Colorado Fishing Destinations

Brainard Lake - Ipwa

Apache Trout Brook Trout

Brainard Lake Recreation Area is a popular fishing spot in Colorado, USA. The area is home to species such as rainbow, brown, and brook trout. Nearby activities include hiking, camping, and picnicking. Fishing tips include using small lures and bait in the early morning or late evening. The best time to visit is from June to September when temperatures range from 60-80 degrees Fahrenheit. Get driving directions.

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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.