Colorado Fishing Destinations

Cheesman Reservoir

Apache Trout Atlantic Salmon Brown Trout and 1 more species

Cheesman Reservoir is located in the mountains of Colorado and is a popular spot for fishing. The reservoir is home to a variety of fish species, including rainbow and brown trout, cutthroat trout, and kokanee salmon. Nearby activities include hiking, camping, and wildlife viewing. Fishing tips include using flies, spinners, or bait, and fishing in the early morning or evening. The best time to visit is from May to October, with average temperatures ranging from 60 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Get driving directions.

CHEESMAN RESERVOIR
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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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The brown trout is one of the world’s most widely distributed and highly esteemed freshwater fish.

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