Colorado residents and visitors can fish without a license during Free Fishing Weekend, Saturday, June 7 and Sunday, June 8.

Each year, the first full weekend in June is set aside to promote sport fishing and no fishing license is required in Colorado. Licensing requirements are set aside for these days to make it as easy as possible for kids and their families to discover the enjoyment of fishing in Colorado’s great outdoors.

Although no fishing license is required this weekend, all other regulations remain in effect. That means that limits on the number of fish that can be caught each day and restrictions on bait in certain waters will still be enforced.

Where Can You Fish? 

Colorado Division of Wildlife has a list of 101+ places to go fishing. Some of the places around Northern Colorado include: 

  • Flatiron Reservoir and Pinewood Reservoir 
  • Mead Ponds 
  • St. Vrain State Park 
  • Fort Collins City Park 

To see the listing, go the 101 Places to Take a Kid Fishing page on the Colorado Parks and Wildlife website at