Colorado Trout Stocking Schedule: Where You Can Find Fish

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When considering the best trout fishing destinations in the United States, you have to consider what species you are looking for. Brown trout? Lake trout? Rainbow trout?

All things considered, numerous states across the country can make the claim for having excellent trout fishing.

For avid trout fishing anglers, however, it is no secret that the western United States offers some of the most popular and highly-frequented trout fishing spots in the nation.

Throughout the year, anglers come from all over the state, region, and even the country to fish some of Colorado’s top trout fishing destinations. While popular destinations include Roaring Fork, Frying Pan River, Gunnison River, North Delaney Lake, Animas River, and Blue River, there are thousands of potential fishing destinations in Colorado.

Consider the fact that there are roughly 4,000 lakes, over 5,000 streams, and approximately 150 rivers in Colorado. When combined with countless ponds across the state, there are no shortage of fishing destinations in Colorado.

Colorado Trout Stocking Schedule

Unlike some eastern states like West Virginia (which only stocks trout during select months in Spring and Fall), Colorado fisheries receive trout stocking throughout the year. Numerous bodies receive trout stocking multiple times, while roughly 300 individual bodies are stocked with trout at least once during the year.

So, where are trout stocked in Colorado?

In additional to popular the destinations listed above, Colorado Parks and Wildlife stocks a few hundred lakes and ponds each year. You can also find quality trout fishing in numerous streams and rivers throughout the year.

Across the state, you can expect to find a mixture of species, including cutthroat, brown, lake, brook, and rainbow trout. You can also find kokanee salmon and mountain whitefish in various Colorado waters.

