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Catch of the Week & Fishing Facts
Catch of the Week & Fishing Facts
​​​​​​​​​​​Justin with Trout

Justin caught this 23 inch brown trout out of the Pueblo tailwaters.

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​Fishing Fact of the Week


Fish Research

Do you know Colorado's State Fish?

The Greenback Cutthroat Trout (Oncorhynchus clarki somias) was adopted as the official state fish on March 15, 1994. The Greenback Cutthroat Trout was at one time indigenous to many small creeks, streams, and rivers throughout most of Colorado. As mining and human occupation expanded across the state, the greenback easily succumbed to pollution from mine tailings in the state's streams and to competition from other species of trout introduced to Colorado waters. 

Citation: House Bill 1164 1994; Colorado Revised Statute 24-80-911.5. 

Anglers Subsidize Management and Conservation

Did you these activities have an annual impact in Colorado of $6.1 billion?

Wildlife Viewers: $2.3 billion​
Anglers: $1.9 billion
State Park Visitors: $1 billion
Hunters: $919 million