Colorado Fishing Destinations

Black Lakes (Vail)

Apache Trout Brook Trout

The Black Lakes Vail fishing area in Colorado is a popular spot for anglers, featuring rainbow, brown, and brook trout. Nearby activities include hiking, biking, and camping, making it a great family vacation destination. Fishing tips include using small bait and flies, as the trout tend to be more cautious in this heavily-fished area. The best time to visit is from May to October, with average temperatures ranging from 50-70°F. Overall, Black Lakes Vail is a beautiful and serene fishing area that offers plenty of opportunities for recreation and relaxation. Get driving directions.

Weather Outlook

Fish Species

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The apache trout is considered to be critically endangered by the IUCN.

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The brook trout is one of the most popular game fishes in northeastern North America.