Earth Day Fishing Line and Shore Cleanup
Monday, April 22
Volunteers will help with shoreline clean up at Eleven Mile and Spinney Mountain State Parks as part of an Earth Day initiative. As one of the top fishing destinations in Colorado, our two parks see more than their fair share of mircotrash and angling pollution. While most of our anglers are ethical and responsible, it can still be a struggle to make sure fishing lines, used bait, and packaging materials are properly and safely disposed of. This will be the first efforts to collect microtrash in an effort to achieve our Leave No Trace goals.
Spring Fishing Clinic
Saturday, May 4
Join experts for a morning of fishing tips and instructional workshops. Free kid-sized fishing rods for the first 100 kids to sign up.
Colorado Fishing Atlas
Whether you’re a seasoned angler or you’ve never picked up a rod before, finding a place to fish in Colorado has never been easier!
The Colorado Fishing Atlas, the latest interactive mapping tool offered by Colorado Parks and Wildlife, allows users to search for fishing opportunities by species, specific interest or proximity to your home or destination. Use the simple map interface to locate and view recommended opportunities for the family, remote fly fishing or ice fishing.
Additional information such as handicap accessible fishing access, stocked waters, boat ramps, special fishing regulations, stream gages (including links to real time data), license agents and Gold Medal waters is included on top of Bing ™ street maps, USGS topographic maps or high resolution color aerial photography.
The Fishing Resource Report provides a printable report of all nearby Fishing Information Points and associated species, CPW, BLM and USFS Offices, emergency facilities, campgrounds and license agents within a chosen distance of a map click location.
Spend a few minutes viewing a series of short video tutorials to learn about all the great new features or jump right in and start scouting from the comfort of your home today using the Colorado Fishing Atlas.
Maps of Statewide Fishing Waters
Looking for a new place to fish? Browse and download our Statewide Fishing Waters maps that help anglers navigate the special regulations on some of Colorado's popular rivers, streams and lakes. The Colorado Parks and Wildlife maps depict special fishing rules for the areas.
Scan the QR code to store the maps on your smartphone.
101 (+) Places to Take a Kid Fishing
Go Fishing - Tips to Get Kids Started Video
With our interactive map, you'll be sure to find the perfect spot for a memorable family fishing adventure. These fishing spots have been selected for their features and amenities, making them great spots to take a kid fishing. See
101 (+) Places to Take A Kid Fishing.
Annual fishing licenses are now available. Licenses can be purchased at any
CPW office, online or by phone at 1-800-244-5613.
Fishing in Colorado means opportunity & 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.
Colorado's 315 miles of Gold Medal streams provide outstanding angling opportunities for large trout. These waters are managed to ensure populations of big fish.
Colorado's Hot Spots highlights just some of the variety Colorado has to offer anglers.
Fly Fishing Colorado, DVD
Purchase "Fly Fishing Colorado" for a feature-length video journal of major fly-fishing events and top destinations for all species. Fly fishers of all skill levels will benefit from this comprehensive look at year-round fly fishing opportunities in Colorado. Each monthly entry is filled with action at recommended destinations, fly-fishing techniques, major insect hatches, and proven fly patterns. An innovative chapter menu allows the user to navigate quickly through the pages of a fly-fisher's journal for an entire year. The Fly Fishing Colorado DVD is available in our