Map of Illinois Creek (near Crested Butte)

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Fishing Hot Spots near Illinois Creek

  "They were biting on everything, even air...." Kenny Moore Reservoir

  "This is a report from my experience about 8+ years ago. Hiked over 8 miles to stay 2 nights at this high mountain lake in early July. Still plenty of snow patches..." Snowmass Lake

  "Hooked onto a 2 1/2 pound cut throat within 2 minutes on the water..." Oliver Twist Lake

  "Caught 3 Cut-bows and a large Brown in 30 minutes from the Butcher Boy day use site. Saw another guy bag out in 5 casts. Hot action 🔥 and amazing camping....." Turquoise Lake

  "To start this off the hike In is a long the Colorado Trail where you have to break off and head up a Mountainside for about a mile to get to the lake through this hike a..." Deckers Lake

  "Fly fishing rods from Walmart with a few 1st time fishermen!!! Fish bite by the fast moving water coming out pipes...." Grizzly Reservoir

  "Great luck casting from the shore on the east side of the lake. Use a bubble fly setup if your using a reel, and almost every cast will catch you a fish. Best luck is..." Crystal Lake

  "Big fish can be found in this lake. Most of the fish caught are between 14 and 18 inches (up to 22). They are not abundant, but good size...." Avalanche Lake

  "I always have good luck catching Splake at this location. Go during the noted fishing times and you'll have tons of fun. I use kastmasters with orange power bait when..." Slide Lake

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About Fishing Hot Spots for Illinois Creek near Crested Butte

So you're interested in fishing Illinois Creek. As fishermen, we know there are times when our favorite spots are just not active so we built our Hot Spots feature to show you where the fish are biting in the area of Illinois Creek. Now you'll know where catches are being recorded in the general area, and you can plan your day on the water. Check out our Fishing Times tab to determine when the fish will be most active. To find Illinois Creek enter the 38.869995 latitude, and -106.562256 longitude coordinates into your GPS device or smart phone. If you need fishing tackle, or are looking for a fishing guide or fishing charter please visit Tackle, Guides, Charters