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Old 09-17-2013, 12:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey everyone,

I just moved to CO from California last week and just wanted to introduce myself and possibly make some new friends. My name is Peter and I'm 25 and pretty much lived in California my whole life. I'm an avid fisherman and fished almost every Friday back home. Generally targeting trout when it's in season (stockers), cat fish, large mouth bass, stripers, panfish, and spotted bay bass in the San Diego bay.

I live in Aurora near the medical school and would like to do some fishing in the area but I have no idea where to start! I think there's the Aurora Reservoir nearby and Cherry Creek State Park, any tips on where to fish and what to use would be greatly appreciated. Or if anyone would like to meet up and show me the ropes that would be even better. I also have a float tube if anyone is interested in doing that.

Pictures always makes the read a little easier.. soo here's a couple pix from Cali -





Stockers from last year-





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Old 09-17-2013, 04:13 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome! I just moved here a few months ago and I couldn't believe all the fishing opportunities that exist here in Colorado. I fish aurora res about twice a week. It's a good place to start. I've taken my float tube out there several times and am just as successful as if I was fishing out of the boat. If its bass you want then Quincy res. is close by. I've haven't fished it yet but actually plan on getting my tube wet there this afternoon if my truck ever gets out of the shop.
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Hey Dakota,

Good to hear that there's fish in the reso! I will probably give that a try sometime soon. I just bought my CO fishing license today and I was thinking about going to fish Cherry Creek State Park tomorrow for a few hours. I'm down to catch whatever swims haha. Have you fished from there? I will most likely fish from shore since I didn't bring my pump for my tube and I rather tube with someone else.

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Cherry creek is an awesome lake to fish. A lot of members on this forum call that lake home. I don't have any experience fishing it from shore but I'm sure you'll find some fish. Some members here might be able to chime in and help out. If be happy to float tube with you one of these days. I just got it and need to get my money's worth out of it.
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Welcome. Good luck on your quest. I can tell you that Aurora has some nice fish, so give that a go. There are quite a few good spots for trout up in the mountains, but you'll work for them.

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Welcome to Colorado Peter.
There are a lot of opportunities here, great fishing spots and some big fish. Funny thing is, I lived in LA for 5 years and didn't get back into bass fishing until after moving back to Colorado last year.

I don't have any insight to fishing Cherry Creek, but on the east side of town, Aurora, Quincy and then up north a bit to Rocky Mountain Arsenal are your best bet. I'd be down to meet up sometime, though my fishing schedule has been sporadic this year. Plus with so many options for types of fish, fishing and locations, I've been having a hard time nailing down plans until the night before or day of.
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Thanks for the info guys! I really appreciate it.

Now for the dilemma.. I've looked up both Cherry Creek and Quincy and it seems like Quincy would be easier to fish from shore and has pretty much the same species of fish.. Which lake would you guys recommend? I plan on heading out to one of those lakes tomorrow morning. If anyone is interested in joining shoot me a text.. 909- 362-0802

Dakota & Freestone303, if you guys want to fish anytime this week feel free to PM me I will be down to meet up, I don't start work until next Wednesday so that means I get to fish!!
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Quincy for sure! It's a great little bass lake.

*little lake, not little bass. There's some nice fish in there.
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Checked out Quincy Lake today for a couple hours. It's a really nice lake and I will most definitely fish it again. I was only able to tug on 2 fish. Farmed one fishing a t-rig lizard and another on a senko.. Pretty slow day for me but not bad for my first time there.
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