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January 4, 2019

Denver Flyfishing Show - 10:0 am
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January 5, 2019

Colorado Classic 2019 Ice Fishing Tournament
A team consists of two people of which one member must be at least 18 years old. Teams must fish at least 30 feet from any other participating team and may not fish with anyone not registered in the contest. 2. All teams must check in at the 11 Mile Marina Store, North Shore at Eleven Mile State Park. Check in begins at 4:00 AM for Grand Slam and Traveling Trophy, 5:00 AM for March Madness. All vehicles, coolers and related equipment may be inspected by tournament officials. Teams may set up after check in but may not drill any holes until 7:00 AM. Honor system in effect. Late Registration ends at 8:00 AM day of contest. 3. All teams will be issued a contest ID card. All contests end at 2:30 PM. Teams must return to the weigh station no later than 2:30 PM. Any team returning late will be penalized at a rate of one pound per minute and disqualified after 15 minutes. There will be no ties. Tournament officials will institute tie breaking rules in the event of a tie. 4. All fish must be caught in a legal and sporting manner, on rod and reel or tip up. Intentional snagging of fish will result in disqualification. Use of live legal bait is allowed. Use or possession of live minnows is prohibited. All Colorado fishing rules and regulations apply. Please consult your CPW rules and regulations brochure. All species caught for weigh-in may not be released. 5. Entry into the contest does not pay for entry into the Park. All vehicles must have a valid State Park pass. 6. Any taxes, fees and licenses etc., are the responsibility of the contestants and winners. Winning contestants are required to provide their SS# upon request. 7. NO REFUNDS of entry fee for any reason. Contests are held REGARDLESS OF WEATHER. 8. At no time during the tournament hours are any alcoholic beverages or drugs other than legally prescribed drugs allowed to be consumed. 9. If there is a question regarding the manner of harvest of any fish, contestants may be subjected to a polygraph test. 10. Names and likenesses of contest winner (s) may be used by Sponsor and Sponsor’s designee (s) for promotional purposes without further compensation to winner (s). 11. Officials will be on the ice for inspection and observation during tournament hours. Each team is required to cooperate with all requests of tournament officials. 12. Each contest may have specific rules and regulations pertaining to that event. Such rules will be made available to each team on the day of the event and are herby made a part of these rules and regulations. 13. By signing the application all contestants agree to the following release of liability. We in consideration of being permitted to participate in the Colorado Classic do for ourselves, our heirs, executors, and assigns, hereby release and forever hold harmless and discharge 11 Mile Sports, Inc. dba 11 Mile Marina, State of Colorado, , Denver Water Department, its employees and any and all sponsoring companies, entities, and individuals, administrators and assigns from any and every claim demand by reason of any bodily injury or personal injuries, known or unknown, death or property damage resulting or to result fro
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Tightline Outdoors’ Ice Addiction Tournament 2019/ - 5:0 am
All contestants must stop pre-fishing in the designated course by 7pm on January 4, 2019. The day of the event the designated parking lot will open at 4am. Registration/Check-In time will depend on the Group letter assigned on your ticket when purchased. You will only be able to check in and register during the designated time for your group, or later. Check in times are as follows. The group letter is listed on your ticket: Group A: 5:00-5:15 AM Group B: 5:15-5:30 AM Group C: 5:30-5:45 AM Group D: 5:45-6:00 AM All anglers must check in before going on the fishing course. Once anglers are Registered/Checked-In they can go on the course to select their pre drilled hole. Holes are first come first serve. Each angler can select and place equipment by their own hole but cannot save or reserve holes for others. The Tournament starts at 8am and ends at 12pm. Anglers are not allowed to drop their lines in the water until the 8am start. Anglers can use electronic depth finders or cameras to check depth before the event starts. All fish must be hooked, landed and on the ice by the 12PM buzzer to be a qualified fish for the event.
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Steamboat 8th Annual Ice Fishing Tournament - 8:0 am
Saturday, January 5 Steamboat Fishing Adventures presents the 8th Annual Ice Fishing Tournament at Stagecoach State Park. Back and bigger for 2019! More prizes, more cash! Total length of 2 trout caught or optional largest pike competition!
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Introduction to Ice Fishing - 9:0 am
Have you ever wanted to try ice fishing but didn't know where to start? Are you new to ice fishing and looking for some tips to help you catch more fish? Then, this is the class for you! Space is limited so register today. All equipment will be provided or bring your gear and we will help you get it set up. All anglers 16 years old and older must have a valid fishing license. Licenses will not be able to be sold at the event.
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Denver Flyfishing Show - 9:0 am
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Family Ice Fishing Day @ Lake Avery - 10:0 am
Bundle up, grab your fishing rod, and join ERBM Recreation and Park District and Colorado Parks and Wildlife staff (CPW) for a day of ice fishing at Lake Avery on Saturday, Jan. 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. CPW will be on hand to provide all of the necessary equipment along with knowledge on how to ice fish, types of fish, and the environment in which the fish live. ERBM will provide a free lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., cooked and served by the Meeker Lions Club. Shortly after lunch there will be a drawing for a variety of prizes. A valid Colorado fishing license is required for all participants 16 and older. For more information contact a local licensing agent or visit Colorado Parks and Wildlife online. This event is weather dependent. If the ice is deemed unsafe the event will be cancelled. The decision to cancel will be made on Dec. 29 and will be advertised in the Jan. 3 Herald Times and on the ERBM Facebook page. Directions to Lake Avery: Take County Road 8 upriver 22 miles. Take a left at the Lake Avery sign and follow the road up to the parking lot.
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January 6, 2019

Denver Flyfishing Show - 9:0 am
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January 10, 2019

International Sportsman Expo
The Rocky Mountain region's largest outdoor, fishing, hunting and travel show returns. 500+ exhibiting companies. Hundreds of free seminars. Three contests, new features, and new experts and topics. Guidance for newcomers to Colorado outdoors, tips for the expert, and fun for the entire family. Find Your Life Outdoors
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Conservation Volunteers Orientation - 6:30 pm
Conservation projects ranging from restoring native trout in local watersheds to scientific monitoring of watershed health will be discussed at an orientation program Thursday, January 10th at the Odell Brewing Tap Room in Ft Collins. Individuals interested in volunteering for local conservation and education activities are invited to attend. A special guest, Meghan Barker the Alaska Organizer for Trout Unlimited, will discuss TU’s efforts to protect the Bristol Bay area in Alaska, one of the world’s most productive ecosystems under threat by efforts to build a gold mine. The orientation is sponsored by Rocky Mountain Flycasters, the local chapter of Trout Unlimited, however non-members are welcome. There is no charge. The orientation begins at 7:00 pm with an overview followed by breakout sessions on individual projects. Odell’s Tap Room is located at 800 E Lincoln Ave in Ft Collins. Rocky Mountain Flycasters was the tenth chapter authorized by Trout Unlimited, the nation's largest coldwater conservation agency, and has been working on local conservation issues for more than thirty-five years. For more information: www.rockymtnflycasters.org
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January 11, 2019

International Sportsman Expo
The Rocky Mountain region's largest outdoor, fishing, hunting and travel show returns. 500+ exhibiting companies. Hundreds of free seminars. Three contests, new features, and new experts and topics. Guidance for newcomers to Colorado outdoors, tips for the expert, and fun for the entire family. Find Your Life Outdoors
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January 12, 2019

International Sportsman Expo
The Rocky Mountain region's largest outdoor, fishing, hunting and travel show returns. 500+ exhibiting companies. Hundreds of free seminars. Three contests, new features, and new experts and topics. Guidance for newcomers to Colorado outdoors, tips for the expert, and fun for the entire family. Find Your Life Outdoors
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Elkhorn Fly Tying Demo - Steve Thrapp - 10:0 am
Elkhorn Flyshop is pleased to present our SATURDAY FLY TYING DEMONSTRATIONS, a free program every Saturday morning 10AM-12PM beginning sometime in September and running into the following May. The variety of our programs is impressive – Trout flies, bass bugs, hair flies, #32 no-hackles, warmwater flies, Tenkara flies, and a few of those special flies that catch each and every fish that sees them, whenever and wherever used, regardless of the talent of the fisherman! These are casual presentations, lots of questions and answers, free coffee and frequently donuts, and a 10% discount on tying supplies.
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January 13, 2019

International Sportsman Expo
The Rocky Mountain region's largest outdoor, fishing, hunting and travel show returns. 500+ exhibiting companies. Hundreds of free seminars. Three contests, new features, and new experts and topics. Guidance for newcomers to Colorado outdoors, tips for the expert, and fun for the entire family. Find Your Life Outdoors
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Front Range Anglers Intro to Saltwater Fly Fishing - 9:0 am
The purpose of this introductory course is to provide the angler with the most basic look at the world of saltwater fly fishing. This class is designed for the “never ever” saltwater angler but feel free to join us should you like to enhance your skills and knowledge. The class is a one day, four-hour class that begins with classroom instruction at the shop, discussing various saltwater locations, species, knots, rigging, and rod/reel weights and why. The cost of this class is $125. MUST REGISTER PRIOR TO CLASS DATE! The second part of the class is conducted at a nearby park where anglers are taught the importance of distance casting, double haul and more!! Equipment is provided if needed. Graduates of this class will certainly feel confident in transferring their freshwater angling ability to preparing for an adventure saltwater fly fishing trip! Seats are limited to 6 students per class. * Inquire about the Front Range Anglers Adventure Travel Hosted Saltwater Trips! This class will run from 9am-1pm
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January 16, 2019

