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​​​​​​​​​​​​Upcoming Fishing Events​ & Tournaments

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

Events

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.

Something’s Fishy
Saturday, July 15

Kid’s Program 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.

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.

Fly Fishing the South Platte
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.

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