Fish Colorado

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Colorado is home to about 9,000 miles of trout streams and rivers. We have almost 2,000 lakes, the vast majority have fish. Our fishing guide details locations by area, with additional information about the water. Individual guide pages have camping information coupled with water location to assist in locating fishing options near forest service campgrounds.
 

Fish the Animas River:
From the Needle Mountains on the southern slopes of the San Juan’s the Animas River starts its journey of 126 miles to the confluence of the San Juan River. The town of Durango boasts Gold Medal Water…. continue reading
 
 
 
Fish the Cortez Area:
The region around Cortez provides lots of lake and reservoir fishing, including Totten Reservoir, Puett Reservoir, Summit Reservoir, Summit Reservoir, and Jackson Gulch Reservoir…. continue reading
 
 
 
Fishing the Dolores River:
From the top of Lizard Head Pass, the Dolores River flows 241 miles until it empties into the Colorado River. The Dolores travels down in a canyon, past the old mining town of Rico and into McPhee Reservoir near ….. continue reading
 
 
 
Fishing the Gunnison River Basin:
The Gunnison River at 164 miles in length is the fifth largest tributary in the Colorado River system. Formed at the confluence of the East and Taylor Rivers in Gunnison County, this River provides multiple opportunities …. continue reading
 
 
 
 
Fish the San Miguel River:
The San Miguel River area has fishing for everyone as it’s hallmark. From well stocked lakes, to prime water, this river appeals to all fishing skill levels. From the northern heights of the San Juan Mountains above the mountain town …. continue reading
 
 
Fish the Uncompahgre River:
From just to the side of Red Mountain Pass, the flow of the River, Uncompahgre 75 miles to the North and Northwest to confluence with the Gunnison River South of the Delta. Seasonal paddlers wallow in the difficult waters of the river above …. continue reading
 
 
Fish Lake City:
The Lake Fork begins at Sloan Lake in the northern San Juan Mountains. The River is 64.7 miles in length flowing through Lake San Cristobal on it’s way to Blue Mesa Reservoir. Fishing on the Lake Fork is….continue reading
 
 
 
Fish the Grand Mesa:
The Grand Mesa, located just 35 miles northwest of Montrose, and a prominent landmark from both Grand Junction and Delta, is the worlds largest flat-topped mountain. With over 300 lakes and trout streams, this mesa provides…continue reading
Due to the number of lakes and streams, the Grand Mesa has three sections.

Gold Medal Waters:

The streams and rivers designated Gold Medal have a length of 322 miles. To qualify for Gold Medal Status, the water must produce twelve quality trout per acre that have a length of fourteen inches …. continue reading

Colorado Fishing Guide 2017:

 
 

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