Free Fishing Statewide This Weekend

Colorado Free Fishing Weekend
Published Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Colorado Parks and Wildlife's annual free fishing weekend takes place June 4-5. Licenses are not required for the weekend, however all other regulations and fees including Bag Limits and the State Park Vehicle Pass apply.

Throughout the remainder of the season, a license is required and is valid for a full year from April 1. One-day licenses can also be purchased.

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. Also, see the interactive Fishing Regulations Brochure which features videos, links and magnification for easy reading. A hardcopy of the brochure is available at all CPW Offices and license agents statewide.

Licenses can be purchased through a variety of means, including at license agents, CPW offices, online or by phone at 1-800-244-5613.

An annual or day license is required for any 16 years of age and older. Colorado residents pay a $26 fee, while non-residents are charged $56. One-day licenses are also available for $9. Colorado residents age 64 and older can purchase an annual license for $1. An annual $10 habitat stamp is also required.

The Kiowa County Press publishes weekly fishing conditions for southeast Colorado Tuesday each week. The May 24 report is available here. may earn an affiliate commission if you purchase products or services through links in an article. Prices, when displayed, are accurate at the time of publication but may change over time. Commissions do not influence editorial independence.