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The CPW Fishing App: Download Today

New CPW Fishing App Now Available 
Download the CPW Fishing App on Google Play. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Ready to plan your next Colorado angling adventure? 

Now you can visualize your trip and track your catches with CPW Fishing, the official fishing app of Colorado Parks and Wildlife. CPW Fishing can help you discover new fishing locations, learn new skills, stay on top of the latest regulations and journal your fishing experiences.​

Plan, Record, Learn​

CPW Fishing lets you discover and search over 1,300 fishing destinations across Colorado. View a location’s popularity, ease of access, which fish species are present, stream gauges and more. Record your days on the water, jou​​rnal your catches — even place your catch locations on the map. Use the fish identification guide to learn about Colorado’s many fish species.

Access the latest fishing conditions and stocking reports, and keep it legal with up-to-date regulations at your fingertips. Download the app today! ​​


Fishing App - Fishing Atlas Map 

Fishing App - Example of Fish at Chatfield Reservoir​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Fishing App - Tackle Box​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


Match the Hatch app icon​Try the New Match a Hatch App

The match a hatch app is designed to help fly anglers identify the flies that are hatching in Colorado each month and find an appropriate artificial fly to use to fish. 

Simply tap on one of the riverfly images that looks closest to what you see on the river to learn more about that fly.

Explore Today 
Download iOS App Download Google Play for Android App

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


Colorado Outdoors Fishing Guide

fishing guide cover Colorado Outdoors, Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s magazine, is a valuable planning resource for anglers and hunters. The Fishing guide is available free with a subscription to Colorado Outdoors.

Order th​e Fishing Guide today!

Purchase an annual subscription to Colorado Outdoors magazine online, or call: 1-800-417-8986.​

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 Privacy Policy


Last Update: July 10, 2019

Your privacy is important to Colorado Parks and Wildlife. The information that is required to be submitted to use the CPW Fishing application is in many instances subject to protection against general public disclosure by exceptions found in the Colorado Open Records Act.

Users of the CPW Fishing application may choose to post personal information regarding their use of the CPW Fishing application and by doing so voluntarily make the information provided available for public review. However, such public posting is not required as part of using the CPW Fishing application. It is a voluntary activity that may be undertaken by users of the CPW Fishing application.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife does not otherwise release or sell information for the purpose of a third party’s marketing program or solicitations.

How we collect and the types of personal information collected

Use of the personal record keeping or public reporting features of the CPW Fishing application requires the submission of a name and email address for the creation of a user account.

As part of the creation of a user account, users of the CPW Fishing application also have the opportunity to voluntarily provide additional information such as fishing skill level, interest in family-friendly locations, age range, gender and CPW customer identification number (CID), but the provision of such information is in all respects up to the user, as is its disclosure through posting, and is not otherwise required to use the CPW Fishing application.

Navigation information

Each time you use the CPW Fishing application, usage information is collected by Colorado Parks and Wildlife servers. This information includes:

  • Which platform you use (android, iPhone)

  • Voluntary profile info

  • Fishing Journal entry

  • Voluntary submitted content (Master Angler, Catch of the Week) ​

The information collected is not intended to personally identify individual users.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife and its contractors use this information in an aggregated form (without personally identifying individual users) to help it develop new or more appropriate content for users of the CPW Fishing application, or, for management and planning purposes.

When we disclose personal information

Unless the user of the CPW Fishing application voluntarily chooses to make their information public through posting, the personal information submitted by the user of the CPW Fishing application to Colorado Parks and Wildlife will only be publicly disclosed as required under the Colorado Open Records Act or as otherwise required by law.

Specifically, email addresses provided to the state or its agencies, such as Colorado Parks and Wildlife, for the purpose of future electronic communications, and names, addresses and telephone numbers of users of recreational services owned and operated by the state or its agencies are generally protected from public disclosure under the Colorado Open Records Act. See sections 24-72-204(2)(a)(VII) and (3)(a)(IX), Colorado Revised Statutes.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife, as the owner and operator of the CPW Fishing application, has access to all information submitted to or stored on the CPW Fishing application, but only uses such information to communicate with users of the CPW Fishing application regarding their use of the application or in furtherance of the development and implementation of Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s other wildlife, parks and outdoor recreation programs. Colorado Parks and Wildlife only discloses information to its employees or contractors that have a need to know that information and that have otherwise agreed not to publicly disclose it.


Colorado Parks and Wildlife follows industry standard security practices and undertakes its best efforts to ensure that its computer systems and user personal information are secure. Colorado Parks and Wildlife safeguards its computer systems and the personal information you provide to it with physical, electronic and managerial procedures.

While Colorado Parks and Wildlife continuously works to protect the personal information of users of the CPW Fishing application, it should be noted that no service is 100% secure and Colorado Parks and Wildlife cannot ensure or warrant the absolute security of any information provided as part of using the CPW Fishing application.​​​