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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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I would suggest flyfishing the Roaring Fork and Fryingpan Rivers. You could stay in Glenwood Springs. One day you could be catching trophy size rainbows the next day skiing and soaking in the famous Glenwood Hot Springs. If you want night life Aspen is only a short distance away.
 

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Hey thanks alot guys it looks like the roaring fork and the frying pan would be great choices. Is there any problem with these rivers being iced over at this time of the year.
 

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Hey ouray,my friend in steamboat says that snow is melting fast-maybe 2 weeks till one of our honeyholes in the flattops opens up.I'll PM ya when I'm goin,maybe hook up!
 

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Reiny it isn't in Colorado but the Green river around that time offers an incredible BWO hatch where you seriously can have 50 trout rising in a small stretch. Would be my choice hands down if you want to devote 2 days to fishing only. And theres a couple cuties that work at the lodge so its all good




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Reiny dont worry about the river being iced over. The Fryingpan is a tailwater and the Roaring Fork Valley has a pretty mild climate. If flyfishing is what your looking for they are among the best Colorado has to offer.
 

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SLAYERFISH said:
Hey ouray,my friend in steamboat says that snow is melting fast-maybe 2 weeks till one of our honeyholes in the flattops opens up.I'll PM ya when I'm goin,maybe hook up!
Give me a yell. Maybe I can get away.
 

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If you want some where within 2 hours of denver hit the Cheesman Canyon stretch of the South Platte...only on a weekday though, it can get crowded on the weekends. theres lots of decent fish if you hike up into the canyon, and March usually has some good BWO hatches. ive cast over more than a few double digit fish there in the winter, and you will usually catch something if you are good at sight fishing with the small stuff....
 

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hey thanks alot guys i talked to my buddy last night and he thought the area around aspen and glenwwod springs would be great.
 

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hey thanks alot guys i talked to my buddy last night and he thought the area around aspen and glenwwod springs would be great.
Don't forget the colorado river either in the area, it has the biggest average fish of the 3 rivers below the confluence with the roaring fork. Average below the confluence is a solid 16-18" cuttbow, with many over 20". And with the water being warmer on the colorado than the other two rivers there will probably be some better hatches...there was an excellent march brown hatch this year.
 
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