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Old 01-16-2017, 01:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I live in the UK and visiting Colorado Springs mid September this year for my sons wedding. We are planning a weeks holiday after the big day and looking for some advice on good areas to stay. I guess we are looking for somewhere within a 2 hour drive radius from CS with a bit of peace and quiet after a very hectic few days. Although it is not a fishing holiday I am hoping to spend a few days wetting a line!! I am bringing a 10ft spinning rod that will cast up to 1oz, fixed spool reel loaded with 10lb mono. Will this tackle be suitable for the type of fishing in the area? What fish can I expect to catch?

Be grateful for any info you can offer as this is my first time in the state.

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English George !!

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Old 01-16-2017, 04:33 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Hey George, I'm fairly new to this site but have lived in the state my whole life. If it were me I would look at going to Salida CO. You can fish the Arkansas river throught that area and there are lakes all over. Not to mention hot springs, hiking, and biking. It's about two hours from Colorado Springs and Salida is the gateway to my favorite parts of the state. The trout fishing can be exceptional in that area. Lots of wildlife as well.
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George if I were you I would leave that big rig home. you can go to sportsmans warehouse to get your license and at the same time you can buy an inexpensive outfit that will be much better for trout fishing. the guys there can fit you out. you also have to be careful about where you fish the river in the Salida area as a lot of it has special regulations there are several lakes that you don't have to worry about fishing where you shouldn't. if you take highway 24 from CS as soon as you cross the ark. river I would turn right at the stoplight and find a place to stay in B.V. where there are several lakes north of there that fish real well in sept.
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Your rig sounds more like a set up for bass, and or other warm water fishes. Lake pueblo and others.
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Hi Everyone Many thanks for your reply's. I think it's all ways good to get some local knowledge.
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Old 01-17-2017, 12:15 PM   #7 (permalink)
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What type of fishing to do you prefer to do? By the sounds of your rig, sounds like you do a lot of salt water fishing?

If you're wanting the tourist experience, a trout trip is definitely what most would recommend. September is a pretty good time to be in the hills. Trout will be active for sure. Pike will just be starting to turn on.

If it's just for a day or two, to be honest, I'd consider hiring a guide. I know they can be pricey, but for what you'd spend on new gear that you're likely to only use on this trip, it will probably be a wash. Besides, trying to fish a new area on your own can be tough, and frustrating. There are some good resources here on the site, maybe you can meet up with a local?

SW Colorado (as has been mentioned) is certainly beautiful that time of year, and there are many options for fishing.

Good luck, and I hope you enjoy our state.

Cheers,

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you may want to rethink going anywhere from CS, it is a destination for tourist. you can base from there and you will have a better location for lodging and dining. things to see less than 20 miles are, Manitou Springs, joins CS there you can tour Cave of the winds, Indian cliff dwellings, many shops, drive up pikes peak, garden of gods, air force academy, and other things. 50 miles or less Cripple Creek (a gold mine town from the 1850s) you can also gamble at the casinos if that interest's you. you can also drive south to Pueblo, also an old town, to the west is lake Pueblo and a bit farther is the Royal Gorge well worth seeing. from there you can return to CS or go on west to Salida, another old town then go north to Johnsons corner where you can return to CS via highway 24. or you can go north to Leadville, where the air is rare, it is 2 miles high, but also one of the oldest gold and silver mining towns. as sea level dwellers you need to take it easy up high. that drive is over 150 miles and you have that far to get back to CS. now about fishing, if you bring your rod and reel I would suggest you hire a guide for a trip for walleye on lake pueblo, as a matter of fact a friend of mine is a very successful guide on that lake.














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George, hit me up when you get into town. I think i could likely spare a day in mid september to take you out fishing to some local areas around pueblo or at the very least, point you in the right direction as to where to fish around there. September is a very good time to fish in colorado.....maybe the best. Or do as walleye seeker says and get the guide for pueblo reservoir.....he will get you on some fish.
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Old 01-19-2017, 12:36 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Hi All.
looks as if I am spoilt for chose as were to stay, so many fantastic places in the state. My wife has been looking at woodland park but I fancy the Salia area but will keep on looking with luck we can find a cabin on the waters edge some were.
As rightly said my tackle is what I use in the UK for saltwater lure fishing for sea bass, mackerel, pollack ect also fishing rivers and lakes for pike. hope to make do with this set up in colorado. Plan to find a fishing tackle stop in CS to get any permit I need and buy some lures, always think it's a good idea to support local tackle shops.
Getting a fishing guide for the day sounds like a good idea , how much would expect to pay .
Thanks again for all your Help
And tight lines
George

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