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Thawing Gold Medal waters lure in fly fisherman, and the promise of scenic drives, endless hiking trails, and crystal-clear stargazing call for adventure!

Spring Fishing

The Upper Rio Grande area offers some of the best fishing in Colorado. Gold Medal waters on the river and an abundance of creeks, lakes, and reservoirs provide year-round opportunities for the avid fisherman. May is one of those months that present numerous challenges. However, for the hearty angler it can be rewarding.

Our favorite Spring Fishing spots include

  • Million Reservoir
  • Big Meadows Reservoir
  • South Fork of the Rio Grande
  • Beaver Creek Reservoir
  • Park Creek
  • Coller State Wildlife Area
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COMING SOON: June 15 will be the start of the Salmonfly Hatch. For the fly rodder this is one of the best times of year to target trophy trout. Seasonal Hatch Chart for the Upper Rio Grande

Full Fishing Directory:

Fishing Licenses are required for people 16 years or older. Children under 16 don't need a license, and may take a full bag and possession limit. Daily Bag Limit is the maximum number of fish you can take in one day - this varies according to the area and species, so please consult the state guide book. Possession Limit is the maximum number of fish allowed in possession at any time.

Turn your Fishing Trip into a 3-day Family Adventure

Bike Penitente Canyon

Drive the Silver Thread Scenic Byway

Explore the Valley floor in search of Sand Hill Cranes

Spend an evening Star Gazing

Hit the Trails for a Spring Hike

Check out a local dining hot spot

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