Fishing

Catch the fish you wish

Drop a line into deep blue lakes or fly fish the Arkansas River’s Gold Medal trout waters, where you’re sure to catch a big one.

In winter, come for ice fishing and enjoy the snowy peaks. Be sure to catch the popular Twin Lakes Ice Fishing Derby each February. You’ll have fish stories galore.

Fishing Report

        This fishing report covers the upper Arkansas River from Leadville to Buena Vista. It is provided courtesy of Colorado Fly Fishing Guides, located at 504 Harrison Avenue* in downtown Leadville. Upper Arkansas River (Between Leadville and Buena Vista) May 15, 2018 The effects of the initial “surge” of run off has subsided and flows have stabilized. Clarity on the upper river ...

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        Colorado Fly Fishing Guides

        504 Harrison Ave, Leadville, CO 80461  |  (866) 908-7547  |  Website >

              Colorado Fly Fishing Guides is your genuine small-town fly shop and Leadville’s premier guide service for the Upper Arkansas River Valley. We specialize in walk/wade fly fishing trips and welcome all abilities. We offer two-hour, half-day, and full-day rates. Boat trips on Turquoise Lake and Antero Reservoir are also available. The Arkansas River has been designated Gold Medal water by Colorado ...

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              Colorado Parks and Wildlife

                |  (719) 530-5520  |  Website >

                    Colorado Parks and Wildlife manages issues hunting and fishing licenses, hosts recreational programs, administers the state's trail program and registers boats, snowmobiles, off-highway vehicles and river outfitters....

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                    Halfmoon Packing & Outfitting

                    1100 East Tennessee Road, Leadville, CO 80461  |  (719) 486-4570  |  Website >

                          Halfmoon Packing & Outfitting is a four-season wilderness guide and outfitter in Leadville, Colorado. Summer offerings include horseback rides, wagon rides, stagecoach rides, and overnight wilderness pack trips, featuring the most spectacular mountain views in the area. Build a custom trip with fishing, riding, and photography options. We also offer a complete range of hunting services, including fully guided hunts, premium ...

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                          Leadville Ranger District

                          810 Front Street, Leadville, CO 80461  |  (719) 486-0749  |  Website >

                                The Leadville Ranger District of the San Isabel National Forest can give you information on camping, hiking, fishing, boating, off-highway vehicle (OHV) use, winter sports, fire bans, and more....

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                                Twin Lakes Canoe & Kayak Adventures

                                6451 Colorado 82, Twin Lakes, CO 81251  |  (719) 251-9961  |  Website >

                                      Canoe rentals, kayak rentals, standup paddleboard (SUP) rentals, fishing tours, and kayaking trips let you travel along the peaceful waters around Twin Lakes, CO. You'll have access to some of the best fishing in the area....

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