National Park - Complete Information Resource
Four species of trout exist in the park -- brown, brook,
rainbow and cutthroat. Some suckers also inhabit the
streams and lakes. Only 48 of the 156 lakes in the park
have reproducing populations of fish. Cold water, a
short growing season and a lack of spawning habitat
often prevent reproduction in high altitude lakes.
Supplemental stocking of native species is done to
restore altered waters.
The indigenous Greenback Cutthroat was
though extinct until a pure strain was discovered in
Como Creek in 1973. Since 1975, many non-native fish
have been removed so native greenback cutthroat (eastern
slope) and Colorado River cutthroat trout (western
slope) may be restored to the park waters. The Greenback
Cutthroat can now be pursued within Rocky Mountain
Below is the current information on
Colorado Fishing Licenses:
Small Game & Fishing
(If born after 1948, you must
show hunter education card)
(64 years and older)
|2nd Rod Stamp
(available to licensed
residents and nonresidents and to persons
under 16 years)
Can take a full bag and possession limit
without a license.
include a .25¢ Search and Rescue Fee.
1 - December 31
of Colorado are open to taking fish,
amphibians, mollusks and crustaceans day and
night, year-round, except as otherwise
provided in the Fishing brochure.
|You can fish in
Colorado without a license only on the first
full weekend of June, each year.
All other rules and regulations apply.
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