Colorado Fishing

Fly Fishing in rmnp

Fishing Rocky Mountain National Park

Fishing opportunities in the Rocky region range from high country catch and release fly fishing to big lake fishing to wintertime ice fishing. 

Rocky Mountain National Park, headwaters for the Colorado, Big Thompson, Cache la Poudre, and Fall Rivers, provides high country stream and lake fishing.  As these rivers flow from the Park, they grow into popular fishing areas on both the East and West sides. 

Grand Lake, Shadow Mountain, and Lake Granby on the West side are large lakes with commercial marinas, boat rentals, and fishing charters.  Lake Estes and Marys Lake on the East side are smaller.

When fishing Rocky Mountain National Park, the Colorado license fee applies to fishers 16 years and older.  In Colorado, the first weekend in June each year is free - no license required. Other regulations still apply.  Local shops and marinas are excellent sources of information, equipment, guides, charters, and the necessary Colorado fishing license.

Fishing Businesses

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River, Lake

This is great family fun in a beautiful, tranquil setting.  No fishing license required.  We provide all the gear and bait.  We'll even clean and ice your catch.  You pay by the fish inch.  The pond is stocked every season with Rainbow Trout and you're guaranteed a successful catch.  This is a great way to introduce your children or grandchildren to fishing.

Fishing Fun for the Whole Family
800 Moraine Ave
Estes Park
CO
80517
USA
40.365547 -105.538611

Our full, pro-line fly shop and outdoor adventure company offers guided fly fishing, day hikes, Longs Peak trips, backpacking, horseback/fly fishing, and llama pack trips for you, your family, and friends, as well as snow shoeing trips in winter. We are Family Owned and Operated.

Year-round guided trips with friendly, knowledgeable guides.
230 E. Elkhorn Ave
Estes Park,
CO
80517
USA
40.3767622 -105.5205195
Estes Angler

Dedicated to the Art of Fly Fishing

338 West Riverside
Estes Park
CO
80517
USA
40.3772059 -105.5216651
Estes Park Mountain Shop

All Your Mountain Adventures Under One Roof: hiking, rock climbing, fishing, biking, skiing, snowshoeing, and more...

2050 Big Thompson Ave.
Estes Park
CO
80517
USA
40.3772059 -105.5216651
Lake Estes Marina

Fishing, boating, kayaking, or biking around Lake Estes starts at the Marina Store!

1770 Big Thompson Ave.
Estes Park
CO
80517
USA
40.3772059 -105.5216651

Rocky by the Numbers

Kirks FS

Trout Haven Fishing Pond

Castle Mountain

Streamside