Fishing

Moffat County supports healthy populations of trout (browns, rainbows, cutthroats), Northern Pike and small-mouth bass. Equally important to the high-density fish population is the low density of human populations. Fishing in Moffat is a great way to enjoy solitude and under-fished waters.

You’ll find the most up to date information on fishing the lakes and rivers of Colorado in the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Fishing regulations brochure or you can visit the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Fishing Atlas to determine the best fishing spot for you! You may also want to review river and statewide regulations.  

Enthusiastic anglers can visit the areas below for a great fishing experience:

Elkhead Reservoir: Northeast of Craig
Small and largemouth bass, channel catfish, northern pike, rainbow trout.
Loudy-Simpson Park: South of Craig on Ranney Street
northern pike, brown trout, rainbow trout
Public Safety Center Pond: 1st Street in Craig
Trout. Restricted to only youths 12 and younger
Freeman Reservoir: Routt National Forest, 20 miles north of Craig
Cutthroat trout
Yampa River: Steamboat Springs to the Utah Border
Brown trout, rainbow trout, northern pike, channel catfish