Colorado Fishing Destinations

Emerald Lake - Rmnp

Apache Trout Brook Trout Permit

Emerald Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park is a popular spot for fishing. The lake is home to rainbow, cutthroat, and brook trout, making it a great location for anglers. Nearby activities include hiking, camping, and wildlife watching. Fishing tips include using small lures or flies to mimic the natural food sources of the trout. The best time to visit is in the summer months when temperatures average around 70°F. Be sure to check for fishing regulations and obtain the necessary permits before fishing in the area. 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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Permit are essentially shallow water, schooling fish occurring over sandy flats and reefs in depths from 1 to 17 fathoms.