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I live in eastern nebraska and needless to say there is no trout fishing, but I'm taking a trip to colorado and really want to fish for trout. Thinking i will be doing mostly lake fishing though. Does anyone have any advice for getting a nice lake trout?

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Are you talking about wanting to catch trout(Rainbow,brown, ect) in lakes?? or are you actually talking about lake trout aka Mackinaw?
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Assuming you are talking about trout ie. Rainbows, browns ex. They are not hard to catch at all in CO. I mostly find fish in depths of 4-20 feet in lakes. Anything from fly fishing, hardware as in small mepps and panther martins, small spoons, baits like power bait or worms a foot ot two off the bottom, tube jigs and even jerkbaits. As a general rule you're gunna want light gear (like pan fish type gear) light action rod, spinning reel with 4-6# mono for most trout applications. One thing to keep in mind about trout is they are more line shy than most fish. Sometimes they are aggressive but they tend to be less aggressive than a lot of other species. They will bite light a lot and be thinking of finesse type fishing for trout for the most part. ..
 

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Actual lake trout mackinaw are a different species all together (char). Personally I usually only ice fish for macs. Open water you will usually need a boat. Fish will seldom be at depths less than 40 feet and may be much deeper (most of the year). I believe large macs are basically exclusively piscavoirs. If you do happen to catch a large mac please release it as these are very old fish and lack abundance in CO. Tight lines.
 

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Trout in all 3 of those lakes. Aurora is $$ for some fast action on bowskis. Just gotta find em. ;)

Honestly if you don't care about size, hit up Evergreen with green or orange sparkle power bait on a small slip sinker rig. You'll do well.

Only 20 minutes from Denver.
 
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