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Old 10-03-2016, 02:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys!

Brand-spankin-new to these forums. I actually live in Pennsylvania, but my girlfriend just recently flew out to Colorado a few weeks ago to begin her 11 month stint as a team leader for Americorps. Before she left, I started getting her into fishing some trout streams and small ponds around here in PA, and she really seemed to enjoy it. Before she left, I bought her a little telescopic fishing pole paired with a nice reel, and sent that along with her in hopes that she can get out to fish and decompress on weekends when she's at the Americorps home base in Aurora.

She doesn't have a car out there, so she can pretty much only travel via bicycle. I think she'd definitely consider taking an Uber or something though if she had to. She's already ventured to two of the reservoirs within biking distance (one was Quincy I believe), but so far she's only caught like 3 small panfish. Just wondering if anyone has any recommendations for her, especially if it's a small stream/creek/river for her to check out! I know hot spots are pretty sacred when it comes to fishing, and I'm certainly not expecting anyone to give up their honey holes or anything like that. She'll literally only be fishing a few weekends here and there, and all she's really been using is a small pink rubber trout worm because that's what she enjoyed using back home in the trout streams, haha.

ANY recommendations/advice/guidance at all is greatly appreciated. If you'd rather not post publicly, just let me know and I'll check out my PMs.

More than anything, I really just wanna keep her excited about fishing. She's the kind of girl that can go, not catch a thing, and still have a blast. I just wanna see if we can get her hooked up with some fish in the process.

Thanks a bunch!!!
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Old 10-03-2016, 02:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome to the forum. Quincy is a pretty decent reservoir. Try searching the forums and you'll find some good nuggets of info.
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Yea she loved Quincy actually. That's where she caught her panfish. She was having trouble finding good spots to fish from the bank though. She doesn't know it yet, but I just sent her a fishing lure care package that has some nice rapala's and some other goodies that should work a little better than her pink worm, haha. I haven't seen the reservoir, so I have no idea how deep it is around the bank, but if she were to tie on a rapala and cast out, would she have a reasonable shot and hooking into some bass?
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Have her check out Aurora Reservoir, a lot of info in the archives here on it!
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also here is a link to the Colorado Fishing Atlas...pure gold!

http://ndismaps.nrel.colostate.edu/i...p=FishingAtlas
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Wow, that's an absolutely awesome resource Pikester! Thanks a bunch!! I'll definitely send that her way!

Have you fished Cherry Creek Reservoir at all? I'm pretty sure that was the first reservoir she checked out. Said it was pretty massive. Do people ever fish in the streams that run off of the reservoir? Was just looking at it on the atlas. Wondering if anyone ever checks out Cherry Creek (the creek), Cottonwood Creek, Windmill Creek, etc? Cottonwood seems like it might be a nice little stretch for her to walk and fish just based on an aerial satellite view.
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Welcome to the forum Sorry, I don't have any info on lakes in Denver area other than Cherry Creek and I'm weak on that one personally. It sounds like you are heading in the right direction and Pikesters advice is solid
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Have you fished Cherry Creek Reservoir at all? I'm pretty sure that was the first reservoir she checked out. Said it was pretty massive. Do people ever fish in the streams that run off of the reservoir? Was just looking at it on the atlas. Wondering if anyone ever checks out Cherry Creek (the creek), Cottonwood Creek,
Cherry creek (the creek) off the reservoir is immediately filled with street runoff and trash out of the dam and it's a tiny little thing into the reservoir. I wouldn't even waste my time with it.

Cherry creek (the reservoir) is about as crowded as it gets not my first, second or 259th choice for an enjoyable day fishing.

Quincy has an additional cost to fish which sucks but it is easier to find an enjoyable day. Fish from the dam for better results or walk a bit for perch.

The south plate ponds are a hidden gem right in the middle of everything.
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I'm sure we can find some peeps to show your GF around to the fishing spots-
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Have her visit the tackle shop right by Quincy Ave and Parker Rd. They can point her in the right direction.
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