Fishing in Colorado

Colorado offers great places to go fishing and boating. Purchase your fishing license online and enjoy a day out with your family and friends.

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Top Fishing Spots in Colorado

Aurora Reservoir Park
With over 800 acres of water surface, Aurora Reservoir is a great place for fishing, boating and wildlife watching.
Chatfield State Park
This park is in the foothills southwest of Denver and offers scenic views and great fishing for species including bass, walleye, and muskie.
Lake Pueblo State Park
Lake Pueblo in CO provides over 4,600 surface acres of water and 60 miles of shoreline - great for fishing, boating and water sports.
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Common Catches in Colorado

Walleye
Walleye
The walleye is a wide-ranging, North American species that occurs virtually everywhere on the mainland.
Rainbow Trout
Rainbow Trout
The rainbow trout is an extremely valuable species in any and all of its forms.
Green Sunfish
Green Sunfish
The green sunfish is a panfish with white, flaky flesh.
Brown Trout
Brown Trout
The brown trout is one of the world’s most widely distributed and highly esteemed freshwater fish.
Smallmouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
There is no doubt that the smallmouth bass rivals the largemouth in popularity.
Channel Catfish
Channel Catfish
The channel catfish is very highly regarded for its food and sports value.

Types of Fishing in Colorado

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Streams & Rivers

River & stream fishing means knowing where the water is moving, and how fish behave in it.

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Lakes & Ponds

Lakes and ponds are great places for fish to live. Learn where to find fish, tips and more

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Fly Fishing

Fly fishing is fun, relaxing and easy to learn. Learn how to start fly fishing today.

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