Re: colorado trip
Unless you can swing real wide to the Southwest in the durango area I dont think you will find much coming up I-25 til you hit Pueblo. Durango has the Animas, San Juan and several other trip of a lifetime waters. I would work my way up the Arkansas river. Then the South Platte holds some big fish, possibly go spend the night after that in Dillon / Silverthorne. Spend a day there you have the Blue in town, Colorado river 45 minutes away or the Gore or Eagle.
Cut Throat anglers in Dillon / Silverthorne is awesome. They can help and will when it comes to local waters.
"The fish you're gonna find up here, you're gonna find; Rainbow,Cuttbow,CuttBrowns,Brownbows,RainBrowns,
CuttyRainbrowns, Pike ,Perch"
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