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Gold Medal Fishing Streams in Colorado gold medal fishing Colorado

What are Gold Medal waters? These fishing areas have been designated by the Colorado Wildlife Commission as providing great spots to catch those large trout. These waters are defined as being able to produce 60 pounds of trout per acre, and at least twelve 14" or larger trout per acre. Only 322 miles of Colorado's 9000 miles of trout streams, and three lakes, carry the "Gold Medal" signature.  Check for local regulations, and get permission to fish on private lands.

Click for on the map or the links below for descriptions, directions, and maps to these Gold Medal spots.

Colorado gold medal fishing Animas River
Arkansas River
Blue River
Colorado River
Fryingpan River
Gore Creek
Gunnison River
North Delaney Lake
North Platte River
Rio Grande
Roaring Fork River
South Platte River
Spinney Mountain Reservoir
Steamboat Lake