Man catching a trout, enjoying Winter Park fishing

Avid anglers know that Colorado is an excellent place to fish for trout. This is especially true in Grand County, where over a thousand miles of streams and rivers are waiting to be explored! Travel to Winter Park or the town of Fraser and enjoy wading, boating, ice fishing, or casting from the shore. The options are endless in nearly every season! Here are some of our favorite Winter Park fishing spots to visit soon.

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Where to Experience Winter Park Fishing

1. Fraser River

The Fraser River is one of the best fishing spots in the region. It’s the first main tributary of the Colorado River and is fairly flat, with riffles, runs, and tailouts connected to deep pools. A completely wild fishery, the river is home to some big fish that average 12 to 15 inches. Public access is available along the Fraser Canyon and right behind the Safeway supermarket in Fraser.

2. Granby Ranch

Another great place to go fishing near Winter Park is Granby Ranch. This resort boasts a gold-medal tributary on three private miles of the Fraser River. Here, anglers can catch brown, rainbow, and cutthroat trout in a scenic and serene setting. Fishing is free for guests of the resort, and fisherman staying elsewhere must pay a rod fee at Headwaters Golf Course pro shop. Guided fishing charters are also available.

3. Vasquez Creek

For anglers seeking an intimate, small-stream fishing experience, Vasquez Creek is an ideal destination. This creek provides a nice escape from the crowds and offers opportunities to catch various species of trout, depending on how far upriver you are. Keep in mind that the South Fork of Upper Vasquez Creek and Little Vasquez Creek are fly/lure only; all cutthroat must be released.

Local Tip: Check out Muddy Creek, Willow Creek, or St. Louis Creek for even more fly fishing fun!

4. Lake Granby

Lake Granby is the third largest body of water in Colorado. The lake offers 40 miles of pristine shoreline as well as two sister lakes: Grand Lake and Shadow Mountain Lake. Best of all, it’s continually stocked with trout and kokanee salmon, keeping anglers busy all season long. Feel free to head out on your own or sign up for a guided fishing tour with Beacon Landing Marina.

Make Your Reservations with StayWinterPark

Of course, the key to planning an unforgettable Winter Park fishing trip is to find the right lodging. That’s where StayWinterPark comes in! Our vacation rentals have everything you need to unwind after a long day on the water. Whether you choose to stay in a condo, hotel room, or private home, you’ll find that our amenities and service are second to none.

Not sure which property to book? Consider Mimi’s Cabin. It’s located in the heart of downtown Winter Park and features beautiful mountain views. Other highlights include a spacious main room with pine paneled walls, an original wood burning fireplace, and large windows that allow the sun to shine in. Mimi’s Cabin is perfect for families, couples, and anglers of all ages! Check our availability and book your stay today.

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