Colorado Fishing Destinations

Manitou Lake

Apache Trout Brown Trout Cutthroat Trout and 1 more species

Manitou Lake, located in El Paso County, Colorado, is a popular fishing destination for anglers. The lake is stocked with rainbow trout, brown trout, and cutthroat trout. Nearby activities include hiking, boating, camping, and wildlife watching. Fishing tips include using small spinners or flies, and targeting deeper waters in the summer months. The best time of year to visit is from May to October, with average temperatures ranging from 50°F to 80°F. Overall, Manitou Lake is a great option for those looking for a relaxing fishing trip with plenty of outdoor activities nearby. 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 brown trout is one of the world’s most widely distributed and highly esteemed freshwater fish.

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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.