Trout fishing in these high mountain lakes and in the San Miguel River provide many diverse opportunities to fish in the Wright's Mesa region. An angler's paradise!
Gurley Lake offers a very healthy population of 16-22 inch Rainbow and Cutthroat Trout. The practice is catch and release with a limit of one 16” trout per day. Morning and evening rises are spectacular with hundreds of trout within easy casting distance rising to midges and PMD’s.
Miramonte Reservoir, located on the Dan Noble SWA provides year round opportunities for quality fishing for rainbow and brown trout. Trapping crayfish is also very popular. (wildlife.state.co.us)
"The San Miguel River is one of two free flowing rivers left in Colorado. This freestone stream originates in the basins surrounding Telluride and has miles of accessible fishing. While the main river holds predominately Rainbow and Brown Trout, the headwaters and side creeks are home to Brookies and Cutthroats. The summer and fall months provide wonderful dry fly fishing. However, the river is accessible year-round, with often the largest fish being caught in the spring, prior to runoff. Beginning anglers will find the San Miguel an excellent location to improve their skills on this somewhat "non-technical" river. The seasoned fisher will also find many challenging situations, as well as fish of surprising size and strength." (TellurideToday.com)