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  • NO entry fees for either tournament!
  • Families, experienced anglers, novice anglers, and kids are all welcome!​

Anglers, test your skills. How many smallmouth bass and northern pike can you catch? 

Tournaments

  • ​Ridgway State Park 
    July 7-30, Smallmouth Bass Only
  • Elkhead Reservoir
    June 24-July 2

Find out more about​​ these tournaments on the 2017 Fishing Tournaments page.​​

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Upcoming Fishing Events​ & Tournaments

Reminder: All tournaments req​uire a valid Colorado Fishing License. ​​

Events

ELKHEAD RESERVOIR FISHING CLASSIC TOURNAMENT
Saturday, June 24

The Elkhead Reservoir (Moffat and Routt counties) Fishing Classic tournament will take place June 24th through July 2nd. This tournament will target smallmouth bass and northern pike. No entry fee. Win fishing gear and/or money.

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.

Fly Fishing Basics
Tuesday, July 11

Join Naturalist Linda and learn the difference between fly fishing and spin casting and give it a try! Equipment Provided. This activities is fun for adults and children 10 and up.

Family Fishing Clinic with Loveland Fishing Club
Saturday, July 15

Join a park naturalist and the Loveland Fishing Club in South Heinricy Parking Lot to learn about Colorado fishes and how to make a catch, from setting up your rod to casting, reeling, and handling. Loaner rods and gear will be available with reservation. Live bait, hooks, and bobbers will be provided. Ages 16+ are required to have a fishing license. Please RSVP early as this clinic is limited to 20 people. You can register by phone at (970) 669-1739 or email at dnr_interp.boydlake@state.co.us. No registration fee.

Fly Fishing 101 at Golden Gate Canyon State Park
Saturday, July 15

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. 10 am - 12 pm

Something’s Fishy
Saturday, July 15

Kid’s Program; Eleven Mile State Park. Kids- Anyone can catch a fish, but how would you like to make a fish? Bring a parent and join an interpreter for a fun morning of fishy crafts; including the ancient Japanese art of Goyataku and a fun fishing game!

Introduction to Fly Fishing
Monday, July 17

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, July 19

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 Clinic with Loveland Fishing Club
Saturday, August 5

Join a park naturalist and the Loveland Fishing Club in South Heinricy Parking Lot to learn about Colorado fishes and how to make a catch, from setting up your rod to casting, reeling, and handling. Loaner rods and gear will be available with reservation. Live bait, hooks, and bobbers will be provided. Ages 16+ are required to have a fishing license. Please RSVP early as this clinic is limited to 20 people. You can register by phone at (970) 669-1739 or email at dnr_interp.boydlake@state.co.us. No registration fee.

Fly Fishing 101 at Golden Gate Canyon State Park
Saturday, August 5

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. 10 am - 12 pm

Fly Fishing the South Platte; Eleven Mile State Park
Saturday, August 5

Join local Fly Fishing Guide and owner of the Peak Fly Shop Brad Tomlinson for a look at a few of his own successful techniques that will make your fly fishing experience more productive on the Dream Stream. If time permits he may even give some hints about tying flies.

Something’s Fishy
Saturday, August 19

Kid’s Program; Eleven Mile State Park Kids- Anyone can catch a fish, but how would you like to make a fish? Bring a parent and join an interpreter for a fun morning of fishy crafts; including the ancient Japanese art of Gyotaku.

Fly Fishing South Park; Eleven Mile State Park
Saturday, August 26

Join local Fishing Guide Mike Keith for a fly fishing tour down the South Platte River as it travels through South Park. Discover what flies to use, where and most especially when to use them. The talk will include a very basic explanation on fly patterns, what works and why, with a number of sample flies available for viewing. A quick demo of proper fly casting technique will also be completed if the wind cooperates.

Crawfishin’ Expedition
Sunday, September 3

Join Eleven Mile State 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

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.

7th Annual Dutch Oven & Chili Cook-off at Jackson Lake
Saturday, September 16

The purpose for this Dutch oven and Chili cook-off is to have fun, to enjoy good food, to share our enthusiasm for chili and Dutch oven cooking, to get outdoors, and the use of state’s natural resources. Registration is required.

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