Fishing the Last Frontier - 6:30 pm
Ft Collins native and fishing guide Connor Murphy will present a program on fishing Alaska Wednesday January 16th at the Ft Collins Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Drive. Murphy has competed in the World’s Fly Fishing Championship and guides locally for St Peter’s Fly Shop in Ft Collins and Dave Duncan and Sons in Quinhagak, Alaska. He is a graduate of Fossil Ridge High School and attended Colorado State University. The January program kicks off the winter-spring series of free public education programs of the Rocky Mountain Flycasters chapter of Trout Unlimited. Social hour begins at 6:30 pm, the program at 7:00.
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January 18, 2019

Denver Boat Show
January 18-20, 2019 Colorado Convention Center 700 14th Street Denver CO 80202 2019 Show Hours Friday, January 18: 12 noon – 9 p.m. Saturday January 19: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Sunday January 20: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 2019 Ticket Prices Adults (17 and older): $13.50 Free entry for youth 16 & under Non-perishable food item discount is available at the box office only.
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January 19, 2019

Denver Boat Show
January 18-20, 2019 Colorado Convention Center 700 14th Street Denver CO 80202 2019 Show Hours Friday, January 18: 12 noon – 9 p.m. Saturday January 19: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Sunday January 20: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 2019 Ticket Prices Adults (17 and older): $13.50 Free entry for youth 16 & under Non-perishable food item discount is available at the box office only.
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Tightline Outdoors’ Ice Addiction Tournament 2019
All contestants must stop pre-fishing in the designated course by 7pm on January 18, 2019. Registration/Check-In time will depend on the Group letter assigned on your ticket when purchased. You will only be able to check in and register during the designated time for your group, or later. Check in times are as follows. The group letter is listed on your ticket: Group A: 5:00-5:15 AM Group B: 5:15-5:30 AM Group C: 5:30-5:45 AM Group D: 5:45-6:00 AM All anglers must check in before going on the fishing course. Once anglers are Registered/Checked-In they can go on the course to select their pre drilled hole. Holes are first come first serve. Each angler can select and place equipment by their own hole but cannot save or reserve holes for others. The Tournament starts at 8am and ends at 12pm. Anglers are not allowed to drop their lines in the water until the 8am start. Anglers can use electronic depth finders or cameras to check depth before the event starts. All fish must be hooked, landed and on the ice by the 12PM buzzer to be a qualified fish for the event. REGISTRATION Registration closes
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Saratoga Lake Ice FIshing Derby
Get Hooked! at the annual Saratoga Ice Fishing Derby. January 19 & 20 will be your opportunity to compete for the $2,000.00 first prize for catching the largest fish during the two-day derby. Prove your skills at Saratoga Lake in Saratoga, Wyoming while competing for over $6000.00 in guaranteed cash prizes and up to $35,000 in additional prize money. The big prize money is $2000 for first place, $1000 for second and $500 for third. Registered fishermen have more opportunities to win—catch one of only three Trophy Trout during the Derby and it could be worth $20,000 or $10,000 or $5,000! Keep your eyes open for the many Bounty Fish-- a fish with a pink tag behind the dorsal fin—the first Bounty Fish to be caught and verified during the derby and is worth $500!
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Elkhorn Fly Tying Demo - Tim Jacobs - 10:0 am
Elkhorn Flyshop is pleased to present our SATURDAY FLY TYING DEMONSTRATIONS, a free program every Saturday morning 10AM-12PM beginning sometime in September and running into the following May. The variety of our programs is impressive – Trout flies, bass bugs, hair flies, #32 no-hackles, warmwater flies, Tenkara flies, and a few of those special flies that catch each and every fish that sees them, whenever and wherever used, regardless of the talent of the fisherman! These are casual presentations, lots of questions and answers, free coffee and frequently donuts, and a 10% discount on tying supplies.
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JAX Fly Tying Day
Free public event, many fly tiers to watch, including Ric Takahashi. Enter to win a TFO rod of your choice from Temple Fork Outfitters.

January 20, 2019

Denver Boat Show
January 18-20, 2019 Colorado Convention Center 700 14th Street Denver CO 80202 2019 Show Hours Friday, January 18: 12 noon – 9 p.m. Saturday January 19: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Sunday January 20: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 2019 Ticket Prices Adults (17 and older): $13.50 Free entry for youth 16 & under Non-perishable food item discount is available at the box office only.
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Saratoga Lake Ice FIshing Derby
Get Hooked! at the annual Saratoga Ice Fishing Derby. January 19 & 20 will be your opportunity to compete for the $2,000.00 first prize for catching the largest fish during the two-day derby. Prove your skills at Saratoga Lake in Saratoga, Wyoming while competing for over $6000.00 in guaranteed cash prizes and up to $35,000 in additional prize money. The big prize money is $2000 for first place, $1000 for second and $500 for third. Registered fishermen have more opportunities to win—catch one of only three Trophy Trout during the Derby and it could be worth $20,000 or $10,000 or $5,000! Keep your eyes open for the many Bounty Fish-- a fish with a pink tag behind the dorsal fin—the first Bounty Fish to be caught and verified during the derby and is worth $500!
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January 25, 2019

The Granby Chamber of Commerce 31st Annual 3 Lake - 6:30 am
•Weigh Station Location: Indian Peaks Marina, 6862 US-34, Granby, CO 80446 •Contest(s) begin at 6:40 am each day. Weigh station hours: Fri. & Sat. 9am – 4:30pm, Sun. 9am-2pm •You must be IN LINE at the weigh station by 4:30pm on Fri. & Sat. – 2pm on Sun. to be eligible for cash prizes •All CASH winners must be present at 5:30pm on Fri. & Sat. – 3pm on Sun. at (location to be determined) to receive their award. If not present award will go to the next biggest fish. •Forest Service passes are available at the ANRA office, 9 Ten Mile Drive, Granby, CO. (open M-F 8am-5pm) and at pay station kiosks •ANRA/Forest Service Office: 970-887-4100 Passes: 1 day $5/vehicle – 3 day $10/vehicle – 1 week $15/vehicle •Prize Drawing winners MUST BE PRESENT to collect prize, Prize drawing will be held at the end of Awards Ceremony on Saturday, the 26th. Pre-register/pay by Jan. 19th. First 500 entries receive a commemorative hat. HAT QUANTITIES LIMITED! HATS AVAILALBE AT THE WEIGH STATION OR AT THE AWARD CEREMONIES! THURSDAY Night Kickoff Party @ Indian Peaks Marina. $25/person includes food and 2 drink tickets. Plus, Karaoke by Cowboy Dave! Any question, email info@granbychamber.com Follow 3 Lakes Ice Fishing Contest on Facebook Ice fish on beautiful Lake Granby, Shadow Mountain Reservoir & Grand Lake. Every day is a separate tournament. Vie for over $21,000 in cash and prizes. Entries are only $35 for one day, $45 for two days, and $50 for all THREE days. Numerous categories and kids awards. Entries include an official tournament (limited supply)hat AND a prize entry. One ticket is included with your entry. Register online at http://www.granbychamber.com/fish
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January 26, 2019

The Granby Chamber of Commerce 31st Annual 3 Lake - 6:30 am
•Weigh Station Location: Indian Peaks Marina, 6862 US-34, Granby, CO 80446 •Contest(s) begin at 6:40 am each day. Weigh station hours: Fri. & Sat. 9am – 4:30pm, Sun. 9am-2pm •You must be IN LINE at the weigh station by 4:30pm on Fri. & Sat. – 2pm on Sun. to be eligible for cash prizes •All CASH winners must be present at 5:30pm on Fri. & Sat. – 3pm on Sun. at (location to be determined) to receive their award. If not present award will go to the next biggest fish. •Forest Service passes are available at the ANRA office, 9 Ten Mile Drive, Granby, CO. (open M-F 8am-5pm) and at pay station kiosks •ANRA/Forest Service Office: 970-887-4100 Passes: 1 day $5/vehicle – 3 day $10/vehicle – 1 week $15/vehicle •Prize Drawing winners MUST BE PRESENT to collect prize, Prize drawing will be held at the end of Awards Ceremony on Saturday, the 26th. Pre-register/pay by Jan. 19th. First 500 entries receive a commemorative hat. HAT QUANTITIES LIMITED! HATS AVAILALBE AT THE WEIGH STATION OR AT THE AWARD CEREMONIES! THURSDAY Night Kickoff Party @ Indian Peaks Marina. $25/person includes food and 2 drink tickets. Plus, Karaoke by Cowboy Dave! Any question, email info@granbychamber.com Follow 3 Lakes Ice Fishing Contest on Facebook Ice fish on beautiful Lake Granby, Shadow Mountain Reservoir & Grand Lake. Every day is a separate tournament. Vie for over $21,000 in cash and prizes. Entries are only $35 for one day, $45 for two days, and $50 for all THREE days. Numerous categories and kids awards. Entries include an official tournament (limited supply)hat AND a prize entry. One ticket is included with your entry. Register online at http://www.granbychamber.com/fish
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Fish, skate, ski, sled at Crawford State Park - 9:0 am
CRAWFORD, Colo. – Crawford State Park will offer a variety of fun events on Jan. 26 – visit the park for ice fishing, ice skating, sledding and cross-country skiing. From 9 a.m. to noon, a free ice-fishing clinic will be offered. Participants will start indoors and learn about ice-fishing gear and lures, ice-fishing electronics and ice-fishing techniques. Instruction will include an emphasis on how to catch perch and crappie. Then the class will move outside onto the ice for some hands-on experience. For those who don’t have their own ice-fishing equipment, the park will have gear available to use for the day. All participants must have a Colorado fishing license. Licenses are available for sale at the park. From noon-4 p.m. everyone else can join the fun. An ice rink will be ready on the lake, a sledding hill will be open and cross-country skiing trails will be set. Visitors should bring their own sled, skates and skis. Park staff will also have a fire going to cook hot dogs and make s'mores. They’ll also be serving up hot chocolate. All food and refreshments are free. All events are dependent on ice and snow conditions. Crawford State Park is located in Delta County in western Colorado, about 10 miles south of the town of Hotchkiss. For more information, call the park at 970-921-5721. Entrance to the park is just $8 per vehicle. Annual passes, good for all 42 state parks, are available for $80.
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JAX Pyramid Lake, World Record Cutthroat Trout - 10:0 am
Join us to learn all about fly fishing in the "Home of the World's Largest Cutthroat Trout" from the CEO of Pyramid Fly Co., Captain Robert Hagerty. "Capt Rob" is an expert fly fisherman with over 30 years of guiding and fly shop experience. Learn everything you need to know to fish in Pyramid Lake, including: * History of Pyramid Lake in Reno Nevada, the "Home of the World's Largest Cutthroat Trout" * Unique facts about the Pilot Peak Cutthroat Trout * How to fly fish and the use of conventional gear at Pyramid Lake * How to travel to Pyramid Lake from Denver
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January 27, 2019

