Salida, Colorado – Fishing Small Water

Salida, Colorado, is known as the heart of the Rockies. It is also known for its world class white-water rafting and fly-fishing on the Arkansas River. Several hot springs grace the area, as well as up to fifteen mountains over 14,000 feet to climb, world-class four-wheeling, zip-lining, rock climbing, etc. These features draw lots of …

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Alaska’s Five Species of Pacific Salmon Certificate

Alaska has become our favorite place in the world! We have been traveling to Alaska for several years to fish for the highly sought after salmon, the notoriously good eating halibut, and the underappreciated rockfish. We like to travel to Alaska in June or July for Sockeye (Red) Salmon and Chinook (King) Salmon.  We have …

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Fishing Cottonwood Lake & Beaver Dams – Buena Vista, Colorado

The town of Buena Vista is a popular place for tourists over the summer months for rafting, fishing and many other outdoor activities. There are several 14ers to hike in the area and several places to fish not far from the town including the Arkansas River, Twin Lakes, and the hike-in alpine lake, Ptarmigan Lake. …

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Trappers Lake & Northwest Colorado Fishing – Rainbows and Cutthroat Trout

Plans were to fish at Trapper’s Lake, near Meeker, Colorado. We planned to stay in a cabin near the trailhead to the lake (only a half-mile hike), rent a canoe or boat, and catch lots of native cutthroat trout. The reality of high winds for all three days of the trip kept us from fishing …

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Jefferson Lake Colorado- High Mountain Fishing in the Summer

The best time to get out fishing is well...anytime, but the summer at the Colorado high mountain lakes is remarkable. The weather is crisp and cool and the fish are biting. Jefferson lake in mid-June was no exception. The lake was recently stocked. We caught several beautiful Rainbow and Cutbow Trout with an average size …

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Spring Fishing in Alma, Colorado – Brookies, Rainbows and Brown Trout

Late spring is the perfect time to start heading to the Colorado mountains to fish. We took a couple trips up to Alma, Colorado which sits at 10, 578 feet, making it the highest incorporated community in the United States. Alma is located southwest of Denver, CO, approximately 65 miles using US-285. It takes about …

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Echo Canyon Reservoir – Pagosa Springs, Colorado Fishing – Record Bass

Fishing in Pagosa Springs, Colorado has become an annual trip for us because of  the excellent fishing in Echo Canyon Reservoir. We have only fished from the shore, but boats and kayaks are allowed as long as you do not create a wake.  It is kid, pet, and family friendly, with plenty of areas to …

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