Colorado Fishing Destinations

Crater Lake (Hyslop Lake) - Ipwa

Apache Trout Brook Trout Cutthroat Trout and 1 more species

The Crater Lake/Hyslop Lake IPWA (Intensive Planted Waters Area) in Colorado is a popular fishing spot that is stocked with rainbow trout, cutthroat trout, and brook trout. Fishing enthusiasts can also try their hand at fly-fishing in nearby streams. Other activities include hiking, camping, and wildlife viewing. The best time to visit is from May to October with average temperatures ranging from 50 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Anglers can optimize their fishing experience by using small spinners and spoons, and fishing early in the morning or late in the evening. Get driving directions.

Weather Outlook

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.

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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.