The Granby Chamber of Commerce 31st Annual 3 Lake - 6:30 am
•Weigh Station Location: Indian Peaks Marina, 6862 US-34, Granby, CO 80446 •Contest(s) begin at 6:40 am each day. Weigh station hours: Fri. & Sat. 9am – 4:30pm, Sun. 9am-2pm •You must be IN LINE at the weigh station by 4:30pm on Fri. & Sat. – 2pm on Sun. to be eligible for cash prizes •All CASH winners must be present at 5:30pm on Fri. & Sat. – 3pm on Sun. at (location to be determined) to receive their award. If not present award will go to the next biggest fish. •Forest Service passes are available at the ANRA office, 9 Ten Mile Drive, Granby, CO. (open M-F 8am-5pm) and at pay station kiosks •ANRA/Forest Service Office: 970-887-4100 Passes: 1 day $5/vehicle – 3 day $10/vehicle – 1 week $15/vehicle •Prize Drawing winners MUST BE PRESENT to collect prize, Prize drawing will be held at the end of Awards Ceremony on Saturday, the 26th. Pre-register/pay by Jan. 19th. First 500 entries receive a commemorative hat. HAT QUANTITIES LIMITED! HATS AVAILALBE AT THE WEIGH STATION OR AT THE AWARD CEREMONIES! THURSDAY Night Kickoff Party @ Indian Peaks Marina. $25/person includes food and 2 drink tickets. Plus, Karaoke by Cowboy Dave! Any question, email info@granbychamber.com Follow 3 Lakes Ice Fishing Contest on Facebook Ice fish on beautiful Lake Granby, Shadow Mountain Reservoir & Grand Lake. Every day is a separate tournament. Vie for over $21,000 in cash and prizes. Entries are only $35 for one day, $45 for two days, and $50 for all THREE days. Numerous categories and kids awards. Entries include an official tournament (limited supply)hat AND a prize entry. One ticket is included with your entry. Register online at http://www.granbychamber.com/fish
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February 2, 2019

Ice Fishing Contest 2017 – Delaney Butte Lakes
February 4th 2017 – Placing for prizes based on length plus girth of trout caught by individual during one-day contest – One set of prizes for one-day contest 6AM to 5PM – $75 for largest fish taken hourly (designated hours) – Entry Fee: $30 Adults, $10 youth – Youth under age 16 will compete for separate cash prizes – Anglers can register at the Moose Creek Cafe Friday February 3rd beginning at 9AM For more information you can contact the North Park Chamber Of Commerce at 970-723-4600 or by visiting their website www.northparkchamber.org or by sending them an email www.northparkchamber@centurytel.net
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Colorado Classic 2019 Ice Fishing Tournament
A team consists of two people of which one member must be at least 18 years old. Teams must fish at least 30 feet from any other participating team and may not fish with anyone not registered in the contest. 2. All teams must check in at the 11 Mile Marina Store, North Shore at Eleven Mile State Park. Check in begins at 4:00 AM for Grand Slam and Traveling Trophy, 5:00 AM for March Madness. All vehicles, coolers and related equipment may be inspected by tournament officials. Teams may set up after check in but may not drill any holes until 7:00 AM. Honor system in effect. Late Registration ends at 8:00 AM day of contest. 3. All teams will be issued a contest ID card. All contests end at 2:30 PM. Teams must return to the weigh station no later than 2:30 PM. Any team returning late will be penalized at a rate of one pound per minute and disqualified after 15 minutes. There will be no ties. Tournament officials will institute tie breaking rules in the event of a tie. 4. All fish must be caught in a legal and sporting manner, on rod and reel or tip up. Intentional snagging of fish will result in disqualification. Use of live legal bait is allowed. Use or possession of live minnows is prohibited. All Colorado fishing rules and regulations apply. Please consult your CPW rules and regulations brochure. All species caught for weigh-in may not be released. 5. Entry into the contest does not pay for entry into the Park. All vehicles must have a valid State Park pass. 6. Any taxes, fees and licenses etc., are the responsibility of the contestants and winners. Winning contestants are required to provide their SS# upon request. 7. NO REFUNDS of entry fee for any reason. Contests are held REGARDLESS OF WEATHER. 8. At no time during the tournament hours are any alcoholic beverages or drugs other than legally prescribed drugs allowed to be consumed. 9. If there is a question regarding the manner of harvest of any fish, contestants may be subjected to a polygraph test. 10. Names and likenesses of contest winner (s) may be used by Sponsor and Sponsor’s designee (s) for promotional purposes without further compensation to winner (s). 11. Officials will be on the ice for inspection and observation during tournament hours. Each team is required to cooperate with all requests of tournament officials. 12. Each contest may have specific rules and regulations pertaining to that event. Such rules will be made available to each team on the day of the event and are herby made a part of these rules and regulations. 13. By signing the application all contestants agree to the following release of liability. We in consideration of being permitted to participate in the Colorado Classic do for ourselves, our heirs, executors, and assigns, hereby release and forever hold harmless and discharge 11 Mile Sports, Inc. dba 11 Mile Marina, State of Colorado, , Denver Water Department, its employees and any and all sponsoring companies, entities, and individuals, administrators and assigns from any and every claim demand by reason of any bodily injury or personal injuries, known or unknown, death or property damage resulting or to result fro
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Elkhorn Fly Tying Demo - Joe Johnson - 10:0 am
Elkhorn Flyshop is pleased to present our SATURDAY FLY TYING DEMONSTRATIONS, a free program every Saturday morning 10AM-12PM beginning sometime in September and running into the following May. The variety of our programs is impressive – Trout flies, bass bugs, hair flies, #32 no-hackles, warmwater flies, Tenkara flies, and a few of those special flies that catch each and every fish that sees them, whenever and wherever used, regardless of the talent of the fisherman! These are casual presentations, lots of questions and answers, free coffee and frequently donuts, and a 10% discount on tying supplies.
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Fly Fishing Film Tour - Colorado Springs - 6:0 pm
Stargazers Theater Feb 02, 2019 at 6:00 PM (MST) Colorado Springs, Colorado
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February 9, 2019

Tightline Outdoors’ Ice Addiction Tournament 2019 - 5:0 am
All contestants must stop pre-fishing in the designated course by 7pm on February 8, 2019. The day of the event the designated parking lot will open at 4am. Registration/Check-In time will depend on the Group letter assigned on your ticket when purchased. You will only be able to check in and register during the designated time for your group, or later. Check in times are as follows. The group letter is listed on your ticket: Group A: 5:00-5:15 AM Group B: 5:15-5:30 AM Group C: 5:30-5:45 AM Group D: 5:45-6:00 AM All anglers must check in before going on the fishing course. Once anglers are Registered/Checked-In they can go on the course to select their pre drilled hole. Holes are first come first serve. Each angler can select and place equipment by their own hole but cannot save or reserve holes for others. The Tournament starts at 8am and ends at 12pm. Anglers are not allowed to drop their lines in the water until the 8am start. Anglers can use electronic depth finders or cameras to check depth before the event starts. All fish must be hooked, landed and on the ice by the 12PM buzzer to be a qualified fish for the event.
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Ice Fishing Derby at Twin Lakes - 7:0 am
Leadville Today: Did you know that the Ice Fishing Derby at Twin Lakes is known as the longest, competitive ice-fishing derby not only in the state, but across the region? That’s no fish tale either! There’s no break in the action, as competitors kick-off early on Saturday morning, Feb. 9 at 7 a.m. and continue overnight until noon on Sunday, Feb. 10. If you think that sitting on a frozen lake plunking your line into a fishing hole carved more than 12 inches deep into the icy tundra is all there is to the sport of ice fishing, think again! There are good times with family and friends, not to mention the incredible views, fresh air, and mountain sunshine. Of course, the sport itself has its own rewards, but judging from the growing success of the Ice Fishing Derby at Twin Lakes in recent years, ice fishing is becoming increasingly popular across Colorado. So mark the calendar for February 9 & 10, 2019.
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Elkhorn Fly Tying Demo - Carl Pennington - 10:0 am
Elkhorn Flyshop is pleased to present our SATURDAY FLY TYING DEMONSTRATIONS, a free program every Saturday morning 10AM-12PM beginning sometime in September and running into the following May. The variety of our programs is impressive – Trout flies, bass bugs, hair flies, #32 no-hackles, warmwater flies, Tenkara flies, and a few of those special flies that catch each and every fish that sees them, whenever and wherever used, regardless of the talent of the fisherman! These are casual presentations, lots of questions and answers, free coffee and frequently donuts, and a 10% discount on tying supplies.
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February 10, 2019

