Fishing

Fishing and Hunting Licenses

 

Cuchara Country Store

34 Cuchara Ave., Cuchara, CO 81055

(719) 742-3450

 

Big R

1010 Cherry St., La Veta, CO 81055

(719) 742-3626

www.bigr.com

 

La Veta Oil

114 N. Main St., La Veta, CO 81055

(719) 742-3664

 

First Choice Market

801 Walsen. Ave., Walsenburg, CO 81089

(719) 738-3200

www.FirstChoiceMarket.com

Hours:  7 days 7am-5pm

 

Hollowpoint Gun Shop

342 W. 7th St., Walsenburg, CO 81089

(719) 738-3426

 

Lathrop State Park

Highway 160 across from Spanish Peaks Regional Hospital

(719) 738-2376

http://cpw.state.co.us/placestogo/parks/Lathrop

 

Hooker’s Bait and Tackle

340 W. 7th St., Walsenburg, CO 81089

(719) 738-2107

 

Fishing Locations

 

San Isabel National Forest

Local Work Center Office

103 E. Field St., La Veta, CO 81055                          

(719) 742-3681

www.fs.usda.gov/psicc

 

Bear Lake

Directions: From La Veta, drive south on SH 12 for 15 miles to FSR 422. Turn right onto FSR 422 and follow it for 5 miles until you reach the Bear Lake parking area, one mile past Blue Lake.

Open Season: May

Fee: Day use fee is $6.00.

 

Blue Lake

Directions: From La Veta, drive south on SH 12 for 15 miles to FSR 422. Turn right onto FSR 422 and follow it for 4 miles until you reach the Blue Lake parking area.

Open Season: April

Fee: Day use fee is $6.00.

 

Lathrop State Park

70 County Road 502

Walsenburg, CO 81089

(719) 738-2376

http://cpw.state.co.us

Park Hours:  5:00-10:00pm, Fishing From Shoreline 24 Hours

Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:00pm

Directions: Highway 160 across from Spanish Peaks Regional Hospital.

 

The park’s two lakes offer a variety of boating and angling opportunities for all types of water recreation. Martin Lake offers water skiing, power and sail boating. Because Martin is a warm-water lake, it makes it great for swimmers. Horseshoe Lake is a peaceful haven for canoeists, kayakers, sailors and other boaters at wakeless speeds. Catfish, bass, walleye, trout and blue gill thrive in both lakes. Horseshoe Lake is known for its large tiger muskies.

 

Trinidad Lake State Park

2610 Highway 12

Trinidad, CO 81082

(719) 846-6951

http://cpw.state.co.us

Park Hours:  24 hours a day, Self-Service

Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:00pm

 

The mild climate and large lake are ideal for water sports. Anglers catch rainbow and brown trout, largemouth bass, channel catfish, walleye, crappie and bluegill. All types of boaters appreciate the open waters and modern services.

 

Wahatoya State Wildlife Area

http://cpw.state.co.us

 

Daigre Reservoir

Directions: From Main St. in La Veta, drive east on Moore Ave. (CR 358), La Veta, CO 81055. Parking area is on the left.

 

Wahatoya Lake

Directions: From Main St. in La Veta, drive east on E. Franciso St., La Veta, CO 81055. Parking area is on the left.

From Main St. in La Veta, drive east on Moore Ave. (CR 358), La Veta, CO 81055. Small parking area is on the right.

Open Season: Year-round.