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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 is the best time of year to go trout fishing in Colorado?

 - Late spring is considered the best time to fish for trout in Colorado. As snowmelt occurs during this season, water levels rise significantly which creates ideal conditions for catching large fish. 

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.