Ice Fishing Derby at Twin Lakes
Leadville Today: Did you know that the Ice Fishing Derby at Twin Lakes is known as the longest, competitive ice-fishing derby not only in the state, but across the region? That’s no fish tale either! There’s no break in the action, as competitors kick-off early on Saturday morning, Feb. 9 at 7 a.m. and continue overnight until noon on Sunday, Feb. 10. If you think that sitting on a frozen lake plunking your line into a fishing hole carved more than 12 inches deep into the icy tundra is all there is to the sport of ice fishing, think again! There are good times with family and friends, not to mention the incredible views, fresh air, and mountain sunshine. Of course, the sport itself has its own rewards, but judging from the growing success of the Ice Fishing Derby at Twin Lakes in recent years, ice fishing is becoming increasingly popular across Colorado. So mark the calendar for February 9 & 10, 2019.
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February 11, 2019

February Fish Health Board Meeting - 9:0 am
Monday, February 11: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM The Colorado Fish Health Board (FHB) initiates or reviews every rule pertaining to the regulation of fish health the spread of aquatic disease or the distribution of any exotic aquatic species.​ ​ All meetings are open to the public.​ ​Learn more about the Colorado Fish Health Board. Audience: All Ages Location: Denver Denver, 6060 Broadway Colorado Parks and Wildlife Office​
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February 12, 2019

Elkhorn & Big Beaver Vise Squad - 6:0 pm
Vise Squad! A casual, semi-social gathering of thirsty fly tyers. Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday, 6PM at Big Beaver Brewery. No charge, but you will want to purchase a beer, and maybe even the Best Bratwurst. Bring your own stuff and tie what you want, or visit the Elkhorn website to order a convenient Vise Squad Sixpack
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February 15, 2019

Fly Fishing Film Tour - Silverthorne - 7:0 pm
Silverthorne Town Pavilion Feb 15, 2019 at 5:00 PM (MST) Silverthorne, Colorado The event will benefit PROJECT HEALING WATERS FLY FISHING. Doors open at 5 pm and the show starts at 7pm. We have a great silent auction. Tickets $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Tickets are available locally in advance at Cutthroat Anglers, Mountain Angler, and Breckenridge Outfitters For more information contact Cutthroat Anglers at 970-262-2878 or anglers@fishcolorado.com. Please note there are no tickets sold by F3T online for this event.
Fly Fishing Film Tour - Evergreen - 7:0 pm
The Wild Game Evergreen Feb 15, 2019 at 7:00 PM (MST) Evergreen, Colorado Join us along with many local flyshops and vendors for this epic event. The Wild Game Venue features 7 Large Projector screens along with 22 High definition TV's. There is not a bad seat in the house. Doors open at 5pm with live music, silent auction as well as 2 full bars and satellite beer stations. Once again a buffet will be available for all guests. Silent Auction will benefit PROJECT HEALING WATERS .Get your tickets soon, this will sell out.
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February 16, 2019

Wolford Ice Fishing Tournament
22nd Annual Wolford Mountain Reservoir Ice Fishing Contest $2500 GUARANTEED cash prize for 1st tagged fish recorded at tent. $250 cash prize for 2nd through 5th tagged fish recorded at tent. HOURLY BIG FISH PRIZES 10 Largest Fish Cash Prizes 1st = $1200 2nd = $800 3rd = $700 4th = $600 5th = $500 6th = $400 7th = $300 8th = $200 9th = $100 10th = $75 $150 cash prize for largest crayfish recorded REGISTRATIONS Registrations may also be done at the Chamber at 203 Park Ave until 9:00pm Friday, February 15th or Saturday morning 5:00am to 7:00am. Registrations will also be done the day of the contest at the Judging Tent on Wolford Mountain Reservoir from 6 a.m. to noon. IMPORTANT - Read rules and waver thoroughly. Any violatens will result in immediate removal from the contest with
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Debunk The Winter Funk - 10:0 am
Saturday, February 16: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Got the winter blues? Colorado Parks & Wildlife is providing a cool way to shake off the winter doldrums and “debunk the winter funk” with a variety of free outdoor, family activities at Stagecoach State Park’s Marina area, Saturday, Feb.16, from 10am through 2pm. Leashed pets are welcome! ​Visit www.facebook.com/StagecoachStatePark for more information. Audience: All Ages Location: Stagecoach State Park Marina Area 25500 County Road 14 Oak Creek, CO 80467 Stagecoach ​Stagecoach Park Office 970-736-2436
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Elkhorn Fly Tying Demo - Rick Takahashi - 10:0 am
Elkhorn Flyshop is pleased to present our SATURDAY FLY TYING DEMONSTRATIONS, a free program every Saturday morning 10AM-12PM beginning sometime in September and running into the following May. The variety of our programs is impressive – Trout flies, bass bugs, hair flies, #32 no-hackles, warmwater flies, Tenkara flies, and a few of those special flies that catch each and every fish that sees them, whenever and wherever used, regardless of the talent of the fisherman! These are casual presentations, lots of questions and answers, free coffee and frequently donuts, and a 10% discount on tying supplies.
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February 17, 2019

Heroes on Ice - 8:0 am
Our annual Heroes on Ice, hosted by Just One Day, will be held at St Vrain State park. The event is open to all military veterans and first responders as well as immediate family members. Attendees will require fishing licenses and pay for a day access pass, unless they already have an annual State Parks pass. Additional details will be available soon. Anyone planning to attend is requested to RSVP by emailing info@justoneday.net or find us on Facebook either Just One Day or Heroes on Ice.
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February 19, 2019

JAX Lafayette Fly Tying Clinic - 6:30 pm
Learn to tie the Zebra Midge, RS-2's and more spring patterns. JAX Mercantile, Co - Outdoor Gear (Lafayette) 900 South Hwy. 287, Lafayette, Colorado 80026
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February 20, 2019

FLY TYING EXPO - 5:30 pm
Rocky Mountain Flycasters chapter of Trout Unlimited presents its annual Fly Tying Expo Wednesday February 20th. Two dozen of the area’s top guides, authors and fly designers will participate. A beginners bench will offer those who ‘have always wanted to try that’ the opportunity to create their own first fly. The Expo will take place at the Ft Collins Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Drive. Doors open at 5:30 pm. A meal and raffle entries are included in ticket price. Adult admission is $20, students with ID $10, and under 12 admitted free.
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Coalition for the Poudre River Watershed Pint Nigh - 6:0 pm
Come join CPRW at Pour Brothers on Wednesday, February 20th from 6-8pm for Pint Night! All tips generated between 6-8pm will go to CPRW. Pour Brothers Community Tavern 220 Linden St, Fort Collins
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February 23, 2019

4th Annual Polar Plunge at Lake Pueblo State Park
PUEBLO, Colo. – To raise money for Special Olympics, Colorado Parks and Wildlife is hosting the Fourth Annual Polar Plunge on Saturday, Feb. 23, at Lake Pueblo State Park. The fundraising event, sponsored by the Pueblo County Sheriff's Office, will require closing the South Boat Ramp at the park for the entire day. Boaters will need to use the North Marina ramp that day. The Polar Plunge is a nationwide fundraising tool of Special Olympics and similar plunge events occur across Colorado. This is the fourth year that Lake Pueblo has hosted the event. Everyone from individuals to organizations to businesses are invited to get involved and join in supporting Special Olympics Colorado. All funds raised go towards programming and events for nearly 25,000 Special Olympics athletes statewide. All it takes is to register, either online (https://state.us10.list-manage.com/track/click?u=5144ed31c5f2ba642e0393361&id=fb67f52be0&e=76119801d5) or the day of the plunge, and gather a minimum of $75 in donations and pledges. “We are proud to partner with the Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office in supporting Special Olympics with the Polar Plunge,” said Joe Stadterman, CPW’s operations manager at Lake Pueblo. “Since 2016, the Polar Plunge raised more than $70,000 for the cause. We’d like to really add to that total this year.”
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Elkhorn Fly Tying Demo - Hannah Kramer - 10:0 am
Elkhorn Flyshop is pleased to present our SATURDAY FLY TYING DEMONSTRATIONS, a free program every Saturday morning 10AM-12PM beginning sometime in September and running into the following May. The variety of our programs is impressive – Trout flies, bass bugs, hair flies, #32 no-hackles, warmwater flies, Tenkara flies, and a few of those special flies that catch each and every fish that sees them, whenever and wherever used, regardless of the talent of the fisherman! These are casual presentations, lots of questions and answers, free coffee and frequently donuts, and a 10% discount on tying supplies.
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February 24, 2019

