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Old 04-15-2014, 10:17 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I live in eastern nebraska and needless to say there is no trout fishing, but I'm taking a trip to colorado and really want to fish for trout. Thinking i will be doing mostly lake fishing though. Does anyone have any advice for getting a nice lake trout?

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Old 04-15-2014, 11:37 AM   #2 (permalink)
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where will you be in colo.
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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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I have no advice to offer but will subscribe to this thread to get advice.
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Old 04-15-2014, 12:48 PM   #5 (permalink)
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go to:

Colorado Park and Widlife website.

http://cpw.state.co.us/thingstodo/Pages/Fishing/

Has great info. Buy lisences. Regulations. Even a basic fishing map.


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Old 04-15-2014, 12:54 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Go flyfish lake john or any of the other north park lakes in about 3 weeks. should have no problem sticking some troutskis up there at ice off and you could always luck into a big one or two.
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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. ..
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Actual lake trout mackinaw are a different species all together (char). Personally I usually only ice fish for macs. Open water you will usually need a boat. Fish will seldom be at depths less than 40 feet and may be much deeper (most of the year). I believe large macs are basically exclusively piscavoirs. If you do happen to catch a large mac please release it as these are very old fish and lack abundance in CO. Tight lines.
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sorry ya i meant fishing like rainbow and brown trout
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And ill be staying with family in denver but have heard that chat field is decent as well as aurora and have heard mixed things about cherry creek
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