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What lake do you think the Colorado state record largemouth will be caught out of? I love fishing in colorado, last time I was there my brother caught a 6 lber at echo lake, pretty big for Colorado. I know the last state record was caught there in '97, do you think it holds another one?

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Hmmmm...old farm pond or gravel pit converted to Open Space, thus it counts as "Public waters" right?

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I wouldn't be surprised to see it come out of Aurora reservoir. That lake churns out big fish in general. The last 2 state record channel cats, and the last 2 state record smallies  have come out of that lake. The LMB population is really starting to take off  and there is a ton of forage in there.  Gigantic schools of perch and tons of the biggest crawdads I've ever seen, not to mention, when they get a little bigger they can chow down on the regular stockings of 8 - 12 inch trout that are put in there by the thousands. Another thing it has going for it is that it doesn't get near the pressure other fisheries get. The marina and the dam are the only areas accessible by car so unless you're willing to hike or bike a long way, shore access is very limited. It's also a municipal water supply so it's electric motors only on the boats which a lot of guys aren't willing to deal with. Add all of those things up and you have a pretty good recipe for a state record fish.

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I wouldn't be surprised to see it come out of Aurora reservoir. That lake churns out big fish in general. The last 2 state record channel cats, and the last 2 state record smallies have come out of that lake. The LMB population is really starting to take off and there is a ton of forage in there. Gigantic schools of perch and tons of the biggest crawdads I've ever seen, not to mention, when they get a little bigger they can chow down on the regular stockings of 8 - 12 inch trout that are put in there by the thousands. Another thing it has going for it is that it doesn't get near the pressure other fisheries get. The marina and the dam are the only areas accessible by car so unless you're willing to hike or bike a long way, shore access is very limited. It's also a municipal water supply so it's electric motors only on the boats which a lot of guys aren't willing to deal with. Add all of those things up and you have a pretty good recipe for a state record fish.

Definitely agree with you on this.

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Aurora has pigs. I know some other lakes that occasionally kick out an 8 pound or bigger bucketmouth but my lips are sealed, they aren't protected well enough in our state. But I've seen 5 pound smallies and 5 pound largemouth pound swimbaits at Aurora.

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