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Crawfishin’ Expedition
Sunday, May 28

It’s time for a crawfishin’ expedition! Join the hunt for the wily crawdads of 11 Mile. Please bring a container keep your catch in if you want to keep it. Poles and bait will be provided. Bring a container for your catch.

Intro to Fly-Fishing 101
Monday, May 29

Learn the art and skills of fly-fishing with knowleadgable anglers on quality waters. This comprehensive introduction will cover all an angler needs to get started fly-fishing.

Annual Kids' Fishing Derby
Saturday, June 3

Calling all kids ages 3 to 12! Here's a great chance to learn fishing skills and win prizes. The first 70 kids to register will get a free fishing pole to take home!

Kids Fishing Clinic- St Vrain State Park
Saturday, June 3

Hey, kids! Come join us at St Vrain State Park for a fun filled morning learning how to fish. You’ll get to try out your new skills at Sandpiper pond.

Colorado Springs Get Outdoors Day
Saturday, June 3

This is a free event for everyone in the family to come try many of the fun & different outdoor recreational opportunities Colorado Springs has to offer! There will be fishing, archery, standup paddleboards, kayaking, mountain man activities, ATVs, mountain biking, shooting sports and so many more activities! The first 1000 kids will receive a free fishing pole.

Fly Fishing 101 at Golden Gate Canyon State Park
Saturday, June 3

Join volunteer naturalist Ken to learn the in's and outs of fly fishing, including how to tie flies, different stages of the fly's life cycle, and the art of casting with a fly fishing rod.

Colorado Free Fishing Day!
Saturday, June 3

Children’s Program – North Shore Amphitheater Children are invited to go fishing with Park Interpreter Charlene. Play a fun casting game and learn to tie a cinch knot. Kids will learn to string their own pole and set up . Bait will also be provided for the kids.

Fishing Clinic during Free Fishing Weekend
Sunday, June 4

Join other new fishermen for a free fishing clinic on Sunday, June 4.

Walleye Tournament
Saturday, June 10

Colorado Walleye Association Points Tournament #4 at North Sterling Reservoir.

Ranger Lakes Fishing Clinic
Saturday, June 10

Join us on June 10, 2017 for our annual Ranger Lakes Fishing Clinic with a Ranger. Rangers will be out at Ranger Lakes teaching all ages how to fish. Get outdoors and learn how to rig your rod, bait your line, and cast like a professional. No experience is needed, however, experienced anglers are also welcomed. Fishing equipment will be provided, or feel free to bring your own. A valid 2017 Colorado fishing license is required for 16 years and older. Fishing licenses are available for purchase at the Moose Visitors Center.

High Mountain Lake Family Fishing Clinic
Sunday, June 11

Tired of the heat in the city? Want to escape to the mountains? Go by yourself, bring a friend or the family. This clinic is for people new to fishing or just getting back into fishing. We will go over various techniques with proven success at high mountain lakes.

Introduction to Fly Fishing
Monday, June 12

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.

Intermediate Fly Fishing
Wednesday, June 14

This class if for people with some basic understanding of fly fishing and a great follow up to our introductory class. We will not be talking about basic equipment or basic fly selection. This class will be focusing on techniques such as: lake tactics, indicator fishing, streamer tactics, targeting bass and two fly set-ups.

Family Fishing Sampler at Stauton State Park
Thursday, June 15

It's summer time! Grab the family and head to the hills to learn about bait, spin, and fly-fishing for Colorado trout at Staunton State Park.

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.

Fishing Has No Boundaries
Saturday, June 24

The fifth annual Fishing Has No Boundaries event to be held on Eleven Mile State Park’s reservoir will be on June 30th, 2012. The event offers excellent new opportunities for persons with disabilities to learn to fish or to regain what might have been lost due to a tragic accident. A BBQ will be held after the fishing trip. This promises to be a premier event in the Rocky Mountain area and you are invited to attend this event as a volunteer, a participant, or by being a sponsor.

Family Fishing Sampler at Staunton State Park
Wednesday, June 28

It's summer time! Grab the family and head to the hills to learn about bait, spin, and fly-fishing for Colorado trout at Staunton State Park.

Fly Fishing 101 at Golden Gate Canyon State Park
Saturday, July 1

Join volunteer naturalist Ken to learn the in's and outs of fly fishing, including how to tie flies, different stages of the fly's life cycle, and the art of casting with a fly fishing rod.

Crawfishin’ Expedition
Sunday, July 2

Join Park Interpreter Charlene, for this crawfishin’ expedition to hunt the wily crawdads of Eleven Mile Reservoir. Poles and bait will be provided, as well as a few tasty crawdad recipes! Bring a container for your catch.

Junior Rangers: Adventure Series, Fishing South Boulder Creek
Saturday, July 8

Join our staff for a fhishing adventure. Water shoes are suggested. Prerequisite: Each child MUST attend at least one resource based program to be eligible to register for EACH Adventure Series program.

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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!​​​​​