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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

Events

Fishing 101 for Kids
Thursday, July 2

Come out to Highline Lake, where Interpreter Corey will be teaching kids and families how to fish! We will be providing poles, bait, and all of the necessary equipment so that attendees can have what they need to learn the basics of fishing. All ages are welcome.

Introduction to Fly Fishing
Wednesday, July 8

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.

Fishing 101
Thursday, July 9

Come out to Highline Lake, where Interpreter Corey will be teaching kids and families how to fish! We will be providing poles, bait, and all of the necessary equipment so that attendees can have what they need to learn the basics of fishing. All ages are welcome.

Lory State Park 40th Anniversary Party
Saturday, July 11

Lory State Park invites you to celebrate their 40th Anniversary milestone at the Soldier Canyon Group Picnic Area, on Saturday, July 11, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lory offers visitors a variety of rugged terrain and stunning vistas of the northern Colorado Front Range. The park covers almost 2,600 acres and features 26 miles of trails that lead through forest, meadows and rock-outcroppings, offering visitors great terrain for mountain biking, hiking, rock climbing, bouldering, and horseback riding. The Friends of Lory State Park, the park’s supporting organization, as well as many other local organizations and partners will be in attendance. Food trucks will have a variety of food options available and outdoor gear vendors will demonstrate the latest in outdoor equipment.

Fishing 101
Thursday, July 16

Come out to Highline Lake, where Interpreter Corey will be teaching kids and families how to fish! We will be providing poles, bait, and all of the necessary equipment so that attendees can have what they need to learn the basics of fishing. All ages are welcome.

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.