating them on your local lakes.

Enjoy this article about spring bass fishing on the Front Range.


Bass fishing information by state.

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The lifecycle of bass

The more you know about the seasonal migration of bass, the more likely you are to be looking in the right area next time you visit Colorado bass fishing lakes. Visit the bass fishing page for more in-depth information about bass activities.