Where Can I Fish Map
Our TU Chapter is currently (early summer, 2019) working on a detailed map of public fishing access points here in Grand County. It will include both descriptions and GPS information to help you stay on legally accessible water and stay out of trouble. We expect to have the map on this website and in print at local fishing-related businesses during the summer of 2019.
In the meanwhile. Colorado Parks and Wildlife has a new app that can help you discover over 1,300 fishing locations statewide. Just search CPW Fishing on the Apple App Store or on Google Play.
FISHING LICENSE INFORMATION
Go to the official Colorado Parks and Wildlife web page for everything you need to know about Colorado fishing licenses. You’ll also find local stores selling licenses as well as the opportunity to buy a license online from the same web page. You’ll also find fishing conditions, stocking reports and a fishing atlas.
Ethical Angler is a new organization we encourage you to learn about. Their goals align nicely with ours at Trout Unlimited. When you visit their website by clicking on this link, you'll learn about responsible angling, conservation, good stewardship of our rivers and fishing responsibly.
Tying the right knot is an integral part of being a successful fly fisherman. Here's a video showing how to tie about a dozen fishing knots.
For other information, such as how to identify what kind of fish you've just caught, fishing areas and other fishing tips, see the Colorado Parks and Wildlife web page
Some members of TU also enjoy ice fishing. It's a very different sport compared to fly fishing, but when the eyelets on our fly rods freeze it's a good alternative to bowling. Each winter, the Granby, CO Chamber of Commerce hosts a huge ice fishing contest. Typically, over 1,000 people participate! For all the details, as well as other information about fishing near Granby, go to the Granby Chamber website by clicking here.
Here's a link to a 15-second educational and entertaining video about ice fishing in Alaska.
The Fraser River Valley Lions Club manages the local Forest Service campgrounds in the Winter Park and Fraser area. For the 2019 information, click here.