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Trinidad Lake CO. #14121789 09/07/21 04:27 PM
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Planning a trip there next week and never been.

I know they have a huge variety of fish; SMB, LMB, Rainbow trout, Brown trout, Crappie, Walleye, Saguereye, Catfish, REAL perch, Hybrid Stripers and threadfin and gizzard shad.

Cannot find much else about fishing this lake. Hoping someone can offer tips or hints! I will be camping at the State Park and fishing from my kayak.

Would like to "target" SMB but will fish for any of the above...except the shad.



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My only hint is to stay away from the State of Colorado. Rudest people on the planet inhabit that place.

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Originally Posted by David Welcher
My only hint is to stay away from the State of Colorado. Rudest people on the planet inhabit that place.


That is shocking to me. I absolutely love the state and it's people from my experience. I will never leave God's Country, but if I did, it would only be to Colorado.

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Originally Posted by David Welcher
My only hint is to stay away from the State of Colorado. Rudest people on the planet inhabit that place.


That is shocking to me. I absolutely love the state and it's people from my experience. I will never leave God's Country, but if I did, it would only be to Colorado.


This will be my first time to Colorado... been all around the world a few times literally but never stepped foot in Colorado. Crazy I some how have missed it.

Rude huh? The reviews of the park almost everyone mentioned how nice the staff is. I am sure they are lovely people there.

Hard to find fishing info on this spot though... really is just not much out there. Could be a sleeper spot! I see a 19inch smallmouth was caught last year, thats not too dang shabby!



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To be honest, some of my best fishing "trips" have been when I go to a place I've never been. I fish the my strengths for the conditions and adjust as needed. I'm sure you'll have a great time.

Re: Trinidad Lake CO. [Re: Dan90210 ☮] #14122261 09/07/21 10:59 PM
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I'm from CO and I'm not rude. smile

Trinidad is a lake I've fished off and on for many years-I would target the smallies and largemouth. Very clear water but only 800 ac so your
kayak should be good there. Most of my smallies have come from the south side of the reservoir about mid lake. Fish any rock you find.

Good luck and I think you'll find the people here friendly and helpful.

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Originally Posted by kirbydog
I'm from CO and I'm not rude. smile

Trinidad is a lake I've fished off and on for many years-I would target the smallies and largemouth. Very clear water but only 800 ac so your
kayak should be good there. Most of my smallies have come from the south side of the reservoir about mid lake. Fish any rock you find.

Good luck and I think you'll find the people here friendly and helpful.


Sweet thank you! For sure plan to just go to the rocks. Thought the huge point near the ramp would be a good place to start. And the dam of course. Will look at that south side mid lake.

See yall...Colorado people are friendly.



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banana best of luck on trip , never fished there. I have fished small lakes in s.w. colo. & streams. wish i was going also. one tip, clear water,light line ane be aware of your position in relation to the sun/ shadows they can be spooked easily.Dont know how long you are staying but usually by 2nd week of sept. high country is awesome, fall colors starting to show. Let us know how it was.

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From what I experienced while in CO, they hate people from Texas and drive like psychos when they see your Texas license plate.

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Originally Posted by grout-scout
From what I experienced while in CO, they hate people from Texas and drive like psychos when they see your Texas license plate.


Well thats not fair. I am sure they are quite nice.

What you know about that lake though?



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banana best of luck on trip , never fished there. I have fished small lakes in s.w. colo. & streams. wish i was going also. one tip, clear water,light line ane be aware of your position in relation to the sun/ shadows they can be spooked easily.Dont know how long you are staying but usually by 2nd week of sept. high country is awesome, fall colors starting to show. Let us know how it was.


Hey man if you want to go shoot me a DM. My camp site is all paid for and should be fine for two trucks. Even has power although I am tent camping. Going a week from tomorrow. Plan to come back Sunday.



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Forgot to mention-the park grounds are very nice but be aware there are scorpions. Indoor showers are very nice and clean. Trinidad has some decent
restaurants-there is a mexican one on the highway just south of town (on 1-25, east side of the hwy). Wouldn't spend too much time on the dam-mostly stocker
trout. There is also a decent population of walleye that you'll catch fishing for the bass.

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Originally Posted by kirbydog
Forgot to mention-the park grounds are very nice but be aware there are scorpions. Indoor showers are very nice and clean. Trinidad has some decent
restaurants-there is a mexican one on the highway just south of town (on 1-25, east side of the hwy). Wouldn't spend too much time on the dam-mostly stocker
trout. There is also a decent population of walleye that you'll catch fishing for the bass.


+1 on the Mexican restaurant. My son's favorite place to stop in CO.

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I have to agree with a few of the comments on here. My last trip to Colorado this past year was not pleasant. The folks did not want people from Texas there. I talked with a friend from there, and he said it was mainly driven by the COVID deal. I will say I won't be back anytime soon. I'll go back to Idaho or Montana way before Colorado.

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I visited my daughter in March and July around Cañon City in my Texas plated car. I did not get any different treatment than previous years.

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