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Old 03-16-2007, 06:41 PM
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Originally Posted by COflower View Post
I used to work with a guy that would go to bass fishing competitions...he's lived in CO all his life so I would imagine that they are pretty abundant around here.

Outside of that, lots of cold water fish as mentioned and a lot of fly fishing. Both my dad and my grandfather (my grandfather died in 1983) fish(ed) a lot. My dad prefers to fish over golfing any day. He has a few friends that he goes fishing with quite often.

I spent a lot of my growing up years fishing. I am not a big fan of it as I haven't been out fishing since I was in my early teens. I should go with my dad this summer...thanks for the post. I will see if he wants to take me fishing sometime. He's getting up there in years so it would be nice to do something with him that he likes to do.

Yay for message board posts to plant something in my brain.
Yes, I sure know what you mean. I lost my dad in 1998. He was 73. Sure do miss him. I'll bet your dad will be tickled about going fishing with you. It's great quality time. Have fun !! P.S. Catch a big one
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Old 03-30-2007, 10:33 AM
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Going to be moving to the Centennial area the end of April from Florida. Love to fish. Would like some info on the fishing in the area. I noticed too that there is a place called Green Mountain Reservoir about an hour and a half drive (to the west?) that has salmon fishing available. Any info on fishing anywhere in the area (up to about 2 hours or so away from Centennial) would surely be appreciated.
PS- I do have a small boat, so info on places to put in at would be great. I also love to just walk and fish so even if it is info on fishing from the bank of a lake or river is fine too.
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Old 03-31-2007, 11:44 AM
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Do you fly fish? There are some great areas to fly fish that are in Eleven Mile Canyon. Plus great hiking in there too! bashep
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Old 04-01-2007, 09:57 AM
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No I don't fly fish, but have been wanting an excuse to take it up. Use spinning tackle for most everything I do. I will be sure to check out the place you mention though. Love to camp as well and from what I have seen so far, there appears to be a lot of areas for both fishing and camping. Just thought I would post on here and maybe get some replies as to some personal favorite spots to check out.
Do you know anything about Green Mountain reservoir or Dillon reservoir? I have checked out a few sites on the internet that mention these areas and would like some replies about personal experiences fishing there.
What type of fishing is at Eleven Mile Canyon. Any hints as to the favortie fish catcher?
Thanks for your reply I really appreciate it. I am looking forward to some great fishing once I get there.
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Old 05-17-2007, 09:27 AM
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Question Good Fishing creeks, ponds, and lakes in or near Colorado cities

What are some good fishing creeks, ponds, and lakes in or near Colorado's cities?
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Old 05-17-2007, 09:49 AM
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I would suggest that you go to one of the on-line bookstores and buy yourself one of the umpteen guides available on Colorado fishing. There is a lot of great fishing all over Colorado, both in streams and in the more limited number of lakes and reservoirs. Fishing pressure (and the likelihood of having share your "spot" with someone else) is directly proportional to the nearness to population centers and ease of access. If it's close to a city and you can drive to it, you're going to be sharing it. If it's farther from the cities and resorts, and you have to "hoof it" a ways to get there, you just might have a great spot all to yourself. Also, if you're fishing during the week, there are usually less people.

Unfortunately, Colorado has been fighting a serious problem with "whirling disease" in its trout populations for a number of years that has decimated some trout populations--especially the native cutthroat trout populations. I think that is improving a little, but fishing is not what it used to be in years past.

I'll also put in a plug for my adopted state of Wyoming. There is great fishing here--usually without the crowding and pressure found in so many Colorado locales. That's why so many "greenies" (Wyomingites' euphemistic term for Coloradans because of the color of the Colorado license plate) come to Wyoming to fish, much to the chagrin of some Wyoming natives.
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Old 05-18-2007, 02:49 AM
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Originally Posted by Rwarky View Post
What are some good fishing creeks, ponds, and lakes in or near Colorado's cities?
Southwest Colorado has alot of different types of fishing. From fly fishing to boat fishing. There are bass, small and large mouth, pike, catfish, different trouts and alot more. Here are some links for more info.

http://www.durango.org/Activities/SummerFall/fishing.asp (broken link)
http://www.creativelinks.com/recreat/page1.htm (broken link)
http://www.godurango.com/visitor/activities/huntfish.asp (broken link)
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Old 05-18-2007, 04:46 PM
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check out the mountain communities just west of Denver. Lake Dillon's pretty good in Dillon.
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Old 05-19-2007, 07:32 AM
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Because I have experience there I can suggest the Rio Grande between South Fork, CO and Creede, CO. It is a gold medal rated section. But there are many many other good choices. The Blue River near Dillon, CO is another good choice. For great lake fishing my brother recommends the Grand Mesa area near Hotchkiss, CO.
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Old 06-12-2007, 02:39 PM
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Having fished several rivers, lakes and ponds around Colorado I would have to say that the Arkansas river has been the best fishing. Try the Buena Vista area.
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