FISHING ROARING FORK VALLEY
ROARING FORK RIVER – FRYING PAN RIVER
Streams designated as “Gold Medal” by the Colorado Wildlife Commission are those considered to provide outstanding angling opportunities for large trout. These designations are given out sparingly and represent the highest quality aquatic habitat in Colorado. Special regulations may be required to maintain gold medal quality in these waters. There are over 9,000 miles of trout streams in Colorado. Out of this total only 167.8 miles are currently designated as Gold Medal streams. Of course, permission is required to fish all private property. Please see below the Rivers in red that are local rivers in the Roaring Fork Valley — we have extraordinary fishing opportunities near by.
Colorado Gold Metal Water:
From Lightner Creek to the Purple Cliffs.
From Dillon Reservoir Dam downstream to the confluence with the Colorado River (34 miles).
From Fraser River downstream to the confluence with Troublesome Creek (20 miles).
From Ruedi Reservoir Dam downstream to the confluence with Roaring Fork River (14 miles).
From Red Sandstone Creek downstream to Eagle River (4.5 miles).
From the upper boundary of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Monument downstream to the confluence with the North Fork of the Gunnison (26 miles).
North Delaney Lake
Ten miles west of Walden.
North Platte River
From the Routt National Forest boundary to the Wyoming border (5.3 miles).
From Farmers’ Union Canal upstream to the upper boundary of Coller State Wildlife Area (22.5 miles).
Roaring Fork River
From the confluence with Crystal River downstream to the confluence with the Colorado River (12 miles). Four of the 12 miles flow through the community of Aspen Glen. Aspen Glen residents may wade-fish while the public may only float through Aspen Glen.
South Platte River
The Middle Fork of the South Platte River downstream from U.S. Route 285 and the South Fork of the South Platte River downstream from the outlet at Antero Reservoir, and from the confluence of the Middle and South Forks of the South Platte River downstream to the inlet of Spinney Mountain Reservoir.
From the outlet of Spinney Mountain Reservoir downstream to the inlet of Elevenmile Canyon Reservoir.
From Cheesman Reservoir Dam downstream to the confluence with the North Fork of the South Platte River (19.5 miles).
Spinney Mountain Reservoir
On the South Platte River, five miles upstream from Elevenmile Canyon Reservoir.