Fishing

A Mountain Anglers’ Paradise

Find the Best Mountain Fishing in Colorado

A Colorado vacation is always fun when combining hunting, camping, and fishing. Clear Creek County offers adventures for every type of mountain angler, starting just 20 miles west of Denver.

From Clear Creek, along with the surrounding high alpine lakes, streams, and local reservoirs anglers can hike, 4-wheel, or simply exit I-70 to pursue Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, and Brook Trout. 

Get a slice of fishing paradise, just west of Denver. 

Fly-fisherman standing in a river and casting his reel.
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Ice Fishing

In the winter months Georgetown Lake offers a unique ice fishing adventure. Bring your warming hut, auger, best rod and reel, lure/bait, fishing license, and pull up a chair to enjoy an afternoon in the fresh Rocky Mountain air as you sit at more than 8,530′ above sea level in Georgetown, Colorado.

Georgetown Lake typically begins to freeze in mid-late November and is ready for ice fishing by early December.  Located off of I-70, simply take Exit 228, at the round a bout take your 3rd exit and head north on Argentine Street, Georgetown Lake is approximately one mile north of the Gateway Visitor Center.

Don’t Forget Your Fishing License

Getting your fishing license is a proud moment for all wranglers. 

  • A fishing license is required for people 16 and older to fish in Colorado.
  • Children under 16 do not need a fishing license and can, allowing them to catch a full possession limit of fish. 
  • Colorado residents 64 and older can obtain a free annual fishing license from a DOW office or license agent.
  • Buy your license online or at a local outfitter listed below
Small fishing boat floats in a lake.
mt evans fishing pond

No Fishing License Required Here....

Mount Evans Trout Fishing is the perfect location for children to catch their first fish!

No fishing license required and equipment and instruction can be provided. Feel free to bring the whole family for a fun day of fishing at Grandma and Grandpa’s Fishing Pond located in Idaho Springs, Colorado. And feel free to stay and cook your fresh catch on the propane grill!

Mount Evans Trout Fishing has been family owned and operated since 1931.

Get Ready for Your Mountain Fishing Trip Near Denver

Clear Creek Outdoors

1524 Miner Street
Idaho Springs, CO 80452

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Downieville Fuel Stop Sinclair

1039 County Road 308
Downieville, CO

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FERAL Mountain Co.

1630 Miner Street
Idaho Springs, CO 80452

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Mt. Evans Trout Fishing

4125 Highway 103
Idaho Springs, CO 80452

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Where to Fish and What to Catch

Clear Creek County is home to many freshwater alpine streams and lakes that contain various populations of fish ready to reel in. Meanwhile, Clear Creek itself is a hotspot for either relaxing or action-packed fishing. 

Some popular fishing holes along Clear Creek include:

Fish you can catch in Clear Creek include:

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