Fishing in Colorado means opportunity and 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. Buy a fishing license today!
Five-Year Draft Regulations
CPW conducts a thorough review of fishing regulations every five years. Regulations are intended to meet fishery management goals for specific waters and provide a variety of fishing experiences for Colorado anglers. Using scientific data and input from wildlife managers and from anglers, regulations are developed by staff and provided to the Parks and Wildlife Commission
for action. Read the draft fishing regulation proposals
that will be presented to the Commission at their September meeting
and finalized in November.