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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​.

 Find Your Hot Spot


Looking for a place to go this weekend? "Fishing Close To Home​" is a great resource for local fishing holes.​

 Fishing Calendar


Fly Tying 101 with Joe Butler
Tuesday, September 8

Learn how to tie simple, yet effective patterns. This FREE class is limited to 20 students.

Fly Fishing
Saturday, September 12

Learn all you want to know about the art of fly fishing, what flies to use, how to cast, and witch fish are the tastiest. Meet at the Golden Gate Canyon Visitors Center in the morning for all the information you could ever want on Fly Fishing. In the afternoon come to Kriley pond and practice your skills. Some rods are provided.

Fly Fishing- 10 helpful tips
Tuesday, September 15

Need tips to make your day on the water a little more fun? This one is for you.

Fall Trout and Salmon Fishing
Friday, September 18

When temperatures cool, fishing techniques and fish behavior change. Bernie Keefe, Colorado fishing expert, will share tactics, tips and locations for some great fall fishing.

Fly Fishing
Saturday, September 26

Get started with expert instruction from the pros at South Platte Fly Shop!

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.