Colorado Fishing: Tips, Fish Species and Where to Go

Home to majestic mountains and pristine rivers, Colorado is a trout fishing paradise. Fly-fishing for trophy trout in the Rockies or casting a line into a tranquil alpine lake, the …

Home to majestic mountains and pristine rivers, Colorado is a trout fishing paradise.

Fly-fishing for trophy trout in the Rockies or casting a line into a tranquil alpine lake, the Centennial State never disappoints.

Ranging from the big blue ribbon rivers to secluded backcountry streams, fishing enthusiasts can expect a diverse and satisfying angling experience .

Species include the native cutthroat trout, along with the ever-popular rainbow, brown, and brook trout and kokanee. Other common species found in the more lowland regions of the state include walleye, catfish and bass.

On this page we’ve put our local expert guides to fishing in Colorado, written by team members who have experience fishing this beautiful region including Colorado native Andy Sparhawk.

Colorado Fishing: Fly Fishing For Trout and More

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Colorado Fishing License and Rules

Both resident and non-resident anglers need the correct Colorado fishing license to fish in the state’s waters. Use the guide below to work out which license you need, where to get it and how much it will cost.

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Colorado Fishing License (2024): Cost, Who Needs One & How to Buy

Learn about the cost of a Colorado fishing license, who needs one, and how to buy it hassle-free with this comprehensive guide.

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Rick Wallace is a passionate angler and fly fisher whose work has appeared in fishing publications including FlyLife. He's appeared in fishing movies, founded a successful fishing site and spends every spare moment on the water. He's into kayak fishing, ultralight lure fishing and pretty much any other kind of fishing out there.
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