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I am just curious about where people who post on the board grew up and now live. It sounds like we have a great diversity of fishing backgrounds. I'll start. I was born and raised in Colorado. I grew up on the Front Range and now live in Fruita, on the Western Slope. I primarily fish for trout but have been trying to target more warm water species. It is a lot easier to do now than when I was growing up! I am happy to see the diversity, Colorado fishing, now has to offer.
 

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Grew up here in CO.....

Warm water fishing is my drug of choice. It's about time I get into trout. Probably will do so this year.
 

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I grew up in Northeastern South Dakota. Some of my earliest memories of fishing with my Dad and brothers included catching bullheads by the dozen. We always shore fished then never fished from a boat until I was 20 years old. Went ice fishing the first time about 3 years ago.

We would also fish for walleye, northerns, sunfish and perch. Lots of mosquitos in South Dakota we boaght "off" in large quantities.

Any time I get back to SD, I insist on spending at least one morning or evening fishing.

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hatched and raise here in colorado
have fished for almost everything here in colorado
have flyfished and have fished from a boat
but still like bank fishing most of all
 

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Grew up here in Colo. most fishing growing up was bait dunking for trout with the old man and my brothers, didn't start spanning my fishing until my early 20's when I got heavy into warm water species. Now I fish for any and all just love to get out, kinda spoiled when it comes to mountain fishing my brother lives in Summit county so I always have a fish report for the mountains. Got a boat a few years back which took me to larger lakes and res. It's a whole different world out there with a boat.
 

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Born in Nebraska, but raised in Colorado since age 5. Growing up, I fished primarily with my grandparents from a boat, but as an adolescent started fishing for bluegill and bass from shore in small local lakes. Most of my boat fishing was in Nebraska for white bass, walleye and northerns. I picked up trout fishing after college, including flyfishing.

These days, I make several warmwater fishing trips (Colorado, Wyoming, Minnesota and Nebraska) as well as mountain trips (Colorado and Wyoming) each season. I have a boat as well.
 

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I was born in Kansas, and lived between both Kansas and Colorado up till about 20 years ago when i moved here permanently. My earliest memory of fishing was with my dad in Kansas, fishing in ponds we had in a pasture there and hunting bull frogs at night, fishing with my grandpa in Wray Colorado, and going frog and turtle hunting with him. My stepdad in Boulder would take us fishing a lot, out to the gravel pits by Boulder, and to Boulder reservoir when i was in the 3d and 4th grade, and i used to fish a lot for trout, up at Grandby, Shadow Mountain and other places around Colorado. Im more into fishing for catfish right now, and wipers, and would love to catch some walleye.
 

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Born in Nebraska grew up fishing all over that state visiting relatives. When I hit 17 yrs young I joined the army went to Georgia did some fishing there when I could during airborne school. Then was stationed in North Carolina did alot of fishing out there also all over the state, Great state! mountains and Ocean cant go wrong there. Moved to Colorado when my time in the service was over and now getting back into fishing here.
 

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My dad & all my favorite uncles here in Hawaii were ocean shoreline fishermen. Most family outings were seaside with poles & spears. I remember being maybe 5 years old and totally involved with my bamboo pole and #14 hook. Being descendent from immigrant plantation labor my parents struggled to be upwardly mobile & make ends meet and I didn't get my first rod & reel till I was 12. I guess my buddies and I back then were fishing nerds and we used to scrounge up all kinds of stuff for making our own lures. Jigs made from pinching a split shot on a limerick hook and tied with feathers were the best!

After years of wading nearshore shallows & reefs and getting sunburned, shredded by oyster shells & coral, steppin on sea urchins, bitten by eels, chased by sharks, getting knocked down and dragged by waves, I discovered fresh water fishing. Oh joy! Cool air, shade, & calm water! Finding the fish took determined exploration but there were hidden jungle streams & reservoirs with bass, cats, and tucs.

After 52 years of being stuck in the islands, my missus took me on my first long plane ride to...Colorado! Yeah, salt water fish are bigger & fight harder, but for pure enjoyment of the fishing experience, its all right here where you're at.
 

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I grew up in the Kansas City area fishing for Bass, Crappie and White bass.

Moved to Colorado and became a pretty good fly fisherman. The last ten years I have really kind of gravitated back to my warm water roots. I still ice fish and fish for big trout at Spinney and 11-Mile, and still fly fish, but now I spend an equal amount of time with a baitcating rod in my hands.

