You must have a valid Colorado fishing license. You can get these licenses at many locations in Rangely and northwestern Colorado.
If you're just visiting for a few days, the state offers one-day and three-day licenses at reasonable cost.
It's possible that you'll hook one of Colorado's endangered native river fish, such as the Pike minnow. If you catch one of these you must return it to the river safely and immediately. If you don't know what the endangered fishes look like, get a copy of the Colorado Division of Wildlife fishing brochure, available in many Rangely stores, which has pictures of most fish species found in Colorado.
Options for fishing are:
- Camper Park Ponds
Located at the east end of Rangely within the camper park which can be accessed turning off Main Street onto Purdy Road. Department of Wildlife stocks the ponds annually with approximately 500-1000 trout.
- Kenney Reservoir & White River
The Reservoir has Black Crappie, Channel Catfish and Rainbow Trout. Many Rangely natives enjoy fishing at the reservoir and most know that the best fishing is right below the dam where you may also catch a Whitefish.
Teaching the youth to Fish
Taking the youth fishing will make some of the greatest memories for them or even start a fun summer tradition!
Spending time in nature is not only good for your health and your soul, but it also can creates a wonderful and lasting bond.
Relaxing times by a gurgling brook, a whispering stream or placid lake. Best of all, it need not be expensive, require a lot of time or a long drive.
Getting started isn’t complicated. Follow our basic equipment guide and they'll be hooked before you know it.