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Old 05-31-2009, 08:00 PM
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Default Which state and why?

Interested in taking a poll. Planning for a trip next year. Can't do any extensive hiking or camping, due to other family members interests and needs. Give me your ideas and why,

Need to be west of Mississippi River.
Fly fishing only for salmonid species.
Wading only.
No guide.
Fishing approx, six days.
Time Frame: Early Sept.
Type of fishing: Easy roadside access.
Lodging: Motel and or Cabin.
Don't mind crowds if fishing is good anyway.

Which destination would be your top choice?
Thanks for any suggestions.
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Old 05-31-2009, 08:36 PM
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I would say Estes Park Colorado. You have the Big Thompson River and the Cache la Poudre River real close. Both are great trout streams with easy roadside entry. Have the park handy too. Lots of motels there.
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Old 05-31-2009, 11:38 PM
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Gunnison or Durango Colorado...or of course there's always Yellowstone. At that time of the year, the kokanee salmon will be running out of Blue Mesa Reservoir up the Gunnison River so you'll have something out of the ordinary to fish for. The Gunnison River always fishes well...I would take a day trip to the Black Canyon to sight see and fish at East Portal for athletic 14-20 inch fish with large fish possible. Fish the Taylor catch and release section below the dam for the monster trout (but beware, they are picky) that will quickly become an addiction. If the picky tailwater trout prove to be too much, there is a ton of small to medium sized streams in the area loaded with fish...and don't even get me started on the often overlooked stillwater opportunities... Fishing is good in this area but not necessarily easy...

Durango has more for the non-fisher if you are concerned about having stuff like shopping available... Lots of small streams around there as well plus there is the Animas right through town. Also you aren't really all that far from the famed San Juan tailwater in New Mexico and could easily do a day trip down there (or two or three). Durango is located in the foothills of the San Juan mountains which, in my opinion, comprise some of the most beautiful scenery in the country...

Yellowstone...can't say enough good things about it and terrestrial fishing will be on fire at that time of the year...
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Old 06-01-2009, 08:59 AM
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Default Ditto

I'm with PA:
1) Durango - A great town for non fisherperson, as well,
2) Yellowstone - This one may even be at the top of the list since you are looking at September...

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Old 06-01-2009, 09:56 AM
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Personally, I would hit Montana, especially in September. Most the tourists are gone and you can have your choice of streams.
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Old 06-01-2009, 01:14 PM
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Yellowstone. wadable rivers all around you. The Madison and Gibbon are all easily fished with roadside access and sept. is a great month to be there. Lots of things to do with the family as well. I like to stay in west yellowstone for the hotels, restaurants, fly shops, Imax and walk around small town shopping. Easy drive down from Bozeman airport.
You only need a guide if your doing a float trip outside of the park.
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