Pike and walleye are my favorite fish with smallmouth and Brown trout a close second.
 

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Born in New Jersey,lived and fished there till 13.Then moved to denver area in '72.I grew up fishing for trout in rivers in N.J.Hardly fished a lake till the '80s,now hardly fish rivers.
 

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grew up in commerce city colorado for 17 years then moved to thornton lots of sand pits everywhere fished warm water with my brothers whats up chris nick. now i live in breckenridge and they dont call me bigbrown for nothingLOL
 

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Grew up in Brooklyn New York, and caught the fishing bug from my, "Pops". Fished for just about everything that you can catch off the surf off the coast of New York..

My career has allowed for a lot of traveling and the opportunity to fish of the coast of Great Brittan, Guam, MN, KS, MO, NE, WY, NM, UT and CO. If I could get away with it, and could afford it, I think I'd fish just about everyday of the year.

Got to Colorado back in 1990 and consider myself a Rocky Mountain rookie when it comes to fishing the high country. This board and its members are making it all a great learning experience.

Thank you all.

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Born and raised in Southern California... Most of my fishing was spent at Lake Havasu or the Colorado River, and a 'puddle' of a reservoir called Puddingstone... Plus, the ocean.

Got married in '71 and moved to Texas and fished five lakes surrounding Wichita Falls.

Moved to Tennessee in 78 and fished the Powell River...

The only fishing done since 1982 was in Alaska for Salmon on the Kenai River...

Will start fishing Colorado within the next week or two.

I went to the Walleye seminar at Gander Mountain last night, so I'm raring to go!

P.S. Lived on Guam when I was 2 years old... <grin>

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Third generation native of Colorado. Have fished for just about everythung from Marlin in Hawai, Northern pike and walleye in Canada, Crappie in Iowa, Catfish in the Mississippi river, Sea bass in South Carolina to trout in Colorado.
 
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born and raised in ohio right on the shores of lake erie. moved to colorado about a year and a few months ago (late 2003).
i have fished "warm water" as you all call it all my life.
ohio, pennsylvania, michigan, canada (ontario), virginia, north carolina, new york....
i have fished for everything respectable in fresh water and salt water. when i was in the USAF in virginia it was awesome to fish in the cheasapeak bay/atlantic ocean.
i have fished many walleye pro/ams on lake erie - the greatest walleye fihery on the planet! bass torneys (BASS, Redman), crappie contensts etc.
now in colorado i keep my new boat in storage - hoping to sell it. and have learned to fly fish for trout.
i have a cottage on an awesome lake in ne ontario canada that make walleye fishing out here similar to carp or sucker fishin. www.omresort.on.ca this link will give a good idea from the one and only lodge on the lake.
colorado is an awesomeplace to fish with much diversity, but crowds and weird rules i am still adjusting to. now wyoming seems viable, but the wind and the thing about being from colorado with the locals is sort of strange.
any other buckeyes out there?
anyone ever up to a lake erie walleye, smallmouth and perch trip let me know. i am so connect there it aint funny.
 
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anyone ever up to a lake erie walleye, smallmouth and perch trip let me know.  i am so connect there it aint funny.
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I grew up in SE Kansas fishing for largemouth bass, crappie, white bass, channel cats, flatheads, bullheads and even a few walleyes. Came here permanently in '71, had the warmwater fishing basically all to myself for a couple of decades 'til the rest of you figured out how much fun it can be. Now I fish for everything that swims, build lures, tie flies, and am generally a fishaholic. My current addiction is Flaming Gorge and jigging for macks.
 

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Hey tomcat,dont let those "laramites" bug you!Theyre just jealous of our new 4x4's.Ha-Ha!
 

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I am just curious about where people who post on the board grew up and now live.  It sounds like we have a great diversity of fishing backgrounds. I'll start. I was born and raised in Colorado. I grew up on the Front Range and now live in Fruita, on the Western Slope. I primarily fish for trout but have been trying to target more warm water species. It is a lot easier to do now than when I was growing up! I am happy to see the diversity, Colorado fishing, now has to offer.
ONLY 17 REPLIES A COUPLE OF MONTHS AGO! WE NOW HAVE 253 MEMBERS. LETS TRY AGAIN.
 

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I was born in a hospital right by the ocen in northeast washington. I believe only 15 miles from the canada border. I lived in everett, washington, until I was two years old. My family then moved back here (CO), where we've lived before. I've lived in grand junction and fruita ever since I was two years old, and I've done most of my fishing in colorado, utah, and idaho.
 
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