Public Fishing

The area surrounding Fraser, CO offers a wide range of exciting places to go fishing. Depending on the season and the type of fishing you are hoping to engage in, there are a number of different waterways and access methods you may want to examine. Learn more about our stream fishing here.

Winter Park Flyfisher is located within proximity to a number of desirable public fishing access points. If you are unsure about how to access a public fishing area, or if you are hoping to access more remote parts of the scenic Fraser River, you should join one of our guided fishing tours.

We also have a FREE map to assist you with how to access public water – just stop by our shop in Fraser, Colorado!


Additional Public Fishing Information


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Fraser River Canyon

The Fraser River Canyon is one of the only publicly accessible parts of the stunning and scenic Fraser River. This means that it is also one of the most frequently visited fishing destinations in Grand County.

The Fraser River is home to vibrant specimens from some of the alpine fishing world’s most desirable species, including rainbow trout, brook trout and German brown trout.

To access the Fraser River Canyon, you have to first drive down a Bureau of Land Management access road leading to the Fraser River Trailhead. Once you’ve arrived at the trailhead, it’s just a short 220-foot jaunt down to the river. Stop by our fly shop and we’ll happily provide detailed directions.

A diverse array of native plant life permeates the trail, including sage scrub and alpine conifers. Mule deer, woodpeckers, pine marten and Rocky Mountain elk are just some of the different kinds of wildlife you may encounter at the Fraser River Canyon!

Contact Fraser, CO Fishing Experts

To learn more about public access to the Fraser River or to schedule a guided tour to some of the area’s premier private fishing spots, reach out to one of the friendly associates at Winter Park Flyfisher today. Call our store at 970-726-5231 for information regarding fishing licensing, river access and tour schedules.
Stop by our shop for a FREE map that shows public access and parking for local waters.