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Sloan Reservoir, CO

Popular Fish Species Sloan Lake, CO

Sloan Lake Popular Fish - Rainbow Trout

Rainbow Trout Fishing

Currently, fishing for rainbow trout in Sloan Lake is decent. The lake is continually stocked by the Colorado Parks and Wildlife with trout. Fish for rainbow trout here with worms, salmon eggs, prepared baits, small spinners, spoons, and crankbaits in vibrant colors to mimic their preferred prey. Additionally, floating or sinking flies, such as nymphs, streamers, or dry flies, are popular choices for fly anglers targeting rainbow trout. Trolling with lures or flies behind a boat, casting near shoreline structures, or still fishing with bait can all yield success.

Sloan Lake Popular Fish - Channel Catfish

Channel Catfish Fishing

A decent population of channel catfish are stocked in the waters of Sloan Lake, and can be found all around the lake. Night fishing for channel catfish often delivers better results than fishing during the day. In summer and winter catfish move deeper. Fishing for channel catfish is often productive using a slip sinker or Carolina rig with popular catfish baits.

Sloan Lake Popular Fish - Walleye

Walleye Fishing

Thanks to good fisheries management and a stocking program, a decent population of walleye are thriving in the waters of Sloan Lake this year. May and June tend to be the best time for weekend anglers to catch them. During this time they tend to move shallower and closer to shore. Other times of the year they are more likely to roam around in deeper water. As always, staying close by schools of baitfish. They are eager to feed throughout the lake, but tend to concentrate around structure on points, flats and ledges off the river channels. A proven method for catching walleye here is trolling with spinners tipped with live bait, or trolling with long-billed, deep diving crankbaits. However casting live bait, jigs, worms and spoons also works well at times.

Sloan Lake Fishing Video

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Guide to fishing for channel catfish, black crappie, walleye, rainbow trout and bluegill at Sloan Lake in Colorado.

This 177 surface-acre reservoir is located within the city of Denver, CO, providing boating and fishing opportunities to city residents. Sloan's Lake Park also offers picnicking, jogging and bird watching. This small lake supports a variety of fish species, including catfish, crappie, trout and bluegill.

Sloan Lake, located in Denver, Colorado, is a popular urban retreat for fishing enthusiasts seeking a convenient angling experience. The lake offers a variety of fish species that make it an attractive destination for anglers of all skill levels. Anglers can expect to catch species such as largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, rainbow trout, and bluegill. Whether you prefer casting from the shore or fishing from a small boat, Sloan Lake provides a peaceful and accessible fishing experience within the city limits.

Sloan Lake, with its urban setting and diverse fish species, offers a convenient fishing experience for both locals and visitors. The peaceful waters, non-motorized boating opportunities, and surrounding park amenities make it an enjoyable destination for anglers and outdoor enthusiasts alike. Whether you're seeking a quick fishing getaway or looking to spend a leisurely day in nature, Sloan Lake provides a tranquil oasis within the bustling cityscape of Denver, Colorado.

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Fish Species in Sloan Reservoir, CO

Channel catfish Black crappie Walleye Rainbow trout Bluegill

Sloan Lake Amenities

Marina: NO
Boat Rentals: NO
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: NO
RV Hookups: NO
Lodging: NO
Concessions: NO
Bait & Tackle: NO
Restaurant: NEARBY

Today's Weather & Forecast

Boating on Sloan Lake is limited to non-motorized watercraft, which adds to the tranquility of the lake and ensures a peaceful boating experience. Visitors can bring their kayaks, canoes, paddleboards, or other non-motorized boats to explore the calm waters of the lake. Boaters can enjoy leisurely paddling, fishing from their boats, and taking in the scenic views of the surrounding urban landscape. The calm and relatively small size of Sloan Lake make it ideal for a relaxing boating excursion.

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Sloan Lake Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northwest corner of the lake, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock, and paved parking.

Fishing License

Click here for a Colorado fishing license.

Camping is not available at Sloan Lake due to its urban location. However, the lake is surrounded by beautiful parks and green spaces that provide picnic areas, walking trails, and recreational facilities. Visitors can enjoy a day of fishing at Sloan Lake and then take advantage of the nearby parks for picnicking or relaxing in the outdoors. The surrounding area offers a variety of accommodation options, including hotels and campgrounds, for those looking to extend their stay and explore more of Denver's attractions.

Closest Campgrounds & RV Parks


Sloan Reservoir CO Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Sloan Lake
Sloan's Lake Boating Office
4700 West Byron Place
Denver, CO 80212
303 458-4840


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