Steamboat Lake State Park Ice Fishing Clinic - 10:0 am
Sunday, February 24: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Steamboat Lake State Park will be hosting a FREE Ice Fishing Clinic open to all ages and skill levels. Participants will learn the basics of Ice Fishing for safe and fun winter angling. All fishing equipment will be provided! Dress for cold outdoor weather conditions and bring a chair! Space is limited so please register by calling the park. Audience: All Ages Location: Steamboat Lake State Park Steamboat Lake State Park Visitor Center 61105 RCR 129 Clark, CO, 80428 Steamboat Lake,Pearl Lake Additional Information: Registration required ​Steamboat Lake State Park Visitor Center (970) 879-3922
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February 25, 2019

NW Region Sportsmen's Roundtable - 6:0 pm
Who: Sportsmen's Roundtable Caucus What: Regular caucus meeting and election When: 6 p.m., Monday, Feb. 25 Where: Mesa County Central Services Building, 200 South Spruce Street, Grand Junction For more information about the Sportsmen's Roundtable, visit http://cpw.state.co.us/aboutus/Pages/Roundtable.aspx GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - The Northwest Region Sportsmen's Roundtable invites hunters and anglers, or anyone who has thoughts about hunting and fishing related issues, to attend the next regional caucus, beginning at 6 p.m., Feb. 25, Mesa County Central Services, 200 South Spruce Street in Grand Junction. In addition to wide-ranging discussions about a variety of topics, the Roundtable will need to elect a new regional delegate. Anyone interested in running for a spot on the Roundtable is encouraged to attend and give a short presentation or speech about their qualifications. Attendees will vote to select the new member during the meeting. "We want to stress that this is not CPW's meeting," said Regional Manager JT Romatzke. "The Roundtable and attendees have the final word about what hunting and fishing topics they would like to discuss however, CPW will be there to answer questions as needed." Romatzke says other matters he expects may come up include CPW's five-year Big Game Season Structure, chronic wasting disease, herd management plans and new license fees and requirements. "We've made good progress in the last year in terms of funding the future of this agency," said Regional Manager JT Romatzke. "However, we know sportsmen have questions about our new fees and requirements. This is the time and place to get answers and provide feedback that will be relayed directly to CPW leadership." The Roundtable consists of four appointed members and two elected members from each region. Twice each year, the Statewide Roundtable meets with the CPW Director and other members of the agency's leadership for detailed discussions about a variety of management challenges. Elected members can serve two-year terms and are expected to organize regional caucus meetings and be available to constituents, serving as their representatives for regional concerns during the statewide meetings.
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February 26, 2019

Navajo State Park Community outreach meeting - 6:0 pm
ARBOLES, Colo. – If you’re wondering what’s been happening at Navajo State Park lately, plan to attend a community outreach meeting, 6-8 p.m., Feb. 26 at the TARA Community Center, 333 Milton Lane in Arboles. In the last two years Colorado Parks and Wildlife has built a new aquatic nuisance inspection station, a new water treatment facility, improved the boat storage area and is completing a resurfacing project on the boat ramp. Park Manager Brian Sandy will talk about those projects, plans for the marina store and future plans at Navajo. Sandy will also talk about this year’s water forecast for the reservoir and what that will mean for boating. Anyone interested in Navajo State Park is invited to attend and discuss any issues or concerns regarding the park. Navajo State Park is a major recreational facility in southwest Colorado, drawing more than 330,000 visitors every year. The 2,100-acre park offers boating, fishing, hiking and biking trails, wildlife viewing, 138 camp site and three cabins. The reservoir is one of the largest in the West at 15,000 acres. For more information: 970-883-2208.
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Elkhorn & Big Beaver Vise Squad - 6:0 pm
Vise Squad! A casual, semi-social gathering of thirsty fly tyers. Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday, 6PM at Big Beaver Brewery. No charge, but you will want to purchase a beer, and maybe even the Best Bratwurst. Bring your own stuff and tie what you want, or visit the Elkhorn website to order a convenient Vise Squad Sixpack
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March 2, 2019

Holes 4 Heroes C&R Ice Fishing Tournament
Holes-4-Heroes Catch-n-Release Ice fishing Tournament Tournament will be held on Grand Lake All must register, including free registration for vets! Cost: Free for vets, $45 for contest, $65 for VIP Contest Hours: Saturday 7AM - 4PM Sunday 7AM - 2PM Awards Ceremony 3PM Sunday Top 3 in each category win: Lakers, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout Slot limit fish 26″- 36″ quick measure and release. Under 26″ and over 36″ judge measure. Check In: Friday 6am to 6pm at Granby Bait N Tackle Friday 6pm to 10pm at Parkers Platoon Saturday 4am at Parkers Platoon and Granby Bait N Tackle Please call the Platoon directly at 303-660-5166 or email francesca@parkersplatoon.org. Please direct all ice fishing related questions to Mike Ivy at Granby Bait & Tackle at 970-557-3023.
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Colorado Classic 2019 Ice Fishing Tournament
1. A team consists of two people of which one member must be at least 18 years old. Teams must fish at least 30 feet from any other participating team and may not fish with anyone not registered in the contest. 2. All teams must check in at the 11 Mile Marina Store, North Shore at Eleven Mile State Park. Check in begins at 4:00 AM for Grand Slam and Traveling Trophy, 5:00 AM for March Madness. All vehicles, coolers and related equipment may be inspected by tournament officials. Teams may set up after check in but may not drill any holes until 7:00 AM. Honor system in effect. Late Registration ends at 8:00 AM day of contest. 3. All teams will be issued a contest ID card. All contests end at 2:30 PM. Teams must return to the weigh station no later than 2:30 PM. Any team returning late will be penalized at a rate of one pound per minute and disqualified after 15 minutes. There will be no ties. Tournament officials will institute tie breaking rules in the event of a tie. 4. All fish must be caught in a legal and sporting manner, on rod and reel or tip up. Intentional snagging of fish will result in disqualification. Use of live legal bait is allowed. Use or possession of live minnows is prohibited. All Colorado fishing rules and regulations apply. Please consult your CPW rules and regulations brochure. All species caught for weigh-in may not be released. 5. Entry into the contest does not pay for entry into the Park. All vehicles must have a valid State Park pass. 6. Any taxes, fees and licenses etc., are the responsibility of the contestants and winners. Winning contestants are required to provide their SS# upon request. 7. NO REFUNDS of entry fee for any reason. Contests are held REGARDLESS OF WEATHER. 8. At no time during the tournament hours are any alcoholic beverages or drugs other than legally prescribed drugs allowed to be consumed. 9. If there is a question regarding the manner of harvest of any fish, contestants may be subjected to a polygraph test. 10. Names and likenesses of contest winner (s) may be used by Sponsor and Sponsor’s designee (s) for promotional purposes without further compensation to winner (s). 11. Officials will be on the ice for inspection and observation during tournament hours. Each team is required to cooperate with all requests of tournament officials. 12. Each contest may have specific rules and regulations pertaining to that event. Such rules will be made available to each team on the day of the event and are herby made a part of these rules and regulations. 13. By signing the application all contestants agree to the following release of liability. We in consideration of being permitted to participate in the Colorado Classic do for ourselves, our heirs, executors, and assigns, hereby release and forever hold harmless and discharge 11 Mile Sports, Inc. dba 11 Mile Marina, State of Colorado, , Denver Water Department, its employees and any and all sponsoring companies, entities, and individuals, administrators and assigns from any and every claim demand by reason of any bodily injury or personal injuries, known or unknown, death or property damage resulting or to result
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Blue Mesa Family Ice Tournament - 6:0 am
100% of the entries paid out in cash to top finishers! Free hot dogs and fun! Great friends and family event!
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March 3, 2019

Holes 4 Heroes C&R Ice Fishing Tournament
Holes-4-Heroes Catch-n-Release Ice fishing Tournament Tournament will be held on Grand Lake All must register, including free registration for vets! Cost: Free for vets, $45 for contest, $65 for VIP Contest Hours: Saturday 7AM - 4PM Sunday 7AM - 2PM Awards Ceremony 3PM Sunday Top 3 in each category win: Lakers, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout Slot limit fish 26″- 36″ quick measure and release. Under 26″ and over 36″ judge measure. Check In: Friday 6am to 6pm at Granby Bait N Tackle Friday 6pm to 10pm at Parkers Platoon Saturday 4am at Parkers Platoon and Granby Bait N Tackle Please call the Platoon directly at 303-660-5166 or email francesca@parkersplatoon.org. Please direct all ice fishing related questions to Mike Ivy at Granby Bait & Tackle at 970-557-3023.
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March 7, 2019

Colorado TU River Stewardship Gala - 5:0 pm
The 2019 Colorado TU River Stewardship Gala is fast approaching. Join us on Thursday, March 7th at Mile High Station in Denver for this must-attend event for anyone who cares about rivers and trout! Enjoy a delicious meal, beer and wine, and your chance to participate in the auction and live program. We’ll be highlighting Colorado TU’s 50th anniversary throughout the evening and honoring William Reilly with our 2019 River Stewardship Award. Purchase your tickets below or sponsor a table and bring your favorite fishy friends.
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March 9, 2019

Trout Fishing Event/Cabalas Thornton - 11:0 am
Discussing the basics of trout fishing, fly fishing for trout and more 11:30 Boat fishing seminar-330
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Colorado Trout Fishing with Matt Wilkerson - 11:0 am
Colorado Springs Join Matt Wilkerson, Fly Fishing/Hunting Associate for TWO great seminars today on Trout Fishing in Colorado: 11:30am: Seasonal Patterns: Effective Patterns & Bait Presentations 3:30pm: Fly Casting: Proper Casting Techniques & Fly Tying Demonstration PLUS: Tank Demonstrations between Noon & 3pm with our great Fishing Department Team
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Trout Fishing Seminar/Cabela Lonetree - 11:0 am
11:30 and 3:30
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March 10, 2019

