Our “warm water” is nothing like the south. So most good warm water fishing is down south of Pueblo and in south east part of the state.
There are many species of trout here along with Kokanee, pike, graylings, walleye, saugeye etc. those are what you tend to hear about when people catch “big fish” here. Don’t be discouraged though. The big bass cats and crappie are out there. But they will be thousand casts fish.
What does everyone eat? Well that is going to depend on the pallet. I personally prefer salt water so I’m SOL here.
We have a very diverse group of anglers here from bait casters to fly fishers. Some of us will do it all. Might be worth trying new forms of fishing and getting rods for every situation.
Our warm water season is fairly short as well. You should see how ape$!* people get when someone catches a bass before May. And during fall to spring you might as well call this place troutexplorer.com or whatstheicethicknessexplorer.com
Regardless, if your looking for a certain species, check out the species tab up top. Not only can it direct you to threads but it will list our lakes that have them as well. On those lake pages are typically a fishing report also.
There is a lot of water to fish around Denver. Best advice I can give. Get out and get the lines wet. Go back to the basics to learn the water. And read through the many threads about what works for people.
Goodluck and tight lines!