: Red Feather Lakes: All of the lakes have iced over and be cautious when venturing out on the ice. Use caution, beware of any open water, and especially stay away from the islands that tend to lose ice first. Bellaire is 10 acres and has rainbow trout expect trout around 10". Dowdy Lake is 115 acres. 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. 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