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

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

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Win big dollars​!! NO entry fees for either tournament! Anglers, test your skills. How many smallmouth bass and northern pike can you catch?

  • Elkhead Reservoir Fishing Classic Tournament: JUNE 22 - JUNE 30
  • Ridgway State Park Tournament (Smallmouth bass only): JULY 6-27

​Find out more on the tournaments​!

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Events

Fly Fishing
Thursday, June 27

Learn the difference between fly-fishing and spin casting, with Naturalist Linda. 8 yrs and up.

Free Fishing Clinic at Boyd Lake State Park
Saturday, June 29

All ages welcome to Boyd's Fishing Clinic! Join Boyd Lake Naturalist Brady for an initial educational session (intended for kids/beginners) that will last for 30 minutes at the beginning of the clinic. The second session, right after the first session (intended for adults/ intermediate fishers) will take place while the kids are getting set up for some real fishing! We have "loaner" fishing poles and basic tackle for those who don't have any gear. Please RSVP for a spot so we can make sure we have enough tackle and gear. Anyone over 16 years old must have a fishing license. The Boyd Lake Park Office sells fishing/hunting licenses (one-day or annual fishing licenses available).

Crawfishin' Expedition
Saturday, June 29

Join us at the Amphitheater to learn how to catch a Crawfish. We will learn about these cool crustaceans on how they live and what they eat. After a brief talk we will get busy and go Crawfishin”! Poles and bait will be provided. Bring a container for your catch. (Park pass required)

Family Fishing
Thursday, July 4

Join us for a free fishing clinic to learn some basics about fishing. We will meet at the Amphitheater at 9:00am. Ages 15 and under do not need a fishing license and a park pass is required.

Basic Family Fishing Clinic
Saturday, July 6

Join us for a free fishing clinic to learn some basics about fishing. We will meet at the Amphitheater at 9:00am. Ages 15 and under do not need a fishing license and a park pass is required.

"Take Me Fishing" event
Saturday, July 20

Kids, bring your family and join us for a morning of fun! Poles are free, bait is provided, and volunteers will be on hand to assist!

Basic Family Fishing
Saturday, July 20

Join us for a free fishing clinic to learn some basics about fishing. We will meet at the Amphitheater. Ages 15 and under do not require a fishing license. A park pass is required. Please register with www.EventBrite.com to reserve your spot.

Boyd Lake State Park: Lake Appreciation Day 2019
Saturday, July 20

Boyd Lake State Park is proud to announce its sixth annual "Lake Appreciation Day" to be held on Saturday, July 20, 2019 from 10:00am – 4:00pm. This event is held annually to celebrate the importance of Boyd Lake to the community for recreation, drinking water, irrigation, and wildlife habitat, and to increase public awareness of the importance of water safety. We are pleased to partner with some local organizations, as well as CPW/ park staf that will provide a unique experience to Park visitors. Some of the activities include: • Colorado Boating Safety awareness and safety tips and kid's activities including t-shirt coloring, • Fishing Clinic, • Scheel's sporting good store exhibit, • Lake Appreciation Day giveaways, • Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS) Q & A booth- learn about mussels and plants • Try out your skills by demo-ing a Stand-up Paddleboard (SUP) provided by Mountain Rentals Inc., a concessionaire located at the Swim Beach building!

Kids Only Fishing Clinic
Sunday, July 28

Join us for a kids only free fishing clinic to learn some basics about fishing. We will meet at the Amphitheater. Ages 15 and under do not require a fishing license. A park pass is required. Meet at the Amphitheater.

"Take Me Fishing" event
Saturday, August 17

Kids, bring your family and join us for a morning of fun! Poles are free, bait is provided, and volunteers will be on hand to assist!

9th Annual Dutch oven & Chili Cook-off @ Jackson Lake State Park
Saturday, September 21

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.

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. ​​Be sure to read the "New for 2018" section. ​

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