GOLD MEDAL & WILD TROUT WATERS - EAST PORTAL
The Gunnison River from 200 yards downstream of Crystal Dam all the way through Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park to the North Fork is designated Gold Medal & Wild Trout Water. This designation is given to the lakes and streams of Colorado that offer the greatest potentential for trophy trout fishing. Special regulations exist:
- Use artificial flies or lures only. NO BAIT.
- ALL Rainbow trout are CATCH AND RELEASE.
- Limits for brown trout: Daily bag: 4, Possession: 8.
- A Colorado fishing license is required.