The fly fishing season runs year round. In the winter, wear warm clothes and fish the Blue, South Platte, and Williams Fork, while in the spring, all area rivers and lakes are excellent for fishing. Summer is perfect for dry fly fishing on all the rivers. In the Fall, conditions continue to be good, with fewer people and crowds.
So whether you want to go out on your own or with an experienced guide, you will be thrilled by the variety of fish available in Colorado. A Colorado fishing trip can be organized any time of year, for an afternoon, a full day, or even a week. Just grab some waders and a pole, and enjoy the beautiful outdoor streams and rivers Colorado has to offer.
Offering half-day excursions, Big Ed's provides a memorable charter boat experience for the whole family by giving you an experience at Dillon reservoir at 9,000 feet while spin cast fishing for huge Rainbow trout, Brown trout, and Kokanee salmon. If you prefer not fishing, arrange a scenic cruise and enjoy the thrill of boating while seeing gorgeous views. Servicing Breckenridge, Keystone, Copper Mountain, Frisco Silverthorne and Vail, Colorado.
Colorado's Blue River Anglers offers Year Round guided Colorado fly fishing trips on the Blue River, Colorado River, Arkansas River, South Platte River, Williams Fork River, and many more. Trips are offered year-round, with everyone, including beginners, welcome. Colorado fly fishing instruction is a specialty. (888) 453-9171
Located in Frisco, Colorado, Blue River Anglers can arrange everything from a half day to overnight fly fishing trip.
Summit County's oldest fly fishing guide service, Mountain Angler, is your one-stop shop for fly fishing in Breckenridge.
This is one great place to experience fly fishing. Small rocky streams, large winding rivers and high mountain lakes provide an abundance of fly fishing, all within a one hour drive are five major rivers including the Blue, Eagle, Colorado, Arkansas, and South Platte Rivers.
The Blue River is one of the most spectacular Gold Medal fisheries in Colorado if not the country. Big trout and big views will treat you to a great day of fly fishing on the Blue River. This medium sized river can be accessed from the Dillon Reservoir dam to Kremmling. Most of the public access is between Dillon and Green Mountain Reservoirs.
The Colorado River can be divided into two sections, Upper and Lower. The Upper Colorado starts below Windy Gap Reservoir and extends to the Pumphouse just below Kremmling. This section of river has a strong flow and is great for float fishing. The Lower Colorado can be wade fished at several locations, but is best for float fishing. Most of the water is class II with a few class III rapids.
Typically known for great rafting and kayaking, the fishing on the Arkansas River has been improving in recent years. Due to heavy metal pollutants from mining, this river lacked clarity and wasn't a thriving trout home. Recently, through the positive effects of the EPA SuperFund, the river has become more healthy with Browns, Rainbows, Brookies and a few Cutthroat. The best fishing can be found near the headwaters from Independence Pass Road to the Climax Molybdenum mine.
Located in central Colorado, the South Platte River flows from northeast through Denver and has one of the best fisheries in Colorado with an abundance of Rainbows and Browns. This is where nymph fishing tends to be the best.
The Eagle River is one of the lesser known great fisheries in Colorado. Traveling from Minturn to Dotsero, this river runs parallel to I-70 and is accessible from Highway 6. Because of recent development of the area, public access has become harder and harder, however if you find public access, you'll find high quality Brown and Rainbow Trout fishing.