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

Go fishing by yourself, with friends, or with the whole family. 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. Relaxing times by a gurgling brook or whispering stream or placid lake can also create wonderful and lasting bonds with children. Best of all, taking kids fishing need not be expensive, nor require a lot of time or 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​.​


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 Fishing Calendar


Mueller's Outdoor Skills Day
Saturday, June 23

Don’t miss the annual Outdoor Skills Day at Mueller! Activities for the whole family! Learn more about your favorite outdoor activity or try out a new hobby! Activities will include: bait fishing, fly fishing, target shooting with shotguns, 22’s and bb guns, archery, camping, geocaching, Bear Aware, spelunking – climb through a simulated cave! And much more! All activities are free – vehicle park pass is required.

Taste of Fishing- Staunton State Park
Tuesday, June 26

(Pine) Join Colorado Parks and Wildlife for a weeknight evening of fishing fun. Instructors will provide equipment and instruction on bait, spin, and fly-fishing a Colorado high country lake. Later in the clinic, we will show how to prepare fish in the field and even cook some fish up to sample. This clinic is for anyone new to bait, spin, or fly-fishing. Participants 16 years old or older are required to have a valid fishing license. Parents, be sure to buy that license so you can enjoy fishing right alongside your children. There is no charge for this clinic, however vehicles will require a valid State Park Pass. Participants will meet in the first parking lot on the left just past the entrance station. There will be a gentle hike (just under 1 mile) from the parking area to the pond. Please bring water and clothing for the weather conditions. You may take your own fishing gear or use ours.

Fly-fishing Within an Hour of Denver
Wednesday, June 27

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is fortunate to have Kerry Caraghar of Blue Quill Anglers present where to fly-fish within an hours drive from Denver. Kerry's laid back style and expertise as a top fly-fishing guide is the perfect combination to get the relatively new fly-angler excited about where to get started fishing. There is no fee for this seminar. The program will be in the Hunter Education Classroom at 6060 Broadway, Denver, CO 80216.

Fly Fishing with Bill
Thursday, June 28

Join Bill Brueggeman at Pa-Cho-Chu-Puk bridge for some flyfishing fun and instruction. Gear is provided!

Birding and Snorkeling in Baja, Mexico
Saturday, June 30

Bruce Ackerman, president of the Black Canyon chapter of Audubon Society will give a talk and slide show of his trip to Baja, Mexico.

Visit the CPW Calendar for a complete list of fishing events.

 How to Release a Trout Safely

 Bait-Fishing Basics

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