Colorado Fishing Destinations

Jefferson Lake

Apache Trout Northern Pike

Jefferson Lake is a popular fishing spot in Colorado, USA, situated in the Pike National Forest. The lake is home to various species of trout, including rainbow, brown, and cutthroat. Nearby activities include hiking, camping, and wildlife watching. For fishing, anglers recommend using dry flies or nymphs, and fishing early in the morning or late in the afternoon. The best time to visit is during the summer months when the average temperature is around 70°F. Fall is also a great time to visit for beautiful foliage and less crowded fishing areas. 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 northern pike is a holarctic species, meaning that it occurs around the world in northern, or Arctic waters.