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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 fishi​ng b​rochure​.​

 Fishing Calendar

Events

Fourth Friday Fishing- Salida
Friday, August 26

Come learn to fish with AHRA, Trout Unlimited and GARNA! We will provide everything you need except a fishing license (required if 16 or older). Learn casting or fly fishing from the experts!

Fly Fishing Basics
Tuesday, August 30

Learn the difference between fly fishing and spin casting, and give it a try!

Crawfishin’ Expedition
Sunday, September 4

Kids - Join our Park Interpreter Charlene, for this crawfishin’ expedition to hunt the wily crawdads of Eleven Mile Reservoir. Poles and bait will be provided, as well as a few tasty crawdad recipes! Bring a container for your catch.

17th Annual Eleven Mile Team Pike Tournament
Saturday, September 10

The annual pike fishing tournament is hosted by Eleven Mile Sports. The contest will take place at the North Boat Ramp of Eleven Mile State Park. The field consists of up to 150 two-man teams. A total of ten (10) pike may be weighed-in by each team and cash prizes are awarded to the top teams.

6th Annual Dutch Oven & Chili Cook-off
Saturday, September 17

The purpose for this Dutch oven and Chili cook-off is to have fun, to enjoy good food, to share our enthusiasm for chili and Dutch oven cooking, to get outdoors, and the use of state’s natural resources. Cooks interested in participating, fill out a registration form.

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.