You must have a valid Colorado fishing license. You can get these licenses at many locations in Rangely and northwestern Colorado.

If you're just visiting for a few days, the state offers one-day and three-day licenses at reasonable cost.

It's possible that you'll hook one of Colorado's endangered native river fish, such as the Pike minnow. If you catch one of these you must return it to the river safely and immediately. If you don't know what the endangered fishes look like, get a copy of the Colorado Division of Wildlife fishing brochure, available in many Rangely stores, which has pictures of most fish species found in Colorado.

Options for fishing are:

Teaching the youth to Fish

Taking the youth fishing will make some of the greatest memories for them, or even start a fun summer tradition!

Spending time in nature is not only good for your health and your soul, but it also can create a wonderful and lasting bond with today's youth.

Relaxing times by a gurgling brook or whispering stream or placid lake. Best of all, it need not be expensive or require a lot of time, or mean a long drive.

Getting started isn’t complicated. Follow our basic equipment guide and they'll be hooked before you know it.

Things to know about Fishing in Colorado