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

Steamboat Lake
Steamboat Lake State Park offers breathtaking views. Besides fishing, families can also spend quality time together hiking, camping and boating.
Rifle Gap Reservoir
Clear waters stocked often with trout — plus camping, hiking and picnicking.
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. It is native to the west coast of North America from southern Alaska to Mexico.
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
The smallmouth bass is the second largest member of the sunfish family attaining a weight of almost 12 lb.
Channel Catfish
Channel Catfish
The Channel catfish is very highly regarded for its food and sports value. The Channel catfish is most abundant in the central part of U.S. and southern states.

Colorado Fishing Tips And Information

River Fishing Tips & Techniques

River Fishing

Get fishing tips, techniques and more to enjoy the best freshwater fishing in rivers.

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Lakes & Ponds for Freshwater Fishing

Lake & Pond Structures

Learn the importance of structures for the best freshwater fishing in lakes and ponds.

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How to Fly Fish: A Beginner's Guide

How to Fly Fish

This unique entry among fishing methods is easy to learn. Learn how to start fly fishing.

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