Colorado Fishing License

A Colorado fishing license used to be good from January 1st to December 31st but that changed in 2010. The licenses now expire on March 31st and are required for anyone over the age of 16. Here in Colorado the waters are open year around, day and night, ready when you are so make sure you get your license.

Any Colorado resident over the age of 64 qualifies as a senior and can buy their annual license for $1. You can purchase your Colorado fishing license from the Colorado Division of Wildlife's website, by calling (800)244-5613 or by visiting a license agent near you. The first full weekend in June is a free weekend where residents and nonresidents do not need a Colorado fishing license.

The Colorado Parks and Wildlife fishing brochure is a great resource for the rules and regulations of Colorado and has information on some great fishing spots. It also has information of all the sport fishing you can do and where the fish are located. Make sure you know the regulations especially for the gold water fishing in Colorado. Some of our water is catch and release, wild trout water or artificial and lures only.

Prices

Resident

Annual Fishing License...................$26
Senior Annual License....................$1
One-Day License..........................$9
Second Rod Stamp.........................$5

Nonresident

Annual Fishing License...................$56
5- Day Fishing License...................$21
One-Day License..........................$9
Second Rod Stamp.........................$5

Beginning July 1, 2010, any person, 18 years of age or older, or 64 and under who fish or hunt in Colorado will be required to purchase a Colorado Habitat Stamp.

Habitat Stamp.............................$10

Residency Qualifications

1. You need to have lived in Colorado continuously for the last six months and the address you give must be the same as the one from your income tax return.

2. U.S. armed services personnel on active duty in Colorado

3. Full-time students enrolled and attending a Colorado college at least six months before applying. This includes a Colorado resident going to school out of state and paying nonresident tuition.

For questions regarding residency call: 303-297-1192

Here are some of the local waters in Northern Colorado.

Cache La Poudre

Big Thompson

Rocky Mountain National Park

St. Vrain