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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

Events

Outdoor Heritage Day - Palisade
Saturday, April 25

This FREE family event will provide kids and adults with an opportunity to explore the outdoors! Try your hand at fishing, archery or .22 shooting along with many other activities for you to try. You may even go home with some free prizes! Lunch is provided from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., first come, first served.

Bass Fishing 101
Monday, May 11

If you are interested in learning how to get started in bass fishing then this clinic is for you. The class will cover some basic techniques that will get you catching bass anywhere! All gear will be provided but participants should feel free to bring their own if they want. People in the class will need to be able to walk a fair distance and be able to scramble across rocks.

31st Annual No Name Fishing Tournament
Saturday, May 16

The annual No Name Fishing Tournament will take place on the weekend of May 16th and 17th, 2015. ​Three species of fish will qualify for this tournament. They are trout (any sub-species), Northern Pike and Salmon.

European Nymphing Techniques
Sunday, May 24

Want to learn how the professionals nymph fish. Come learn with Steve Parrott, current member of Fly fishing Team USA. Class will include leader construction, fly selection, when to use the techniques and time on the water practicing your new skills.

Introduction to Fly Fishing
Saturday, May 30

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.

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.