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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Equipment guideHow To Get Started Fishing​

Go fishing by yourself, with friends, or with the whole family. 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. Relaxing times by a gurgling brook or whispering stream or placid lake can also create wonderful and lasting bonds with children. Best of all, taking kids fishing need not be expensive, nor require a lot of time or 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​.​


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 Fishing Calendar


Outdoor Skills Day - Save the Date!
Saturday, June 22

Don’t miss the annual Outdoor Skills Day at Mueller! Activities for the whole family! Learn more about your favorite outdoor activity or try out a new hobby! All activities are free – vehicle park pass is required.

Outdoor Skills Day
Saturday, June 22

The biggest day of fun all summer!!! We will have activities throughout the park including: fishing, archery, target shooting, camping, Bear Aware, geocaching, fly-fishing, s’mores, prizes and more! All activities are free with a valid vehicle pass.

Fly Fishing
Thursday, June 27

Learn the difference between fly-fishing and spin casting, with Naturalist Linda. 8 yrs and up.

Crawfishin' Expedition
Saturday, June 29

Join us at the Amphitheater to learn how to catch a Crawfish. We will learn about these cool crustaceans on how they live and what they eat. After a brief talk we will get busy and go Crawfishin”! Poles and bait will be provided. Bring a container for your catch. (Park pass required)

Family Fishing
Thursday, July 4

Join us for a free fishing clinic to learn some basics about fishing. We will meet at the Amphitheater at 9:00am. Ages 15 and under do not need a fishing license and a park pass is required.

Visit the CPW Calendar for a complete list of fishing events.

 How to Release a Trout Safely

 Bait-Fishing Basics

For more fishing tips, visit the How To videos page.