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Hello from the Texas gulf coast.
My daughter is participating in the fine arts festival in ya?lls fine state on the first week of August, and my 17 year old son and I have decided to come along and make a vacation out of it. Need advice on good places to fish. The last weekend of July we are staying at Brynwood near Estes Park and will be fishing the Big Thompson, the next five days we will be staying in Boulder and dropping the wife and daughter off at down town Denver every morning at 9am, allowing my son and I to fish till we have to pick them back up at 6pm. I have looked at Gross and Eleven Mile reservoirs and at some of the rivers and creeks on the web but it just does not match the kind of info you get from this kind of forum.
Where to fish in early August near to Denver/Boulder mostly for types of fish not availible in our home area(fresh water trout/muskie/pike/tiger muskie)?
How to fish, can I use my spinning tackle or is a fly rod a must?
Types of lures/bait?
Any recommendation on guides?
I?ll gladly reciprocate any info. wanted for visitors to east Texas/gulf coast area.
And thanks in advance for any help.
 

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I dont really have a suggestions but I can tell you that you came to the right place. There are so many good people on here that can point you in the right direction. You'll find somewhere im sure.


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Well, it is likely to be hot that time of year, so most lakes are going to be tough without a boat, or even with a boat. I would focus on streams and rivers within an hour or so of Denver. The South Platte is fun around Deckers. If you can handle my fly rod, I would use that. Excellent trout stream, but it can be demanding in terms of flies and presentation. Same for the Blue River below Dillon Reservoir, although I hear you can get results with spinning tackle using small lures and flies. And the Poudre River is always a nice choice, again for trout. I have not yet been, but I hear great things about Cheesman Canyon (another part of the South Platte). It is described as consistent for trout fishing.
 

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thanks crazy fish, read in another thread that cheseman is closed is that just the lake or the whole area?
by the way it might be hot for the fish but i'm just north of houston right now and its already hitting 96^f so i'm sure it'll feel good to me!
 

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I worked at Brynwood on the River when I 1st moved here. Great place. Anyway, while you're up here. Be sure to try Mary's Lake, and Lake Estes. Mary's has Rainbows, Mackinaw, Brook, and Brown Trout. They also stock the river right on Brynwood.
Around Denver, Arvada has Trout, and Tiger Muskie. If you get a chance (while in Estes). It's a 35-40 minute drive down 34 to Carter/Flatiron/Pinewood. Pinewood is scenic, and was JUST stocked w/ Tiger Muskie. They already had quite a few. Oh, and the trout fishing is usually off the hook there. Well, I hope your daughter does well at her festival. I hope ya'll have a nice stay in Estes, and a great vacation.                                                         Happy Fishing. 

Oh, and I wouldn't rule out Gross.
 

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Texas, all of Cheesman reservoir is closed this year. But, you can access the South Platte below the reservoir for more of that demanding clear water trout fishing.
 
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