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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​.​

 Fishing Calendar

Events

Outdoor Heritage Day - Riverbend Park in Palisade
Saturday, May 15

Join CPW staff, volunteers, and partner organizations for this annual event celebrating outdoor activities! All activities are FREE - kids of all ages can participate in outdoor activities including fishing, archery, climbing, firearms safety, boating, wildlife viewing and more!

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.