World Class Fly Fishing
Basalt visitors aren’t just smitten with our fishing opportunities; we’d say they’re hooked. Anglers flock to Basalt, where two notable trout streams provide challenging rainbow, brook and brown trout fishing year round.
Here’s a snapshot of Colorado and Basalt fishing, by the numbers:
- There are 6,000 miles of fishable streams and rivers in Colorado.
- Of that, there are 322 miles of Gold Medal* fisheries that include 11 rivers and three lakes.
- Basalt is the hub for not just one, but two, Gold Medal rivers—comprising 36 miles of angling paradise in all four seasons.
Local Fly Fishing Guides
Check with local outfitters to find out what’s hatching, or catching, and to show you around Basalt’s Gold Medal waters. Try these pros:
* What are Gold Medal waters? Here’s the lowdown: Gold Medal waters, on a per acre basis, produce a minimum of 12 trout that are 14 inches or more. The health and richness of living organisms in the ecosystem—that includes fish, plant life and micro-invertebrates, known as standing stock, must be 60 pounds per acre. Finally, waters get the designation of Gold Medal only if they are accessible to the public.