North Sterling Reservoir Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"North Sterling Reservoir is a 3,000-acre irrigation impoundment in the rolling hills of northeast Colorado. This is one of the best places to fish for wipers in the state. If you catch one, keep fishing the same area, as wipers are schooling fish.
As wipers go, these are not large, with some fish up to 10 pounds and lots in the 3- to 5-pound range. Throw shallow-running lures like Rat-L-Traps, Rapalas, and Kastmasters or surface lures like Zara Spooks into swells of shad along the shore in the spring and fall or morning and evening during the summer. Deep-troll a shad imitation during summer days. Catches of fifty to seventy-five wipers a day during the peak of the season are not unusual. The best trout action is with worms, salmon eggs, and pink or yellow PowerBait fished on the bottom. Walleye can be caught by jigging along the face of the dam or by bottom-bouncing flashers tipped with night crawlers along cove arms or near subsurface structures. Pan?sh can be caught on small jigs or worms fished below a bobber. Catfish are caught on chicken livers, stink bait, or night crawlers fished on the bottom."