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Outdoor Heritage Day - Palisade Riverbend Park
Saturday, April 28

This annual FREE event is for families to learn all about the exciting outdoor activities Colorado has to offer! If you have been to Outdoor Heritage Day in the past, or this will be your first time, please join us! Free lunch is provided from 11:00 - 2:00 p.m. Try fishing, archery, tree climbing, and many more activities!

European Nymphing Clinic
Thursday, May 3

Have you ever wanted to learn how to nymph fish like a professional? This class is your chance to learn a very effective technique for targeting trout in Colorado and around the world. Professionals from The Blue Quill Angler will be on hand to teach you all the tips and tricks.

Spring Fishing Clinic
Saturday, May 5

100 FREE poles for the first kids to sign up for a day filled with fishing tips and giveaways!

Kid's Fishing Clinic
Sunday, May 6

Kids under 16 years old will learn the techniques of "Cathching the Big One" The first 50 kids who sign up will receive a free fishing pole. Lunch will be provided. This activity ​courtesy of Great Outdoors Colorado

Walleye/Crappie Fishing and Cooking Clinic
Saturday, May 12

Learn how to target walleye and crappie at one of Colorado's top reservoirs. This class will give you some basic techniques and for targeting warm water fish around the country.

European Nymphing Clinic
Thursday, May 24

Have you ever wanted to learn how to nymph fish like a professional? This class is your chance to learn a very effective technique for targeting trout in Colorado and around the world. Professionals from The Blue Quill Angler will be on hand to teach you all the tips and tricks.

Family Fishing Clinic at a High Mountain Lake
Sunday, June 3

Beat the heat of summer and escape to the mountains. Have you wanted to take your family fishing but were not sure where to start? Then this clinic is for you. We will teach you multiple techniques that will catch trout anywhere in the country.

Introduction to Fly Fishing
Monday, June 4

Have you wanted to try fly fishing but didn't know where to start? Worried about walking into a big fly shop and getting just what you need? Then this clinic is for you. This is a basic fly fishing class that will teach you everything you need to get started in fly fishing.

Intermediate Fly Fishing Clinic - Lake Tactics
Wednesday, June 6

Have you been to a basic fly fishing class but want to learn more? Are you interested in lake specific tactics? Here is your chance to take a class that will expand your fishing techniques.

Mueller's Outdoor Skills Day
Saturday, June 23

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! Activities will include: bait fishing, fly fishing, target shooting with shotguns, 22’s and bb guns, archery, camping, geocaching, Bear Aware, spelunking – climb through a simulated cave! And much more! All activities are free – vehicle park pass is required.

Family Fishing Clinic at a High Mountain Lake
Sunday, July 15

Beat the heat of summer and escape to the mountains. Have you wanted to take your family fishing but were not sure where to start? Then this clinic is for you. We will teach you multiple techniques that will catch trout anywhere in the country.

Introduction to Fly Fishing
Monday, July 16

Have you wanted to try fly fishing but didn't know where to start? Worried about walking into a big fly shop and getting just what you need? Then this clinic is for you. This is a basic fly fishing class that will teach you everything you need to get started in fly fishing.

Intermediate Fly Fishing Clinic - Lake Tactics
Wednesday, July 18

Have you been to a basic fly fishing class but want to learn more? Are you interested in lake specific tactics? Here is your chance to take a class that will expand your fishing techniques.

Introduction to Fly Fishing
Sunday, July 22

Have you wanted to try fly fishing but didn't know where to start? Worried about walking into a big fly shop and getting just what you need? Then this clinic is for you. This is a basic fly fishing class that will teach you everything you need to get started in fly fishing.

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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

Fishing map graphic

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!​​​​​