Fish the streams of Colorado

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  • By Senior Airman Christopher Gross
  • 460th Space Wing Public Affairs
Bored on Buckley? Well how about going out and try reeling in a big one? There's plenty of fishing opportunities around the Buckley and the Denver metro area. So get out and try casting into some of Colorado's fishing destinations.

Some of those destinations nearby would include the Aurora Reservoir, located about 10 miles southeast of Buckley, Quincy Reservoir, located almost five miles south of Buckley and Cherry Creek Reservoir, located about 7 miles southwest of Buckley.

If looking to travel further west toward the Rocky Mountains, then Clear Creek would be an option. At the creek, anglers are able to fish for Brown, Brook, Rainbow and Cutthroat trout, Cutthroat being a Colorado native trout.

Its first easy access point is about a half hour away from Buckley. To get there, hop on Interstate 70 West and take exit 265, CO-58 W, continue straight and it will turn into Clear Creek Canyon Road From this point there's more than 10 miles of easy access to Clear Creek with numerous pull offs.

Clear Creek Canyon Road will lead back onto I-70 by taking US-40 West. Once back on I-70 W, Clear Creek will follow a good bit of the interstate up until Georgetown, Colo., and there are numerous exits along the way to find a pull-off spot and fish.

For those that wish not to take the Clear Canyon Creek Road route, they can continue on I-70 W, with the first most likely easy access point being Idaho Springs, Colo.

Anglers can fish from the banks or throw on a pair of waders and stroll through the streams. Fly fishing seems to be the most popular method at this stream; however some live-bait works too.

For rules and regulations of Colorado fishing and other fishing destinations visit the Colorado Division of Wildlife website at