Castaway for the chance to hook one of the enormous lunkers of the Colorado River through Glenwood Canyon, or find a productive fishing hole on one the canyon’s tributary streams. The magnificent Glenwood Canyon, with the Colorado River as the main artery is ideal for bank fishing. The Glenwood Canyon Recreation Path makes it easy to fish nearly any section of the river.
Side streams, including No Name Creek and Grizzly Creek, that feed into the Colorado River also provide accessible streamside Colorado River fishing. When selecting an ideal fishing hole, look for pockets created by boulders, bends, and depressions in the river bottom. The lower section of the Colorado River is best fished by drift boat. The Colorado supports a large population of brown and rainbow trout. Check with local outfitters to find out what’s hatching, but nymph and streamer fishing are typically the most productive way to hook into these large fish.