Colorado Fishing Destinations

Island Lake (Grand Mesa)

Apache Trout Brook Trout

Island Lake, located in the Grand Mesa National Forest in Colorado, is a popular fishing spot. The lake is home to several species of fish, including rainbow, cutthroat, and brook trout. Nearby activities include hiking, camping, and wildlife viewing. Fishing tips include using dry flies and small spinners. The best time to visit is in the summer months when temperatures range from 50-70°F. However, fishing is also available in the fall and early winter months. Overall, Island Lake is a great destination for anglers and outdoor enthusiasts alike. 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.