Flyfisherman reeling in a fish

NPS Photo

Fishing is allowed in Dinosaur National Monument, subject to the regulations of the state in which you are fishing. A valid state fishing license is required for fishing even though the monument is federal land.

Anglers are reminded that there are four endangered species of fish found in rivers in the monument: Colorado pikeminnow, razorback sucker, humpback chub, and bonytail. These fish should be immediately released with as little harm possible if caught. More information on these fish can be found at the Upper Colorado River Endangered Fish Recovery Program site.

Colorado Dept. of Wildlife – Fishing Information

Utah Division of Wildlife – Fishing Information

Click here to download an Adobe pdf of the Guide to Important Fish Species.

Guide to Important Fish Species
Download this booklet to read a description of many fish species found within Dinosaur National Monument. (Adobe pdf 1.6 MB)

Last updated: October 16, 2014

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