Colorado Fishing Destinations

Woods Lake

Apache Trout Cutthroat Trout

Woods Lake, located in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado, is a popular fishing spot. The lake is stocked with rainbow, brook, and cutthroat trout, making it a great destination for fly fishing enthusiasts. In addition to fishing, visitors can hike, camp, and enjoy scenic views of the surrounding mountains. The best time to fish is in the summer when temperatures are warm and the fish are most active. Average temperatures during this time are around 70 degrees Fahrenheit. When fishing at Woods Lake, it is recommended to use a small fly or spinner and to fish near the shoreline. Get driving directions.

Weather Outlook

Fish Species

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The apache trout is considered to be critically endangered by the IUCN.

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Cutthroat trout are the most widely distributed of all the western trouts of North America.