Standley Lake Regional Park Fishing
As part of the City of Westminster's Aquatic Nuisance Species Protection Program, aquatic bait is prohibited at Standley Lake Regional Park. Aquatic bait includes minnows, leeches, frogs, crayfish, salamanders, etc.
Standley Lake Regional Park is a popular destination for fishing and is host to a variety of fish species. The lake is stocked regularly throughout the summer by Colorado Parks and Wildlife. In addition, the lake supports a variety of other fish. The following list shows the species of fish in the lake, as well as their availability and statewide limits as defined and established by Colorado Parks and Wildlife:
Fish Availability Limit
Rainbow Trout Common 4 in aggregate*
Brown Trout Rare 4 in aggregate*
Walleye Moderate 5
Yellow Perch Moderate 20
Channel Catfish Moderate 10 in aggregate*
Large Mouth Bass Rare 5 in aggregate*
Small Mouth Bass Moderate 5 in aggregate*
Wiper Moderate 10 in aggregate*
Striper Rare 10 in aggregate*
Sunfish Rare 20 in aggregate*
Bluegill Rare 20 in aggregate*
Carp Common No limit
*In aggregate means the limit may consist of one species or a mixed bag of more than one species. Trout include Rainbow, Brook, Brown, Cutthroat, Splake, Golden and Lake Trout. Bass includes Largemouth, Smallmouth and Spotted Bass. Stripers include Wiper and White Bass.
Standley Lake is home to the state record walleye, caught in 1997.
During the summer months the spillway is the best fishing spot, but fishing can be done anywhere on the shore except in areas posted otherwise.
Areas permanently closed to fishing include the dam, all boat docks and all boat ramps. In addition, fishing is not permitted within 150 feet of boat ramps and boat docks, with the exception of the Special Needs floating fishing pier.
The cleaning of fish is allowed only at the fish cleaning station.