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Old 06-01-2011, 06:53 AM   #1
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Hey everyone! My dad is visting the Denver area soon from southern NM. He is an avid outdoorsman and wants to do some fishing while he is there. I told him I knew some great guys who know where good spots are! Nothing too extreme were he would have to hike a day to get there. Just somewhere he can take a day trip to and have a great experience. Thanks in advance!

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Old 06-01-2011, 07:28 AM   #2
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Any gold medal river will do. I am partial to the Fryingpan River from Ruedi Dam to Basalt as I used to live right on it. He would also be able to hit the Roaring Fork and go over the Continental Divide.

To far to do as a day trip but could be done as a one nighter....with that one night spent in Aspen or Basalt.
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I suggest the entire state of Colorado.

But as a kid I would fish in the flat tops, along the river (forget which) between vail and glenwood spgs, piney lake and a ton more.
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I suggest the entire state of Colorado.

But as a kid I would fish in the flat tops, along the river (forget which) between vail and glenwood spgs, piney lake and a ton more.
I think he will be in the glenwood spgs area.
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This time of the year the roaring fork is flowing so much it is unfishable but the frying pan is good and thats what I would recommend near glenwood.
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Your Dad can get some of the best current conditions around the state from this site

http://www.takemefishing.org/state/p...=State_Fishing

My favorites have always been the San Miguel and Delores Rivers near Telluride, but I'm from the general area, so I'm biased.

Truth is, I haven't had a bad experience fishing anywhere in Colorado, especially during high summer; mid-July through mid-August.

Right now, the unbelievable snow pack and heavy snowmelt makes brook fishing difficult, if not dangerous. The best period is after the runoff in mid-July. Hope that helps.

Take a look at the site for licensing information and current conditions during the period of his visit.
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