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Fishing Colorado

EZFishing brings you Colorado's most comprehensive list of fishing locations, providing interactive maps that show each location's GPS coordinates, nearby facilities (like restaurants, gas stations, marinas and fishing shops), their current and forecasted weather and, if available, their water conditions.

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Colorado Fishing Resources

Fishing regulations and licensing, guides/outfitter services and local fishing clubs in Colorado.

Colorado Fishing Regulations

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Colorado Fishing License

Purchasing a fishing license you are helping to preserve the environment and also ensure that future generations can enjoy fishing as you are. Among other things, your fishing license fees support fisheries and hatcheries management, education programs about fishing and conservation, protection of endangered species.

Here it is where you can get your fishing license.


Links to Colorado Government Agencies

Here are a few websites of Colorado's agencies involved in regulation and conservation.

Colorado Fishing News

Check out what is the latest fishing buzz in Colorado.

  • Colorado Fishing Report: Metro ice fishing decent
  • There's plenty of places to ice fish at this time, but finding waters that are consistently productive has been a bit more difficult. In the metro area, Aurora, Bear Creek and Standley reservoirs have been fairly good for trout, and Aurora is producing a .
  • Denver Post
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  • 1/21/2015 11:54:24 AM
  • Ice-fishing class offered in Pueblo
  • The class is limited to the first 15 participants who register. A valid Colorado fishing license is required for any participants 16 years or older. Licenses may be purchased in advance at the Pueblo area CWP office, Lake Pueblo State Park or other local .
  • The Pueblo Chieftain
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  • 1/19/2015 11:23:58 PM
  • Colorado Fishing Report: Catching fish can be a challenge
  • With everything iced, finding a place to fish is easy. But catching fish can be a challenge at times. One hot spot has been St. Vrain State Park, where the rainbows have been hitting just about everything folks are trying. Expect crowds — and for the ...
  • Denver Post
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  • 1/14/2015 7:02:03 AM
  • Summit County’s best place to fish: It’s a secret
  • Where’s the best fishing hole? That’s a silly question. Unless you’re paying the big bucks for a guide, any true angler will tell you that a secret fishing spot is something one rarely reveals. But luckily in Summit County, the Blue River, Colorado ...
  • Summit Daily News
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  • 1/11/2015 11:54:55 PM
  • Ice on Rifle Gap Reservoir means it’s time for fishing tournament
  • The 17th annual Mountain Air Mechanical Rifle Gap Ice Fishing Tournament, cosponsored with the Rifle Chamber of Commerce and Colorado Parks and Wildlife, is set for Jan. 17-18. The competition runs at 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Jan. 17 and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m ...
  • The Daily Sentinel
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  • 1/11/2015 5:03:55 AM
  • Ready...set...ICE FISH!
  • “This is an opportune time for Rifle and surrounding areas to promote their business, not only to local residents, but also to the over 200 fishermen coming from all over Colorado and other states.” The tournament was founded by Lynn Ensley, who ...
  • Post Independent
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  • 1/9/2015 5:34:55 AM
  • On The Fly: You never get ‘sick’ of fly fishing
  • Temperatures downvalley climbed into the mid-40s that day. I remember sitting in bed, thinking to myself, “Man, I bet the Colorado River would fish really well today and that the midge hatch might even come off.” In the past, the decision to go fishing ...
  • Post Independent
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  • 1/8/2015 9:18:01 AM
  • Colorado Fishing Report: St. Vrain State Park great for rainbow trout
  • Almost everything along the Front Range has enough ice to fish, but extreme caution is necessary because thin spots do exist, especially at Aurora and Cherry Creek reservoirs. One of the better producers has been St. Vrain State Park (Barbour Ponds), where
  • Denver Post
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  • 1/7/2015 7:10:21 AM
  • Stagecoach Reservoir freezes in time for annual ice fishing tournament
  • which is hosted in partnership with Colorado Parks and Wildlife. “We weren’t sure we were going to be able to do it,” said Baucke, whose company leads guided ice fishing excursions each winter. “It’s not dangerous, but you just need to know what ...
  • Craig Daily Press
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  • 1/4/2015 11:48:54 PM
  • Eleven Mile slow, but quality fish to be caught
  • Open water is limited to tailwaters and the lower sections of the Colorado and Roaring Fork rivers. With all winter fishing, other than the occasional midge hatch, these fisheries are best fished with nymphs in the deeper sections of the runs. Often the ..
  • Summit Daily News
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  • 12/31/2014 4:51:19 PM
  • Colorado Fishing Report: Bring caution onto ice
  • Just about everything is iced over, including most streams and rivers. There is still some open river fishing in towns, such as the Arkansas in Pueblo, Poudre in Fort Collins and South Platte in Denver. People are starting to venture out on the ice at ...
