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Fishing News and Events
Fishing News and Events

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

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


Fly Fishing
Saturday, May 21

Learn the basics of fly-fishing with Volunteer Craig. For 8 years and up. All equipment provided.

Fly Fishing
Wednesday, May 25

Learn the basics of fly-fishing with Volunteer Craig. For 8 years and up. All equipment provided.

Fly Fishing 101
Monday, May 30

Ever wanted to give fly fishing a try but didn't know where to start? Are you new to fly fishing and looking for some tips to help you catch more fish? Then, this is the class for you! Learn all the basics from rod/reel set up, basic knots, casting, presentations, and types of flies.

Safe Summer Kick Off
Saturday, June 4

CPW, SouthWest Denver Coalition, and Get Outdoors Day Colorado and are joining forces to host Safe Summer Kick Off on Get Outdoors Day (SSKO GO), Saturday, June 4, 2022, at Garfield Lake Park from 10am to 3pm. This free, family-friendly event is designed to promote access to healthy and safe outdoor spaces, support under-resourced communities, and celebrate nature exploration.

State Forest- Moose Festival!
Saturday, August 13

Join us for a day of fun at our annual celebration of the moose! Activities include a scavenger hunt, hay ride, craft activities for kids, prize giveaways and fishing pole casting lessons. Presentations throughout the day will offer information about moose biology, history of moose in North Park, and demonstrations on how biologists transplant and track moose.

Ladies Night Out - Fly-fishing Workshop
Wednesday, August 17

The Ladies Night Out events are focused on women outreach and will provide a bit more time for participants to meet each other. This Fly-fishing Skills Clinic targets new anglers interested in fly-fishing.

Kokanee Salmon Regulations and Give-aways

Kokanee salmon swimming underwater at Blue Mesa Reservoir

For details on regulations, give-away locations and requirements, see the flyer. 


​​​​​​​​​Featured Video​ 

Colorado's Kokanee Salmon Spawn

Each fall, Colorado's kokanee salmon swim nearly 30 miles upstream from Blue Mesa Reservoir to the Roaring Judy State Fish Hatchery in Almont, Colorado. Here, CPW biologists and hatchery staff collect eggs from these unique, landlocked sockeye salmon. The eggs are then raised at the hatchery and the fish are restocked in 26 different lakes and reservoirs across the state. Because the fish are both raised and restocked at the Roaring Judy hatchery, the fish return here to spawn and complete their lifecycle each year. Kokanee typically live about 4 years in a reservoir before they spawn and die. .

Learn more about CPW's fish hatcheries.


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Don't forget to get your Colorado Outdoors Annual Fishing Guide Copy for just $5!

2021 fishing guide coverColorado Outdoors, ​​CPW's magazine, is a valuable planning resource for anglers and hunters. The Fishing guide is available free with a subscription or you can buy just this issue. Order the​ Fishing Guide today! Purchase an annual subscription to Colorado Outdoors magazine onli​ne, or call: 1-800-417-8986.​

The Fishing Guide normally comes out annually in June.