Whether you're a seasoned angler or you've never picked up a rod, finding a place to fish in Colorado has never been easier! Colorado Parks and Wildlife has launched several new tools for anglers ready to enjoy everything Colorado fishing has to offer.
The Colorado Fishing Atlas, the latest interactive mapping tool offered by Colorado Parks and Wildlife, allows users to search for fishing opportunities by species, specific interest or proximity to your home or destination.
Use the simple map interface to locate and view recommended opportunities for the family, remote fly fishing or ice fishing. Additional information such as handicap accessible fishing access, stocked waters, boat ramps, special fishing regulations, stream gages, license agents and Gold Medal waters is included overlaid on top of Bing™ street maps, U.S. Geological Survey topographic maps or high-resolution color aerial photography.
The atlas also includes a printable “Fishing Resource Report” that provides nearby state and federal management agency offices, emergency facilities, campgrounds and fishing license agents. The Atlas can be found online through the fishing page on Colorado Parks and Wildlife website at http://cpw.state.co.us. New users of the Colorado Fishing Atlas can also watch short video tutorials that explain the system.
In addition to the new interactive Colorado Fishing Atlas, Colorado anglers can now share tips, share recipes, get the latest conditions, find a fishing buddy, find a fishing clinic, ask questions, or post pictures of their latest catch on the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Fishing page on Facebook. Facebook users can find and “like” the new page by searching for “CPW Fishing” or by going to http://facebook.com/CPWFishing.
If Twitter is your social media platform of choice, Colorado Parks and Wildlife (@COParksWildlife) has launched a Twitter feed for anglers. Follow the fish on Twitter @CPWFish.