Fishing in Colorado - Fly Fishing for Torut
The 5 primary trouts are the rainbow, brook, brown, cutthroat and
lake trout. Brown trout are considered the most difficult to catch
and brookies are the easiest. Pure cold water is key to survival
of the trouts and the brook trout is the most sensitive to temperature.
The others are comfortable in slightly warmer waters.
Most streams, rivers, ponds and lakes have a population of trout.
The state record cutthroat came for Twin Lakes. Blue Mountain Reservoir
yielded the state record for lake trout. And Colorados largest
rainbow came out of Morrow Point Reservoir.
Colorado Trout Fishing Lakes
Adobe Creek Reservoir, Blue Mesa Reservoir, Bonny Reservoir, Carter
Lake, Chatfield Reservoir, Eleven Mile Reservoir, Lake Granby,
Grand Lake, Horsetooth Lake, Lathrop State Park, McPhee Reservoir,
Morrow Point Reservoir, Navajo Reservoir, Shadow Mountain Reservoir,
Stagecoach Reservoir, Standley Lake, Twin Lakes and Williams Fork
Reservoir are the major
lakes in CO and all have a trout population.
For information regarding trout
stocking in Colorado, visit the
Colorado Division of Wildlife website.
The Colorado state record brook trout was caught from Upper Cataract
Lake and the CO state record brown trout came form Roaring Judy
Ponds. Twin Lakes produced the state record cutthroat trout
and the state record golden trout was taken from Kelly Lake. Blue
Mesa Reservoir served up the state record lake trout and the Colorado
state record rainbow trout came out of Morrow Point Reservoir.
Organizations & Resources
Outdoor Recreation Radio Show - Colorado Fly Fishing
Trout Fishing Information
The states list to the left can direct you to information about
trout fishing in other states.
All About Fishing for Trout in Colorado.