Fish Stocking Reports for Colorado 2018 15

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Colorado Fish Stocking Report 2018Here at, we want to provide you with as many tools as we can to make your camping experience better.  Use this Colorado fish stocking report as a guide. Find out what lakes have been freshly stocked with fish in Colorado. This may help you decide between Colorado’s many wonderful lakes and rivers. To find out the best fishing time make sure to check Camp Out Colorado’s solunar calendar!

One of my favorite things to do when I’m camping and enjoying the great outdoors is fishing. There’s nothing quite like some fresh fish when you are out camping. A nice, hot, healthy meal is the perfect thing when camping. This fish stocking report can help you find the recently stocked fish in the area where you will be camping.

Even if you do not like to eat fish when you are camping, the sport of fishing is a lot of fun. Catch and release fishing is something the entire family can enjoy. Whether you are fishing from a boat, on shore, or working your way down a river, it’s a great way to enjoy what nature has to offer.

Increase your chances of catching fish by checking the Colorado fish stocking report. Each section of the fish stocking report shows an area that was stocked within a week from the date of the report. Whether you are out camping or you live by one of these locations, you can increase your luck if you fish recently stocked lakes and streams.

In the table below you will find a list of the lakes and other bodies of water in Colorado that were stocked with fish in the last week from the date above. The time of year and the temperatures of each region will determine if these areas will be stocked or not. The type of fish that are stocked will also vary depending on the location and the temperature of the water. Here is a short list of the fish that are most commonly stocked in Colorado:

  • Rainbow Trout – Rainbows can be found in most mountain lakes and streams, as well as many plains reservoirs.
  • Saugeye – This hybrid of walleye and sauger has been stocked into reservoirs throughout the eastern plains of Colorado since the 1980s.
  • Channel Catfish – Channel cats are native to eastern Colorado and have been stocked in warmer rivers and reservoirs throughout the state.
  • Smallmouth Bass – Introduced to Colorado in 1951, smallmouth have been stocked in warm- and cool-water reservoirs and lakes in many parts of the state.

Find a wealth of information in on fishing, the rules of individual areas, and what methods can and should be used.

Fish Stocking Areas in Colorado – Recently Stocked With Fish

The table below identifies where catchable fish (approximately 10″) were recently stocked at the time of this report.

Fish Stocking data defaults to the last stocking date. You can search this data by entering a name (partial name works well) or a date then click Search to see your results.

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Northeast Region

Chatfield Reservoir

Note: Data from Colorado Parks & Wildlife information. 2016 to Present

Links to Colorado’s Fishing Atlas

Another great tool besides this fish stocking report that we like to use here at for fishing when we are camping is the interactive Fishing Atlas. The Fishing Atlas provides a host of information, including driving directions, stocking details, and locations of the nearest license retailer.

To use this resource, click on the provided link under “Body of Water”, and the atlas will open in a separate window. Once the atlas is open, you can zoom in or out, or click on the location to display detailed information. Feel free to play around with the options on the far left of the atlas for other types of information and displays.

Best Fishing Times Calendar

Another great fishing tool on is the Best Time to Go Fishing Calendar. The Best Time to Go Fishing Calendar is a dynamic page that looks up the best times to fish for the day. It also gives you the next 30 days of expected best fishing times as well. Use these tools together to plan and enjoy the most of your fishing trips!

The best of luck to all those Colorado campers heading out there to fish. Remember, catch and release is the way to go! Make sure you take a camera, a ruler, and a scale with you so you can document your catch then release it back into the water as soon as possible. This is the only way to preserve the waters for others that we have all come to love when we are camping and enjoying the great outdoors.

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15 thoughts on “Fish Stocking Reports for Colorado 2018

    • Camper T Post author

      The more fish, the more the body of water is stocked. CDOW does not release specific information on the exact number of fish stocked. In the past, the stated that the fish they stock are about 10″. Different fish are stocked in different areas. However, they do not give specific information about this either. If they start to report more detailed information you will see that reflected here.

  • Steve

    How does one look up when largemouth bass were last stocked at StVrain state park? Or. When anything was last stocked in ponds at StVrain state park?

    • Camper T Post author

      There is a name field just above the stocking report information. Enter “vrain” and then click enter. It will then show you all of the dates and different ponds that have been stocked.

    • Camper T Post author

      I have no idea what is going to be stocked in the future. The rivers that are stocked are listed in the report. Type “River” in the name field to get a listing of stocking points and dates in the database.

    • Camper T Post author

      I don’t know. I do not have any contact with CDW and don’t know what their schedule is. I just report where and when they said they have stocked. Sorry.

  • Clyde Valdez

    Before june runyon lake was getting stocked every 2 to 3 weeks, the last noted time i see that it was stocked, was on 5-23-17, it has been over a month since it was last stocked, just wondering why the difference in length of time during this month

    • Camper T Post author

      I am not sure. I do not have any direct contact with anyone with the state or who stocks the fish. I just pull the data out of their database and try to make it easier to use.

      My guess though is that they are working on a different area. It seems to me after looking at the data week after week that they seem to focus on specific locations for awhile until they are “full up”. Then move onto other areas. Maybe they use a priority system of which body of water gets the most fishing pressure. I’m honestly not sure. But if I find out, I will let you all know!