Colorado Fishing Destinations

Cottonwood Lake

Apache Trout Brown Trout Cutthroat Trout

Cottonwood Lake Fishing Area is located in the San Isabel National Forest in Colorado, USA. This area is known for its excellent trout fishing. The lake is stocked with rainbow and brown trout, and there are also native cutthroat trout in the nearby streams. Nearby activities include hiking, camping, and mountain biking. Fishing tips for Cottonwood Lake include using lures and bait that mimic the local insect and fish population. The best time to visit is during the summer months when temperatures average around 70°F (21°C). 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 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.