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Old 09-19-2006, 12:51 PM
 
Location: Flagler Beach
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Maybe you can help me. Looking to move to the outer area of the Denver region. Won't know exactly until we visit in the spring, but that seems to be our destination. Nothing against Florida, it's just after 20 yrs we would like a change of scenery.

Here's the scoop and maybe you can advise. My husband and I are avid fishers. So we would like to live near a lake for easy access fishing. Want to be close enough to the city but not too close. My husband want's acreage and not live in an HOA. But you can't have champagne on a beer budget so the market will ultimately decide where we can live. Oh and the bottom of the totem pole comes work. Guess we'll have to find a job so that plays into it as well. My husband's a Crew Chief Land Surveyor and I'm a Physical Therapist. (PTA) to be precise.

Oh, I almost forgot. My husband's a cracker. One of the few born and raised here in Florida so you know what that means, if the temperature drops below 50 he starts hunting around for his thermal underwear!

It was my understanding that it's actually milder in Denver secondary to the elevation. Anyway, I'm originally from the Buffalo area and that region's in close proximity to Siberia. I know even after 20 yrs of my blood thinning in Florida I would adapt to the climate of Colorado.

Thanks for anything.

Fishingirl

Colorado or Bust!

Last edited by Mike from back east; 09-25-2006 at 02:15 PM.. Reason: Took out the carriage returns to make reading easier.
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Old 09-19-2006, 02:01 PM
 
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Default Denver area isn't my strong suit, but...

....I'll do what I can and hope the Denver regulars and fishing fans chime in...

Denver seems a bit warmer than Colorado Springs. East of the mountains, along the Front Range we have a fairly mild climate, officially called Alpine Desert. About 15 inches of rain per year, way far less than you get in FL.

Lots of fishing here, lake, stream and river style. Fly fishing is big, esp up in the mountains, a few hours driving and you're there.
Denver is a big area, lots to pick from, should be jobs here without too much of a problem.

Up around Loveland are a lot of lakes, not sure if they're good fishing or not, and that area is in commuting range for Denver. From Loveland it's not that far to some of the great national parks, which should have good fly fishing, if you don't mind sharing with the bears.....

Try googling on terms like "fishing in colorado" or "fishing in Rocky Mountain National Park" and see if you can get some hits.

s/Mike
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Old 09-25-2006, 01:56 PM
 
Location: Flagler Beach
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Smile Thanks a lot Mike from back east

Thanks again for your help. I'll be heading that way in May or June of next year.
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Old 09-26-2006, 08:42 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Hey there-

My family and I like to fish. We have found that living in Colorado Springs has been wonderful. You have lakes and streams w/ in 20-45 minutes of most housing. You can buy land here w/ out HOA's. It is great to wake up to Pikes Peak every morning. Monument is also a great place to live aswell! Just a thought! SHEP
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Old 09-27-2006, 08:16 AM
 
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The wife and I have gone fishing (trout) quite a bit last summer and this past summer. The main water we have fished on is Chatfield Lake (Reservior). Over one weekend this past July, we caught nice (9) very nice rainbows in the No Wake area in around 45' of water. Size of bows= 15-16". Last summer (2005) we caught a nice Brown Trout (19") in the same area. We were fishing between 8:30 AM and 11:00 AM. Had no problems with skiers/waverunners.
Was at Horsetooth Reservior, in Ft. Collins this past July. Plenty of fish showing up on sonar, but couldn't get a thing to bite.
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Old 09-27-2006, 08:18 AM
 
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Fishingirl

If you really want to know about fishing in Colorado, go to a website called Coloradofisherman.com and click on Forum. I'm part of that forum and it is very helpful to anyone who wants to know about fishing in Colorado.
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Old 01-02-2007, 10:44 AM
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Question Bass fishing in Colorado

We are looking to relocate to Douglas County and would like to know if there is any good bass fishing within and hour driving distance?

I have also heard of a water shortage, how much does this really affect your life?

thanks!
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Old 01-02-2007, 11:22 AM
 
Location: Highlands Ranch, CO
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I have also heard of a water shortage, how much does this really affect your life?
None. While CO had been in a drought, we are not now. Reservoirs are full or nearly full. Some cities like Aurora still have watering restrictions in the Summer, but we haven't in Highlands Ranch for the last two years since we have moved here.
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Old 01-02-2007, 11:26 AM
AJY
 
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Thank you.

May I ask where you moved from?
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Old 01-02-2007, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Highlands Ranch, CO
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May I ask where you moved from?
We moved from San Diego. Actually, we are CO natives but the Navy took us out to San Diego and 16 yrs later we wandered back.
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