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speng5
 May 17 2017 01:49PM (Read 1352 times)  
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Anyone ever fished CO? I may be finding myself later this summer in the central/Nort Central CO region, from Leadville north to Fort Collins. Wondering what the fishing is like as you really don't hear much about it. Getting into some trout would be fantastic and my top goal should it be feasible. But would like to hear more about fishing in general there as well, hence me posting this here. Any and all info is appreciated.


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 May 17 2017 02:33PM  


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North Park area near Walden would be a good choice especially The Delaney Butte Lakes.


 
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 May 17 2017 02:35PM  
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I have carp fished with some friends of my brothers while I visited. Top notch Carp fisheries Mr. Green


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 May 17 2017 03:43PM  
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Leave it to Asgrow to pollute a perfectly good trout fishing thread!! Mr. Green Mr. Green


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 May 17 2017 04:17PM  
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Hey now, this is in the "general fishing" forum! Carp fishing is perfectly acceptable here! Mr. Green


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 May 17 2017 04:32PM  
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About the only fish I wouldn't make a special trip to fish for would probably be carp Mr. Green

exceptions made for bowfishing I suppose.


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 May 17 2017 04:33PM  
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Hope you have a good trip.


 
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 May 17 2017 05:48PM  
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About the only fish I wouldn't make a special trip to fish for would probably be carp Mr. Green

exceptions made for bowfishing I suppose.



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 May 17 2017 06:04PM  
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About the only fish I wouldn't make a special trip to fish for would probably be carp Mr. Green

exceptions made for bowfishing I suppose.



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I like to think of my Oakleys, Simms fishing polo, Orvis waders, and Fenwick rod as just "looking the part"


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About the only fish I wouldn't make a special trip to fish for would probably be carp Mr. Green

exceptions made for bowfishing I suppose.



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Yes, yes we are Mr. Green


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 May 17 2017 06:57PM  
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Lots of trout in Colorado. Good news is that Trout fishing is a big deal out there and there is a lot of info around as far as methods and fishing areas are concerned. Other good news is, you can as ELITIST as you want and still fit in. Big Grin

I had a house in Old Colorado city (Colo Springs) for awhile and caught a pile of trout. Mostly Brookies, because they are fun and tasty. Big Grin And they happen to inhabit the most out of the way places where the "crowd" never finds you.... Mostly Beaver dams on backroads in N.F. areas.

Most "trout streams" out there are small rivers here, takes some getting used to, but plenty of space to work a fly rod Big Grin


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 May 17 2017 07:07PM  
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Lots of trout in Colorado. Good news is that Trout fishing is a big deal out there and there is a lot of info around as far as methods and fishing areas are concerned. Other good news is, you can as ELITIST as you want and still fit in. Big Grin

I had a house in Old Colorado city (Colo Springs) for awhile and caught a pile of trout. Mostly Brookies, because they are fun and tasty. Big Grin And they happen to inhabit the most out of the way places where the "crowd" never finds you.... Mostly Beaver dams on backroads in N.F. areas.

Most "trout streams" out there are small rivers here, takes some getting used to, but plenty of space to work a fly rod Big Grin




That's awesome, brookies are my favorite fish. Hopefully I get a chance at some out of the way spots. Neither contact is much of a fisherman so I will probably have to do some research.


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 May 17 2017 07:32PM  
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Do some Google work and look for small flows on public ground. Almost every little trickle with a good pool has a few Brookies hanging around. We used to cruise N.F. roads and turn off on a two track to find some virgin ground for camping and small stream trout fishing.

Been 25 years and I still miss that state. Rough country, but beautiful at the same time...


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 May 17 2017 10:19PM  
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Give me a PM, fellow Iowan that lives in Fort Collins and works in the mountains each day for the past 5 years. Kinda sick of the mulies, elk ,and trout, miss my walleyes, crappies and whitetails! Big Grin Have a month off this summer and would be more than happy to have a fishing buddy!


 
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 May 18 2017 08:08AM  


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Hey Speng - I have always had good look on the Poudre. It is north of Fort Collins. Very busy on the weekends, but not bad during the week. Lots of placed to camp along it. There is also a couple of lakes a little farther north of there, but i cant remember the name. I will find it and let you know.


 
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 May 18 2017 08:46AM  


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Speng - Finally remembered the name of the lakes. Hohnholz Lakes. There are three lakes together. Rainbow, Brown and an occasional cutthroat. Best fished with a tube, but you can also fish from shore. It has been 15 years since i have been there, but always had good luck. During the week not much pressure at all. Small county campground nearby.


 
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 May 18 2017 09:16AM  


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I have taken a fly rod and fished Clear Creek at Georgetown. lots of trout.


 
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 May 18 2017 10:02AM  
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Thanks for all the info guys, really appreciate it, lots to think about. Also Iowa Hunter thanks for the shout, you have a PM


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 May 18 2017 02:55PM  
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I'd second Poudre Canyon, outside Ft Collins. A lot of river there and many places to pitch a tent.....the sky is unbelievable at night if it is clear. I'd also suggest the streams in Rocky Mountain National Park also. Quite the scenery there also. If you've never been to Rocky Mtn Natl Park and are even close to the area, I'd really recommend going there for a day at least.

You can fly fish or spin fish in both.......really all over Colorado. My cousin has lived in Ft Collins for 30+ years and still spin fishes and does quite well.

Have fun and let us know how the trip goes.


 
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 May 19 2017 09:30PM  
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Go north of FT Collins about 1 hour and fish the lakes west of Laramie on the plains. But you will be in WY. Wink


 
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