With Father’s Day just around the corner, here are the best ways to enjoy the warm weather, show appreciation for your dad (or husband), and fish! Stay close to Denver, or make a weekend out of it and tent up.
You don’t need to travel far to fish because Sloans Lake makes for a fantastic day trip where you can find walleye, muskie, channel catfish, and trout. Depending on your weekend plans, take a scenic trail for a hike or bring a lunch to enjoy on the water. Denver.
Cherry Creek Reservoir
Bring your gear and catch largemouth bass, rainbow trout, and other fish at the Cherry Creek Reservoir. You can rent a boat to take out on the water or bring your hiking boots to explore the outskirts of the reservoir. If you want to camp overnight, make sure to get a reservation, or if you’re going for a day trip, snag a vehicle pass. Aurora.
To catch rainbow, brown, brook, and cutthroat trout, head to Clear Creek for a day your dad will never forget. Clear Creek is a large river that is miles long, so find a spot that’s not too far from home. If you’re in Golden, head to one of the breweries like New Terrain Brewing, Golden City Brewery, or The Golden Mill and enjoy a cold beer. Golden.
Lake Pueblo is great for smallmouth and largemouth bass, walleye, trout, channel catfish, and crappies. This is an ideal spot for fly fishing to shore fishing because there is a river corridor and ponds that fit almost every fisherman’s style. Pueblo.
Lathrop State Park
Both lakes are full of bass, bluegill, crappies, rainbow trout, and more, which makes for a great spot to troll the waters. Consider snagging a camp spot and bringing your four-legged friend along for the adventure (you must stay on a leash). Walsenburg.