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Hello everybody! My girlfriend and I just moved heree and live in Colorado Springs. We are looking to do some trout fishing for brookies. Anybody have any suggestions for us newbies?
 

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MikeandDeb said:
Hello everybody! My girlfriend and I just moved heree and live in Colorado Springs. We are looking to do some trout fishing for brookies. Anybody have any suggestions for us newbies?
Yeah. Learn to read-
 

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Rosemont Reservoir, and the little pond 1/4 mile before rosemont reservoir. You can find directions online. Rosemont is artificial fly and lure only, and is not far distance wise from the Springs, but it is quite the hike up a dirt road. The catamounts on Pikes Peak have a healthy brook trout population along with Splake (Brook Trout/ Lake Trout hybrid). If you go there please make sure to read the regulations as well, they are different for each lake, and the lakes do not open until ice out, which will probably be around May. Catch and release please, brook trout don't taste good!
 

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Haha. I think what slayer is saying is: "you are posting in the wrong section." One of the mods will eventually move it to the "Colorado Fishing Section," so look for answers there. Now, to answer your question: just head to the mountains, find a stream and fish it.
 

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There are big brook trout in Colorado, and several lakes where you can catch them in the 12-15" range. Some lakes where you can get them around 18-20". You'll have to look hard to find those places. Lotsa miles on the tires and boots to find them.
 

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Try fishing Upper Palmer lake.. It is full of Brook Trout. Nice little hike, great scenery. Any kind of small spoon (I prefer natural colors) or spinner will do the trick. Tasmanian Devils are great! And it is near Colorado Springs too..

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Try Idaho Springs.

The town is beautiful with lots of nice little restaurants, old mines and museums that you can tour and Central city casinos that are not too far away. I would try fishing Clear Creek on the south side of town along the highway! There is plenty of Brookies but not too large in size. Most ranging around 12" Try to practice catch & release.
 

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Benson Brookies don't need C&R unless its a trophy. In most spots there so prolific they stunt the population and all you get are 6"er's with big heads ;D man oh man did I open up a can of worms with the last part.
 

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Correct--Harvest your limits of small brookies, to include the additional 10 under 8" the DOW allows you to keep. They fry up real nice.
 

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I figured since Idaho Springs was a tourist town that the clear creek was over fished any ways! And also figured it would be nice to leave some thing! Anyways I was told Brookies taste like Dog pooh. And I wouldn't eat any thing from that part due to the mine contamination.
 

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Benson--Brookies taste real good, but I understand the concerns about Clear Creek and the way mining has affected it.
 
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MikeandDeb said:
Hello everybody! My girlfriend and I just moved heree and live in Colorado Springs. We are looking to do some trout fishing for brookies. Anybody have any suggestions for us newbies?
That's tough racket around the Springs. I haven't caught a brookie since I moved here. I've seen a few above N Catamount.
 
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