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Ice & Winter Fishing Spots in Durango

Our Favorite Winter Fishing Spots:

With over 300 days of sunshine, a beautiful day of ice fishing with blue skies and mountain views is a sure thing. Durango has many surrounding lakes often fully stocked with fish, not to mention the beautiful Animas River that flows through the town. Here are some of our favorite Winter fishing spots:

  • Animas River

  • Vallecito Lake

  • Lemon Reservoir

  • Electra Lake

Vallecito Reservoir

Located about 18 miles north of town, Vallecito Reservoir is one of the best ice fishing spots around. Surrounded by mountains and pines, the lake freezes over beautifully during the winter months. For a recent fishing report click here. Vallecito Reservoir is a popular spot for trout and northern pike and walleye.

Lemon Reservoir

Located about 15 miles north of town right before Vallecito and just as picturesque, Lemon Reservoir is a popular spot for brown and rainbow trout and kokanee salmon.