Fish the San Miguel River

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The San Miguel River area has fishing for everyone as it’s hallmark. From well stocked lakes, to prime water, this river appeals to all fishing skill levels. From the northern heights of the San Juan Mountains above the mountain town of Telluride, the San Miguel flows 81 miles to the northwest until it reaches the Dolores River near the Utah border. With runoff from April until late June, the river clears into July, with prime fishing from early July into mid September.

Telluride Area

Trout Lake

Trout Lake- elevation 9,715 feet
Fish: Rainbow Trout
Access: Easy
Boating: Non-motorized
 
 
 
 
 
 

Lake Fork San Miguel River

Lake Fork, San Miguel River- elevation 9,471 feet
Fish: Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout
Access: Easy
Boating: na
 
 
 
 
 

Alta Lakes

Lower Alta Lake- elevation 11,221
Fish: Rainbow Trout
Access: Easy
Boating: na
 
 
 
 
 
 

Fall Creek

Fall Creek- elevation 8,597 feet
Fish: Brook Trout and Brown Trout
Access: Easy
Boating: na
 
 
 
 
 
 

San Miguel River

San Miguel River- elevation 7,357 feet
Fish: Brown Trout and Rainbow Trout
Access: Easy
Boating: na
San Miguel State Wildlife Area Map
 
 
 
 
 

Applebaugh Pond

Applebaugh Pond- elevation 7,397 feet
Fish: Brown Trout and Rainbow Trout
Access: Easy
Boating: Non-motorized
Applebaugh Pond (Telluride Town Park) is for children under the age of 12, with a 4 fish limit. Fishing rods may be checked out, at no charge, from the Information Center in the park.

Norwood-Nucla Area

Mira Monte Reservoir

Miramonte Reservoir- elevation 7,701 feet
Fish: Brown Trout and Rainbow Trout
Access: Easy
Boating: Power Boats
Dan Noble State Wildlife Area Map
 
 
 
 
 

Rainbow Reservoir

Rainbow Reservoir- elevation 5,924 feet
Fish: Rainbow Trout
Access: Easy
Boating: na
Located in Nucla on 3rd Street.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Byckeye Reservoir

Buckeye Reservoir- elevation 7,614 feet
Fish: Brown Trout, Cutbow Trout, Rainbow Trout
Access: Medium
Boating: Motor Boats

San Miguel River Near Placerville

  • Flow: 75.1 ft³/s
  • Water Level: 2.00 ft
USGS

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