Originally Posted by rvinson
Are you talking about wanting to catch trout(Rainbow,brown, ect) in lakes?? or are you actually talking about lake trout aka Mackinaw?
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Assuming you are talking about trout ie. Rainbows, browns ex. They are not hard to catch at all in CO. I mostly find fish in depths of 4-20 feet in lakes. Anything from fly fishing, hardware as in small mepps and panther martins, small spoons, baits like power bait or worms a foot ot two off the bottom, tube jigs and even jerkbaits. As a general rule you're gunna want light gear (like pan fish type gear) light action rod, spinning reel with 4-6# mono for most trout applications. One thing to keep in mind about trout is they are more line shy than most fish. Sometimes they are aggressive but they tend to be less aggressive than a lot of other species. They will bite light a lot and be thinking of finesse type fishing for trout for the most part. ..