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​​​​​​​​​How 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 interactive fishing brochure​.

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Looking for a place to go this weekend? "Fishing Close To Home​" is a great resource for local fishing holes.​

 Fishing Calendar


European Nymphing Techniques
Sunday, May 24

Want to learn how the professionals nymph fish. Come learn with Steve Parrott, current member of Fly fishing Team USA. Class will include leader construction, fly selection, when to use the techniques and time on the water practicing your new skills.

Intro to Fly-Fishing
Monday, May 25

Colorado Parks and Wildlife will host an introduction to fly-fishing clinic just outside the town of Bailey, CO on May 25th. This clinic is for adults (16 years and older) who are new or just beginners to fly-fishing. Students will spend half the day in classroom instruction, followed by hands-on application at a nearby river and ponds.

Introduction to Fly Fishing
Saturday, May 30

Are you interested in learning the art of fly fishing? Would you like the material presented in a simple, no fuss, way that will get you successfully fishing right away? Then this introduction to fly fishing class is perfect for you. Get started in a small group setting with most of the class time spent actually fishing.

Introduction To Fly Tying
Thursday, June 18

This seminar is designed for people of all ages interested in learning how to tie their own flies for fishing. By tying your own flies, you gain a deeper understanding of the aquatic food webs and fish feeding behavior. And save yourself some money! Students will tie their own flies while learning terminology and basic techniques. All equipment will be provided and students can take their flies with them for the next time they go fishing. Minimum Age- 10 years old

Let's Fish and Camp
Saturday, June 20

Are you new to camping in Colorado? Or has it been a while and you are looking for a refresher? Come join Colorado Parks & Wildlife and Trout Unlimited for a family camping and fishing event at Golden Gate Canyon State Park. This class will have you and your family ready for a summer of camping!

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.