Colorado Fishing Destinations

Carson Lake

Apache Trout Atlantic Salmon Cutthroat Trout and 1 more species

Carson Lake is a popular fishing spot located in southern Colorado. The lake is home to a variety of fish species, including rainbow trout, cutthroat trout, and kokanee salmon. Nearby activities include hiking, camping, and wildlife watching. Fishing tips for Carson Lake include using lures and bait that mimic the natural food sources of the fish, as well as fishing early in the morning or late in the evening. The best time of year to visit Carson Lake is during the summer months, with average temperatures ranging 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 value of the Atlantic salmon both as a sport, commercial, and food fish cannot be exaggerated.

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Cutthroat trout are the most widely distributed of all the western trouts of North America.

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The rainbow trout is an extremely valuable species in any and all of its forms.