One of the Best Ice Fishing Lakes in Colorado is Right at Centennial’s Fingertips!
The main season for ice fishing is December to late February, when the ice is sure and conditions are right and Chatfield Reservoir has been named one of the top six lakes in Colorado for the best ice fishing!! Chatfield Reservoir also happens to be right at Centennials finger tips!
Chatfield is a 1,100-acre reservoir and offers a wide variety of fish but is mostly known for Rainbow trout, yellow perch, walleye, crappie, bluegill. The reservoir is perhaps one of the most heavily fished in the state, during both summer and winter months and is located just 20 minutes from Centennial. Because of its size, no matter the crowds, a patch of water is always available for anglers. Patient ice fishermen can reel in rainbow trout measuring 18–25 inches in length, while two-foot-long walleye are also commonly caught. Stocks are frequently replenished by the Colorado Division of Wildlife, so don’t worry about arriving late in the season. For more information on this fishing area, contact Chatfield State Park at 303-791-7275 .
On all lakes, be aware of conditions, especially in those waters below 8,000 feet in elevation. Consult the Colorado Division of Wildlife’s ice-fishing safety tips. It’s better to be safe than sorry!