Colorado Fishing Destinations

Ruedi Reservoir

Apache Trout Lake Trout

Ruedi Reservoir is a popular fishing destination in Colorado, offering anglers the chance to catch rainbow, brown, cutthroat, and lake trout. The reservoir is surrounded by beautiful mountains and offers plenty of opportunities for hiking, camping, and boating. Fishing tips include using lures and flies, trolling near drop-offs, and fishing early or late in the day. The best time to visit for fishing is from late spring to early fall, with the average temperature ranging from 50-80°F. Other popular activities in the area include biking, kayaking, and visiting nearby hot springs. 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 lake trout has considerable value both as a sport fish and a food fish.