Aurora Reservoir – The reservoir is open to boating and the water temperature is 64 degrees. The water level is low! The boat ramp is almost completely out of the water. Boaters with large boats should expect difficulty with loading and launching. The fall fishing can sometimes be some of the best fishing of the year for trout, walleye, perch and smallmouth and appears to be starting to pick up! Shore anglers, don’t overlook the opportunity to take advantage of great shoreline access due to low water level. Trout fishing from shore is rated as slow to fair with some occasional good limits caught. Most reports are of trout caught using powerbait from a slip rig and crawlers from the dam. Boaters report success ranging from slow to fair to good on trout while trolling with rapalas, spoons and pop gear with crawlers. Walleye fishing reports are anywhere from fair to good. Most walleye are caught from boats trolling with bottom bouncers with crawlers, jigs and drop shots. There is good fishing for yellow perch when using jigs and worms in the coves from boats in 8-15′ of water. There have been a few smallmouth caught from shore using swim baits. The reservoir is restricted to electric motors only and all watercraft must be inspected prior to launch. For more information call 303-326-8425. The Park hours in October are 6:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Quincy Reservoir – The reservoir is open to boating. The water temperature is 67 degrees and the water level is good. Fishing for bass overall is rated as slow to fair. There are still anglers occasionally having really great days on the water. Most reports are of bass being caught using soft plastics, jerk baits and crank baits. Some reports of smallmouth being caught from the dam using jigs. Perch fishing is fair to good using jigs. Fishing is restricted to artificial flies and lures only. Only watercraft capable of being launched by hand permitted and electric motors only. All watercraft must be inspected prior to launch. For more information call 303-326-8424. The park hours in October are 6:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. Quincy close for the season Nov. 1.