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Old 09-06-2016, 11:29 AM   #1 (permalink)
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next week I get two days to fish (hooray!) even better it's during the week. I was thinking 11 mile but I see a lot of people on here saying that 11 mile isn't the place to be (although not a lot of reasons why). Shadow Mtn was an OK experience but I'm not dying to go back and be surrounded by tools who either stand on you or cast right into you.

Where should this newbie shore fisherman go for a rewarding two days? I figure no more than 3.5 hour drive from Denver.
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Old 09-06-2016, 11:49 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm always game hit up eleven mile or spinney. You can try the rivers that are close by as well. You have some good options there....it really depends on what you wanna do though. If you wanna fly/spinfish for trout and/or pike, do it.

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If you're willing to drive 3.5 hours I'd go out of state.
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....it really depends on what you wanna do though. If you wanna fly/spinfish for trout and/or pike, do it.
spincast from shore, would love some browns, extra love some kokanee, in my short few months of being a fisher I've never gone for or caught (or eaten) a pike, so no objection to those but less than no knowledge of them either.

I get my fill of 12-14" rainbows in wyoming when I'm there, I'd love something bigger here.
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I get my fill of 12-14" rainbows in wyoming when I'm there, I'd love something bigger here.
Bigger rainbow or just anything bigger?
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Bigger rainbow or just anything bigger?
bigger rainbow, bigger browns, bigger kokanee - those are the limit of my knowledge but they are delicious and we fish to keep/eat.

I don't know if it was luck or what but the brown I recently caught in granby was delicious and sweet and light, even more so than the the little buggers from the glacial lakes in WY. I was pretty proud of myself with a 18" fighter until I read the blurb that says "anglers are encouraged to keep small trout under 19" to balance the population." - biggest one I caught was "small" oh well, it was delicious in the smoker.
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also, I wouldn't mind a whole bucketfull of keeper yellow perch. seems like the little 4" skinny buggers love me, but that's a touch too small to be worth it. I'd love to hit my limit and have fish taco night for the neighbors. those are yummy lil buggers.
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Old 09-06-2016, 06:57 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Sent you a PM - can't help you with perch but I did provide some tips and spot suggestions for 11 mile; if you go let us know how you did. I enjoy reading your reports
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Old 09-06-2016, 08:04 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I've never had much luck with perch. I think finding them when you're landlocked proves much more difficult than finding the schools from a boat.

That's why ice fishing is great. You can get out there and find 'em!

Here's my PB perch!

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That's a beast dallas
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