: Red Feather Lakes: All of the lakes are in good shape with about 10-12 of ice. Bellaire is 10 acres and has rainbow trout. Fishing at Bellaire has been fair, which is a little slower than normal for this lake at this time of year. Expect trout around 10. . Dowdy Lake is 115 acres. Fishing at Dowdy has still been quite good especially in the morning, with most folks catching rainbows around 10 and occasional larger 'bows and browns. Dowdy had a flare-up of anchor worm earlier this summer that causes red sores on the side of fish. This does not affect the meat and these fish are safe to eat when properly cooked. West is 25 acres. Fishing at West has been slow to fair. Try small jigs for both browns and rainbows. Parvin is 63 acres. Fishing is typically more challenging but browns and rainbows there are in excellent shape generally ranging 12-16. Note that Parvin is fly and lure only and has a different bag limit from other lakes in the area. For updated fishing reports and ice conditions, contact the Fort Collins CPW office (970-472-4300).
Reported by: Colorado D.O.W.
Lures & Spinners
The town of Red Feather Lakes is located in the Colorado Rocky Mountains 10
miles south of the Wyoming border and about 50 miles northwest of Fort Collins.
Of the fourteen lakes in the area six are open to the public for fishing and
boating. Some of the lakes are in the Roosevelt National Forest and others on
private land. (more fishing Red