Ice Fishing Near Denver

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Where to Go Ice Fishing Near Denver, Colorado

Without a doubt, Colorado is known for an abundance of outdoor recreation.  Spring and summer welcomes hikers and anglers to miles of trails and gold-medal status fly fishing streams like the South Platte River near Denver.

The arrival of winter snow that draws skiers from across the country to the countless slopes of the Rockies might seem like the end of fishing season, but the well informed know that some of the best fishing near Denver happens under the ice.

Denver, Colorado is not necessarily first on most people’s list for ice fishing but it still deserves more attention than it gets.  Everything from trophy lake trout to chunky walleye can be pulled up through the ice.  The hardest part is deciding where to focus your efforts.

To help make your Denver ice fishing trip easier to plan, here are 10 lakes and reservoirs you should not miss:

  • Chatfield Reservoir
  • Lake Granby
  • Twin Lakes Reservoir
  • Eleven Mile Reservoir
  • Chambers Lake
  • Trinidad Lake
  • Blue Mesa Reservoir
  • Crawford Reservoir
  • Rifle Gap Reservoir
  • Grass Valley Reservoir

Most locations on this list are within a few hours drive of downtown Denver, so grab your ice fishing gear and get going.

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