Trout Fishing Seminar/Cabala Lonetree - 2:0 am
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Trout Fishing Event/Cabalas Thornton - 2:0 am
Discussing the basics of trout fishing, fly fishing for trout and more 2:00
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March 12, 2019

- DTU Open Board Meeting - Members Welcome
Tue, Mar 12, 2019, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Diebolt Brewing Company, 3855 Mariposa St, Denver, CO 80211, USA https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1H83C63Z7b-d14jPoop-1b69-28dg0iBj" id="ow706" _isowner="true">Agenda A Robert’s Rules driven board meeting on critical issues, events, restorations, research and activities involving the Denver South platte. Flyfishing updates, exotic destinations, trips, techniques and lost equipment discussions take place before and after the board meeting. DTU members, other Trout Unlimited Members and Guests welcome.
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Elkhorn & Big Beaver Vise Squad - 6:0 pm
Vise Squad! A casual, semi-social gathering of thirsty fly tyers. Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday, 6PM at Big Beaver Brewery. No charge, but you will want to purchase a beer, and maybe even the Best Bratwurst. Bring your own stuff and tie what you want, or visit the Elkhorn website to order a convenient Vise Squad Sixpack
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JAX Lafayette - Fly Tying Clinic - 6:0 pm
Learn to tie the Blue Wing Olive and more spring patterns. Feel free to bring your own vices and equipment if you have them, but JAX will provide materials and other equipment. This FREE event is perfect for any skill level, from beginner to experts.
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Get Hooked on Fly Tying 3 Part Course - 12:0 pm
This class meets at 6:30pm in our Frying Pan Lodge the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Tuesday of each month. This class is led by Bass Pro Shops associate Alan Reyes. You must make a reservation to take the class and can do so by calling 720-385-3600 and ask for the fly shop. The class is limited to 10 students, so make your reservations today. Students are responsible for providing their own tools and materials
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March 13, 2019

DTU/Mtg w/Chatfield Mitigation Company re:Marcy Gu
Wed, Mar 13, 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM 1500 N Roxborough Park Rd, Littleton, CO 80218 11:00 am on March 13th work?. The meeting will be held at CRMC's construction trailers, located near the south entrance of Chatfield State Park off of Titan Road and North Roxborough Park Rd. Directions to CRMC Construction Trailer (approx. address: 11500 N Roxborough Park Rd, Littleton, CO 80218): Take Santa Fe Drive south to Titan Road Turn right (west) on Titan Road to N. Roxborough Park Rd Turn right (north) on N. Roxborough Park Rd Once you enter the park and before you reach the pay station, there is a dirt road on the right hand side, just past the electronic sign Take the dirt road down the the trailers. Our trailer is in the middle with a CRMC sign on the door Agenda: 1.Current Status of Marcy Gulch Sediment contribution to the Denver South Platte. DTU https://photos.app.goo.gl/wNq1twNf6fGPF4Ff6 2. Change in Marcy Gulch Mitigation plan. CMC 3. Options.
Fly Fishing Film Tour - Edwards - 5:30 pm
Riverwalk Theatre Mar 13, 2019 at 5:30 PM (MDT) Edwards, Colorado F3T is arriving back at the Vail Valley on March 13th 2019! This event will benefit the Eagle River Watershed Council and will be centrally located at the Riverwalk Theatre in Edwards. Doors open at 5:00pm for the 5:30pm and 8:00 pm showing. Networking and pre-party for the 8:00pm showing will begin at 6:00pm at the Riverwalk Theatre in Edwards. TICKETS ARE ONLY AVAILABLE LOCALLY FOR $15 IN ADVANCE AT VAIL VALLEY ANGLERS. For up-to-date information please visit our Facebook event.
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March 14, 2019

DTU/All Day - Youth Program- Chicago Latin School
All Day Event Crescent Park, I-25 Exit 210C, Denver CO 80212 https://drive.google.com/open?id=1sdwf8WQde1fsmhnXmy4iy-oa-RbaLQr" id="ow571" isowner="true">Map and schedule Eight DTU Volunteers will host 14 Chicago Latin School students in a day of aquatic insect sampling and classification, temperature and dissolved oxygen sensor reading and downloading, fly fishing using Tenkara rods, and stream bank cleanup. Volunteers meet at 8:30AM at Crescent Park- Exit 210C I-25 North. Please RSVP. Finished by 3PM. Bring a lunch. email mailto:president@denvertu.org" target="_blank">president@denvertu.org to volunteer.

March 16, 2019

Summer Reservoir Prep (Safe Boating) @ 11 Mile
Calendar Colorado Parks and Wildlife regularly offers events, classes, and festivals for all our outdoor recreation enthusiasts. See our current events below. Looking for a Hunter Education Course, Boating Safety Course, Clinic or Seminar​?​​ ​​See www.Register-ed.com for current classes and seminars. ​​​​​ Summer Reservoir Prep (Safe Boating) Saturday, March 16: All day event We are in need of up to 10 hard-working, fun-loving volunteers to help prepare breakwaters, buoys, lines, and docks on both Eleven Mile and Spinney Mountain reservoirs. Not only do you get the satisfaction of feeling good about helping to make your favorite reservoirs safe for the 2019 boating season, but you get to play with cool tools, learn some cool things, and hang out with your favorite park rangers who will be VERY grateful for your help! ​You like to go boating and catch big fish, but do you know what goes into making your reservoirs safe for boating? Join us on March 16th and 17th to find out! We are in need of up to 10 hard-working, fun-loving volunteers to help prepare breakwaters, buoys, lines, and docks on both Eleven Mile and Spinney Mountain reservoirs. Not only do you get the satisfaction of feeling good about helping to make your favorite reservoirs safe for the 2019 boating season, but you get to play with cool tools, learn some cool things, and hang out with your favorite park rangers who will be VERY grateful for your help! Did we mention we will provide FREE camping and park access for volunteers the day before, during, and the day after this project? AND you get free food! AND the hours you work go towards getting a FREE annual Colorado State Park Pass ($120 value!). AND you get to make cool new friends! So there is really no reason not to sign up! Sign up for one or both days...but we know you want to do both days. This is an opportunity available to volunteers 14+ years old, but if you want to bring your family to enjoy the camping with you we encourage that! But we aren't feeding your family in case you're wondering. Limited spots, so sign up now and thank you for supporting Colorado State Parks! Audience: All Ages Location: Eleven Mile State Park 4229 County Road 92 Lake George, Co 80827 Eleven Mile,Spinney Mountain Directions Additional Information: Registration required Registration Link ​Kasey McClurg kasey.mcclurg@state.co.us 719-748-3401 x6
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Ice Fishing Clinic - 10:0 am
GOULD, Colo. - Colorado Parks and Wildlife has noticed an increasing interest in fishing over frozen waters, especially at many reservoirs located in Colorado's state parks. The agency says as the popularity of ice fishing grows, so does the need for clinics to teach aspiring ice anglers about safety, equipment and the proper way to land a fish through a small hole punched through the ice. At State Forest State Park, CPW will hold a clinic for anyone interested in learning the finer points of ice fishing. The one-day event is open to anglers of all ages and abilities. Meet at the park's Moose Visitor Center at 10 a.m., March 16. Registration is required. Call 970-723-8366 to reserve your spots. "Like many outdoor activities, folks want to participate but it's difficult when they don't have a mentor," said Senior Park Ranger Anthony Johnson. "In general, ice fishing is not hard to do but it can be a challenge if you don't know what you're doing. Now's your chance to get some great advice and info from experienced ice anglers." Johnson says one of the most important things to learn is safety on the ice. "If you don't know the basics such as how to self-rescue or how to check the ice thickness, this clinic is a must," he said. "Knowing how to use an auger, a depth finder and the right kind of bait are all important of course, but none of those things are as important as safety." State Forest State Park will provide fishing gear, hot beverages and a place to fish. Attendees should bring warm clothing, a chair and a sack lunch. Anyone over the age of 16 must have a valid fishing license. The event is free however, participants must have a valid park pass. For more information about fishing in Colorado, visit the CPW website. Who: State Forest State Park What: Ice Fishing Clinic When: Saturday, March 16 Where: Meet at the Moose Visitor Lodge in State Forest State Park, 23 miles east of Walden Registration: 970-723-8366
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March 19, 2019

Get Hooked on Fly Tying 3 Part Course - 12:0 pm
This class meets at 6:30pm in our Frying Pan Lodge the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Tuesday of each month. This class is led by Bass Pro Shops associate Alan Reyes. You must make a reservation to take the class and can do so by calling 720-385-3600 and ask for the fly shop. The class is limited to 10 students, so make your reservations today. Students are responsible for providing their own tools and materials
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Get Hooked on Fly Tying 3 Part Course - 12:0 pm
This class meets at 6:30pm in our Frying Pan Lodge the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Tuesday of each month. This class is led by Bass Pro Shops associate Alan Reyes. You must make a reservation to take the class and can do so by calling 720-385-3600 and ask for the fly shop. The class is limited to 10 students, so make your reservations today. Students are responsible for providing their own tools and materials
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March 20, 2019

