Fish Lake City

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The Lake Fork begins at Sloan Lake in the northern San Juan Mountains. The River is 64.7 miles in length flowing through Lake San Cristobal on it’s way to Blue Mesa Reservoir. Fishing on the Lake Fork is from Spring into Fall on this freestone river. Public fishing access from Lake City down to the Lake Fork inlet is 29 miles, with Brown and Rainbow Trout being the primary catch. There are special fishing regulations from the confluence with High Bridge Gulch downstream to the BLM boundary below The Gate Campground.
 
Colorado Division of Wildlife: Lower Lake Fork Gunnison River
 

Cooper Lake- elevation 12,755 feet
Fish: Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout
Access: Difficult
Boating: na
 
 
 
 
 
Lake San Cristobal- elevation 9,001 feet
Fish: Kokanee Salmon, Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Lake Trout, Rainbow Trout
Access: Medium
Boating: Motor Boats
 
 
 
 
Mill Creek Ponds- elevation 10,955 feet
Fish: Rainbow Trout
Access: Easy
Boating: Mon-motorized

Deer Lakes- elevation 10,399-10,441 feet
Deer Lake- elevation 10,418 Feet
Fish: Rainbow Trout
Access: Easy
Boating: Non-motorized
 
 
 
 

Deer Lakes- elevation 10,441 feet

Fish: Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout
Access: Easy
Boating: Non-motorized
 
Deer Lakes- elevation 10,399
Fish: Rainbow Trout
Access: Easy
Boating: Non-motorized

Deer Lakes- elevation 10,441 feet

Fish: Cutthroat Trout
Access: Easy
Boating: Non-motorized
 
Lake Fork Gunnison River- elevation 8,370
From the confluence with High Bridge Gulch, going dowmstream to the BLM boundary below The Gate Campground:
-Fishing is with flies and lures only.
-The bag & possession limit is for 2 fish with a minimum size of 16 inches.
-All Rainbow Trout must be returned to the water upon catch.
 
 
Fish: Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout
Access: Easy
Boating: Non-motorized
Lake Fork Gunnison State Wildlife Area
 
Cebolla Creek- elevation 8,825 feet
Fish: Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout
Access: Easy
Boating: na

Lake Fork Below Lake San Cristobal Near Lake City, Co

  • Flow: 11.6 ft³/s
  • Water Level: 3.97 ft
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Lake Fork At Gateview, Co.

  • Water Level: 1.63 ft
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