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​​​​​​​Making Memories

Take your kids fishing, make some great memories, or even start a fun summer tradition! Spending time in nature is not only good for your health and your soul, but it also can create a wonderful and lasting bond with your children. Relaxing times by a gurgling brook or whispering stream or placid lake. Best of all, taking the kids fishing need not be expensive or require a lot of time, or mean a long drive.

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 Fishing Calendar


Cabelas Colorado Classic Pro-AM Marina March Madness Ice Fishing Tournament
Saturday, March 7

This is the third leg or event of the 2014 Cabelas Colorado Classic Pro-AM Ice Fishing Tournament series, hosted by Eleven Mile Sports. Contest will take place at the North Boat Ramp of Eleven Mile State Park.

4th Annual Grand Lake Catch and Release Ice Fishing Contest
Saturday, March 7

Prizes are given in three categories (Lake Trout, Brown and Rainbow) for this two-day event. Participants are eligible for cash prizes totaling more than $6,000.

Outdoor Heritage Day - Palisade
Saturday, April 25

This FREE family event will provide kids and adults with an opportunity to explore the outdoors! Try your hand at fishing, archery or .22 shooting along with many other activities for you to try. You may even go home with some free prizes! Lunch is provided from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., first come, first served.

31st Annual No Name Fishing Tournament
Saturday, May 16

The annual No Name Fishing Tournament will take place on the weekend of May 16th and 17th, 2015. Three species of fish will qualify for this tournament. They are trout (any sub-species), Northern Pike and Salmon. First place will be for the largest trout (lbs), 2nd place for the largest pike (lbs.), and 3rd place for the largest salmon (lbs.). Fourth place on down to 17th place will be for the next largest fish of any of the three species (lbs.).

CO Bowfishing Assoc. Tournament
Saturday, July 18

Bow fishermen will seek carp at 11 Mile in teams of 1-3 people for cash and prizes.

For a complete list of fishing events, visit the CPW Calendar.

 Fishing with Dad

Find out how a man of few words was able to connect with his daughter on their special father/daughter trips. For more great stories, visit Fishing with Dad.

 Bait-Fishing Basics

For more fishing tips, visit the How To videos page.