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If you could only pick one type of fishing which one would you chose and why

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Me I have to go with warm water. Nothing against cold water but growing up, all pops took me to was either Nebraska, or southeast colorado lakes. Its also pretty tough to beat wiper fishing.

I have never fished at any of the lakes in the mountains. (Unless you count the Lodge Casino in Black Hawk as fishing).
I wouldn't mind giving it a try sometime. From the pics on this site, it looks like it could be fun.
 
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with me i just adjust with the seasons.....early spring and late fall i like cold water .......in the fall when the browns spawn makes for some awesome fishing .....but then again pre spawn largemouth fishing is also great.....I think its one of the advantages that colorado fisherman have .....you might not be able to catch a mid teens largemouth ......or a world record rainbow ......but if you willing to drive you can catch a 5lb largemouth and a 5 lb rainbow in the same day.....or how about this a 10lb wiper and a 20 lbs laker in one day .......back to the subject i like the best of both worlds ...in the winter i also flyfish....damn this is a cool state now if all the people from texas and california would just go home it would be great
 

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i'd have to go with the warm water due to the larger variety of fish
 
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Warm water. I'm from California. We used to fish for 13+ inches bluegills with live crickets floating w/ a clear bubble(ultra light rod w/ no more than a 4lb test). I was young and it was fun. During the summer we would fish for Crappies all night. Hundreds of crappies a night.

Here in Colorado, gotta love them wipers. Maybe I'll be as experience as some of you Die Hard Wiper hunters one of these days.
 

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Warm water. I fish for trout a little but not much. I do have to admit though, cold water fishing in the mountains gives you far better scenery than chasing fish at Pueblo!!
 

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With a gun to my head, and forced to pick, I'd have to go with warm water. But that being said, cold water fishing is almost as good. Man, those mountain vistas, the solitude and those beautiful trout. phew I just love it.

HnL, we're gonna get ya up there as soon as things ice up, just make sure you wear waterproof boots... nothing worse than soggy feet on a winter day to ruin an outing... am I wrong Walking Eagle?
 

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This may go against a lot of what I stand for but if you made me choose one type of fishing in Colorado, it would have to be cold water...and I'm a tried and true warm water guy. Sound crazy?

I HAVE to fish! As much as I love great warm water action from Mid-April to Late September...I know I can catch trout regularly all year round as long as I am willing to pay for the gas.

People do catch bass and other warm water fish during the cold weather months but you have to work really really hard or be just plain lucky. 99% of the time in January, you're going home with a warm water skunk!

December, January, February...what am I gonna do? Re-line my warm water gear? Heck no...I'm fishing!!!!
 

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I know warm water fishing and understand it much better than cold water, I also grew up warm water fishing so its kinda ingrained in me.

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i agree with pete

you would need a gun to my head and a pretty quick trigger to make me choose 1 over the other

and mats got a good point you can have a good day of trout fishing year round while bass fishing gets a bit difficult thru the ice

and as to watching the tube verse fishing well i dont care how cold or wet it gets fishing trumps football or anything else on the tube
 

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I can't choose. This question is making me use my brain and it is starting to hurt!!!! Warm, cold, warm, cold, how about luke-warm?(spelling?)
 

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I picked cold water because that includes all species of trout and pike are actually cold/coolwater fish as well. Walleye and smallmouth are coolwater fish and even catfish can thrive in cool water.
The only fish that are truly warmwater are largemouth bass and most panfish. But even they can do well in cool water.
 

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Pete said it best. Put a gun to my head and I'll scream "warm water!!"

However, I love catching the occasional nice sized brown and the lil brookies. I love the scenery that Colorado's known for and to be up in the rockies for me is to be fishing for any kind of beautiful pretty trout.

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I'm with pete, roadkill, gotmuskie and 1eyeReD. I don't want to be forced to pick, but if I had to it would be warmwater because of the variety. I'm sure this also comes from my childhood in which I fished Nebraska and Wyoming with the grandparents and warm water Colorado lakes during the summers while growing up.

The great thing is, in Colorado we don't have to choose one or the other which isn't true of so many other states...
 

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Warmwater! I would just fish in Nebraska alot, that way I could fish for walleye and Stripers and still have pike available to me.

Sure am glad I don't have to make that choice!
 

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I think this thread shows that protecting warm water fisheries and having diversity could potentially bring in a lot more green than the trout dump truck.
That being said, how I love to catch a big old rainbow in a big, swift river. Browns too. Talk about drag screaming. Even pike don't sound the drag as loud or a long as a big wild river trout.

For ice fishing, I can catch pretty much all species. It is slower for bass, cats, and pike, but in most fisheries I can still catch a pike or two through the ice per trip. Then run around and jig up crappie, perch, bluegill, trout, whatever is around.
Stagecoach is great. You can jig with lures and bait for big old rainbows while you wait for your tip up flag to pop up and signal a big ol tooth filled pike.
 

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i vote for cold because i like ice fishing so much and there is not really that much of a fishery through the ice for warm water species here in colorado
 
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