With 8,000 miles of rivers (including 329 miles of Gold Medal streams) and more than 2,000 lakes, Colorado has some of the best, and most abundant, fishing you’ll find anywhere — not to mention the incredible natural beauty that surrounds it all.

Watch our Roaring Fork River fly-fishing video

Family fishing in Rocky Mountain National Park
Fly-fishing on the Gunnison River near Gunnison
Fishing on the Yampa River near Steamboat Springs
Fishing at Jackson Lake State Park near Fort Morgan
Fly-fishing near Vail
Fly fishing near Fairplay
Fishing on the Animas River in Durango
Fishing on the Animas River in Durango
Views of Mount Blanca and the Rio Grande River in Alamosa

Fly-fishers, ice-fishers and pure rod-and-reelers find plenty of places to drop their line in Colorado.

Colorado fishing licenses are required. One-day and five-day passes can also be purchased from Colorado Parks and Wildlife.

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