The ponds offer Bluegill, Green and Red-Ear Sunfish, Pumpkin Seed, Black Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Yellow Perch, Saugeye/Walleye, Northern Pike, Channel Catfish and Rainbow Trout. Trout fishing is excellent from fall through spring.
There are 2 trophy Bass ponds at St. Vrain: Great Blue Heron Reservoir and Bald Eagle Pond. These waters have special restrictions and are catch-and-release for all Bass.
Bald Eagle is artificial fly and lure only, no bait of any kind is permitted.
Blue Heron is also a trophy catfish water, anglers are permitted 1 catfish over 20" in length out of their total creel limit of 10.
Ice fishing is very productive in the winter months on our trout ponds, as well as for Walleye and Crappie.
Other species that may be found at St. Vrain include Gizzard Shad (bait fish), Common Carp, Suckers, Tiger Musky, Brown Trout, CutBow hybrids, and Bullhead Catfish. These fish have largely been introduced by flooding or very limited stocking.
Bowfishing for Carp, Suckers and Northern Pike is permissible with a valid fishing license.
Bowfishing or gigging is allowed for Bullfrogs as well, during legal season.
Snapping turtles may be caught and kept in season.
Seinning and cast netting is legal for bait fish only.
Crawfish may be caught, but should not be reintroduced to other bodies of water alive.
Check the St. Vrain fishing report and the park Conditions page for updated information.