Colorado Fishing Destinations

Ethel Lake

Apache Trout Brook Trout Cutthroat Trout and 1 more species

Ethel Lake is a small, shallow lake located in the Arapaho National Recreation Area in Colorado, USA. The lake is known for its abundant fish species, including rainbow trout, brook trout, and cutthroat trout. Fishing is popular here, and anglers can use fly fishing, bait fishing, or spin fishing techniques. Nearby activities include hiking, camping, and wildlife watching. The best time to visit is from June to September, with average temperatures ranging from 70-80°F during the day and 30-40°F at night. Fishing in the morning or evening is typically more successful. 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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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.