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

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

Events

Learn to fish at Staunton State Park
Saturday, May 25

Learn to fish at Staunton State Park with CPW staff and volunteers. All equipment will be provided if you don't have your own. Clinic will be held at the Davis Ponds, no registration necessary, just drop by and give fishing a try anytime between 10am and 2pm. Park pass fees apply and fishing licenses are required for anyone 16 or older.

Hooked on Nature: Junior Anglers Adventure
Sunday, May 26

Join our Rangers to learn about the two fisheries in the park - Highline Lake and Mack Mesa Lake. We will talk about the different aquatic species that call our park “home.” We will meet in the Visitor Center and this program is intended for youth audiences.

This program is free but a valid day pass or annual pass is required to enter the park. Free passes are available through the Mesa County Libraries as part of the “Check Out Colorado State Parks” backpacks.

Fly Fishing 101
Monday, May 27

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 or flies.

Learn to fish at Staunton State Park
Tuesday, May 28

Learn to fish at Staunton State Park with CPW staff and volunteers. All equipment will be provided if you don't have your own. Clinic will be held at the Davis Ponds, no registration necessary, just drop by and give fishing a try anytime between 10am and 2pm. Park pass fees apply and fishing licenses are required for anyone 16 or older.

Learn to fish at Staunton State Park
Thursday, May 30

Learn to fish at Staunton State Park with CPW staff and volunteers. All equipment will be provided if you don't have your own. Clinic will be held at the Davis Ponds, no registration necessary, just drop by and give fishing a try anytime between 10am and 2pm. Park pass fees apply and fishing licenses are required for anyone 16 or older.

Carp Fishing Tournament (Bow & Rod) at Barr Lake State Park
Saturday, June 1

Goal is to reduce Invasive Species!!! 30 Boat limit with 30 fishing from shore limit. Only carp are weighed and counted. Must have a Colorado Fishing License.

Fly Fishing Basics at Mueller
Sunday, June 2

Meet at Dragonfly Pond. Join one of our most popular classes and learn how to fly fish and how it’s different from other styles like bait fishing, trolling and spinning. Use your new or seasoned skills to try and catch a fish at one of Mueller’s favorite ponds. All ages are welcome, kids younger than 8 may need help from a guardian to cast safely. You must arrive at 10 for the instructional portion of the program.

Fly Fishing Plus at Mueller-registration required
Wednesday, June 5

Enhance your fly fishing knowledge in this fly fishing plus class which will include a three hour classroom portion. Here, you will learn about entomology and fly choice. Then end with an hour or more time on the water. Participation in a Mueller fly fishing basics program or personal experience fly fishing is required. It is suggested that you bring your own pole to continue to hone your skills on the equipment you will use outside of the class. You must pre register for this class by calling the Visitor Center at 719-687-2366. 15 spots available. This class is best for ages 10+. Meet at the Visitor Center at 9am and bring a lunch!

Get Outdoors Day - Garfield Lake Park
Saturday, June 8

This free, family-friendly event is designed to promote access to healthy and safe outdoor spaces, support under-resourced communities, and celebrate nature exploration. Try numerous outdoor activities like; rock climbing, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, mountain biking, and more!

Fly Fishing Basics at Mueller
Friday, June 14

Learn how to fly fish and how it’s different from other styles like bait fishing, trolling and spinning. Use your new or seasoned skills to try and catch a fish at one of Mueller’s favorite ponds. Meet at Dragonfly Pond. Kids younger than 8 may need help by their guardian to cast safely.

14th Annual Spring Fishing Clinic at Barr Lake State Park
Saturday, June 15

Join us for a morning of fishing tips and instructional workshops. FREE kid-sized rods for the first 100 kids to sign up for a workshop.

Intro Adult to Fly Fishing 101 at Barr Lake State Park
Wednesday, June 19

Have you wanted to learn to fly fish? In this hands-on workshop, you will learn about fly fishing equipment, basic casting, knots, and fly selection.

Fly Fishing Basics at Mueller
Saturday, June 22

Learn how to fly fish and how it’s different from other styles like bait fishing, trolling and spinning. Use your new or seasoned skills to try and catch a fish at one of Mueller’s favorite ponds. Meet at Dragonfly Pond. Kids younger than 8 may need help from their guardian to cast safely.

Outdoor Skills Day at Mueller
Saturday, June 29

Enjoy learning new skills or testing honed ones including: archery, target shooting, geocaching, camping, dutch oven cooking and more. All skill levels and abilities are welcome. This year start at the livery parking area to check out the registration and info booth with all you need to know about what to do at the park today!

Fishing Basics for Adults and Kids
Sunday, July 14

Ever wanted to try fishing but didn't know where to start? Join CPW at Golden Gate Canyon State Park to learn the basics of fishing. We'll teach you how to tie basic knots, how to cast, and what baits work best for what species of fish. Then we'll hit the pond and try out everything you've learned.

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. 

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​​​​​​​​​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 $5.50!

2023 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.


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