Colorado Fishing Destinations

Riverside Ponds (Mt. Ouray Swa)

Apache Trout Atlantic Salmon Brown Trout and 1 more species

The Riverside Ponds in Mt. Ouray SWA offer fishing for rainbow and cutthroat trout, with occasional catches of brown trout and kokanee salmon. Nearby activities include hiking and bird-watching. Successful fishing tips include using dry flies and small lures. The best time of year to visit is late spring through early fall, with average temperatures ranging from 50-80°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 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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Cutthroat trout are the most widely distributed of all the western trouts of North America.