Colorado Fishing Destinations

Vallecito Reservoir

Apache Trout Atlantic Salmon Brown Trout and 2 more species

Vallecito Reservoir is a popular fishing destination located in southwestern Colorado. The reservoir is stocked with rainbow trout, brown trout, kokanee salmon, and northern pike. Nearby activities include hiking, camping, boating, and wildlife viewing. Fishing tips include using worms, power bait, and lures such as spinners and jigs. The best time to visit is in the summer months when the temperatures range from 60-80°F. However, fall fishing is also popular when the foliage is changing and the fish are more active. Get driving directions.

VALLECITO 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 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.