CANCELLED - Rifle Gap Ice Fishing Tournament
Saturday, January 21
The ice fishing tournament at Rifle Gap State Park has been cancelled to the deterioration of the ice at the shoreline.
Ice Fishing Seminar and Clinic
Friday, February 3
Register for the Friday ice fishing seminar at the Wagar Buildling on the Colorado State University Campus on Friday 6-9 pm. Participants will be invited to the Saturday ice fishing clinc on February 4, 8 am till noon. The location will be determined based on ice conditions and announced at the Friday seminar.
The Colorado Classic Pro-AM South Park Ice Masters Ice Fishing Tournament
Saturday, February 4
Presented by Eagle Claw-Shappell, this tournament is the second leg or event of the 2017 Colorado Classic Pro-AM Ice Fishing Tournament series, hosted by Eleven Mile Sports. The contest start and finish will take place at the North Boat Ramp of Eleven Mile State Park.
The field consists of up to 150 two-man teams with each team allowed to weigh in a total of two trout for their total weight.
Cash prizes will be awarded for first 15 places. Contestants may also elect to enter into the Big Fish Pot. There are both Professional and Amateur fisherperson divisions. Points are earned towards the Eagle Claw-Shappell Colorado Classic Pro-AM tournament finale that is awarded at the end of the final event in March.
Beginners Ice Fishing Clinic
Saturday, February 11
This event is for all ages of anglers who have very little to no experience ice fishing. The event is free and limited to the first 30 people who sign up.
The Colorado Classic Pro-AM Marina March Madness Ice Fishing Tournament
Saturday, March 4
Presented by Eagle Claw-Shappell, this tournament is the third leg or event of the 2017 Colorado Classic Pro-AM Ice Fishing Tournament series, hosted by Eleven Mile Sports. Contest will take place at the North Boat Ramp of Eleven Mile State Park.
The field consists of up to 150 two-man teams. There will be three, two-hour fishing sets spaced throughout the day. Teams must fish in the North Shore area and any sport fish species may be included. Each team also gets two free throw basketball shots at weigh-in each hour and the team with the most total shots made is the Free Throw Champ earning points to the overall Colorado Classic event.
Cash prizes awarded for the first fish weighed during each set, as well as for first, second, and third place by weight for any sport fish during each set. Contestants may also elect to enter into the Big Fish Pot which is randomly awarded from the three sets largest fish by weight. There are both Professional and Amateur fisherperson divisions. Points are earned towards the Eagle Claw-Shappell Colorado Classic Pro-AM tournament finale that is determined at the end of this event.
Colorado Fishing Atlas
Whether you’re a seasoned angler or you’ve never picked up a rod before, finding a place to fish in Colorado has never been easier!
The Colorado Fishing Atlas, the latest interactive mapping tool offered by Colorado Parks and Wildlife, allows users to search for fishing opportunities by species, specific interest or proximity to your home or destination. Use the simple map interface to locate and view recommended opportunities for the family, remote fly fishing or ice fishing.
Additional information such as handicap accessible fishing access, stocked waters, boat ramps, special fishing regulations, stream gages (including links to real time data), license agents and Gold Medal waters is included on top of Bing ™ street maps, USGS topographic maps or high resolution color aerial photography.
The Fishing Resource Report provides a printable report of all nearby Fishing Information Points and associated species, CPW, BLM and USFS Offices, emergency facilities, campgrounds and license agents within a chosen distance of a map click location.
Spend a few minutes viewing a series of short video tutorials to learn about all the great new features or jump right in and start scouting from the comfort of your home today using the Colorado Fishing Atlas.
Maps of Statewide Fishing Waters
Looking for a new place to fish? Browse and download our Statewide Fishing Waters maps that help anglers navigate the special regulations on some of Colorado's popular rivers, streams and lakes. The Colorado Parks and Wildlife maps depict special fishing rules for the areas.
Scan the QR code to store the maps on your smartphone.
101 (+) Places to Take a Kid Fishing
Go Fishing - Tips to Get Kids Started Video
With our interactive map, you'll be sure to find the perfect spot for a memorable family fishing adventure. These fishing spots have been selected for their features and amenities, making them great spots to take a kid fishing. See
101 (+) Places to Take A Kid Fishing.
Annual fishing licenses are now available. Licenses can be purchased at any
CPW office, online or by phone at 1-800-244-5613.
Fishing in Colorado means opportunity & a chance to catch some 35 species of both warm- and cold-water fish. You can fish for the famed rainbow trout in a cool Rocky Mountain stream or troll for walleye on a sunny plains reservoir. And Colorado offers everything in between, too. There are 6,000 miles of streams and more than 2,000 lakes and reservoirs to choose from.
Colorado's 315 miles of Gold Medal streams provide outstanding angling opportunities for large trout. These waters are managed to ensure populations of big fish.
Colorado's Hot Spots highlights just some of the variety Colorado has to offer anglers.
Fly Fishing Colorado, DVD
Purchase "Fly Fishing Colorado" for a feature-length video journal of major fly-fishing events and top destinations for all species. Fly fishers of all skill levels will benefit from this comprehensive look at year-round fly fishing opportunities in Colorado. Each monthly entry is filled with action at recommended destinations, fly-fishing techniques, major insect hatches, and proven fly patterns. An innovative chapter menu allows the user to navigate quickly through the pages of a fly-fisher's journal for an entire year. The Fly Fishing Colorado DVD is available in our