Here’s a little Star Wars style inspiration to get you excited about your upcoming fishing adventures! Up your game by joining Colorado Parks and Wildlife at one of the spring fishing clinics held throughout the state. Check the CPW calendar regularly to find opportunities near you. Here are a couple of clinics and some resources to get you started. May the 4th be with you!
Two Spring Fishing Clinics with Great Giveaways
Barr Lake State Park
Saturday, May 05, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Join us for a day filled with fishing tips and giveaways. 100 FREE poles for the first kids to sign up!
The kid’s pole drawings are at 8 a.m., 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. Participant must be present to win. We’ll meet at the boat ramp. Please call the Nature Center at (303) 659-6005 for reservations.
Lathrop State Park
Sunday, May 06, 10 a.m – 1 p.m.
Kids under 16 years old will learn the techniques of “Catching the Big One.” The first 50 kids who sign up will receive a free fishing pole. Lunch will be provided. This activity courtesy of Great Outdoors Colorado.
CPW Officers and State Troopers will be on hand to assist. Parents are encouraged to attend. Although they aren’t allowed to fish in the pond, parents can help their children fish.
Buy Your Annual Fishing License
If you haven’t purchased your annual fishing license, today is the perfect day to get it done. Licenses are valid April 1, 2018 through March 31, 2019, and can be purchased at license agents, CPW offices, online or by phone at 1-800-244-5613. For more information, view the 2018 Colorado Fishing brochure.
Try the new CPW Fishing App
Seeking a new location to drop a line? Want a central location to record your latest catches? Can’t remember the walleye limit at Cherry Creek Reservoir while you’re ON Cherry Creek Reservoir?
CPW Fishing has you covered. CPW Fishing is the official fishing app of Colorado Parks and Wildlife, providing you great journaling, learning and scouting capabilities – even with no connection. Learn more at CPW Fishing App.
Video by Jerry Neal. Neal is an editor of Colorado Outdoors online and works as a public information specialist at CPW’s Denver Headquarters.