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Habitat Stamp

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Important Note: Anyone ages 18-64 MUST purchase a Habitat Stamp in order to buy or apply for a preference point or for a hunting or fishing license.



​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Colorado Fishing​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

​​Fishing in Colorado equals opportunities to catch some 35 speci​es of warm-water and cold-water fish. You can fish for a rainbow trout in a cool Rocky Mountain stream or troll for walleye on a sunny plains reservoir. Colorado offers everything in between, too. Choose to fish anywhere in 6,000 miles of streams and more than 1,300 lakes and reservoir​s. 

Annual fishing licenses are valid April 1, 2018 through March 31, 2019. CPW provides a range of options for anglers from the annual fishing license to the one-day fishing license. ​Youth under age 16 fish for free.​ Buy a fishing license today​!​​​​​ ​​​​ 

CPW provides opportunities to learn how to fish ​throughout the season​. Check the calendar​ for upcoming clinics.​​​

Fishing License Fees are Changing in 2019

With the passage of Senate Bill 18-143​​​, CPW is able to adjust pricing to meet the pressures of increased management costs and resource usage across the state. These adjustments allow the agency to continue our​ conservation mission, while also ensuring transparency and accountability in working to achieve the ten key goals laid ou​t in the bill. ​​​​​​​​​​​​

Fishing fees are changing on January 1, 2019. Learn more about the approved 2019 fish​​ing fe​e adjustments​​ or visit the Future Generations Act Frequently Asked Questions page​ for additional information.



Need help buying a license?​

To learn more about creating an account, or how to buy a fishing license in our new integrated purchasing system, please visit our online purchasing FAQs page​.​

Herman Gulch Greenback Cutthroat Trout Recovery

Native greenback cutthroat trout recovery efforts require a multi-year strategy. Now in year 3, stocking efforts are going well. Watch the video to learn what Colorado Parks and Wildlife is doing to help this species that was once near extinction.

Also, read about CPW's greenback cutthroat trout research.


Fishing app icon​Try the new CPW Fishing​ App 

Seeking a new location​ to drop a line? Want a central location to record your latest catches? Can’t remember the walleye limit at Che​rry Creek Reservoir while you’re ON Cherry Creek Reservoir? 

CPW Fishing has you covered. CPW Fishing is the official fishing app of Colorado Parks and Wildlife, providing you great journaling, learning and scouting capabilities - even with no connection. Learn more a​t CPW Fishing App​​.

Download the CPW Fishing App on Google Play. 



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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.

2018 Colorado Outdoors Fishing Guide

2018 fishing guide coverColorado 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 or you can buy just this issue. Order th​e Fishing Guide today! Purchase an annual subscription to Colorado Outdoors magazine onli​ne, or call: 1-800-417-8986.​