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Hi.

I am doing an epic roadie that goes from Denver to SE Utah to Grand Canyon possibly to Vegas (big maybe) through Arizona to New Mexico and back to Denver. With me will be an 11' inflatable in the trunk. Won't bring motor and battery as that's too heavy.

I come from very far away so I have no idea how the fishing is. I typically fish for bass and pike but I'm pretty open to anything (though I don't fly fish) as fishing is not the main objective of this trip. The fiance will be joining me and is willing to spend 3 hours on a boat. So no spending an entire day on the water like I am prone to doing back home.

As we are improvising so much of this trip, I have no idea where I will be staying or which areas I can stop by and fish. But, I would love to have some ideas in case I do have some time to spend in the area.

Are there any small/calm lakes and rivers you can point me to along the 70 or 25? And what species I can expect?

Please PM me if that is better.

I am taking this route and don't want to deviate too much from it as it's already a lot of driving:

https://www.google.ca/maps/dir/Denver,+CO,+USA/Arches+National+Park,+Utah,+United+States/Grand+Canyon+National+Park,+AZ,+United+States/Las+Vegas,+NV,+United+States/White+Sands+National+Monument,+Otero+County,+NM,+United+States/Denver,+CO,+United+States/@35.8697244,-111.902191,6z/data=!4m38!4m37!1m5!1m1!1s0x876b80aa231f17cf:0x118ef4f8278a36d6!2m2!1d-104.990251!2d39.7392358!1m5!1m1!1s0x80caf61a860daa51:0x4f42ea69d128c495!2m2!1d-109.5925139!2d38.733081!1m5!1m1!1s0x873312ae759b4d15:0x1f38a9bec9912029!2m2!1d-112.1129972!2d36.1069652!1m5!1m1!1s0x80beb782a4f57dd1:0x3accd5e6d5b379a3!2m2!1d-115.1398296!2d36.1699412!1m5!1m1!1s0x86e06303071072f3:0x36d1188767bf20c3!2m2!1d-106.3256816!2d32.7872403!1m5!1m1!1s0x876b80aa231f17cf:0x118ef4f8278a36d6!2m2!1d-104.990251!2d39.7392358!3e0



Thanks for any suggestions.
 

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Well you already have your route, and the map shows water, so you can make some judgements based off of that...

Along I-70 you’ve got access to a few trout ponds in the mountains. Georgetown Lake, Officer’s Gulch Pond, Black Lake. Dillon Reservoir is a large reservoir, but you can easily kayak smaller sections of it. You could probably float parts of the lower Eagle River and some of the Colorado, but you would have to run a shuttle. If you deviate a bit further off the interstate, you can open up more water.
 
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