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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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. And Colorado's 168 miles of Gold Medal streams provide outstanding angling opportunities for large trout. These waters are managed to ensure populations of big fish.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife provides weekly statewide fishing reports, which for ease of consumption are separated into multiple sections. The Statewide Conditions section provides conditions by regions and also includes tips for fishing success. The Stocking Report lists bodies of water where catchable trout were recently stocked and the Seasonal Information section provides all of the latest angling news.

Anglers wishing to contribute information to the weekly fishing report should submit their fishing tips or conditions reports to fish.reporter@sta​te.co.us. The deadline for the weekly fishing report is Mondays at 5 p.m.

Some of Colorado's best fishing takes place in early spring, so get out and drop a line.

 Awards & Records

 

​​There is good news for accomplished Colorado anglers who are looking for a little recognition. Colorado Parks and Wildlife recognizes licensed anglers who catch exceptionally large fish through two separate programs.

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 Resources

 

 Colorado Fishing Atlas

Colorado Fishing Atlas 

An interactive mapping tool offered by CPW that allows users to search for fishing opportunities by species or proximity to your home or destination.