Alexander Lake
Alta Lake Lower
Andrews Lake
Animas River
Anticline Pond
Applebaugh Pond
Arkansas River
Arvada Reservoir
Aurora Reservoir
Avery Pond
Axial Basin Lake
Barker Reservoir
Barnes Meadow Reservoir
Baron Lake
Barr Lake
Bear Creek Reservoir
Bear Lake
Beaver Creek
Beaver Creek Reservoir
Beckwith Reservoir
Bellaire Lake
Berkeley Lake
Big Creek Lake, Lower
Big Meadows Reservoir
Billy Creek Lake
Black Hole at Two Buttes
Blue Lake
Blue Lake, Lower
Blue Mesa Reservoir
Boulder Kids Pond
Boxelder Lake #3
Boyd Lake
Breeze Pond
Brighton Park Lake
Brush Hollow Reservoir
Buckhorn Lake, Big
Buena Vista Kids Pond
Camp Hale Pond
Carter Lake
Casey Pond
Catamount Reservoir North
Catamount Reservoir South
Centennial Lake
Centennial Park Lake
Chalk Lake
Chambers Lake
Chapman Reservoir
Chatfield Pond #1
Chatfield Reservoir
Cherry Creek Reservoir
Chipeta Lake
Clay Creek Pond
Clear Creek Reservoir
Clearwater Pond – Belly Boat #3
Cobbett Lake
Cochetopa Creek
Columbia Reservoir
Columbine Ponds
Confluence Lake
Corn Lake
Cottonwood Lake
Cottonwood Lake #1
Cottonwood Lake #2
Cottonwood Lake #4
Craig City Ponds
Crawford Reservoir
Daigre Reservoir
Deep Lake
Deer Lakes
DeWeese Reservoir
Dillon Reservoir
Dolores River
Dolores River, West Fork
Dome Lake, Upper
Douglas Reservoir
Dowdy Lake
Dragon Fly Pond
Dragonfly Pond
Dumont Lake
Eagle Ranch Children’s Pond
Eaglewatch Lake
East River
Echo Canyon Reservoir
Echo Lake
Ehrlich Lake
Elevenmile Reservoir
Elk Creek, East
Evergreen Lake
Fairplay Pond
Fetcher City Pond
Flatiron Reservoir
Fooses Lake
Fountain Lake
Fraser Lions Club Kids Pond
Fruita Red Rocks Lake
Georgetown Lake
Glenmere Lake
Golden Gravel Pond #3
Granby Reservoir # 1
Grand Lake
Green Mountain Falls Lake
Grizzly Reservoir
Groundhog Reservoir
Gunnison Pond
Hahns Peak Lake
Hale Ponds
Harper Lake
Harvey Gap Reservoir
Hasty Lake
Henderson Lake
Highline Lake
Hohnholz Lake #1, East
Hohnholz Lake #2, Little
Horseshoe Reservoir
Hot Springs Reservoir
Hotel Twin Lake
Hudson Town Pond
Huerfano River
Hugo SWA Pond #2
Hugo SWA Pond #5
Hugo SWA Pond #6
Irwin Lake
Island Lake
Ivanhoe Creek
Izaak Walton Longmont Pond
Jackson Gulch Reservoir
Jackson’s Pond
Jefferson Lake
Jim Baker Reservoir
Johnstown Reservoir
Juniata Reservoir
Karval Reservoir
Ketner Lake
Kinney Lake
Kiser Slough Reservoir
Kissel Pond
Kitson Reservoir
Kriley Pond
La Junta Kids Pond
Lake Granby
Lake San Cristobal
Laramie Lake
Las Animas Pond
Lon Hagler Reservoir
Lost Lake
Lost Lake Slough
Lost Man Reservoir
Loveland Service Center Pond
Mack Mesa Lake
Main Lake
Manitou Park Lake
Mann-Nyholt Lake North
Mann-Nyholt Lake South
Maroon Lake
Martin Lake
McCall Lake
McDonough Reservoir
McPhee Reservoir
Mead Pond #2
Meadow Creek Reservoir
Meadows Reservoir, Big
Midwestern Farms Pond
Milavec Reservoir
Mirror Lake
Molas Lake, Big
Monarch Lake
Montgomery Reservoir
Monument Lake
Monument Reservoir
Monument Reservoir #1
Mountain Home Reservoir
Muddy Pass Lake
Nast Lake
North Fork Reservoir
North Lake
North Lake Park Pond
North Michigan Reservoir
Northgate Pond #1
Northgate Pond #2
Northgate Pond #3
Nottingham Lake
O’Haver Lake
Olathe Kids Pond
Old Orchard
Old Pond
Ordway Reservoir
Pac-Man Lake
Palmer Lake
Parachute Pond
Pass Creek Pond
Pastorius Reservoir
Pathfinder Park Pond
Pericles Pond
Pikeview Reservoir
Pine Valley Ranch Lake
Pinewood Reservoir
Piney Lake
Pitkin Kids Pond
Poplar Pond – Belly Boat #2
Pothole Lake #1 (lower)
Pothole Lake #2 (upper)
Poudre Ponds
Prospect Lake
Prospect Pond #2 North
Pueblo City Park Lake – Lake Joy
Pueblo Reservoir
Pueblo West Pond
Quail Lake
Quartz Creek
Quincy Reservoir
Rainbow Reservoir
Rampart Reservoir
Ranger Lake, Lower
Ranger Lake, Upper
Red Rock Lake
Reed Reservoir
Ridgway Reservoir
Rifle Creek
Rifle Gap Reservoir
Riverside Park Lake
Riverside Pond, North
Riverside Pond, South
Riverway Pond
Roaring Judy Ponds
Roberts Lake
Rocky Mountain Lake
Rosemont Reservoir
Ruedi Reservoir
Runyon Lake
Salida Hydro Pond #2
San Juan River
San Juan River, East Fork
San Miguel River
Sands Lake
Schryver Park Pond
Severance City Pond
Seymour Reservoir
Shadow Mountain Reservoir
Shavano Pond
Sheldon Lake
Sheriff Reservoir
Skaguay Reservoir
Slate River
Sleepy Cat Ponds
Sloans Lake
Slough Pond
Smith Lake
Smith Reservoir
South Platte River
South Platte River, North Fork
Spring Creek Reservoir
St. Vrain State Park Coot Pond
St. Vrain State Park Mallard
St. Vrain State Park Pelican
St. Vrain State Park Sandpiper
Stabilization Reservoir
Stagecoach Reservoir
Standley Lake
Summit Reservoir
Sweetwater Lake
Sylvan Lake
Tarryall Reservoir
Taylor Park Reservoir
Teal Lake
Telluride Kids Pond
Tenmile Creek, North
Thomas Reservoir
Thornton Gravel Lake #2
Thornton Gravel Lake #3
Tiago Lake
Tincup Pond
Tom Frost Reservoir
Trap Lake
Trent Pond
Trinidad Central Park Lake
Trinidad Reservoir
Trout Lake
Turks Pond
Turquoise Lake
Twin Lake #1
Twin Lake #2
Twin Lakes Lower
Twin Lakes Upper
Twin Spruce Ponds
Union Reservoir
Urad Mine Lake
Vallecito Reservoir
Viele Lake
Wahatoya Reservoir
Wailers Pond
Walden Lions Park Pond
Waneka Lake
Ward Creek Reservoir
Water Dog Reservoir
Webster Lake
West Fork Lakes (2)
West Lake
Wetherill Pond
Willow Springs Pond #1
Willow Springs Pond #2
Wilmor Pond
Windsor Lake
Wolford Mountain Reservoir
Wonderland Lake
Wrights Lake
Yamcolo Reservoir

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