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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Equipment guideHow 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


Spring Fishing Clinic
Saturday, May 6

100 FREE poles for the first kids to sign up for a day filled with fishing tips and giveaways!

Introduction to Fly Fishing
Saturday, May 6

Learn the basics of fly fishing in this family friendly clinic. This clinic is designed for beginners. We will be covering the basics: equipment, flies, and casting, then spend plenty of time on the water practicing your new skills! This class is in the evening and a great introduction to the sport.

Rocky Mountain Fly- Intro to Fly-Fishing
Saturday, May 13

Have you ever wanted to learn what fly fishing is all about…the basics of casting, tying knots, different types of equipment needed, and what you need to get started? Join Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Project Healing Waters, and others for an introductory one-day class about beginning your fly fishing adventures in Colorado. This class is limited to 50 participants so register early! Anyone is welcome, but those under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

Wear Your Life Jacket at Work Day
Friday, May 19

This is an easy event to participate in and document. Our staff will be wearing our life jackets so come see how handsome we all look!

Eleven Mile State Park - 33rd Annual No Name Fishing Tournament
Saturday, May 20

Three species of fish will qualify for this tournament. They are trout (any sub-species), Northern Pike and Salmon. First place will be for the largest trout (lbs), 2nd place for the largest pike (lbs.), and 3rd place for the largest salmon (lbs.). Fourth place on down to 17th place will be for the next largest fish of any of the three species (lbs.).

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.