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The lower section is a raging river where only the strongest trout can survive, producing some massive trophy-size fish, while the upper part is a high, winding mountain stream. You're likely to get a wide range of answers. There are lots of Gold Medal waters for catching trophy-sized fish, along with jaw-dropping views of craggy mountain peaks under almost always bright blue skies. Colorado has some of the best trout fishing destinations in the world. See the Master Angler brochure for a list of qualifying lengths and more information. The longest was a 34-inch hog caught and released in the Taylor River tailwater. Now Colorado offers 101 fish species for fishing in the different headwater like the Colorado River, Arkansas River, Rio Grande, and the South Platte River. Colorado Parks & Wildlife keeps records for both the biggest by weight and also by length. Master Angler submissions are a pretty good indicator of where to fish. With more than 35 species of fish to catch in Colorado, there are plenty of bragging rights to be had for anglers whose catch is the biggest. As part of an ongoing reclamation effort, Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) biologists performed a complete fish-kill at Lake John in 2011.

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With more than 35 species of fish to catch in Colorado, there are plenty of bragging rights to be had for anglers whose catch is the biggest. Colorado is home to 55 species of fish reported in the riverine habitat that includes native and introduced. Most fishermen count the biggest fish based on its weight. There are plenty of fish species throughout Colorado, but some are more common than others. The Animas is home to rainbows and browns. It is identified by a reddish stripe running down the side of the fish, and by black spots. In the last four years, the lake has been heavily restocked with rainbows and Snake River cutthroats, including large broodfish to help kick-start the rebuilding process.
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The longest was a 34-inch hog caught and released in the Taylor River tailwater. Although streamers can take some of the biggest fish in the river, the baitfish population is relatively low, and fishermen mostly concentrate on nymphs and … [2] .

10 of the best spots to fish in Colorado Tip up, rod bent and lines tight. With the newest and one of the best Gold Medal Water fly-fishing sections in Colorado, the Animas is a river that should be on your list of places to fish.