Colorado Fishing Destinations

Ridgway Reservoir

Apache Trout Atlantic Salmon Brown Trout and 4 more species

Ridgway Reservoir in Colorado is a popular fishing destination that is home to a variety of fish species, including rainbow trout, brown trout, kokanee salmon, northern pike, and smallmouth bass. Nearby activities include hiking, camping, boating, and wildlife viewing. Fishing tips include using lures and flies that mimic natural prey, such as insects and minnows. The best time to visit is typically during the spring and fall when temperatures range from the mid-40s to mid-60s Fahrenheit. Summer temperatures can reach into the 80s, making early morning or late evening the best times to fish. Get driving directions.

RIDGWAY RESERVOIR
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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 value of the Atlantic salmon both as a sport, commercial, and food fish cannot be exaggerated.

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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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The kelp bass, a member of a large group of seabasses, which inhabit the eastern Pacific, is a robust fish ...

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The northern pike is a holarctic species, meaning that it occurs around the world in northern, or Arctic waters.

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The rainbow trout is an extremely valuable species in any and all of its forms.

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There is no doubt that the smallmouth bass rivals the largemouth in popularity.