Gunnison/Crested Butte Colorado – Trout and Kokanee Fishing

We've lived in Colorado for 12 years now and have never explored the Gunnison/Crested Butte area. We decided we need to explore that area this summer and fish the famous Blue Mesa Reservoir for Lake Trout. We found that this area is a great place for various outdoor activities including hiking, biking, kayaking, paddle boarding …

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Echo Canyon Reservoir – Bass, Bluegill, Perch, Rainbows and Catfish – Colorado Fishing

The lake is "coming back," according to the CPW officer we spoke to on the shore of Echo Canyon Reservoir in Pagosa Springs, Colorado. We have to admit the fishing was excellent this June (2021) and surprisingly very fishable from shore. The water was low, clear,  and the fish were hungry. We arrived in early …

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Fishing Colorado – Wrights Lake SWA and Chalk Lake

The Colorado Fishing Atlas once again led us to a couple of fun little fishing holes near the Salida/Buena Vista area. They were both in beautiful locations within a few miles from each other, surrounded by the Collegiate Peaks, with Mt. Princeton being the most prominate in that area at 14,000 ft.  Both fishing holes …

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Salida, Colorado – Fishing Small Water

Salida, Colorado, is known as the heart of the Rockies. It is also known for its world class white-water rafting and fly-fishing on the Arkansas River. Several hot springs grace the area, as well as up to fifteen mountains over 14,000 feet to climb, world-class four-wheeling, zip-lining, rock climbing, etc. These features draw lots of …

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