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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Equipment guideHow To Get Started Fishing​

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. Getting started isn’t complicated. Follow our basic equipment guide and you’ll be hooked before you know it! ​For bag & possession limits, fee information, educational videos and much more, view the fishi​ng b​rochure​.​

 Fishing Calendar


Ice Fishing Clinic- St Vrain State Park
Saturday, January 28

Beginners Ice Fishing Clinic at St. Vrain State Park- Interested in ice fishing? Join Colorado Parks and Wildlife on Saturday, January 28, 9 am to noon, at Sandpiper Pond for an ice fishing clinic. Rods, jigs, bait, augers, and all the gear you need will be provided. Learn about place to ice fish, ice safety, and more!

Ice Fishing Clinic and Winter Fun Day
Saturday, January 28

Join us for an informative Crappie Ice Fishing clinic and a day filled with winter activities.

Ice Fishing Seminar and Clinic
Friday, February 3

Register for the Friday ice fishing seminar at the Wagar Buildling on the Colorado State University Campus on Friday 6-9 pm. Participants will be invited to the Saturday ice fishing clinc on February 4, 8 am till noon. The location will be determined based on ice conditions and announced at the Friday seminar.

The Colorado Classic Pro-AM South Park Ice Masters Ice Fishing Tournament
Saturday, February 4

Presented by Eagle Claw-Shappell, this tournament is the second leg or event of the 2017 Colorado Classic Pro-AM Ice Fishing Tournament series, hosted by Eleven Mile Sports. The contest start and finish will take place at the North Boat Ramp of Eleven Mile State Park. The field consists of up to 150 two-man teams with each team allowed to weigh in a total of two trout for their total weight. Cash prizes will be awarded for first 15 places. Contestants may also elect to enter into the Big Fish Pot. There are both Professional and Amateur fisherperson divisions. Points are earned towards the Eagle Claw-Shappell Colorado Classic Pro-AM tournament finale that is awarded at the end of the final event in March.

Beginners Ice Fishing Clinic
Saturday, February 11

This event is for all ages of anglers who have very little to no experience ice fishing. The event is free and limited to the first 30 people who sign up.

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

 How to Release a Trout Safely

 Bait-Fishing Basics

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