Go Fly Fishing

There are tons of beautiful river and lake spots to explore in Summit, loaded with fish to delight the novice or experienced angler.

Fish in the Water


The Blue River is a popular option for Summit County Anglers, with miles of great places to wade in from Breckenridge to Silverthorne. The Snake River and Swan River also offer great places to find a trophy.



Plenty of Perfect Fishing Holes

Fly Fishing

The Blue, Swan, and Snake Rivers all offer great opportunities for sport fishermen of all abilities.


There are plenty of chances for beginners to get in on the actions, and if river waters make you nervous, Breckenridge has a few wadeable ponds that are full of hungry trout. Give the beautiful Maggie pond a shot and chances are, you won’t be disappointed.


Hiring a local guide is a great way to avoid the crowds, and plenty of local shops have all the gear to get you outfitted if you left yours at home! Make sure you don’t miss great fishing all around Summit County.



Everything You Need

Fly Fishing Guys in River

Catch trout, kokanee salmon, arctic char, and smallmouth bass!

Tour companies offer trips that cater to the whole family, even those who have challenged mobility,  no fishing experience, or young children. Knowledgeable tour guides teach about fishing and finding fish as well as local lore and history.


Collection of flies and hooks

So Where Can I get a Fishing License?

Fishing licenses may be purchased online through Colorado Parks and Wildlife, or you can get one in person from the local authorized fishing license retailers listed below. Please check fishing laws and regulations that apply to the place you plan to fish before heading out. 


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Blue River Trail

A scenic, family-friendly, paved recreation trail that winds through Silverthorne.

Caught Fish

Cutthroat Anglers

Fishing shop featuring gear, lessons, guided trips, and access to private water fishing for guests.

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Charter Sports

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Local Happy Hours

Happy hour is also known as “apré ski” in the winter time, and means great deals on drinks and food.

Chuck Wagon Ride

Take a Wagon Ride

Take a wagon ride to enjoy the mountain scenery with horses or donkeys. In the winter, find a sleigh ride!