Guide To Fishing At John Martin Reservoir
AKA: John Martin Reservoir State Park
What to fish for...
Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, blue catfish, flathead catfish, black crappie, walleye, bluegill, white bass, saugeye, striped bass and wipers at John Martin Reservoir in Colorado.
John Martin Reservoir State Park features excellent boating and fishing at John Martin Reservoir. Come and enjoy a day of fishing, or an extended stay at this 11,600-acre lake in southeastern corner of the state. Find your favorite section of its 22 miles of shoreline and fish for a host of warm-water fish species.
Favorites include crappie, saugeye, bass, wiper and striped bass, but the lake also offers fishing for sunfish, walleye and white bass. There is no marina or rental boats, so come prepared. Campgrounds, RV spaces, convenience store, bait and tackle, and dining is available close to the lake. Lodging is nearby. Local fishing tournaments held here regularly speak to the quality of the fishing.
Primary fish species residing in John Martin Reservoir
Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.
John Martin Reservoir Amenities
Boat Rental: NO
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
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Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings
John Martin Reservoir Boat Ramp
This is a two-lane, concrete ramp with docks, and paved parking. It is located in the northwest corner of the lake, off Highway 24.
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Closest Campgrounds & RV Parks
John Martin Reservoir State Park - 719 829-1801
Lakeview RV Campground Bait & Grocery - 719 776-9811
Lamar Sportsman's Campground - 719 336-3623
John Martin Reservoir CO Map - Fishing & Camping Areas
John Martin Reservoir
John Martin Reservoir State Park
30703 County Road 24
Hasty, CO 81044
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John Martin Reservoir in CO
General Fishing Info
Fishing for crappie, saugeye, bass, wiper and striped bass in southeastern CO.