Colorado Fishing Destinations

Sands Lake Swa

Apache Trout Brown Trout Cutthroat Trout and 1 more species

The Sands Lake SWA fishing area is located in Southern Colorado and is known for its stocked trout fishing. The lake is home to rainbow trout, brown trout, and cutthroat trout. The area also offers hiking trails and camping options nearby. Fishing tips include using small lures and flies, and fishing early in the morning or late in the evening. The best time to visit is from May to September, with average temperatures ranging from 70-80°F in the summer months. 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 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.