Colorado Fishing Destinations

Chicago Lakes

Apache Trout Cutthroat Trout

The Chicago Lakes area is located in the Mount Evans Wilderness in Colorado and is known for its excellent fishing opportunities. The lakes are home to a variety of fish species, including brook, rainbow, and cutthroat trout. Nearby activities include hiking, camping, and wildlife viewing. Fishing tips include using small lures and flies and fishing early in the morning or late in the evening. The best time to visit is in the summer months, with average temperatures in the mid-60s to low 70s 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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Cutthroat trout are the most widely distributed of all the western trouts of North America.