Whether you're an avid fly fisherman or simply want to drown a worm in a quiet lake on a warm summer afternoon, you can find yourself a place for a challenge or a change of pace in our area. Check at Indian Peaks Ace Hardware or a local fishing store for a license and state regulations. Fishing in our area can be done in streams, alpine lakes, and reservoirs. Most folks who fish don't like to tell much about where the best spots are, but below are some of the places you see folks all the time. They don't come with guarantees for catching your limit, but you'll have a great time trying no matter what you choose.
Wherever the water flows you'll find folks fishing. And if they're fishing, there must be fish, right? Here are some of those places.
Middle Boulder Creek
South Boulder Creek
These are the gems of our area. For those who like the solitude of the mountains and the journey getting there - and good fishing - the small lakes near or above timberline are jewels for those who venture off the road. There are really too many to mention. While there are a few roadside locations, like Brainard Lake, most require a hike to reach. Check the section on hiking; most of the trails from Hessie, Fourth of July, and Brainard Lake trailheads pass by or end at a peaceful lake just waiting to tempt you. These alpine lakes are stocked - rainbows, browns, cutthroats, brookies, and occasionally splake - but which ones and when are a carefully guarded secret. Heasley's Colorado's Indian Peaks Wilderness offers locations, directions, and what you're likely to find when you get there.