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  • NO entry fees for either tournament!
  • Families, experienced anglers, novice anglers, and kids are all welcome!​

Anglers, test your skills. How many smallmouth bass and northern pike can you catch? 

Tournaments

  • ​Ridgway State Park 
    July 7-30, Smallmouth Bass Only
  • Elkhead Reservoir
    June 24-July 2

Find out more about​​ these tournaments on the 2017 Fishing Tournaments page.​​

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Upcoming Fishing Events​ & Tournaments

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

Events

Southeast Region Outdoor Adventure Weekend
Friday, July 28

Join CPW for the Southeast Region Outdoor Adventure Weekend to learn about firearms safety, hunting, outdoor survival and more! Check in begins Friday 10 am and sessions run through Sunday afternoon. Sessions include: firearms safety, outdoor survival, hunting different types of big game, small game and waterfowl, as well as opportunities to shoot archery, muzzleloaders, shotguns and rifles. Participants may take the Hunter Safety Education test at the end of the event to obtain their Hunter Safety certification. Space is limited to 50 kids, register soon!

Family Fishing Clinic with Loveland Fishing Club
Saturday, August 5

Join a park naturalist and the Loveland Fishing Club in South Heinricy Parking Lot to learn about Colorado fishes and how to make a catch, from setting up your rod to casting, reeling, and handling. Loaner rods and gear will be available with reservation. Live bait, hooks, and bobbers will be provided. Ages 16+ are required to have a fishing license. Please RSVP early as this clinic is limited to 20 people. You can register by phone at (970) 669-1739 or email at dnr_interp.boydlake@state.co.us. No registration fee.

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. 10 am - 12 pm

Fly Fishing the South Platte; Eleven Mile State Park
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.

Fly Fishing Basics
Tuesday, August 8

Learn the difference between fly fishing and spin casting and give it a try!

Mentor Day
Saturday, August 12

Kids 18 & under will want to join us to learn more about outdoor skills!

Something’s Fishy
Saturday, August 19

Kid’s Program; Eleven Mile State Park 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 Gyotaku.

Fly Fishing Basics
Tuesday, August 22

Learn the difference between fly fishing and spin casting, and give it a try!

Fly Fishing South Park; Eleven Mile State Park
Saturday, August 26

Join local Fishing Guide Mike Keith for a fly fishing tour down the South Platte River as it travels through South Park. Discover what flies to use, where and most especially when to use them. The talk will include a very basic explanation on fly patterns, what works and why, with a number of sample flies available for viewing. A quick demo of proper fly casting technique will also be completed if the wind cooperates.

Crawfishin’ Expedition
Sunday, September 3

Join Eleven Mile State 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

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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