Best places to go fishing in metro-area Adams County

Sometimes the urge to go fishin’ takes over, but the ability to get out of the metro area and up to some to fast-moving mountain streams or secluded plains streams might not always be feasible. Luckily, there are dozens of small ponds, preserves and reservoirs dotted all around Adams County where people can find a little urban solitude next to calm waters with their fishing poles. Here are some of the best places to do a little catch and release fishing this summer.

Barr Lake State Park
Address: 13401 Picadilly Road, Brighton
​​​​Description: Channel catfish, smallmouth and largemouth bass, rainbow trout, walleye, bluegill, wiper and tiger muskie are among the species Colorado Parks and Wildlife has stocked at Barr Lake.  Rainbow trout were stocked in the lake in March, April and May. Fishing is allowed from the shore or from a boat on the north side of the lake. No fishing is allowed in the wildlife refuge and on the Barr Lake dam.

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