  • Denver Post
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  • 12/31/2014 7:04:20 AM
  • Anglers will compete for biggest fish at tournament
  • Steamboat Springs — Calling all anglers. Colorado Parks and Wildlife will host the fourth annual Steamboat Great Outdoors Ice Fishing Tournament from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 4 at Stagecoach State Park. "I can't think of a better way to enjoy winter than ...
  • Craig Daily Press
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  • 12/26/2014 9:29:15 PM
  • Fishing report: Ice fishing is heating up
  • Winter has settled in and as a result open-water fishing is limited primarily to tailwater fisheries and sections of the Lower Colorado and Roaring Fork rivers. While tailwaters can be fished most anytime, the most comfortable times for the angler will be
  • Summit Daily News
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  • 12/24/2014 6:04:02 PM
  • Ring in 2015 at Steamboat Great Outdoors Ice Fishing Tournament
  • Get a jumpstart on fishing in 2015 at the 4th annual Steamboat Great Outdoors Ice Fishing Tournament Jan. 4 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Stagecoach State Park. Co-hosted by Colorado Parks and Wildlife and Steamboat Great Outdoors, the one-day hardwater ...
  • The Daily Sentinel
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  • 12/24/2014 11:16:01 AM
  • When winter fishing, how low can you go?
  • “On warmer days, you can have really good fishing down there.” He said Colorado anglers may be a bit spoiled when it comes to winter fishing. “I had a guy call me one day when it was 5 degrees here at the shop and he wanted to go on full-day wade ...
  • The Daily Sentinel
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  • 12/24/2014 11:16:01 AM
  • Colorado Fishing Report: High-country lakes
  • Winter's grip is tightening. Consequently, most waters have or soon will have an ice cap. Use caution on Front Range waters, as most ice is still marginal. Head to the high country for good ice. South Park waters are fully capped. Of the group, Tarryall ..
  • Denver Post
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  • 12/24/2014 6:58:19 AM
  • Colorado Fishing Report: South Park has safe ice
  • This "tweener" time makes for tough fishing along the Front Range as many waters have skim ice but not enough for safe ice fishing. Icers should consider heading to South Park, where all the reservoirs have fishable ice. No ice fishing at Spinney.
  • Denver Post
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  • 12/17/2014 6:59:28 AM
  • Summit County Fishing Report: Warm weather keeping rivers fishing well
  • With the recent fair weather, the lower Eagle River, the Roaring Fork River and the Colorado River around Glenwood Springs are ice free and well worth the drive. While midges are and will remain the mainstay of winter fishing, any small nymph, size 16 and
  • Summit Daily News
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  • 12/10/2014 4:26:07 PM
  • Summit County Fishing Report: “Tween” time with ice on the way
  • On the plus side, the lower river sections are primarily ice free and fishing well. The Colorado River from Dotsero upstream to the Pumphouse is running low and clear. There have been some shore ice forming and morning ice flows. The best fishing is during
  • Summit Daily News
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  • 12/3/2014 4:48:44 PM
  • Colorado Fishing Report: Ice fishers should head for the high country
  • The recent warm weather has resulted in some smaller waters opening up and resulted in some sketchy ice conditions at Georgetown, Evergreen and the Red Feather Lakes area. Ice fishers should consider heading for the high country. There are reservoirs such
  • Denver Post
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  • 12/3/2014 5:21:32 AM
  • Summit County Fishing Report: Ice fishing season getting rolling
  • Look for flowing ice early in the day. Farther downstream in Glenwood, the Roaring Fork and Colorado rivers both are fishing solid. Streamers are a good option early and late. Nymph fish is the best bet the rest of the time. Dave Coulson is the Colorado ..
  • Summit Daily News
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  • 11/26/2014 4:49:52 PM
  • Colorado Fishing Report: Ice fishing gets rolling
  • Ice fishing season is underway in the high country. Dillon, Officer's Gulch, Georgetown and Evergreen reservoirs are seeing good numbers of anglers. Ice thickness is running from 3-6 inches, which is marginal, so use extreme caution if you go. Front Range
  • Denver Post
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  • 11/26/2014 7:02:54 AM
  • On the Fly: Is fluoro worth the cost? Depends on where you fish
  • For Colorado fishing, I try to keep spools of fluoro from 2x-7x, and spools of mono from 4x-7x. There are a few other things to consider when selecting your leader material.Fluorocarbon is stiff and, because it doesn't have as much stretch and is slicker .
  • Colorado Springs Gazette
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  • 11/20/2014 10:01:48 AM
  • Colorado Fishing Report: Ice fishing not far away
  • What a difference a week of bitter cold makes. Most smaller waters have developed an ice cap, but safe ice still remains elusive along the front range. Those looking for open water will find larger reservoirs Boyd, Horsetooth, Carter, Chatfield, Aurora and
  • Denver Post
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  • 11/19/2014 6:56:53 AM

Colorado Guides/Outfitters

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Colorado Fishing Clubs

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