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Free Fishing Weekend - June 1 to June 2, 2024
Free Fishing Weekend - June 1 to June 2, 2024
Free Fishing Weekend - Family Fishing

​​​​​​​​​A great time to try fishing in Colorado​​​​​​​​​!

The fish are starting to bite at waters all around the state. To give everyone an opportunity to get out and get some hits, Colorado Parks and Wildlife is inviting resident and nonresident anglers of all ages to participate in its annual Free Fishing Weekend on June 1 to 2. The free fishing weekend is a great w​ay to get outside with family and friends and take adva​​ntag​e of Colorado's extensive opportunities to fish for a myriad of cold and warm water fish species​​.​

Tips & Hotspots

There are many resources that Colorado Parks and Wildlife offers to help those interested in fishing throughout the state:

  • ​Fishing Report- This report offers a weekly fishing report from lakes all around Colorado

  • Fishing Atlas- This is an interactive map that shows the many waters people can fish in Colorado

  • 101 Places to Take a Kid Fishing​- this webpage has an interactive map showing all of the possible places to take a kid fishing 

  • Stocking Report- The stocking report shows lakes, ponds, and rivers that have been stocked with catchable (9 to 12 inch) trout in Colorado.​

​​Bait Fishing Basics

Never fished before? Don't worry, our Colorado Outdoors "Quick Tips" video will show you the basic to setting up a rod. 

Follow the rules and have fun!​​

Colorado Parks and Wildlife reminds the public that although a license or Habitat Stamp is not required on Free Fishing Weekend, but all other rules and regulations will apply. Anglers should consult the ​Colorado Fishing Brochure​​​​​ for specific regulations and restrictions. 

Fishing licenses can be purchased at an​​y Colorado Parks and Wildlife office or from one of the more than 600 sales agents across the state. Licenses can also be purchased online. Anglers may also purchase a fishing license over the phone by calling 1-800-244-5613. Find information about purchasing a lic​ense online or for more information on fishing

Last year over one million fishing licenses were sold in Colorado. The sale of fishing licenses allows CPW to maintain and conserve fish habitat that promotes better fishing in Colorado.​