Guide To Colorado Fishing Reports
Get fishing reports for waters in CO.
If you’re planning a fishing trip to Colorado, you have some excellent choices for lakes and streams throughout the state including Adobe Creek Reservoir, Blue Mesa Reservoir, Bonny Reservoir, Carter Lake, Chatfield Reservoir, Eleven Mile Reservoir, Lake Granby, Grand Lake, Horsetooth Lake, Lathrop State Park, McPhee Reservoir, Morrow Point Reservoir, Navajo Reservoir, Shadow Mountain Reservoir, Stagecoach Reservoir, Standley Lake, Twin Lakes, Williams Fork Reservoir and others. Many of the lakes in Colorado have camping facilities as well as other accommodations nearby. Colorado is well known for excellent bass, catfish and trout fishing. Additionally, in waters around the state you’ll find populations of Salmon, Walleye, Crappie, Tiger Musky, Northern Pike, Sauger, Saugeye and sunfish including Green Sunfish, Rock Bass, White Bass, Yellow Perch which are plentiful in some waters. See a list of popular ice fishing lakes in the state, and common species caught from each lake.
Fishing is regulated in Colorado by the Fish & Game Department. You can check their website for current fishing reports. Other fishing reports are offered by independent services which collect information from fishermen. Some reports are divided by regions (southern, northern, eastern and western), some are listed by fish species while others are listed simply lake-by-lake.
The above reports are offered by third-party websites.
Reading Fishing Reports
When reading fishing reports the most useful information is likely to be the sum total of all reports over the last couple weeks, rather than the specifics of the most current fishing report. So finding that the fish have been caught shallow over the last few weeks is more important to know than the exact lure mentioned in the latest report.
Colorado fishing reports for lakes, rivers and streams.
Often archived Colorado fishing reports, from prior years, can help you identify seasonal patterns for a specific lake. Review the prior reports to find consistent information for summer months of June, July and August...the fall months of September and October...the winter months of November, December, January and February. Pay special attention to the spring (March, April and May) fishing reports from prior years as they should provide information to help you predict the approximate time for the spawn.
If you are considering a visit to Colorado for a fishing trip and are unfamiliar with the area, some of the major cities in Colorado include Boulder, Grand Junction, Denver, Sterling, Durango, Montrose, Colorado Springs, Pueblo, Fort Collins, Glenwood Springs and others scattered across CO, some with fishing opportunities nearby. To enhance your fishing experience, you may want to hire a local guide. Click here for a list of Colorado fishing guides.
Fishing reports, by state.
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