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What is your favorite species to fish for in Colorado?

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Up untill now its been Bass for me.

But now that I have a boat that could change fast.


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No real favorite.. it's all about the bite and the fight that gets my blood pumping.

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I like to fish for several species! I usually fish for them in specific seasons. Thats whats cool about Colorado! You can go up and down in altitude. My favorites are.

1. Walleye
2. Pike
3.Brown Trout
4.Smallmouths

I fish Spinney and 11-mile alot. I also fish Aurora, Chatfield, Lonetree and Pueblo alot. I try to get up to Glendo twice a year also!
 

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Hmmm... My favorite is stocker trout! J/J ;D

Ok, I'll be serious. I would have to say it is a close call between wiper and crappie. Crappie (slabs) are just too fun and challenging at the same time while wiper are the only fish I know that will give me a work out even when it is smaller than the size limit (15 inches at most Reservoirs).

Since this is a "favorite species" subject and I'm bored out of my mind while sitting here at work, I'll talk about other species I like and why.

Stocker Rainbows: easy to catch, but it aint a sunfish. Yeah!

Walleye: walleye rhymes with eye and FRY!

Brook Trout: camping food (cook em on a stick with salt and pepper and then I eat em with plain steamed rice)

Largemouth Bass: tought me a bunch about soft plastics. I owe it to the Bigmouths

Smallies: the beautiful bronze fish comes next to the wiper when you're talkin pound for pound fighting, though some will disagree

Channel Catfish: the best way to make use of summer insomnia

White Bass: puts up a fight too

Brown Trout: the bigger trout of my life were these
 

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I am deffinately not a trout person. Being from Kansas i do like to fish for channel cats, and love fried catfish. But i think my favorite fish last year was the wiper out at the lake in longmont, what a blast that was!
 

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Hey Koni, what part of Kansas are you from? I grew up in Lenexa.

I really didn't appreciate the excellent warm water fishing we had till I moved away :(
 

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I am originally from Hutchinson, its not too far from McPherson Kansas. My son was living in Manhattan last year and he was sending me photos of some of the flatheads he was catching at a lake close by Manhattan, flatheads that were 49 pounds, 35 pounds, 47 pounds etc. I get my catfish tips from him. He sent me a bunch of tackle like he uses for catfish for christmas. I don't know though, these hooks and bobbers he sent me are huge, they look like whale tackle! ha! :D
 

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well my favoite is catfish i just hope to land a big flat this year caught one last year but he was a skinny one had no weight to him it was only about 6lbs and about 26 in  he fought like a champ              maybe this year a big one
 

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I know there are channel cats here in Colorado, but are there flatheads too, and do they ever get that big, like 49 pounds or up here in this state? I had heard cats here just don't get that big.
 

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Pueblo, Chatfield and North Sterling are supposed to be good for channels. Ask Donald for some suggestions.

I have caught a couple of nice channels at Cherry Creek night fishing for Walleye.
 

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have hooked some nice channel cats. hope to put some pics up if i can find them the wife put them some where hope to have them up soon. was told that flats were put in john martin about 15 - 10 years ago so dont know how big they are have only seen one flat .
 

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Just wanted to share this pic of an 11 lb channel cat i caught last year at the Thornton Water treatment facility on 88th. :D

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I like fishing for bass, but I'm not from Colorado just moved here a couple years ago and starting to get into the fishing here. The fishing is alot different here then anywhere else I've fished. It takes some getting use to and hard to find information, not very many good sites out there. (this one is probably the best Ive seen) Picked up fly fishing since I've moved here so trout might turn into my new favorite but truthfully what ever fish is on my line is my favorite. I'll fish for anything.
 

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I enjoy fishing the backcountry wilderness areas of Colorado for brook trout and cutthroats. The fishing is great and the scenery is fantastic! My favorite being the Flat Tops Wilderness.
 

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I agree with some of the other posts...How can you pick just one species in Colorado? My fav's in order...

1. Bucket Bigmouth! (even if they are only 2 to 5 pounds)
2. Pike...love the gator fish!
3. Tiger muskie...haven't caught one yet...still casting!
4. Love those smallies!
5. Brown trout...cuz they are more common these days.
6. Rainbows...talking gold medal stuff, not the 10" stockers.
7. Panfish: blugills, crappie, perch...I put my kids in front of the school and have a ball!
8. Whatever else is biting or at the end of my line.

Good luck and good fishing!
 

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I'm shocked wiper is winning. I figured for sure it would be brown trout since Colorado tends to be a big trout state or maybe even largemouth bass cause they are always fun to catch.
 
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