Colorado Fishing Destinations

Crystal Reservoir

Apache Trout Cutthroat Trout

The Crystal Reservoir Fishing Area is located in the White River National Forest in Colorado, USA. It is known for its excellent trout fishing and is home to rainbow, brown, and cutthroat trout. Nearby activities include hiking, camping, and biking. Fishing tips include using dry flies and nymphs, and fishing early in the morning or late in the evening. The best time of year to visit is from June to September, with average temperatures ranging from 50-80 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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Cutthroat trout are the most widely distributed of all the western trouts of North America.