Fishing in Colorado means opportunity and 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.
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Anglers can win boats, fishing gear at two West Slope CPW fishing tournaments
A smallmouth bass tournament will be held at Ridgway State Park on June 4-12.
At Elkhead Reservoir there will be a smallmouth bass and a northern pike tournament, June 11-19.
The fishing tournaments are free and open to anyone with a 2016 Colorado fishing license. No pre-registration is required.
More information, complete rules for the tournaments and fishing tips can be found on the tournaments page.