Colorado Fishing Destinations

Needle Creek Reservoir

Apache Trout Brook Trout Cutthroat Trout and 1 more species

Needle Creek Reservoir is located in the San Juan National Forest near the town of Silverton, Colorado. The reservoir is stocked with rainbow trout, cutthroat trout, and brook trout, making it a popular spot for fishing enthusiasts. Nearby activities include hiking, camping, and wildlife viewing. Fishing tips include using small spinners or flies and fishing near the inlet and outlet of the reservoir. The best time to visit is during the summer months, from June to August, with average temperatures ranging from 50-70°F. 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.