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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

Events

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!

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.).

Outdoor Skills Day
Saturday, May 20

Full day of family fun! Fishing, archery, target shooting, caving, and much more!

Father/Youth Cast and Blast Weekend Workshop at Jim Olterman/Lone Cone State Wildlife Area
Friday, June 16

Learn the basics of flyfishing, shotgun shooting, archery, and wildlife watching all in a supportive atmosphere. No experience required! Beginners/Novices welcome and encouraged.

18th Annual Serious Fishermen Team Pike Tournament
Saturday, September 9

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.

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.