Re: New to Colorado Springs
HEre are some recommendations then, Quail lake has pretty much every species of fish in it. Catfish, Bass, crappie, bluegill, trout, and who knows what else. So you cant go wrong with a worm on the bottom. Small hooks for worm around size 6 maybe, two split shots for weight or a small egg sinker so the fish doesnt feel the weight right away. This set up will catch pretty much any fish known to man, but it will take a while sometimes and at quail lake you have craydads to compete with as well. Trout powerbait and salmon eggs will probably be your most successful chance at quail lake. Orange powerbait works good as well as salmon peach, I also keep a rainbow can in my box incase neither of those are producing. Small hooks again are needed. When fishing for trout you dont have to do a bass master hook set they have soft jaws and all this will do is damage the fish and pull your hook right out.
Fly and bubble technique also works extremely well at quail lake, hit the search button upto and search if you want info on that, there are a couple great threads on this board that cover that.
Hope this helps, drop me a pm anytime you want I can try and head out there if I can. THe kid has started baseball so I will be pretty busy tell thats over.
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