From just to the side of Red Mountain Pass, the flow of the River, Uncompahgre 75 miles to the North and Northwest to confluence with the Gunnison River South of the Delta. Seasonal paddlers wallow in the difficult waters of the river above the city of Ouray. The Uncompahgre fishing begins to Ridgway reservoir, with the best fishing in the River in the water under the dam of the reservoir. In the wide Valley, Colona, the majority of water is private with limited river access.
Ridgway Reservoir: elevation- 6,670 feet
Fish: Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Yellow Perch, Kokanee Salmon, Splake, Green Sunfish
Boating: Power Boats
-Taking of kokanee is allowed from September 1 to December 31.
-No bag limits, possession of small bass mouth.
-Hunting underwater underwater can be used for the Pike or carp, CPW regulations. In addition, no underwater fishing starts less than 100 feet from any Marina, ramp, don’t swim beach or dam infrastructure.
Pericles Pond in Ridgway State Park
Fish: Rainbow Trout
Uncompahgre River- elevation 6,637 feet
Fish: Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Snake River Cutthroat
This area is the fence below the USGS Gas Station just below the Ridgway dam, at the confluence of the Uncompahgre with Cow Creek. Tailwater: 1.5 miles.
Buckhorn Lakes Park:
Buckhorn Lake Park is part of the city of Montrose Parks and Recreation.
Little Buckhorn Lake: elevation 9,749 feet
Fish: Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout
Big Buckhorn Lake: elevation 9,725
Fish: Rainbow Trout
Baldridge Park Montrose:
Sweitzer Lake State Park: elevation 5,123 feet
Fish: Green Sunfish, Common Carp
Boating: Motor Boats
Additional information: Sweitzer Lake State Park: fishing, water skiing, swimming, picnic area, bird watching.
Sweitzer Lake State Park
Confluence Park: elevation- 4,918 feet
Fish: Black Bullhead, Rainbow Trout
Confluence Lake is part of the Delta City Parks and Recreation. The Lake is 70 acres and has a designated waterfoul viewing area.