Fishing License

Simply call 1-800-244-5613

Guests 16 and older are required to purchase your fishing license ahead of time, BEFORE your trip. All fishing licenses require a valid US ID or passport. Taylor Creek does not sell licenses - they are available from Colorado Parks and Wildlife. We cannot take you out on a trip without a fishing license! Simply call 1-800-244-5613, download the Colorado Parks and Wildlife app, or visit the Colorado Division of Wildlife website and choose Fishing from the drop down menu that says Big Game and Turkey. Save your Temporary Authorization Number (TAN) in your phone or simply write it down and keep it on your person while fishing. Choose Fulfill by Mail, and your proof of purchase is all you need.

If you are experiencing issues, please call CPW at 303-297-1192 (M-F, 8am – 5 pm MT) or Aspira at 1-800-244-5613 (24/7) for assistance.”


Guiding is a service industry, and cash gratuities are appreciated by our guides. Tips are typically 20%-25%, usually more on specific guide requests, and planning ahead to bring the right amount of cash will be appreciated by your guide (especially if you have a great time).

Must Have Items

1) Get your license no later than the night before
2) Rain jacket (the fish are already wet and we go rain or shine)
3) Hat
4) Polarized sunglasses
5) Warm socks (if you are wade fishing, warm socks and layers from the waist down are important!)
6) Sunscreen


Vehicles are a must for a float trip!
We do not do pick-ups for wade trips, we require our guests to at least get themselves to and from Taylor Creek in Basalt. Many guests simply follow their guide on trips in their own vehicle. Uber, Lyft and local RFTA buses are available. 


If you are on a half day outing, bring a snack if you need. If you are on a full day outing, we will provide a meal. We provide beverages on all trips.


Last but not least, bring a smile! We love what we do, be prepared to have a fun day on the water with our talented guide staff.
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