Fishing Season Dates
Season Dates & Information
Annual licenses go on sale March 1. Licenses are valid March 1 through March 31 (13 months) for fishing, combination fishing and hunting, small game and Colorado waterfowl stamps. Licenses can be purchased at sales agents, CPW offices, online or by phone at 1-800-244-5613.
Purchase of a $10.59 Habitat Stamp is also required with the purchase of the first hunting or fishing license of the season.
Waters of Colorado are open to taking fish, amphibians, mollusks and crustaceans both day and night, year-round, except as otherwise provided in the Fishing Regulations Brochure. A hardcopy of the brochure is available at all CPW Offices and sales agents statewide.
Free Fishing Days
You can fish in Colorado without a license only on the first full weekend of June, each year. All other rules and regulations apply.