Emerald Lake (Crested Butte)

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Emerald Lake in Crested Butte is a popular fishing spot in Colorado, offering a chance to catch trout, especially rainbow, brook, and cutthroat trout. The area is surrounded by stunning natural beauty and is perfect for hiking, camping, and bird-watching. Fishing tips include using dry flies such as Adams, Elk Hair Caddis, and Royal Wulff during the summer months. The best time to visit the area is from June to October when the temperature averages around 70°F during the day and 40°F at night.

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Dumont Lake 22 9,550 ft
Stagecoach State Park 100 7,307 ft
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Headquarters - Yampa River State Park 50 6,296 ft
Sheriffs Reservoir 6 9,808 ft
Granite 8 9,885 ft
Meadows 30 9,288 ft
Chapman Reservoir 12 9,269 ft
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