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Mueller's Outdoor Skills Day
Saturday, June 23

Don’t miss the annual Outdoor Skills Day at Mueller! Activities for the whole family! Learn more about your favorite outdoor activity or try out a new hobby! Activities will include: bait fishing, fly fishing, target shooting with shotguns, 22’s and bb guns, archery, camping, geocaching, Bear Aware, spelunking – climb through a simulated cave! And much more! All activities are free – vehicle park pass is required.

Taste of Fishing- Staunton State Park
Tuesday, June 26

(Pine) Join Colorado Parks and Wildlife for a weeknight evening of fishing fun. Instructors will provide equipment and instruction on bait, spin, and fly-fishing a Colorado high country lake. Later in the clinic, we will show how to prepare fish in the field and even cook some fish up to sample. This clinic is for anyone new to bait, spin, or fly-fishing. Participants 16 years old or older are required to have a valid fishing license. Parents, be sure to buy that license so you can enjoy fishing right alongside your children. There is no charge for this clinic, however vehicles will require a valid State Park Pass. Participants will meet in the first parking lot on the left just past the entrance station. There will be a gentle hike (just under 1 mile) from the parking area to the pond. Please bring water and clothing for the weather conditions. You may take your own fishing gear or use ours.

Fly-fishing Within an Hour of Denver
Wednesday, June 27

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is fortunate to have Kerry Caraghar of Blue Quill Anglers present where to fly-fish within an hours drive from Denver. Kerry's laid back style and expertise as a top fly-fishing guide is the perfect combination to get the relatively new fly-angler excited about where to get started fishing. There is no fee for this seminar. The program will be in the Hunter Education Classroom at 6060 Broadway, Denver, CO 80216.

Fly Fishing with Bill
Thursday, June 28

Join Bill Brueggeman at Pa-Cho-Chu-Puk bridge for some flyfishing fun and instruction. Gear is provided!

Birding and Snorkeling in Baja, Mexico
Saturday, June 30

Bruce Ackerman, president of the Black Canyon chapter of Audubon Society will give a talk and slide show of his trip to Baja, Mexico.

Fly-fishing Skills Clinic
Thursday, July 12

(Denver) Have you always wanted to try fly-fishing but not sure how to get started? Then join Colorado Parks and Wildlife for a Fly-Fishing Skills Clinic. Small groups will rotate through stations covering casting, fly rod setup and knot-tying, and the fly basics. After the stations, we will meet up in the classroom for a discussion on areas to fish and reading the water. This clinic is for the novice fly-fishing angler. Note we will not be fishing at this clinic, but participants should leave with knowledge of how to get started. There is no fee for this clinic.

Fly Fishing with Bill
Thursday, July 12

Join Bill Brueggeman at Pa-Cho-Chu-Puk bridge for some flyfishing fun and instruction. Gear is provided!

Family Fishing Clinic at a High Mountain Lake
Sunday, July 15

Beat the heat of summer and escape to the mountains. Have you wanted to take your family fishing but were not sure where to start? Then this clinic is for you. We will teach you multiple techniques that will catch trout anywhere in the country.

Introduction to Fly Fishing
Monday, July 16

Have you wanted to try fly fishing but didn't know where to start? Worried about walking into a big fly shop and getting just what you need? Then this clinic is for you. This is a basic fly fishing class that will teach you everything you need to get started in fly fishing.

Intermediate Fly Fishing Clinic - Lake Tactics
Wednesday, July 18

Have you been to a basic fly fishing class but want to learn more? Are you interested in lake specific tactics? Here is your chance to take a class that will expand your fishing techniques.

Huck Finn fishing
Saturday, July 21

Free fishing poles and bait provided for kids! Meet at the Pa-Cho-Chu-Puk ponds. Volunteers on hand to assist. $7.00 entrance fee required.

Introduction to Fly Fishing
Sunday, July 22

Have you wanted to try fly fishing but didn't know where to start? Worried about walking into a big fly shop and getting just what you need? Then this clinic is for you. This is a basic fly fishing class that will teach you everything you need to get started in fly fishing.

Fly Fishing with Bill
Thursday, July 26

Join Bill Brueggeman at Pa-Cho-Chu-Puk bridge for some flyfishing fun and instruction. Gear is provided!

