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Hey guys I am new here and I live in minnesota. Me and my college buddy are starting to plan a fishing trip over spring break for the next school year. I was wondering what kind of trout fishing oppurtunities there are in colorado around the first and second weeks in march.
 
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Ice, baby.

For the most part, you will be fishing on a lid.

I'd recommend Stagecoah (near Steamboat) for trout and Pike...or 11Mile for Pike..BUT, 11-Mile is a tough lake and I imagine you'd have a hard time the first time out there...try stagecoach...it's fantastic for that.

You guys really ought to think about coming out here in May or June, if you want to have an easy chance at fish...just one man's not so humble opinion.... ;D
 

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If you guys are fly fisherman, there are some great streams and rivers that are fishable all year round and produce nicely in march.
 
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ice fishing in march, high country (mountains) only, all front range lakes are usually open by them. some of the high country lakes may be a bit touch and go depending upon the time in march and year weather wise.

fly fishing, rivers, well the tail waters should be doing okay in march. such as cheeseman canyon, fryingpan, williams fork, bit thompson. some of the freestones should have some open water - again depending upon the year and the weather.

fly fishing will maonly be midges, nymphs maybe some early bwo's.

aslo, the green river in utah, below flaming gorge would be a good choice for fly fishing.

check in with us in about 10 months and we'll have the poop for you.
 

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IMO you can't beat the colorado around glenwood springs for numbers and size of fish. The good thing about it is it is unrestricted and you can use anything legal. (besides live minnows, which are illegal to use west of the continental divide.) limit is two fish but the fish taste bad anyway, eat some mexican food up there I know some good places I'll tell you about. Good luck, even though it will be next year!
 

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I agree with Tomcat if you dont want to ice fish...the Green River below Flaming Gorge...they refer to the 7 miles below the dam as the aquarium since the water is so clear...supposedly they say there are 20,000 trout per mile...a baffling system allows water to be pulled out of Flaming Gorge at the perfect temp for trout in the tailwater fishery year round...it is a gorgeous area with big fish...here is a link to a recent article in Field and Stream magazine...I have floated it and walked it...floating is easier but I caught great fish walking too...

http://www.fieldandstream.com/fieldstream/wheretogo/article/0,13199,1046058,00.html
 
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