Lake trout, aka Mackinaw or “Macks,” provide anglers with some of the best ice-fishing action that Colorado has to offer. Each winter, ice fishers flock to mountain reservoirs that are teeming with lake trout, such as Lake Granby, where the lake trout population is estimated at 100,000.
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Finding a place to ice fish for trout is easy, no matter where you live in Colorado. From the mountains to the foothills, nearly all public reservoirs and lakes on both sides of the Continental Divide are open to ice fishing.
Some of the more popular destinations include the mountain park reservoirs, where the trout grow large and ice fishing begins earlier than at lower elevations. Ice fishing may get underway up here by mid-December. However, in some years, reservoirs and lakes may ice over later than usual, depending on the weather. For information on ice-safety, visit http://cpw.state.co.us/learn/Pages/IceFishingSafety.aspx.