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Fish w my kids

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Fish w my kids

My kids are not fly fisherman but want to catch trout. We will be in the area in July. Where in the carbondalw aspen area should we fish and what should we use?

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1. Re: Fish w my kids

There is a great interactive map that you can use (make sure your speakers are on to hear the fish splash). It's 101+ Places to Take a Kid Fishing. …state.co.us/apps/101Places/101PlacesV4.html

Several are right around the Aspen/Basalt area. I hope you catch some great fish and take home some great memories (and few tall tales to repeat for years to come).

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2. Re: Fish w my kids

My husband likes to fish the old fashioned way with worms. He also uses salmon eggs and cheese. Daredevil (red & white, black & white, silver). Black Fury is one of the Mepps lures that's generally pretty good. Some people use a fly and a bobber, too. DH says that would be for older kids. Yes, I know, I can hear the "real" fly fishermen gasp.

Be sure to check the fishing regulations for where you'll be fishing, as some places are catch and release, or flies/lures only, rather than bait. Stop in the Parks & Wildlife Office and/or any fly shop or nearby sporting goods store for suggestions on good places to go and opinions on "where they're biting" at the time.

You might want to try a fly fishing lesson or clinic while you're on vacation. Several of my family members, including an 80-something grandma, are hooked for life! (Pun intended, lol)







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3. Re: Fish w my kids

While fly fishing gets all of the attention on the area rivers.. Trout fishing with worms and a bobber is fun for all ages! Adults over 16 need a license Gets rods and worms at Walmart. Check out Ruidi Resiviour about 15 miles above basalt!! No services there. Pack a lunch

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