Trinidad Reservoir Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"Trinidad Reservoir is an 800-acre reservoir in the Purgatoire River Valley on the east side of the Sangre de Cristo Range near the New Mexico border.
Saugeye up to 16 inches can be caught by slowly retrieving a Rat-L-Trap or Mister Twister grub along dams and shoreline structures. Trinidad also offers a strong component of rainbow trout, including 115,000 stockers in 2000, with some monsters up to 27 inches and consistent catches of 16- to 18-inch fish, as well as big browns and Snake River cutthroat. With such a variety of trout, almost any method of fishing will catch something, but go after the big trout in deep water, using lures and streamers that imitate bait fish. Or catch the damselfly hatch and fish nymphs near the bank by dropping them deep and retrieving toward the shore. In the spring and fall, use salmon eggs or their imitations, retrieving them slowly on the bottom."