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Introduction to Ice Fishing
Saturday, December 30

Have you every wanted to try ice fishing but didn't know where to start? Are you new to ice fishing and looking for some tips to help you catch more fish? Then, this is the class for you!Space is limited so register today. All equipment will be provided or bring your gear and we will help you get it set up. All anglers 16 years old and older must have a valid fishing license. Licenses will not be able to be sold at the event.

The Eagle Claw-Shappell Colorado Classic Pro-AM Grand Slam Ice Fishing Tournament
Saturday, January 6

The Grand Slam (All Species) Presented by Eagle Claw-Shappell, this tournament is the first leg or event of the 2018 Colorado Classic Pro-AM Ice Fishing Tournament series, hosted by Eleven Mile Sports. The contest start and finish will take place at the North Boat Ramp of Eleven Mile State Park. The field consists of up to 150 two-man teams with each team allowed to weigh in fish in each category: TROUT (four fish total weight), PIKE (ten fish total weight), and SALMON (ten fish total weight). Cash prizes awarded for first five places in each category of fish. Contestants may also elect to enter into the Big Fish Pot. There are both Professional and Amateur fisherperson divisions. Points are earned toward the Eagle Claw-Shappell Colorado Classic Pro-AM tournament finale, which is awarded at the end of the final event in March.

Introduction To Ice Fishing
Saturday, January 6

Have you every wanted to try ice fishing but didn't know where to start? Are you new to ice fishing and looking for some tips to help you catch more fish? Then, this is the class for you! Space is limited so register today. All equipment will be provided or bring your gear and we will help you get it set up. All anglers 16 years old and older must have a valid fishing license. Licenses will not be able to be sold at the event.

The Eagle Claw-Shappell Colorado Classic Pro-AM South Park Ice Masters Ice Fishing Tournament
Saturday, February 3

South Park Ice Masters (Trout Only) Presented by Eagle Claw-Shappell, this tournament is the second leg or event of the 2018 Colorado Classic Pro-AM Ice Fishing Tournament series, hosted by Eleven Mile Sports. The contest start and finish will take place at the North Boat Ramp of Eleven Mile State Park. The field consists of up to 150 two-man teams with each team allowed to weigh in a total of two trout for their total weight. Cash prizes will be awarded for first 15 places. Contestants may also elect to enter into the Big Fish Pot. There are both Professional and Amateur fisherperson divisions. Points are earned towards the Eagle Claw-Shappell Colorado Classic Pro-AM tournament finale that is awarded at the end of the final event in March.

The Eagle Claw-Shappell Colorado Classic Pro-AM Marina March Madness Ice Fishing Tournament
Saturday, March 3

Marina March Madness (All Species) Presented by Eagle Claw-Shappell, this tournament is the third leg or event of the 2018 Colorado Classic Pro-AM Ice Fishing Tournament series, hosted by Eleven Mile Sports. Contest will take place at the North Boat Ramp of Eleven Mile State Park. The field consists of up to 150 two-man teams. There will be three, two-hour fishing sets spaced throughout the day. Teams must fish in the North Shore area and any sport fish species may be included. Each team also gets two free throw basketball shots at weigh-in each hour and the team with the most total shots made is the Free Throw Champ earning points to the overall Colorado Classic event. Cash prizes awarded for the first fish weighed during each set, as well as for first, second, and third place by weight for any sport fish during each set. Contestants may also elect to enter into the Big Fish Pot which is randomly awarded from the three sets largest fish by weight. There are both Professional and Amateur fisherperson divisions. Points are earned towards the Eagle Claw-Shappell Colorado Classic Pro-AM tournament finale that is determined at the end of this event.

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Colorado Fishing Atlas ​

Whether you’re a seasoned angler or you’ve never picked up a rod before, finding a place t​o fish in Colorado has never been easier!

The Colorado Fishing Atlas, the latest interactive mapping tool offered by Colorado Parks and Wildlife, allows users to search for fishing opportunities by species, specific interest or proximity to your home or destination. Use the simple map interface to locate and view recommended opportunities for the family, remote fly fishing or ice fishing.

Additional information such as handicap accessible fishing access, stocked waters, boat ramps, special fishing regulations, stream gages (including links to real time data), license agents and Gold Medal waters is included on top of Bing ™ street maps, USGS topographic maps or high resolution color aerial photography.

The Fishing Resource Report provides a printable report of all nearby Fishing Information Points and associated species, CPW, BLM and USFS Offices, emergency facilities, campgrounds and license agents within a chosen distance of a map click location.

Spend a few minutes viewing a series of short video tutorials to learn about all the great new features or jump right in and start scouting from the comfort of your home today using the Colorado Fishing Atlas.

Maps of Statewide Fishing Waters

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Fish map QR codeLooking for a new place to fish? Browse and download our Statewide Fishing Waters maps​ that help anglers navigate the special regulations on some of Colorado's po​​pular rivers, streams and lakes. The Colorado Parks and Wildlife maps depict special fishing rules for the areas.

​Scan the QR code to store the maps on your smartphone. 

101 (+) Places to Take a Kid Fishing

Go Fishing - Tips to Get Kids Started Video

 

101 Places to Take a Kid Fishing mapWith our interactive map, you'll be sure to find the perfect spot for a memorable family fishing adventure. These fishing spots have been selected for their features and amenities, making them great spots to take a kid fishing. See 101 (+) Places to Take A Kid Fishing.

Annual fishing licenses are now available. Licenses can be purchased at any license agent, CPW office​, online or by phone at 1-800-244-5613.​​

Hot Spots

​Fishing in Colorado means opportunity & a chance to catch some 35 species of both warm- and cold-water fish. You can fish for the famed rainbow trout in a cool Rocky Mountain stream or troll for walleye on a sunny plains reservoir. And Colorado offers everything in between, too. There are 6,000 miles of streams and more than 2,000 lakes and reservoirs to choose from.

Colorado's 315 miles of Gold Medal streams provide outstanding angling opportunities for large trout. These waters are managed to ensure populations of big fish.

Fishing Colorado's Hot Spots highlights just some of the variety Colorado has to offer anglers.

Fly Fishing Colorado, DVD

Fly Fishing Colorado DVD cover Purchase "Fly Fishing Colorado" for a feature-length video journal of major fly-fishing events and top destinations for all species. Fly fishers of all skill levels will benefit from this comprehensive look at year-round fly fishing opportunities in Colorado. Each monthly entry is filled with action at recommended destinations, fly-fishing techniques, major insect hatches, and proven fly patterns. An innovative chapter menu allows the user to navigate quickly through the pages of a fly-fisher's journal for an entire year. The Fly Fishing Colorado DVD is available in our online store!​​​​​