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Introduction to Ice Fishing
Saturday, December 22

Have you ever wanted to try ice fishing but didn't know where to start? Are you new to ice fishing and looking for some tips to help you catch more fish? Then, this is the class for you! Space is limited so register today. All equipment will be provided or bring your gear and we will help you get it set up. All anglers 16 years old and older must have a valid fishing license. Licenses will not be able to be sold at the event.

8th Annual Ice Fishing Tournament
Saturday, January 5

Steamboat Fishing Adventures presents the 8th Annual Ice Fishing Tournament at Stagecoach State Park. Back and bigger for 2019! More prizes, more cash! Total length of 2 trout caught or optional largest pike competition!

Introduction to Ice Fishing
Saturday, January 5

Have you ever wanted to try ice fishing but didn't know where to start? Are you new to ice fishing and looking for some tips to help you catch more fish? Then, this is the class for you! Space is limited so register today. All equipment will be provided or bring your gear and we will help you get it set up. All anglers 16 years old and older must have a valid fishing license. Licenses will not be able to be sold at the event.

Debunk The Winter Funk
Saturday, February 16

Got the winter blues? Colorado Parks & Wildlife is providing a cool way to shake off the winter doldrums and “debunk the winter funk” with a variety of free outdoor, family activities at Stagecoach State Park’s Marina area, Saturday, Feb.16, from 10am through 2pm. Leashed pets are welcome!

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Colorado Fishing Atlas ​

Whether you’re a seasoned angler or you’ve never picked up a rod before, finding a place t​o fish in Colorado has never been easier!

The Colorado Fishing Atlas, the latest interactive mapping tool offered by Colorado Parks and Wildlife, allows users to search for fishing opportunities by species, specific interest or proximity to your home or destination. Use the simple map interface to locate and view recommended opportunities for the family, remote fly fishing or ice fishing.

Additional information such as handicap accessible fishing access, stocked waters, boat ramps, special fishing regulations, stream gages (including links to real time data), license agents and Gold Medal waters is included on top of Bing ™ street maps, USGS topographic maps or high resolution color aerial photography.

The Fishing Resource Report provides a printable report of all nearby Fishing Information Points and associated species, CPW, BLM and USFS Offices, emergency facilities, campgrounds and license agents within a chosen distance of a map click location.

Spend a few minutes viewing a series of short video tutorials to learn about all the great new features or jump right in and start scouting from the comfort of your home today using the Colorado Fishing Atlas.

Maps of Statewide Fishing Waters

Fishing map graphic

Fish map QR codeLooking for a new place to fish? Browse and download our Statewide Fishing Waters maps​ that help anglers navigate the special regulations on some of Colorado's po​​pular rivers, streams and lakes. The Colorado Parks and Wildlife maps depict special fishing rules for the areas.

​Scan the QR code to store the maps on your smartphone. 

101 (+) Places to Take a Kid Fishing

Go Fishing - Tips to Get Kids Started Video

 

101 Places to Take a Kid Fishing mapWith our interactive map, you'll be sure to find the perfect spot for a memorable family fishing adventure. These fishing spots have been selected for their features and amenities, making them great spots to take a kid fishing. See 101 (+) Places to Take A Kid Fishing.

Annual fishing licenses are now available. Licenses can be purchased at any license agent, CPW office​, online or by phone at 1-800-244-5613.​​

Hot Spots

​Fishing in Colorado means opportunity & a chance to catch some 35 species of both warm- and cold-water fish. You can fish for the famed rainbow trout in a cool Rocky Mountain stream or troll for walleye on a sunny plains reservoir. And Colorado offers everything in between, too. There are 6,000 miles of streams and more than 2,000 lakes and reservoirs to choose from.

Colorado's 315 miles of Gold Medal streams provide outstanding angling opportunities for large trout. These waters are managed to ensure populations of big fish.

Fishing Colorado's Hot Spots highlights just some of the variety Colorado has to offer anglers.

Fly Fishing Colorado, DVD

Fly Fishing Colorado DVD cover Purchase "Fly Fishing Colorado" for a feature-length video journal of major fly-fishing events and top destinations for all species. Fly fishers of all skill levels will benefit from this comprehensive look at year-round fly fishing opportunities in Colorado. Each monthly entry is filled with action at recommended destinations, fly-fishing techniques, major insect hatches, and proven fly patterns. An innovative chapter menu allows the user to navigate quickly through the pages of a fly-fisher's journal for an entire year. The Fly Fishing Colorado DVD is available in our online store!​​​​​