No license required - free fishing across Colorado June 6-7

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Published Sunday, May 31, 2020
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by Chris Sorensen

Colorado's annual free fishing weekend is coming Saturday and Sunday - June 6-7. Fishing licenses will not be required anywhere in the state for people of all ages. Free fishing is available to Colorado residents, as well as non-residents.

While a license will not be required this weekend, Colorado Parks and Wildlife will be enforcing all other rules set for the sport. For those who become "hooked" after a free weekend, licenses are available from hundreds of businesses across the state, or at CPW offices.

Licenses can also be purchased by phone at 800-244-5613 or online at

Prices for residents range from $9.85 for seniors age 65+ and youth age 16-17, to $35.17 for adults age 18 to 64. Children under 16 do not need a license but are subject to all other rules and regulations. A $10.13 habitat stamp is also required for anyone age 18-64 in order to buy a fishing license. Other options, including day licenses, are available. Non-residents can also purchase licenses.

For the 2020 season, licenses are valid from March 1, 2020 through March 31, 2021, and can be purchased at any time. regularly publishes an interactive map and report of fishing conditions across the state based on information provided by CPW. The most recent report is available here.

In Kiowa County, licenses can be purchased at J&J Liquor in Eads. The store is open Monday-Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Friday-Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. 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.

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