Trout Fishing the Rio Grande River

The fish were biting like crazy when we were trout fishing the Rio Grande River, actually the Rio Grande Reservoir, west of Creede, Colorado. Check how many fish we caught and the size of them compared when we fished the South Fork of the Rio Grande River near South Fork, Colorado.

The Rio Grande Reservoir

The Rio Grande Reservoir is located approximately 30 minutes west of Creede, Colorado. Check out the map below.

Rio Grande Reservoir

What’s great about this area is that it’s not as heavily traveled and fished as the areas around Denver and Colorado Springs, so the fishing is bound to be better, especially based on our past experience.

Success on the Reservoir

We had been to this area of Colorado several times but had never been to the Rio Grande Reservoir, but this time, Mike and Rachael had been fishing for a week on the South Fork of the Rio Grande River so I basically forced them to try the Reservoir west of Creede.

Honestly, it is a pretty long drive from South Fork to the Rio Grande Reservoir and Mike and Rachael were wondering where I was taking them and if it would be a good fishing location.

It didn’t take long for them to start catching 13″ to 15″ trout before they were in awe and thankful that I brought them to the reservoir.

1st Catch on the Rio Grande Reservoir

Monsoon Season in Colorado

Maybe the trout were biting better because the weather was horrible, but it didn’t matter. We were having the time of our lives catching a lot of 13″ to 15″ trout, and based on our experience on the South Fork of the Rio Grande River, we were in fisherman’s paradise.

Underwater Trout Video

It didn’t take long for Mike and Rachael to start keeping track to see who was catching the most trout or the largest trout.

Mike's Trout Catch

I believe Rachael won the contest of the most catches, but Mike won the contest of the largest trout at around 15 inches, but who’s really keeping track.

You can see the YouTube video below to see a lot more about this trout fishing trip on the Rio Grande Reservoir.

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