The Colorado Fishing Atlas is an amazing online resource designed to help you find legal fisheries within Colorado, plan your trip, and make the most of it. It combines a wealth of information in attempt to provide you with everything you need to decide on your next adventure. I’ve been poking around on it to see if I can figure out some new places to try, and combined with some tips and tricks I picked up from Tenkara Magazine (more on that in another post), I think it’s going to be really useful. Some of the features that I find interesting:
- Turn on and off different layers/markers (family friendly, remote fishing, boat ramp, campgrounds etc) to help you pinpoint exactly what you’re looking for
- Information on what’s stocked and what’s not
- Fishing Pressure information (how heavily is an area fished?)
- Elevation; useful for figuring out what’s going on between 2 nearby fishing holes
- Fish type details; tells you what fish you’re likely to come across in an area.
All in all it’s a great resource, especially for a beginner, who’s new to the area, and barely knows where to start. Maybe once I have some regular spots I’ll use it less, but in the meantime it gives me ideas on where to go, and I’m sure will be handy when I get into new areas to explore.