Colorado Free Fishing Weekend

Colorado Free Fishing Weekend

Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) hosts a free fishing event the first full weekend in June.  This weekend, June 1st and 2nd will be free fishing for all ages throughout Colorado for residents and non-residents. By waiving license requirements, CPW hopes the Free Fishing Weekend will encourage more people, especially children, to get out there and experience one of our most popular sports in the state.

Charlie Fishing
And I fish (and fish, and fish…)


Typically, fishing licenses are $26 annually for residents and $56 non-residents. Daily passes are $9. Children under the age of 16 are free; however, a second rod charge may apply which is $5.00. So here is your opportunity to save some money and share the joy of fishing with others.

CPW has an interactive fishing brochure with all the regulations and information you need. In addition, you can find information at most fishing stores, the local visitor’s center, and the local CPW office located at 925 Weiss Dr. Steamboat Springs (970) 870-2197. Local license agents are listed online as well.

Where to Fish this Weekend

In the Steamboat Area, the CPW has named Stagecoach Reservoir as one of the 11 state parks as a fishing “hot spot”. According to CPW, Stagecoach Reservoir, located just south of Steamboat, is known for its record breaking Pike.

Steamboat Lake State Park and Pearl Lake next door, are other highly popular fishing areas.

As for rivers, the Yampa and Elk rivers are flowing high and fishing is bad. Water color is cloudy at best. But the high water is here so things should start clearing up soon.

From shore, by boat, by dock, by any way possible, get out there and enjoy the great sport of fishing.

Fish on!


Charlie Dresen
Real Estate Associate Broker |Prudential
Local Knowledge | Global Exposure| Defining Service
970-846-6435 |
610 Market Place Plaza, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487


Originally from Seattle, Washington, Charlie relocated to Steamboat Springs with his wife Carol and their son, Finn, to become a Steamboat Springs realtor eager to share the joys of Colorado. Charlie is a second generation realtor and is proud to be a member of Steamboat Sotheby's International Realty in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. After graduating from Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington, Charlie worked in the high-tech industry in Seattle for several years before deciding to follow his father's lead and began his career in real estate. Working for Windermere Real Estate in Seattle, Charlie had a great, innovative career in the highly competitive Seattle market before moving to Steamboat in 2005 and delving deep into Steamboat Springs real estate. At Steamboat Sotheby's International Realty, Charlie has become one of the top agents with his innovative style and tireless perseverance.
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