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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


Free Fishing Clinic
Sunday, July 3

Join us anytime between 10am and 12pm for tips and tricks on how to fish. Fishing gear will be available to use. Under 16 years old? No license needed. 16 or older? Come get your license at the Visitors Center. Meet at the boat dock!

Crawfishin’ Expedition
Sunday, July 3

Kids - Join 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!

Colorado Bowfishing Tournament
Saturday, July 9

Eleven Mile Reservoir- Contest for the biggest five fish. Species: carp, shad, suckers. Registration required.

Junior Rangers: Adventure Series: Fishing
Saturday, July 9

Join Volunteer and Master fisherman Kiefer Stumpp for fishing in South Boulder Creek, ages 6-12

Introduction to Fly Fishing
Wednesday, July 13

This is a beginner class for people who want to learn how to fly fish or are new to the sport.

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.