Fishing Rights

Dated: 09/10/2019

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Fishing is a very popular sport in Crested Butte and in the Gunnison Valley. We have some of the finest, crystal clear rivers and this area has been the “go to” place for many anglers. Basking in a cool climate, under a clear blue sky for most of the year, surrounded by stunning mountainous scenery is ideal for anyone that wants to go fishing. Read more about fishing here.
Fishing anywhere in the community for the sake of fishing, unfortunately, isn’t totally legal. Crested Butte and the surroundings communities have certain laws in place to protect its culture, ecology for wildlife and traditional beauty. Thus, it is important for one to know what fishing rights are, and where the allowed places are to fish.
There are three categories “Fishing Rights” can refer to. First, the Exclusive Economic Zone or EEZ of a sovereign state which it may control fishing. The other is Fishing License, which allows a person the right to fish at a specific time and place. Lastly, we have the Indigenous Land Rights, which provides the right of indigenous people to fish from land not owned by them.
We, of course, will focus on the second category, fishing licence or the fishing permit, that governs to help control fishing and provide legal mechanism. With this form of fishing management or mechanism, one may be required to attain this for either commercial or recreational fishing.
Remember that if interested in fishing in Colorado, you must be at least 16 years or older to be eligible to purchase a Colorado fishing license online at the Colorado Parks and Wildlife website. Children below the age of 16 do not need a license, but may participate in this activity provided that the adult accompanying the child has a license. Both residents and non-residents may purchase a license but will have a different application to complete. Anglers, 18 to 64 years, that want to buy one or more licenses must pay an additional $10 for habitat stats that can last for a season.The stamp will provide one with access to federal lands. Click the How to Get a Colorado Fishing License: A Quick Guide to learn more about this.
Some fishing communities to check out if you are interested in buying real estate in these areas are the East River RanchesDanni RanchHidden Mine RanchWilder on the TaylorHidden River RanchPristine Point at Crested ButteCrested Butte South SubdivisionRiverbend Subdivision and Meridian Lake Meadows, just to name a few. Be sure to check the community before fishing, because some communities only offer residents of the community fishing rights.

So if your thinking about putting your fishing skills to the test, give Crested Butte a shot and fall in love with the breathtaking experience that awaits you.
If you are considering making a real estate purchase or if you are ready to sell, let me buy you a cup of coffee and let’s discuss Crested Butte’s potential. Who do you know that wants to buy or sell a property? Let The Heather Woodward Team help. You can contact me on my cell phone (970)596-1394 or send me an email at

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