River News, Science & My Aching Back - 6:30 pm
Rocky Mountain Flycasters March meeting feature updates on recovery efforts in both the Big Thompson and Poudre watersheds, a scientific research report from CSU and a physical therapist with suggestions for avoiding the aches & pains of fishing. Guests include Shayna Jones, Executive Director of the Big Thompson Watershed Coalition, Jen Kovesces, Executive Director from the Coalition for the Poudre River Coalition Alex Townsend, the current Behnke Fellowship researcher from CSU and Sarah Baily, Physical Therapist, from Rocky Mountain Physical Therapy.
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Fly Fishing Film Tour - Boulder - 7:30 pm
Boulder Theater Mar 20, 2019 at 7:30 PM (MDT) Boulder, Colorado DISCOUNT TICKETS (NO FEES) AVAILABLE AT ROCKY MTN. ANGLERS FRONT RANGE ANGLERS SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL FLY SHOP!
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March 22, 2019

Fly Fishing Film Tour - Fort Collins - 7:30 pm
Lincoln Center Mar 22, 2019 at 7:30 PM (MDT) Fort Collins, Colorado DISCOUNT TICKETS (NO FEES) AVAILABLE AT ST. PETE'S FLY SHOP SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL FLY SHOP!
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March 23, 2019

Chick Clark Kids' Fishing Program - 8:0 am
The Chick Clark fishing program provides a special place for the youth of our community to catch fish, participate in fun outdoor activities during spring break, and have a place of their own to fish year round. This program is hosted by the City of Longmonts Open Space Division and the nonprofit Kids Fishing, Inc., with assistance from the Colorado Division of Wildlife. The program is funded through private donations by Longmont businesses and serviced by volunteers of the Chick Clark Kids Fishing Hosts Program. The Colorado Division of Wildlife will provide free rods and reels to youth who register early and who complete the free fishing clinic put on by Bennetts Tackle Shop of Berthoud. Children who are not preregistered still can participate in the fishing clinic and free fishing but cannot be guaranteed a free pole. Groups are welcome, but sign up early. The 15.7 acre pond at Izaak Walton Park is managed as a recreational fishery for the exclusive use of children 15 and younger. Adults are encouraged to help kids fish but must preserve the fishing just for children. Kids may use live bait and keep the fish they catch up to the state limit for each species.
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Scheels Fly Fest - 10:0 am
Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 10 AM – 5 PM MD Scheels (Johnstown, CO) 4755 Ronald Reagan Blvd, Johnstown, Colorado 80534 Come join us for a Spring Fly Fishing Festival! Learn new techniques from local fly tying experts, build your fly fishing network, save big on fly fishing gear, and enter for a chance to win great prizes! ***SEMINAR SCHEDULE*** 11:30AM - 12:30PM Wayne Carlson (SCHEELS Expert) - Intro to Fly Fishing. 1:00PM - 2:00PM Rick Takahashi - Midge Fly Fishing Seminar. 2:30 - 3:30PM Domingo Rodriguez - Euro Nymphing 101. 4:00PM - 5:00PM Dave Mosnik - Float Tube Fishing on Lakes: Trout and Warm Water. *Seminars will be in our Training Center located on the second floor near the fishing shop/second floor bathrooms (go in the west doors, turn right past the registers, go up the stairs and to the right). EXCLUSIVE DISCOUNTS We will be offering exclusive discounts on Fly Fishing gear during the event! REGISTER TO WIN CONTEST All attendees will have the opportunity to register to win great prizes! FLY TYER LINE UP: Chris Krueger David Mosnik Dennis Martin Graham Moran Gregg Knoll Jim Rose James Ushiyama Lauren Lehigh Phil Iwane Rick Takahashi Domingo Rodriguez Steve Maldonado Platte Rivers Veterans Fly Fishing SCHEELS FLY FEST Date: Saturday, March 23rd Time: 10AM - 5PM Location: SCHEELS Fly Fishing Shop (second floor). Cost: FREE Registration: None required. Ages: All ages welcome.
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March 24, 2019

DTU/Read All DTU Data Loggers in the DSP
Sun, Mar 24, 2019, 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM RESCHEDULED due to WinterStorm/Temperature from 3/3. Meet at Chatfield site, Blackrock Lake Parking lot next to the River and C-470, with wadders, coffee, gopro, fly rod for a day to connect with the river and read out our temperature and dissolved oxygen sensors. https://drive.google.com/open?id=15qQ1sxeNBM5j6lBkIFUBM9LLT6P0NU" target="blank">Detailed Read Schedule https://drive.google.com/open?id=12ujaap8pw8orj9XoCfqWFsOqIFo&usp=sharing" target="blank">.. Map of full drive to read all sensors. Make sure someone has the Onset shuttle. Lunch at Brothers or Denver Beer.

March 26, 2019

Elkhorn & Big Beaver Vise Squad - 6:0 pm
Vise Squad! A casual, semi-social gathering of thirsty fly tyers. Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday, 6PM at Big Beaver Brewery. No charge, but you will want to purchase a beer, and maybe even the Best Bratwurst. Bring your own stuff and tie what you want, or visit the Elkhorn website to order a convenient Vise Squad Sixpack
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Get Hooked on Fly Tying 3 Part Course - 12:0 pm
This class meets at 6:30pm in our Frying Pan Lodge the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Tuesday of each month. This class is led by Bass Pro Shops associate Alan Reyes. You must make a reservation to take the class and can do so by calling 720-385-3600 and ask for the fly shop. The class is limited to 10 students, so make your reservations today. Students are responsible for providing their own tools and materials.
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March 28, 2019

Duranglers Open Fly Tying Night Cohosted with 5 Ri - 6:0 pm
Grab your tying kit, a cold beverage, and come hang out with us at the shop to tie. Co-Hosted with 5 Rivers Trout Unlimited, this is a great time to hang out and tie flies with some cool people and meet local tiers. There is no charge for this event it is just a time to bounce ideas off one another, hang out, and get creative. Tools and materials are not provided, BYOV (vise or vice). Beginners are welcome to come and watch, ask questions, and talk fly tying. We do also provide separate beginner fly tying classes for those interested.
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Fly Fishing Film Tour - Aspen - 7:0 pm
Wheeler Opera House Mar 28, 2019 at 7:00 PM (MDT) Aspen, Colorado DISCOUNT TICKETS AVAILABLE AT Taylor Creek Fly Shop SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL FLY SHOP!
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March 29, 2019

Scheels Lowrance Seminar - 6:0 am
riday, March 29, 2019 at 6 PM – 8 PM MDT Scheels (Johnstown, CO) 4755 Ronald Reagan Blvd, Johnstown, Colorado 80534 Come learn how to get the most out of your Sonar/GPS Unit! The class will be led by Fishful Thinker guide and tournament angler, Dan Swanson and Fishing With Bernie pro, Bernie Keefe. Dan and Bernie are members of the Lowrance prostaff. The class will cover best practices of installation, interpreting the traditional sonar, downscan and sidescan displays, and GPS. Getting the Most Out of Your Sonar/GPS unit Date: Friday, March 29th Time: 6:00PM - 8:00PM Location: SCHEELS Training Center Cost: FREE Registration: None Required Ages: All ages welcome
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March 30, 2019

Fly Fishing Film Tour - Grand Junction - 7:0 pm
The Historic Avalon Theater Mar 30, 2019 at 7:00 PM (MDT) Grand Junction, Colorado Grand Valley Anglers Chapter of Trout Unlimited is proud to bring you the 2018 premier of the Fly Fishing Film Tour in Grand Junction, CO at The Historic Avalon Theater. The event will benefit Grand Valley Anglers Chapter of Trout Unlimited. We have tons of door-prizes, sweet silent auction items, and a great raffle with amazing prizes! Doors open at 6pm, Show starts at 7pm sharp - Tickets will be $16 in advance and $20 at the door. TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE HERE OR LOCALLY IN ADVANCE AT WESTERN ANGLERS. For information please contact Ben Bloodworth at grandvalleyanglers319@gmail.com or 801/821-6240.
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Fly Fishing Film Tour - Montrose - 7:0 pm
Montrose Pavilion Mar 30, 2019 at 7:00 PM (MDT) Montrose, Colorado DISCOUNT TICKETS AVAILABLE AT RIGS FLY SHOP MONTROSE ANGLERS SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL FLY SHOP!
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March 31, 2019

Registration for Summer Teen Camp
Six days of instruction and hands on experience in fly fishing and river conservation July 29 - Aug 3, 2019. For teens 14-17. Registration begins March 1st. Sponsored by Rocky Mountain Flycasters Chapter of Trout Unlimited. Electro-fishing, Dry & Nymph Fishing, Fly Tying & Knots, Aquatic Insects, Habitat Snorkeling, Trout Anatomy & Behavior.
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April 4, 2019

Denver Angling Society - Fly Fishing Beyond Trout
Join Colorado Trout Unlimited's Denver Angling Society for a special lunch and presentation on the Mile High 25 with Davis James of Anglers All. The Mile High 25 fly fishing only tournament is a unique opportunity to utilize our public lands (and tax dollars) to the fullest. In this state-wide event, two person teams pool together their knowledge in a quest to catch-video-release - in two days of fishing - as many of the 25 eligible species as they can. Tournament angling is judged only on how many of the 25 species are caught size is relevant only to the identification of the fish. Davis, representing Anglers All Media & Route Co. Creative, will share highlight reels from previous years, go over versatile fly patterns for warm-water and cold-water species, and answer any questions you may have regarding the tournament. To cap off the multi-species conversation will be guest speaker & local fly-fisherman representing Nervous Water Flies. Speaking on the topic of carp & bass flies will be 2-time Mile High 25 competitor and local carp fly wizard, Daryl Angler. Daryl is extremely detailed in his approach to tying carp flies - you are sure to learn something new! Daryl possesses copious amounts of savvy fly-tying and fly-presentation advice for trout, carp & bass anglers alike. EVENT LOCATION Denver Athletic Club 1325 Glenarm Pl. Denver, CO 80202
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April 6, 2019

