Pagosa Springs offers some of the best fishing in Colorado. Within the region fishing aficionados can choose from streams, rivers and mountain lakes. And guests of Dancing Bear Retreat can also enjoy fishing in any of our four private stocked lakes in the Pagosa Lakes Development.
Nearby the downtown stretch of The San Juan River and Piedra River are both exceptional fishing locations, providing incredible trout fishing. San Juan especially is stocked multiple times throughout the summer season, as are the private lakes in the Pagosa Lakes development.
Head to Williams Creek Reservoir if you want to hook a kokanee salmon. There is also excellent fishing for rainbow and brook trout, and the mountainscape views are stunning.
In the winter enthusiasts can try ice fishing on the frozen lakes around the Pagosa Springs area. The Williams Creek and Echo Lake Reservoirs are excellent spots for ice fishing, offering spectacular scenery to boot.
Video courtesy of The Angling Channel