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Welcome to FishingNotes.com Trinidad Lake fishing report page. Here you will find all the information you need to make the best decisions for today's fishing. Current weather including air temperature, barometric pressure, wind speed and direction are continuously updated throughout the day. Trinidad Lake water temperature is one of the vital statistics included on this page. We also include the moon phase as full and new moons are generally better fishing times. Help in choosing what time to hit the water with daily sunrise and sunset times plus moon rise and moon set times. We would love to hear how your fishing trip went, feel free to share your days success on the community report page. Good luck and we hope you catch a full bag today!
State:
Colorado
Latitude:
37.13373
Maximum Depth (ft) :
County:
Las Animas
Longitude:
-104.58184
Normal Elevation (ft):
0
Inpoundment Type:
Reservoir
Water Clarity:
Boat Access:
Surface Area (acres):
584
Water Temp Factors:
Boat Limits:
Lake Management:
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Guest
2012-08-18
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature:
I fish Trinidad Lake most days. I have been having great success with bright/florescent pink spinners morning, noon, and night. Pinks, Purples and Oranges are working well during the sunlight hours. Silver and copper spoons have also been working well, but more so in the shadowy hours of morning and evening. The lake is low and quite weedy right now especially on the south shore. The north shore has large mud flats and weeds, but the weeds only grow out about 50 feet from shore. The weeds on the north shore are loaded with bass, the occasional walleye, and trout. Trout are hitting most lures through mid-morning and later into the evening. Mid-morning is best for trout, I\'ve been hooking into still water rainbows between 12 and 20 inches that are patrolling the mud flats for fry and minnows. They hit hard, and put up a great fight. I fish 6lb test. The fish are slow and lethargic because of the high water temperatures, so light feeling makes a big difference right now. You need to be able to tell the difference between dragging the bottom, hitting weeds, and a light strike from a lazy fish. Also most of the bass I have cot recently have crawdad feelers hanging out of they\'re throats. Crawdads are very easy to find at the lake, but have been a poor bait choice for me. As far as catfish go, I have yet to catch one. I have tried all kinds of baits, and tactics but the crawdads always seem to eat up the bait before a cat can find it! Also the farther I get, and the farther I walk away from roads the better I do! I dont own a boat, do all my fishing from shore, and am not afraid of an easy hike for better fishing. By the way, I grew up a western slope, a cold water stream trout fisherman, and am just getting this warm water/lake fishing thing. Hope this helps some one out there catch some fish! Good Luck and happy fishing!
Guest
2012-07-20
Species: Catfish
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
Gonna kick some ctfish ass tonight!!!
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General Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Trinidad Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
3
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Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Largemouth bass fishing is going to be pretty slow at 80 degree water temperature. Bass will start moving much slower and feeding less aggressively until the water temperature starts to get back down to comfortable levels. When the water temperature is up this high, it's time to get out fishing early and late in the day when the sun is not on the water. When you can get out for the entire day, it's a great time to fish some deeper water. Many large bass are taken this time of year since bass fishermen typically gets out deeper and fish slower with larger baits. Like any other time of year, the slower you fish with bigger baits on the deep drops and river channels, the better chance you have at a lunker. This is a great time to catch a trophy. Good luck out there today!
Trinidad Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
3.3
Trinidad Lake Smallmouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Your information is wrong concerning bass in Trinidad Lake. Most of the bass are smallmouth! I have fished here for 6 1/2 years and have caught 325 smallmouth (up to 19\" in size) to only 9 largemouth (up to only 12\"). Also, there are no white bass here - only whipers (white bass crossed with striped bass) to go up to 30\" plus!
Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smallmouth bass fishing is going to be pretty slow at this water temperature. Bass will typically start moving much slower and feeding less aggressive until the water temperature starts to get back down to comfortable levels. When the water temperature is up this high, get out fishing early and late and cast in the shallows. When the sun is up it will be time to get out into deeper water, try fishing some drop offs and deep channel bends.
Trinidad Lake Crappie Rating:
4
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Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Your lake crappie will be much more lethargic in the water temperature. They will be in deeper and cooler water. Crappie will be feeding; however they will not be feeding aggressively unless the other fishing factors are at prime levels. Find some moving water that is clear and you should find some more aggressive fishing.
Trinidad Lake Walleye Rating:
4
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Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With the water temperatures up this high, the walleye will really be moving slow and feeding even slower. It will be extremely difficult to stay on fish and catch good numbers. There will be good days that you can find a good pattern and fill the live well up. The good days of walleye fishing will be fewer and farther between until the water temperature gets back down. Good luck.
Trinidad Lake Catfish Rating:
3.7
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Catfish Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Unlike most North American fish species, blue catfish, flathead and channel catfish are comfortable when the water temperature is this high. They will be feeding and moving in typical patterns. You will start having a little better luck if you can get to some moving water that is adding a little more oxygen for the baitfish and the catfish will be there also.
Trinidad Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
0
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Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Spotted bass fishing is going to be pretty slow at this water temperature. Bass will typically start moving much slower and feeding less aggressive until the water temperature starts to get back down to comfortable levels. When the water temperature is up this high, get out fishing early and late and cast in the shallows. When the sun is up it will be time to get out into deeper water, try fishing some drop offs and deep channel bends.
Trinidad Lake White Bass Rating:
3.3
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Trinidad Lake Striped Bass Rating:
5
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Trinidad Lake Trout Rating:
3.7
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- Trout are hitting spinners that are brightly colored and moving fast early to mid-morning!
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Current Lunar Fishing Tip:

The affects of the moon on freshwater fish and game are at a minimum right now. There will be another full moon coming up here in a few days. The fisherman should never use this as an excuse to not get on the water. The affects of the moon can only enhance the outcome of a day's fishing not decrease potential catch for today. On days without the new or full moon, all other factors including weather, barometric pressure, wind and cloud cover will make up today's equation for success.

Sunrise:

11:42

Sunset:

02:18

Moon Phase:


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