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Hello All,
My family and I are heading to Colorado this summer for a 2 week RV trip. We are going clockwise from Denver - Great Sand Dunes - Gunnison - Grand Junction - Glenwood Springs - RMNP - Denver. We will be camping in forest service and state parks along the way. I am looking for recommendations for what would be the best lure for trout while Spin Casting. I hope to be able to fish both streams/rivers as well as lakes/ponds.

Thanks in advance.
 

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First off, welcome to the forum!!! For that type of fishing I would recommend Dynamic HD Trout, good all around bait! Here is the link to their baits and hope others here will chime in to help!!! Have fun and be sure to post up some posts on your trip here!

http://dynamiclures.com/
 

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Sounds like a great trip. I would add to Pikesters post and say to have a variety of Panther Martins on hand as well. Another great option for ponds and lakes would be a casting bubble and a bead head wooly bugger. I would also love to see some posts of your trip, it ought to be fun.
 

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Small floating and suspending rapalas, panther martin spinners, 1/8 and 1/4 tube jigs and curly tail jigs in white and natural colors (you might also consider berkley gulp 2 and 3 inch minnow bodies)...make sure the reels are spooled with 4 to 6 pound mono of some type of low visability line...you can also go with floro but more expensive...water is clear in colorado...imo opinion newbies to colorado use too of heavy of line resulting in less bites and unnatural lure presentation...welcome, good luck and have fun...repost in thread how you did!
 

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at the risk of being redundant, here is what I would bring to fish for trout from the bank in streams, rivers and lakes:

F-9 and F-11 Rapala in Rainbow Trout
Small Flatfish(1.5-2") in Rainbow Trout
Assortment or Panther Martin inline spinners (various sizes and colors)
Little Cleo Spoons
Super Dupers

4lb Trilene XL on a 5-5.5ft Ultralight Spinning Outfit
6lb Trilene XL on a 5.5-6ft Light Spinning Outfit
 

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If this guy has to ask what to use, he aint gonna be buyin freekin HDs' or F-11 rapalas for the kiddos.

Some spinners, kastys, or Bouyants in gold and silver will cover anything anywhere-
 

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Ya never know...he might not have an inch of dust on his wallet...lololololol

I think I want trout fishing as a kid with Longdraw in a previous life...
 

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Thank you for the suggestions so far, much appreciated.
Don't worry about the dust in my wallet, as it stands, that may be the only thing left in there after this trip.
 

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That was a shot at Slayer not you...he is used to it from me...
 

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There are quite a few lakes down by the sand dunes that supposedly all hold trout, I was down there not long ago but didn't venture to the lakes because I heard all people catch in them were trout.
 

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It sounds like you're going to head down to Walsenburg and back around to the Sand Dunes. If I could offer a suggestion, I'd drive to Colorado Springs..take 115 to Penrose and then to Canon City. Much prettier drive along the Arkansas River to Salida...you can fish anywhere along the Ark..gold spinners work well..rather than driving the loop around through Walsenburg. If you decide to stay in Salida for a night..you can camp and fish at O'haver Lake. From there, I'd do an out and back to the Sand Dunes.

After going up and over Monarch Pass, and down into Gunnison...once again, if you have time..I'd take a side trip through Almont on over to Taylor Reservoir..beautiful drive. If not, I'd definitely stop at Morrow Point and take the short hike down below Blue Mesa's dam. Fish the stretch below the dam with a quarter ounce jighead and black and grey gulp minnows. Beautiful place.

From there, I'd definitely hit the Black Canyon of the Gunnison..beautiful place and you can drive down and fish the Portal. Once again, depending upon your itinerary, I'd take a side trip to Ouray and then take an out and back over Red Mountain Pass to Silverton. One of the prettiest drives in Colorado. Recommended place to eat in Silverton..Handlebars.

From there, if you have the time, I'd drive back to Ridgeway and take hwy 62 to 145..to 141..141 is a fantastic drive to Grand Junction..much...much prettier than taking 50. While in Grand Junction, I'd definitely check out the Colorado National Monument..fantastic..and if you have the time...the arches in Rattlesnake Canyon..I think they're better than the Arches in Moab. If you ride mountain bikes ...let me know and I can give you some ideas on some great trails to ride.

In Glenwood, a great day trip is the drive up to Marble and back..beautiful drive..there's also a small lake that you can fish in Marble. The Marble used in the Lincoln Memorial came from Marble Colorado. If you'd like to hike in and fish a high alpine lake near Aspen, let me know and I'll PM you the directions to a beautiful lake..Also a good quick hike is Hanging Lake. No fishing there.

On the way back to Denver, I'd take 9 out of Silverthorne to 40 and then 34 into Granby and Rocky Mountain National Park..Just drop down trailridge into Estes. If you'd like to know about any good hikes or lakes to fish in the park..let me know.

Just a few suggestions..

As far as lures..Slayer gave you all you really need for the trip.

Here's a few threads that show some of the things you'll see on your trip..

http://www.coloradofisherman.com/forum/3-colorado-fishing/72873-33-years-our-best-anniversary-so-far-part-1-a.html

http://www.coloradofisherman.com/forum/3-colorado-fishing/72889-our-33rd-anniversary-part-2-a.html

http://www.coloradofisherman.com/forum/3-colorado-fishing/72905-our-33rd-anniversary-part-3-a.html

http://www.coloradofisherman.com/forum/3-colorado-fishing/72913-our-33rd-anniversary-conclusion.html

http://www.coloradofisherman.com/forum/6-colorado-fishing-reports/17858-loch-lake-rmnp-pics-6-29-2007-a.html

http://www.coloradofisherman.com/forum/6-colorado-fishing-reports/51648-sand-dunes-medano-lake-medano-pass-mt-herard.html

http://www.coloradofisherman.com/forum/6-colorado-fishing-reports/32232-sand-dunes-willow-lake-8-16-17-2008-a.html

http://www.coloradofisherman.com/forum/8-off-topic/50470-colorado-national-monument-rattlesnake-canyon.html

http://www.coloradofisherman.com/forum/6-colorado-fishing-reports/19980-ice-lakes-plateau-my-birthday-pics-9-16-07-a.html

Fruita if you like to ride bikes..

http://www.coloradofisherman.com/forum/8-off-topic/63598-fun-times-fruita.html

Hike to a lake near Aspen..

http://www.coloradofisherman.com/forum/6-colorado-fishing-reports/51141-do-you-want-my-tent.html
 

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Last year my boys really got into fishing the rivers with me which was great but man was it expensive. Theres only one thing I use in rivers #9 or #11 rapala and I bet my boys went through $500 worth. Also a St Croix rod broken tip, Cabaleas Prodigy broken tip, complete set up prodigy with president reel left on the bank somewhere::) and my oldest melted the crap out of the bottom of fairly new pair of Simms dicking around with the camp fire.
 
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