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I will be visiting the Denver area from Chicago around the last weekend in April for a week.

I am looking for some fishing location suggestions that are near Denver or within a 2-3 hour drive.

I'll be bringing both my fly rod and spinning rod. Not going to have any waders though. I'm definitely more accustomed to to my spinning rod.

Also trying to plan a camping trip with some friends with good fishing near by. Any suggestions? I'd appreciate any input. Thanks
 

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lots of water, lots of species. What you lookin to catch? Trout? You want size or numbers? How much are you willing to hike?

Just trying to narrow it down for ya. ;)
 

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Trout in numbers... For small, cookie-cutter browns in large numbers, hit up Clear Creek between Golden and Georgetown.

There are several streams where you can hike and get into a bunch of brookies, but I'd rather not post those online. Will you have access to a 4x4 vehicle?
 

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Trout in numbers... For small, cookie-cutter browns in large numbers, hit up Clear Creek between Golden and Georgetown.

There are several streams where you can hike and get into a bunch of brookies, but I'd rather not post those online. Will you have access to a 4x4 vehicle?
Thanks for your help. My friend has an SUV, not sure if it is a 4x4.
 

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Late April can be a great time on the S Platte. Some nice BWO hatches on cloudy days, if Denver Water is running water the Deckers area, specifically Cheesman Canyon can get a flush of scuds from the lake.

I won't debate Deckers vs 11 Mile canyon. Cheeseman Canyon near Deckers can very challenging, it also has some really nice trout and amazing scenery, the other direction from Deckers allows you to follow the river along Hi Way 67 and there are many places to pull off and fish.


Panther Martins for spinning, RS2's 18-22, Beadhead Prince 18-22, Orange or Pink scud 16-18, Bead head Hares Ear 18-22, Buckskin 18-20.
 

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Don't you know? The fishing sucks here and our biologists suck and the government sucks and everything sucks!

http://www.coloradofisherman.com/forum/3-colorado-fishing/92154-colorado-biologists-could-learn-lot-wayne.html
Now that is funny! Everything sucks on this forum, Brookie. The suckiness of life and the poetics of shitness, that is what makes this site great! :biggrin1: On a serious note, fishing does not suck here but it could be better (maybe, possibly). It is probably pretty good if you like trout (I could not tell you because I am not a trout fisherman).
 

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My II Cents

If it's open Spinney Mountain Reservoir, you can use both rods. Walk the shore form the boat ramp west.
 
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