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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 in full spawn now the water temperature has climbed up to 61 degrees. The large female bass will be on the beds and holding tight. Spawning bass won't be feeding aggressively at this water temperature but they will be catchable. In addition, all bass don't spawn at the exact same time or water temperature. If you aren't a site fisherman, you should be able to find some larger females and male largemouth on the standard spring patterns. Female bass will really start to slow down on feeding so fishing is going to be slower for a few weeks until they move into active patterns again.
Trinidad Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
3.3
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- 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):
The smallmouth bass spawn is in full swing now. Fishing will become slower but won't turn off completely. If you are fishing for female bass go with plastics and really slow your presentation and stay around the spawning beds. You should be able to find some larger females and male bass on the standard spring patterns. Female bass will really start to slow down on feeding and the fishing is going to be slower for a few weeks until they move into active patterns again. Hit the water NOW, we can?t believe you are reading this and not fishing right now. GET OUT!!
Trinidad Lake Crappie Rating:
4
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Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The crappie spawn should be really heating up now. Crappie prefers to spawn on gravel bottom typically with brush and/or emergent vegetation for cover. If the lake is void of gravel bottoms, find the rocks or rip rap. Crappie will use the larger structure rocks for cover. Cast some small grub baits in the shallows looking for the spawning crappie. Good luck today!
Trinidad Lake Walleye Rating:
4
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Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The walleye are coming off of the spawn now. Fish will be feeding very more aggressive making up for lost time eating during the spawn. Walleye will start moving back to their typical structure of choice and should be getting into the lake flats and deep structure. It?s time to hit the water. This may be the best water temperature to be on the water. There shouldn?t be too many fishermen on the water this early and there are many species that are hitting their prime water temperatures to be biting very well. Have fun today!
Trinidad Lake Catfish Rating:
3.7
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Catfish Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The water temperature is climbing and the catfish will start becoming more active now. The catfish spawn is right around the corner and generally all catfish species will be looking to spawn. Blue catfish, flathead and channel catfish spawn in much the same areas. Mostly spawning in deep tree lay downs that have lots of shade, holes in the bank, sunken barrels and tires. With baitfish becoming active, it?s time to catch some small sunfish, bluegill, shad and frogs and getting the line in the water.
Trinidad Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
0
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Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The spotted bass spawn is in full swing now. Fishing will become slower but won't turn off completely. If you are fishing for female bass go with plastics and really slow your presentation and stay around the spawning beds. You should be able to find some larger females and male bass on the standard spring patterns. Female bass will really start to slow down on feeding and the fishing is going to be slower for a few weeks until they move into active patterns again.
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 crescent moon will have better gravitational pull than a gibbous or half moon. However the affects of the moons gravitational will be decreased since the sun and moon aren't pulling in conjunction with one another. It's time to pay close attention to the other fishing factors in the weather to make the best decision for hitting the water.

Sunrise:

12:17

Sunset:

01:35

Moon Phase:


% Illuminated
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