June 5 + June 6: Free Fishing Weekend is This Weekend in Colorado
Colorado's annual Free Fishing Weekend is this Saturday and Sunday. June 5-June 6 all residents and nonresidents can celebrate Free Fishing Weekend in Colorado.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife thinks you should go fishing this weekend and here's why. Colorado's annual Free Fishing Weekend is this Saturday and Sunday. According to CPW, a fishing license/Habitat Stamp is not required this weekend but all other rules and regulations will apply.
We think fishing is a great way to spend some time outside while relaxing and getting closer to nature. You can bond with family or friends while fishing and catch your dinner all at the same time.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife has some extremely useful tools, including an interactive map that shows you over 101 different places to take your kid fishing. They also have a stocking report and a fishing atlas that you can use to find fishing spots with boat ramps, fishing spots that family-friendly, and more.
We remember catching our very first fish, which was a bass, with our dad and hope that every kid can have the same experience. There's just something about fishing that's peaceful and makes you feel connected to the outdoors.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife even has a fishing report, which gives you the conditions by region. Here's an update on conditions around the Grand Valley:
Anglers have caught landing perch and trout on a variety of lures as well as nightcrawlers.
Because of the warmer temperatures, anglers are catching northern pike and brown trout.
Blue Mesa Reservoir
Anglers are catching trout while fishing 10-20 feet of water and 50-80 feet of water for lake trout.
James M. Robb Colorado River
This includes the Corn Lake, Fruita, and Connected Lakes areas, all lakes are stocked and fishing has been good using all types of bait.