Fishing in Summit County, CO: Where and What
If you’ve heard about the world-class fly fishing in Colorado and want to give it a go, head out for fishing in Summit County, CO, where mountain-fed streams, still waters, free-flowing rivers and crystal-clear lakes provide for some of the best Colorado fishing. Fly fishing is the most popular type of fishing here, though basic rod and reel and ice fishing are options too.
Novice to expert fly fishing anglers can enjoy wading trips or float trips close to town or far from the crowds in public or private waters. Helicopter trips to private fishing grounds are even an option. Hiring a guide is the best way to ensure a rewarding experience, though you could certainly fish in public waters without a guide. Local fishing guides post Summit County, Colorado, fishing reports on this site daily. Have a look to find out what’s biting when and where. If you decide to hire a guide, be sure to make arrangements with him or her as early as possible. Then get out there and make some memories.
In Summit, County, Colorado, fishing is available in the Blue River, Colorado River, Gore Creek, Eagle River, Colorado River, Roaring Fork River, Ten Mile Creek, Dillon Reservoir and Sylvan Lake. Anglers are predominantly going for four types of trout: cutthroat, rainbow, brown and brook. If they catch all four in day, a rarity, that’s called a Colorado Stringer. Click on the fishing report entries for pictures of recent fishing trips.