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Hi Everyone. Looking to take the kids fishing near Colorado Springs because they don't have a lot of patience. We are catch and release. Just trying to find somewhere that they can have fun. Went to Quail Lake and no luck, Pikeview and no Luck. Tried Worms and Powerbait for them. I used panther martins, rooster tails and No luck. Any species is fine.
 

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Pueblo res right now with a bobber and a leach will yield fish...especially early in the AM or later in the evening. Kids love fishing that way most of the time. Right in Springs, I haven't had much luck. Monument lake is good for trout (I think it still has them, I'm no expert on that place and heard it might get drained).
 

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Kids love leaches more than worms!

I think my kiddos were more interested in watching the leaches in the clear container than actually fishing :)
 

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I have never fished in Colorado Springs, and I do not know if these are legal in Quail Lake . But try The original – Pautzke’s Green Label® Balls O’ Fire® salmon egg . # 6 eagle claw hook on a a 1 ft leader below 2 split shot. Take 2-3 out of the jar and let the dry a bit place on hook and cast out. My uncle got me hooked on fishing some 60 years ago fishing with fireballs . I have never fished Power baitsor worms. so I know nothing about them. But I caught a heard of trout in lakes , stream and rivers using power balls green label. later on switch them to a mepps spinner!
 

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For kids I suggest Palmer Lake and Monument Lake. Try a bobber and splitshot on about 3' of line under the bobber. If salmon eggs don't work try a 1" piece of worm on the same hook with no fireballs. Your kids should have fun. You will have a lot of company at either but still have a good time.
 

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Yeah, the bobber thing!

Also, three years ago a dude at WalMart turned me on to Salmon Peach Power Bait. Killah at Quail! Carolina rig with 4 pound leader and a #10 hook. Make sure the hook with Power Bait is at least 18 inches below the sinker, to float above the weeks. Best bite is either side of mid morning, or late afternoon. Or throw yellow with black spot Panther Martins. At Monument Lake try Salmon Peach, or toss a 1/4 ounce gold with trout pattern Kastie. :cool:
 

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For kids I suggest Palmer Lake and Monument Lake. Try a bobber and splitshot on about 3' of line under the bobber. If salmon eggs don't work try a 1" piece of worm on the same hook with no fireballs. Your kids should have fun. You will have a lot of company at either but still have a good time.
I agree with jkaboom. Monument Lake and Palmer Lake have easy access for kids and there's plenty of room. I have had success there using vibrax spinners as well. My 5 year old son has fished both of those locations with no problems.

Good luck out there!
 

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Skaguay Reservoir is on the west side of Pikes Peak and is at the base of the mountain. It is accessible by car. I've never fished it but recently, I saw a show about the lake. It looks like a "put-n-take" lake (they put them in and we take them out). This means they stock a lot. I'm sure you can use just about what you want. I do not know the access route.
 

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Hi All. Thanks for all the information. We are headed to Monument lake and Palmer Lake on Saturday. The kids are really excited. I will post pics of them even if they catch dinks.
 

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Hi All. Thanks for all the information. We are headed to Monument lake and Palmer Lake on Saturday. The kids are really excited. I will post pics of them even if they catch dinks.
How old are the kiddos? If you don't mind me askin. I have a 5 year old that likes to fish, but only when he gets to use spinners. He can't stand watching the bobber (neither can I). If they are old enough to be smart with their casts I would recommend some vibrax spinners. I have had luck catching rainbows with them pretty consistently. If they are younger obviously the sit and wait method is great.

http://www.basspro.com/Blue-Fox-Classic-Vibrax-Spinners/product/15442/
 

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I have an 8 year old daughter that is just learning to fish. So she sits and waits.
I have a 7 year old daughter that is just not patient, she casts and reels in, casts, reels in, maybe a spinner would be good?
My 12 year old stepson is getting the hang of things pretty well. He uses all my lures pretty well but he is now the helper for the girls. I will certainly try the ones you posted up.
 

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My kids love 1/4 ounce Kastmasters. They easily cast twice the distance of a spinner but they do seem to get hung up more often.
 

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I have an 8 year old daughter that is just learning to fish. So she sits and waits.
I have a 7 year old daughter that is just not patient, she casts and reels in, casts, reels in, maybe a spinner would be good?
My 12 year old stepson is getting the hang of things pretty well. He uses all my lures pretty well but he is now the helper for the girls. I will certainly try the ones you posted up.
That's nice that you have the older one to help out. Kids can be a handful, but man is it fun watching them grow a passion for fishing. I am going to hit Palmer Lake this afternoon. I will let you know how it goes.

Scratch that - the weather doesn't look good. Going to try my hand at Quail.
 

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Just kidding. Colorado Springs decided to storm everywhere.
 
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