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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Colorado Fishing​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
​​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​!​​​​

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Anglers can win boats, fishing ge​ar at two West Slope CPW fishing tournaments

​​​​​​A smallmouth bass tournament will be held at Ridgway Sta​te Parkon June 4-12

At Elkhead Reservoir there will be a smallmouth bass and a northern pike tournament, June 11-19

The fishing tournaments are free and open to anyone with a 2016 Colorado fishing license. No pre-registration is required. 

More information, complete rules for the tournaments and fishing tips can be found on the​ tournaments page.​

 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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 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.

 2015 Colorado Outdoors Fishing Guide​

Colorado Outdoors, Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s magazine, is a valuable planning resource for anglers and hunters. The 2015 Fishing guide is available free with a subscription to Colorado Outdoors. Order th​e 2015 Fishing Guide today! Purchase an annual subscription to Colorado Outdoors magazine online, or call: 1-800-417-8986.​