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             Fishing opportunities abound
               in Craig and Moffat County!

There are many areas within Moffat County that provide excellent fishing opportunities. The Yampa and Green Rivers, Elkhead Reservoir and secluded mountain lakes and streams are waiting for the fisherman, whether it is for food on the table, the challenge to pull out the biggest or simply a chance to get away from it all for awhile.

Rivers, lakes and streams provide bait fishing; in some areas only artificial flies and lures are allowed. These areas are posted. Many fishable streams are on private property and fisherman should be aware of these and respect private property.

In Colorado, resident and non-resident persons 16 years of age and older must possess a Colorado Fishing License.

ELKHEAD RESERVOIR
Northeast of Craig

  • Smallmouth and largemouth bass, channel catfish, northern pike, rainbow trout

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FREEMAN RESERVOIR
Routt National Forest, 20 miles north of Craig

  • Cutthroat trout

GREEN RIVER
Northwest corner of Moffat County in Browns Park

  • Brown trout, rainbow trout, catfish

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LOUDY-SIMPSON PARK

South of Craig on Ranney Street                                     

  • Northern pike, brown trout, rainbow trout

PUBLIC SAFETY CENTER POND

South part of Craig on First Street

Open only to youths 12 and younger

  • Trout

WILLIAMS FORK RIVER
South of Craig

  • Rainbow trout

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YAMPA RIVER
Upper section (Craig to Steamboat Springs)

  • Brown trout, rainbow trout, northern pike

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YAMPA RIVER
Lower section (Craig to Utah border)

  • Channel catfish, northern pike

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2011-2012 Fishing License Fees

 

Small Game (annual 1/1-12/31)

Small Game (1-day)

Small Game & Fishing Combo

Fishing (annual 1/1-12/31)

Fishing (5-day)

Fishing (1-day)

Resident

$26.00

$9.00

$41.00

$26.00

N/A

$9.00

Non-resident

$56.00

$9.00

N/A

$56.00

$21.00

$9.00

(Second rod stamp available to licensed residents, licensed non-residents

and people under age 16, licensed or unlicensed for $5)

License costs include a 25-cent search and rescue fee and 75-cent Public Education Advisory Council (PEAC) surcharge.

 

For a list of Moffat County license agencies, click here.

 

For additional details on obtaining a fishing license, season dates and fees, and more, visit the Colorado Division of Wildlife site.

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