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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​.

 Fishing Calendar


Beginner's Ice Fishing Clinic- NE6420
Saturday, February 13

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 25 people who sign up. The clinic will educate participants about ice fishing equipment, techniques, and safety. All fishing equipment will be provided.

Blue Mesa – Ice Addition Tournament
Saturday, February 20

Blue Mesa – Ice Addition Tournament.

Lake City/ Lake San Cristobal-
Saturday, February 20

Proceeds benefit Hinsdale County Search and Rescue. Prizes for largest length live fish.

Wolford Mountain Reservoir-
Saturday, February 20

19th Annual Wolford Mountain Reservoir- More details at the chamber of commerce web site: Wolford Ice Fishing Tournament.

Georgetown Lake- Georgetown Lake Tournament
Saturday, February 27

$25 to enter with lots of prizes and cash awards!

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.