Colorado Fish Species

Common Colorado Fish Species Questions


What is the most common fish in Colorado?

Among the fish species found in Colorado, the yellow perch stands out as one of the most common fish in the state. While it may not be as popular as some other game fish like trout or bass, yellow perch are abundant throughout Colorado's waterways.


What fish are in the Colorado?

The waters of Colorado are home to a variety of fish species, including trout (such as rainbow, brown, and cutthroat), bass, pike, walleye, and more. Brad Petersen Outdoors specializes in guiding anglers to these diverse fish populations, ensuring an exciting and rewarding fishing experience in the abundant waters of Colorado.


What fish is native to Colorado?

The native fish species of Colorado include the Colorado River cutthroat trout, the greenback cutthroat trout, and the Rio Grande cutthroat trout. Brad Petersen Outdoors is dedicated to preserving and celebrating these native fish populations, offering guided fishing trips that allow anglers to appreciate the beauty and significance of these indigenous species in Colorado's waters.


A Brad Petersen Outdoors Guided Fishing Trip targets the top Colorado Fish species including Largemouth Bass (Also Called Green Trout, Black Bass), Smallmouth Bass (Also Called Black Bass, Bronzeback, Brownie, Gold Bass, Green Bass, Jumper), White Bass (Also Called Bass, Sand Bass, Silver Bass), Channel Catfish (Also Called Graceful Catfish, Catfish ), Crappie (Also Called Black Crappie, White Crappie ), American Yellow Perch (Also Called Lake Perch, Perch ), Northern Pike (Also Called water wolf, common pike, snake, great northern pike, American pike, jackfish, Great Lakes pike, grass pike, pickerel, longhead, and snot rocket), Rainbow Trout (Also Called ), Walleye (Also Called Blue Pike, Dory, Glass Eye, Gray Pike, Marble Eye, Pike-Perch, Yellow Pike-Perch ), Freshwater Drum (Also Called Drum Fish, Gaspergou, Gou, Sheephead, croaker, thunder pumper, grunter, grinder, bubbler). We primarily Fish the Boyd Lake, Jackson Gulch Reservoir.