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I was just wondering what everyone's favorite place to fish outside Colorado was.  I enjoy going to the BWCA (boundry waters canoe area) in Minnesota.  Its like taking a trip back in time everytime I go, no motorized boats allowed canoes only.  Very few people to run into tons of wildlife and GREAT FISHING. 

 

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Wind river mtns on the indian reservation in wyoming.
 

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My favorite place outside Aberdeen, South Dakota. I grew up fishing in Aberdeen and some of the best times I have are with my dad, brothers and kids fishing around there.

I particulary like Richmond Lake, it has a nice variety of fish including walleye, northerns, crappie, perch, bullhead, catfish and bluegills. If one species is not biting another is. We have a place where it is not uncommon to catch 1 pound bluegill and if you are using a crappie rig its not uncommon to catch doubles of bluegill (I have never caught double 1 pound bluegills, but wouldn't that be nice?)

We also like to fish the James River (Called "the Jim" by everybody who grew up there). Its great for northerns and walleyes especially in the spring.

Every summer we try to go back for a week or so and take the kids fishing there. I think its their favorite lake too.

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Devils Lake, ND

Beautiful and lots and lots of walleye and white bass. The Northerns there can be monsters. That was where I caught my 1st Northern Pike while spotfishing. I try to make a trip there with my dad for about 3 days at least once a year.
 

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Lots of great places...mine too is northern Minnesota...I like my creature comforts and havent done the BWCA in northern Minnesota in awhile...I do like to fish lake Kabetogama on west boundary of BWCA...a 100,000 acre lake that is full of islands and bays so plenty of wind blockage so you can always find a calm spot...loaded with walleyes, northerns, perch, bass, and some crappies...slot limit on walleyes...so you also catch a lot most of the time...have to put a wire on your minnow trolling bucket...the otters have discovered how to turn the latch and have a convenient dinner...the little buggers...beautiful animals and fun to watch...and they fish better than any of us!...I love September up there...the crowds have cleared out...days are warm and nights cool off...the big walleyes are putting on the feed bag...nothing like the cry of a loon...I started going to that lake about 10 years ago...got a guide for the first time ever...had saw an article in a Duluth newspaper about a gentleman (Lavern Oveson) who had been guiding on "Kab" since he was 12...at that time he was around 70...it was incredible...the guy could catch fish and his pole or line wouldnt move...he just knew there was a walleye there...I used him lastt two years ago...he was only guiding parttime...even if you didnt catch fish the stories and the knowledge was worth the price of admission...him talking about model T's that had went through the ice and how if he was really lucky when he first started out if he could take a party out in the morning and get them their limit and make $5 and do it again in the afternoon...rowing a boat around a 100,000 acre lake...he is about 5 feet tall and a 110 pounds with rocks in his pockets as an adult...he is a 100% American Jewel...absolutely priceless...I hope when he goes he is on the water...I have always thought that the take a kid fishing program was a great thing but have always wanted to start a "take a senior" fishing...old guys cooped up in nursing homes who would love to get out...I have always wondered if an assisted care living center would work with you in taking some seniors out on Aurora or if the liability would be too great...starting to ramble...
 

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My favorite areas are in-shore salt water. On average I go to florida 3 times a year and one of those head into the Everglades. The everglades are truley a wilderness the same as any where else. usually one time to mexico. The thing that has addicted me to salt water species has to do with a 12" fish fighting like a 8-10 lbs. trout in colorado. Also the fishing is simple, a hook and a minnow or shrimp that it. The power of the species and aggresive behavoir is something to experience. I'm new to warm water species in colorado and heard small mouths and wipers put up similiar fights, hope to find out this year.
 

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I love smallies they put up a great fight, havent fished for them here in Colorado though.  I'm originally from Nebraska, then joined the Army and was stationed in North Carolina, after I got out of the Army I moved to Colorado.  Loved the bass fishing in Nebraska, Loved the Flathead and Blue Catfishing, and going to the Ocean fishing in North Carolina, and so far have Loved the Trout fishing here in Colorado.  Its kewl how different everyone's favorite spots are.

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:( To be honest, the only place i have fished outside of Colorado was in Kansas, when i was a little. We lived out in the country and had 3 ponds that sat behind our house in a huge pasture, and i would try fishing there with a string on a stick. LOL! We would go frog hunting at night though and have fried frog legs. We went to some other local ponds to fish but all i ever caught were little perch. My son is a Kansas fisherman, and he is into catching those monster flatheads and catfish. I think the largest one so far that he caught was 49 pounds. I find it sorta odd that that is what i catch the most here, catfish, like they navigate to my line for some strange reason. I remember going fishing with my grandpa up in Wray Colorado at some reservoir up there, and also catching big turtles with him from a river, and he would cook the turtle. I would bury the turtle eggs in the yard if a turtle had them in them, thinking i would grow baby turtles. Well guess what? It never worked. Ha!
 

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I read someplace where the division of wildlife has put two stockings of Flatheads in Pueblo...the current state record is like 2 pounds 9 ounces...a snack for the one your son caught!
 
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I grew up in Michigain and the best I had was off the east side of Drummond Island , east of the U.P. in lake Huron. 10-45lb browns( they call them greaseballs), cohos, pinks, and the best for last, KINGS! I,m going back in Augest of 06 to do it again. My arms hurt just thinking about it.
 

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zman that record will be blown out of the water in 4 or 5 years Pueblo Reservoir is fairly large and will be good grounds for some flatheads. I'm willing to bet that the record has already been beat by people catching flatheads and not even knowing about it, since a 2 -3 lb Flathead is very small compared to most state records for the same fish. I use to fish with a guy in North Carolina who has the state record for flatheads there, he also had 3 more state records for flatheads on 2lb, 3lb, 5lb test lines. But his big one the state record was 69lbs thats HUGE!!!
 

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I love to fish for Walleye at Gullrock Lake in Canada, For Crappie it is Lake Rathbun in Iowa
 
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