Colorado Fishing Destinations

Dowdy Lake

Apache Trout Cutthroat Trout

Dowdy Lake is a popular fishing spot in Colorado, known for its abundance of trout. Anglers can catch rainbow, brown, and cutthroat trout in the lake, which is regularly stocked by the Colorado Department of Wildlife. Nearby activities include hiking, camping, and boating, with several campgrounds and picnic areas available around the lake. Fishing tips include using lures and baits that mimic the natural food sources of the trout, such as insects and small fish. The best time to visit is from late spring to early fall, with average temperatures ranging from 60°F to 80°F. 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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Cutthroat trout are the most widely distributed of all the western trouts of North America.