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2020 Colorado fishing licenses now available

Colorado Fishing
Posted at 2:09 PM, Mar 01, 2020

The 2020-2021 Colorado fishing season is upon us.

Fishing licenses became available today, Sunday, March 1.

Both Coloradans and non-residents can purchase licenses online, by phone at 1-800-244-5613, at your local Colorado Parks and Wildlife office, or at one of the hundreds of authorized sales agents across the state. Individuals ages 18 - 64 are required to purchase a $10 Habitat Stamp with their first license purchase of the year. People under the age of 16 can fish for free.

Fishing regulations as well as pricing for different licenses can be found in the 2020 Colorado Fishing Brochure.

According to Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW), Colorado provides 6,000 miles of streams and more than 1,300 lakes and reservoirs to fishermen. CPW also stocks 90 million fish into Colorado waters each year to ensure quality opportunities.

"CPW crews will soon be spawning walleyes to replenish our walleye and saugeye fisheries," said CPW Aquatic Section Manager Matt Nicholl. "They will also be stocking front range waters with trout while water temperatures remain cool for added angling opportunities."

The agency says anglers in Colorado have the ability to catch 35 different species of warm-water and cold-water fish.

“Spring is around the corner and so is the opportunity to get out and enjoy the Colorado lifestyle by going fishing," said CPW Angler Education Coordinator Howard Horton. "If you are new to fishing there are many classes offered around the state. Classes are available for new anglers, families, or seasoned anglers that want to learn a new way to fish."

Colorado Parks and Wildlife does nor receive general tax dollars from the state. Fishing licenses support all statewid hatchery and fish-stocking operations.

For more information about fishing in Colorado, visit the CPW website and the Fishing News and Events page.