Colorado Fishing Destinations

Monument Lake (El Paso County)

Apache Trout Brook Trout Brown Trout and 2 more species

Monument Lake in El Paso County, Colorado, is a popular fishing spot that offers a variety of fish species such as rainbow trout, brown trout, brook trout, and cutthroat trout. The area also provides opportunities for hiking, camping, and picnicking. Fishing tips include using lures and flies that imitate the natural food sources of the fish in the lake. The best time to visit is during the summer months, with temperatures averaging between 70-80°F. Visitors should note that the lake is closed in the winter due to heavy snowfall. Get driving directions.

MONUMENT LAKE (EL PASO COUNTY)
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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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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.