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Title: Fishing Close to Home: A guide to the lakes and streams along the central Front Range open to public fishing. Call Number:NR6.2/F52/2008 Publisher: Denver, CO: Colorado Division of Wildlife, 2008. 60p Colorado Dept. of Education 303-866-6725 (main)

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FishnMap Structure Fishing Where to Fish

Fishing Close to Home - CDW document

  • Call Number: NR6.2/F52/2008
  • Out of print

Available at State Library. 3rd floor

State Library
        3rd floor
        201 E. Colfax

Chambers Lake - Northern Colorado

Gross Reservoir

101 Places to Take a Kid Fishing 101 Places to Take a Kid Fishing

Adams County Fairground lakes: Public Works Pond and Mann-Nyholt Lake

Aurora Reservoir

  • Bait allowed
  • ice fishing allowed
  • Personal watercraft allowed
  • entrance fee
  • Species: trout, walleye, largemouth and smallmoutn bass, perch, crappie, wiper, catfish

Brighton City Lake

  • Nearest Town: Brighton
  • Species: Crappie, bluegill, catfish, trout, carp, bass

Brighton City Park Lake

  • Nearest Town: Brighton
  • Species: Largemouth bass, bluegill, crappie, yellow perch, channel catfish, rainbow trout
  • no boats

Brush Hollow Reservoir`

  • In Fremont Count: From Penrose go 2 miles west on CR 123; then 2 miles north
  • Species: Trout, bass, crappie, bluegill

Huerfano State Wildlife Area

  • Stream fishing, road along stream for 3.5 mi. short distance from road
  • Nearest town: Gardner
  • Species: Brown trout

Ketring Park Lake - Gallup Lake

  • Nearest Town: Littleton
  • Species: Bluegill, carp, channel catfish, crappie, green sunfish, largemouth bass

Ordway Reservoir

  • Nearest Town: Ordway
  • Species: Trout, depending on water level - freshwater species

Quincy Reservoir

  • Nearest town: Aurora
  • Species: trout, largemouth and smallmouth bass, perch, tiger muskie
  • personal watercraft allowed

Thomas Reservoir

  • Nearest town: Erie
  • bait allowed
  • Species: trout, bluegill, green sunfish, bass, crappie, crayfish, catfish

Runyon Lake - Pueblo

2013 census

  • black,white crappie
  • bluegill
  • channel catfish
  • carp
  • gizzard shad
  • saugeye
  • smallmouth bass
  • walleye
  • white sucker

2013 stocking

  • black crappie
  • channel catfish
  • rainbow trout
  • saugeye

John Martin Reservoir

cpw pdf John Martin Reservoir

Fall 2014 Census

  • blue catfish
  • channel catfish
  • crappie
  • gizzard shad
  • saugeye
  • white bass

Pueblo Reservoir $9.95 - Arkansas River: Pueblo Tailwater 11x17 Flyfishing Map

Arkansas River, from Pueblo Reservoir to Pueblo. Includes public land, access points, access roads, GPS coordinates for each, hatch chart, recommended flies, and river description.

Fishable populations

  • black and white crappie
  • bluegill
  • yellow perch
  • rainbow trout
  • channel, flathead and blue catfish
  • wiper
  • walleye
  • largemouth, smallmouth, spotted bass

  • gizzard shad

Pikes Peak North Slope Recreation Area

  • Crystal Creek Reservoir
  • North Catamount Reservoir
  • South Catamount Reservoir forecast

North (210 ac) and South Catamount (150 ac) Reservoirs at the Pikes Peak North Slope Recreation Area

  • Rainbows
  • Lake trout early in year

The water levels in these reservoirs are considerably higher than previous years at this time. Provided waters levels are adequate, 13,500 catchable fish are scheduled to be stocked throughout the summer season in these reservoirs. Fishing should be good for trout species especially rainbows. Fishing for lake trout should be fair early in the spring at North Catamount and South Catamount. Although lake trout can sometimes be difficult to locate, sampling efforts in 2013 detected lake trout reaching over 30 inches and weighing 11 pounds. Fishing should be good to excellent at South Catamount for rainbows. North Catamount is restricted to flies and lures only. Anglers should visit the City of Colorado Springs website for current and future hours of operation. For more information on access, visit the Pikes Peak Highway webpage. An acce ss fee for the Pikes Peak Highway is required to fish these lakes.

Crystal Creek Reservoir at the Pikes Peak North Slope Recreation Area (130 ac)

  • rainbow and cutthroat stocked

The water level in Crystal Creek Reservoir is relatively low however , fishing should be good to excellent for catchable sized trout. A total of 11,000 rainbow and Snake River cutthroat trout are scheduled to be stocked, with the majority of these fish being stocked in the spring. Anglers can access the reservoir via the Pikes Peak Highway. Anglers generally have good success with power bait or worms fished 12 inches off the bottom or fly patterns fished in the late afternoon. Anglers should visit the City of Colorado Springs website for current and futu re hours of operation. For more information on access, visit the Pikes Peak Highway webpage. A fee for access along the Pikes Peak Highway is required.

Mirror Lake near Tincup CO - Mirror Lake CG

Opportunities for lake and stream fishing abound at Mirror Lake Campground. It is situated on the banks of Mirror Lake and East Willow Creek. The 13,000 foot peaks of the Sawatch Range provide a dramatic backdrop for this site. Mountain biking, four-wheel driving, hiking and horseback riding are only a few of the activities visitors can enjoy from this site. There are 10 campsites.

  • At a Glance
  • Current Conditions: No water.
  • Reservations: Reservations can be made at or by calling 1-877-444-6777, TDD 1-877-833-6777
  • Fees $12.00 per night per camping unit; $4.00 per day for day use/picnic use in a campsite; $6.00 per firewood bundle; $5.00 per bag of trash (for non-registered guests)
  • Open Season: Late May - September
  • Usage: Heavy
  • Closest Towns: Tincup, CO
  • Water: No
  • Restroom: Vault Toilet (1)
  • Operated By: Concessionaire
  • General Information
  • Directions: Drive east on Forest Road 267 3 miles.

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Rio Chama

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