Fishing

Fishing License Information

A fishing license for Colorado residents between the ages of 16 and 64 is $26. For seniors 64 and over, it's only $1. Anyone between 18 and 64 years old also needs a $10 Habitat Stamp. Short-term licenses and out of state licenses are also available. Go to the official Department of Wildlife page (see link below) for more information.

Buy A Colorado Fishing License Locally

Many local retailers are authorized to sell fishing licenses. Our local fly shops are also a great place to get the latest fishing reports. For a link to Colorado's latest official list of license agents, click here.

Buy A Colorado Fishing License Online

To go directly to the official Colorado Department of Wildlife fishing license page (you can purchase a license on line) follow this link. You can also call them toll free at 1-800-244-5613.

To see the latest Colorado fishing brochure, click here.
The Department of Wildlife's Fishing Page is available online. For the home page of the Department of Wildlife, click here.

Ethical Angler

Ethical Angler is a new organization we encourage you to learn about. Their goals align nicely with ours at Trout Unlimited. When you visit their website by clicking on this link, you'll learn about responsible angling, conservation, good stewardship of our rivers and fishing responsibly. 

Local Weather

For a link to our local forecast, click here.

Department of Wildlife

 The Colorado Division of Wildlife has a very informative Fishing Page on their web site. It includes links to information about fishing areas, species identification, how to purchase a license, awards and records, resources & tips, the Fishing is Fun program and even seminars about topics such as ice fishing.

Ice Fishing

Some members of TU also enjoy ice fishing. It's a very different sport compared to fly fishing, but when the eyelets on our fly rods freeze it's a good alternative to bowling. Each winter, the Granby, CO Chamber of Commerce hosts a huge ice fishing contest. Typically, over 1,000 people participate! For all the details, go to the Granby Chamber website by clicking here

Here's a link to a very brief educational and entertaining video about ice fishing.
 

Local Maps

Follow this link to a road map view of our area, starting in Fraser.

For information on camping in East Grand County (Winter Park and Fraser area) click here.

Local Guides

Here's a local guide we like because he doesn't fish with dynamite and supports our TU Chapter's TV show on channel 18, The Mighty Colorado River.

Winter Park Fly Fisher

Fishing Tips

Tying the right knot is an integral part of being a successful fly fisherman. Here's a video showing how to tie about a dozen fishing knots.

For other information, such as how to identify what kind of fish you've just caught, fishing areas and other fishing tips, see the Department of Wildlife module on this page.


Here's a brief educational and entertaining video about ice fishing.

Camping Information

For local camping information in the Winter Park/Fraser area, click here.

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