Top 5 fishing spots in Colorado
- Rio Grande River
Beginning in the San Juan Mountains and ending in the Gulf of Mexico, Rio Grande is one of the biggest fishing spots in Colorado. The river runs at a length of 82 miles and has excellent rapids, which makes it also a great place for rafters, but more importantly for fishers. If you are looking only for fishing, we suggest you go to the Rio Grande in June. The best time for you to fish in Grande begins in June and ends in July. Although life under the river is mostly active throughout the year, which allows for fishers to regularly visit Rio Grande all around the year.
- Gore Creek River
Gore Creek is one of the best places to find lots of brooks and rainbows. The stream of the river is a bit small but you can fish at any section of the river and get a lot of fish. Gore Creek has a width of 180 meters and a length of 250 meters. The river is home to 29 fish species. Gore Creek is also famous for its shellfish, which is not as heavy and not much of a fighter as a pike. Lastly, one of the best things about choosing to fish in the Gore Creek river is its accessibility! Gore Creek offers a unique experience to those bored with catching the same old fish, as its diverse and colorful habitants turn it into a challenge to catch the most unusual fish they can!
- North Platte River
Beginning in the grassy meadowlands of North Park and flowing to Wyoming, North Plate is one of the most popular fishing destinations in Colorado. Some sections of the river are for advanced rafters and advanced fishers. If you are a beginner, you can not access some sections because these can only be accessed by raft or kayak. The river is also known as a home to some of the best trout in Colorado. The trout is known to bite easily on baits and lures, which makes it a great option for fishing in Colorado.
- Fryingpan River
Fryingpan River is famous for its flu and lure fishing. In some sections of the river, there are a lot of rainbows that you can easily catch. This section of the river has clear waters and a scenic view. The river is also known for its population of not only rainbows, but also arctic char. It also draws a lot of people that are interested to try ice fishing. Although, it’s recommended that you take the necessary measures and follow the instructions, as ice fishing could be very dangerous for those not knowing what they’re doing. With its approximate length of 280 miles, Frying Pan is one of the best places in Colorado to fish.
- North Delaney Butte Lake
Located in Delaney Buttes near Walden, North Delaney is the biggest mountain lake in Colorado. There are a lot of trout in the lake, which makes it quite popular among local people. If there is one good reason to visit North Delaney, it is to try ice fishing! Get your ice fishing boots and other stuff ready! The lake is also home to Coho salmon, Chinook salmon and rainbow trout. The best time to visit is from November to January.