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

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

Events

10th Annual Outdoor Heritage Day
Saturday, April 29

This FREE event provides an opporunity for kids of all ages to experience fishing, gold panning, archery, climbing, firearms safety, paddleboarding, wildlife viewing and more! A free hot dog lunch is provided from 11 - 2, first come first served, so arrive early! To celebrate the 10 year anniversary of this event, the first 200 kids to arrive will receive a free t-shirt!

Spring Fishing Clinic
Saturday, May 6

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

Introduction to Fly Fishing
Saturday, May 6

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.

Rocky Mountain Fly- Intro to Fly-Fishing
Saturday, May 13

Have you ever wanted to learn what fly fishing is all about…the basics of casting, tying knots, different types of equipment needed, and what you need to get started? Join Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Project Healing Waters, and others for an introductory one-day class about beginning your fly fishing adventures in Colorado. This class is limited to 50 participants so register early! Anyone is welcome, but those under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

33rd Annual No Name Fishing Tournament
Saturday, May 20

Three species of fish will qualify for this tournament. They are trout (any sub-species), Northern Pike and Salmon. First place will be for the largest trout (lbs), 2nd place for the largest pike (lbs.), and 3rd place for the largest salmon (lbs.). Fourth place on down to 17th place will be for the next largest fish of any of the three species (lbs.).

Outdoor Skills Day
Saturday, May 20

Full day of family fun! Fishing, archery, target shooting, caving, and much more!

Memorial Weekend Kids Fishing Contest
Saturday, May 27

Grab your fishing poles and fish away, kids! When you’ve caught a fish you want to show off bring it to the Visitor’s Center at Elk’s Entrance, and we will gladly help you out! The top two winners will have pictures posted in the Visitor’s Center, on our North Sterling State Park Facebook Page, and on our website! Prizes will be awarded to the top THREE winners! Don’t miss out on your chance to make a great catch!

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.

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.

Fishing Clinic during Free Fishing Weekend
Sunday, June 4

Join other new fishermen for a free fishing clinic on Sunday, June 4.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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