Fly Fishing with Bill
Thursday, August 9

Join Bill Brueggeman at Pa-Cho-Chu-Puk bridge for some flyfishing fun and instruction. Gear is provided!

Fly-fishing Within an Hour of Denver
Wednesday, August 15

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is fortunate to have Kerry Caraghar of Blue Quill Anglers present where to fly-fish within an hours drive from Denver. Kerry's laid back style and expertise as a top fly-fishing guide is the perfect combination to get the relatively new fly-angler excited about where to get started fishing. There is no fee for this seminar. The program will be in the Hunter Education Classroom at 6060 Broadway, Denver, CO 80216.

Huck Finn fishing
Saturday, August 18

Free fishing poles and bait provided for kids! Meet at the Pa-Cho-Chu-Puk ponds. Volunteers on hand to assist. $7.00 entrance fee required.

Fly Fishing with Bill
Thursday, August 23

Join Bill Brueggeman at Pa-Cho-Chu-Puk bridge for some flyfishing fun and instruction. Gear is provided!

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Colorado Fishing Atlas ​

Whether you’re a seasoned angler or you’ve never picked up a rod before, finding a place t​o fish in Colorado has never been easier!

The Colorado Fishing Atlas, the latest interactive mapping tool offered by Colorado Parks and Wildlife, allows users to search for fishing opportunities by species, specific interest or proximity to your home or destination. Use the simple map interface to locate and view recommended opportunities for the family, remote fly fishing or ice fishing.

Additional information such as handicap accessible fishing access, stocked waters, boat ramps, special fishing regulations, stream gages (including links to real time data), license agents and Gold Medal waters is included on top of Bing ™ street maps, USGS topographic maps or high resolution color aerial photography.

The Fishing Resource Report provides a printable report of all nearby Fishing Information Points and associated species, CPW, BLM and USFS Offices, emergency facilities, campgrounds and license agents within a chosen distance of a map click location.

Spend a few minutes viewing a series of short video tutorials to learn about all the great new features or jump right in and start scouting from the comfort of your home today using the Colorado Fishing Atlas.

Maps of Statewide Fishing Waters

Fishing map graphic

Fish map QR codeLooking for a new place to fish? Browse and download our Statewide Fishing Waters maps​ that help anglers navigate the special regulations on some of Colorado's po​​pular rivers, streams and lakes. The Colorado Parks and Wildlife maps depict special fishing rules for the areas.

​Scan the QR code to store the maps on your smartphone. 

101 (+) Places to Take a Kid Fishing

Go Fishing - Tips to Get Kids Started Video

 

101 Places to Take a Kid Fishing mapWith our interactive map, you'll be sure to find the perfect spot for a memorable family fishing adventure. These fishing spots have been selected for their features and amenities, making them great spots to take a kid fishing. See 101 (+) Places to Take A Kid Fishing.

Annual fishing licenses are now available. Licenses can be purchased at any license agent, CPW office​, online or by phone at 1-800-244-5613.​​

Hot Spots

​Fishing in Colorado means opportunity & a chance to catch some 35 species of both warm- and cold-water fish. You can fish for the famed rainbow trout in a cool Rocky Mountain stream or troll for walleye on a sunny plains reservoir. And Colorado offers everything in between, too. There are 6,000 miles of streams and more than 2,000 lakes and reservoirs to choose from.

Colorado's 315 miles of Gold Medal streams provide outstanding angling opportunities for large trout. These waters are managed to ensure populations of big fish.

Fishing Colorado's Hot Spots highlights just some of the variety Colorado has to offer anglers.

Fly Fishing Colorado, DVD

Fly Fishing Colorado DVD cover Purchase "Fly Fishing Colorado" for a feature-length video journal of major fly-fishing events and top destinations for all species. Fly fishers of all skill levels will benefit from this comprehensive look at year-round fly fishing opportunities in Colorado. Each monthly entry is filled with action at recommended destinations, fly-fishing techniques, major insect hatches, and proven fly patterns. An innovative chapter menu allows the user to navigate quickly through the pages of a fly-fisher's journal for an entire year. The Fly Fishing Colorado DVD is available in our online store!​​​​​