Colorado, to many, is synonymous with fly-fishing. Our many mountain streams, rivers, and lakes teem with Rainbow, Brown, Cutthroat, and Brook trout. In some of the large mountain lakes Kokanee (landlocked) you’ll find Salmon! We also have many warm-water fisheries too with Bass, Catfish, Pike, and others.
The best way to really get to the big fish is to book a fishing trip or take lessons with one of the many experienced fly fishing adventure companies. A guided trip can include access to private-water, backcountry overnight horse trips, float-trips, Gold Medal Waters, and so much more.
From Colorado’s “Dream Stream,” and “Miracle Mile” to the word-class Frying Pan, Gunnison, Uncompahgre Rivers to the massive Lake Dillion and Blue Mesa Reservoir full of Kokanee Salmon and large Lake Trout, Colorado has is all. Hundreds of Lakes, and abudant rivers and stream, make Colorado nothing short of fisherman’s paradise.
For those DIY fishermen, a stop in a local shop to stock up on gear and get hot tips from those that know the local water, can make or break your expedition. It’s important to note that you need a valid Colorado Fishing License to fish in the state of Colorado, even if you are practicing catch and release. For more information check out the Colorado Division of Parks and Wildlife’s website: www.wildlife.state.co.us/fishing/
Get a line in the water! There is a big one calling your name.