Threatened, Endangered & Nongame Species: In Colorado, if you catch threatened, endangered, or nongame species, they must be immediately returned to the water. It is illegal to take or possess species like Arkansas darter, bluehead sucker, bonytail chub, boreal toad, and many others listed.
Reading the Limits Chart: Statewide limits for species are listed in a specific chart. Species not on this chart have no bag or possession limits or are restricted or illegal to take. Check the "Special Conditions and Restrictions" and "Special Regulations: Fishing Waters" sections for detailed information about specific waters.
Fishing in State Parks & National Parks: Fishing is permitted in most of Colorado’s state parks and national parks. Check the CPW Park Finder for additional entrance fees and restrictions. National parks may have different bag limits and regulations, so it's crucial to check the specific regulations for the area you plan to fish.
Daily Bag Limit: The daily bag limit is the maximum number of fish you can take in a day. This includes fish kept on a stringer, in a container, or live well, and those not returned to the same water immediately.
Possession Limit: The possession limit is the maximum number of fish allowed at any time, including those being transported, at home, or in storage. Transporting live fish without proper permits is prohibited.
Map: Wiper/White Bass and Walleye/Saugeye Bag Limits: This section details the daily bag and possession limits for specific areas on the map, particularly focusing on the Arkansas and South Republican River drainages and the South Platte and North Republican drainages. It's important to refer to the Statewide Limits chart for detailed information.