Fly Fishing Film Tour - Durango - 4:0 pm
Durango Arts Center Durango, Colorado 4PM - General Admission Sat, Apr 06 at 4:00 PM $18.00 8PM - General Admission Sat, Apr 06 at 8:00 PM $18.00 DISCOUNT TICKETS AVAILABLE AT DURANGLERS SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL FLY SHOP!
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April 9, 2019

Elkhorn & Big Beaver Vise Squad - 6:0 pm
Vise Squad! A casual, semi-social gathering of thirsty fly tyers. Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday, 6PM at Big Beaver Brewery. No charge, but you will want to purchase a beer, and maybe even the Best Bratwurst. Bring your own stuff and tie what you want, or visit the Elkhorn website to order a convenient Vise Squad Sixpack
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Get Hooked on Fly Tying 3 Part Course - 12:0 pm
This class meets at 6:30pm in our Frying Pan Lodge the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Tuesday of each month. This class is led by Bass Pro Shops associate Alan Reyes. You must make a reservation to take the class and can do so by calling 720-385-3600 and ask for the fly shop. The class is limited to 10 students, so make your reservations today. Students are responsible for providing their own tools and materials.
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April 10, 2019

RMF Board Meeting
RMF Board Meeting at 7:00 PM. Members are welcome to attend any board meeting. Check with a Board Member for the meeting location and/or agenda.
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April 12, 2019

RMF/Poudre River (Gateway Area) Fishing
Join host Mark Miller on the lower Poudre and on the North Fork of the Poudre at the Fort Collins Gateway Natural Area. There are some wonderful skittish browns in this area. Contact Mark Miller to join in this Friday fishing day.
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Ribbon Cutting at Watson Lake Fish Ladder - 11:0 am
BELLVUE, Colo. – On Friday, April 12 at 11 a.m., Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) along with funding partners noosa yoghurt, Northern Water, Morning Fresh Dairy, Poudre Heritage Alliance and Trout Unlimited will celebrate the completion of the fish ladder at Watson Lake. The collaborative project is helping to reconnect a fragmented Poudre River. The stretch contains important spawning habitat and deep pools that provide refuge for aquatic life. This Watson Lake fish ladder is reconnecting over two river miles. The group hopes this will be one of many ladders along the Poudre River that will allow fish to travel freely upstream and downstream, improving the health of the fishery and the ecosystem without impacting water delivery. Noosa yoghurt has been heavily involved with the project from its inception in 2016, funding the conceptual design in 2017. The vision for noosa has always been to give back to the community in a meaningful way. “The Poudre River is a treasure in Northern Colorado," said Stephanie Giard, community outreach coordinator for noosa yoghurt. "The project area is frequently visited by neighbors in the Pleasant Valley for fishing, birdwatching, or just enjoying nature. It is our responsibility to protect this valuable resource in our community.” Watson Lake Diversion Structure is a channel spanning structure that represented a complete barrier to all upstream fish movement in the Poudre River. The structure delivers water to the Watson State Fish Hatchery and is owned and operated by CPW. The new fish ladder allows for passage through the diversion for all species present within the river reach including longnose dace, longnose suckers, white suckers, brown trout, and rainbow trout. Designed by OneFish Engineering and built by L4 Environmental, the fish ladder at the Watson Diversion was completed in record time. Biologists and engineers from across CPW came together to work with OneFish Engineering to find the optimal design to provide upstream fish movement through the diversion structure. The construction project started in November at the end of the irrigation season. It had to be completed before spring runoff, which can start as early as March. The project was blessed with ideal weather for construction this winter. “This project will improve river connectivity and benefit the aquatic resources by allowing fish to move freely back upstream as they wish,” CPW Aquatic Biologist Kyle Battige said. “Outside of the benefits to aquatic life, this project is important as it showcases the feasibility of fish passage at these large diversion structures and will hopefully further momentum for these types of projects. It also serves as an example of the collaboration and team effort from multiple entities that these large-scale conservation projects will have to have in order to be successful in today’s world.” Northern Water General Manager Brad Wind said this project will be an example of future cooperative efforts on the river. “This will be the first of several projects like these to create a healthier Poudre River for generations to come,” he said. “Northern Water and the NISP participants are
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April 13, 2019

Scheels Fish Fest - 10:0 am
Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 10 AM – 5 PM MDT Scheels (Johnstown, CO) 4755 Ronald Reagan Blvd, Johnstown, Colorado 80534 Come join us for a Spring Fishing Festival! Learn new techniques from local fishing experts, build your fishing network, save big on fishing gear, and enter for a chance to win great prizes! ***SEMINAR SCHEDULE COMING SOON*** *Seminars will be in our Training Center located on the second floor near the fishing shop/second floor bathrooms (go in the west doors, turn right past the registers, go up the stairs and to the right). EXCLUSIVE DISCOUNTS We will be offering exclusive discounts on fishing gear during the event! REGISTER TO WIN CONTEST All attendees will have the opportunity to register to win great prizes! SCHEELS FISH FEST Date: Saturday, April 13th Time: 10AM - 5PM Location: SCHEELS Fishing Shop (second floor). All seminars will be in the SCHEELS Training Center. Cost: FREE Registration: None required. Ages: All ages welcome.
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April 16, 2019

Get Hooked on Fly Tying 3 Part Course - 12:0 pm
This class meets at 6:30pm in our Frying Pan Lodge the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Tuesday of each month. This class is led by Bass Pro Shops associate Alan Reyes. You must make a reservation to take the class and can do so by calling 720-385-3600 and ask for the fly shop. The class is limited to 10 students, so make your reservations today. Students are responsible for providing their own tools and materials
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April 17, 2019

Fishing the Land of Giants - 6:30 pm
Captain Rob Hagerty, CEO of Pyramid Fly Company headlines the April 17th meeting of the Rocky Mountain Flycasters. Hagerty will discuss the history of Pyramid Lake and the famed Pilot Peak Cutthroat Trout which once grew to 60+ pounds. A former owner of a big-game fishing company in Jamaica, Hagerty is now based in Ft Collins. The meeting will take place Wednesday April 17th at the Ft Collins Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Drive. Social hour begins at 6:30, with the program at 7:00 pm. www.rockymtnflycasters.org
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April 19, 2019

Earth Day Fishing Line and Shore Cleanup - 9:0 am
Friday, April 19: 4/19/2019 : 9:00 AM - 4/22/2019 : 12:00 PM Meet us at 9am in the Visitor Center parking lot Friday-Monday (pick one day, multiple days, or all!). Volunteers will help with shoreline clean up at Eleven Mile and Spinney Mountain State Parks as part of an Earth Day initiative. As one of the top fishing destinations in Colorado, our two parks see more than their fair share of mircotrash and angling pollution. While most of our anglers are ethical and responsible, it can still be a struggle to make sure fishing lines, used bait, and packaging materials are properly and safely disposed of. This will be the first efforts to collect microtrash in an effort to achieve our Leave No Trace goals. ​Did you know monofilament fishing line takes 600 years to degrade? Volunteers will help with shoreline clean up at Eleven Mile and Spinney Mountain State Parks as part of an Earth Day initiative. As one of the top fishing destinations in Colorado, our two parks see more than their fair share of mircotrash and angling pollution. While most of our anglers are ethical and responsible, it can still be a struggle to make sure fishing lines, used bait, and packaging materials are properly and safely disposed of. This will be the first efforts to collect microtrash in an effort to achieve our Leave No Trace goals. Audience: All Ages Location: Eleven Mile and Spinney Mountain State Parks 4229 County Road 92 Lake George, CO 80827 Eleven Mile,Spinney Mountain Charlie Meyers SWA,Spinney Mountain SWA Directions Additional Information: Registration Link ​Kasey McClurg kasey.mcclurg@state.co.us 719-748-3401 x6
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April 20, 2019

2019 Annual Anglers All Clave - 9:0 am
We are celebrating 65 years in Littleton, Colorado and you’re invited! Save the date on Saturday April 20th, 2019 for the Anglers All Clave and 65th anniversary celebration. We’re also commemorating 50 years with our friends at Colorado Trout Unlimited. This is going to be one heck of a party, and you don’t want to miss it. There will be barbecue, beer, live music, fishing seminars, tying demos and raffles. We will be raising funds for a native trout restoration project in partnership with Colorado Trout Unlimited. Plus, we are proud to be hosting a premier screening of the film “Artifishal” presented by Patagonia! Date: Saturday April 20, 2019 Time: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Where: 5211 South Santa Fe Drive in Littleton
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CSU Evan Lefort Fishing Derby Tickets On Sale - 12:0 pm
Greeting fellow fish enthusiasts!! This is to inform everyone of this annual event in Fort Collins, Colorado. Colorado State University (CSU) American Fisheries Society (AFS) student chapter hosts the Evan Lefort Memorial Fishing Derby at CSU's College Lake!! Large pike, bass, and crappie have been angled here!! Important dates as follows. April 20th at 1200, tickets will be available for $30. April 27th from 0700 to 1200, fishing! Please let me know if you have questions, or contact the AFS president Sandra Hargraves at AFSCSU@gmail.com. Thanks! FS
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April 23, 2019

Elkhorn & Big Beaver Vise Squad - 6:0 pm
Vise Squad! A casual, semi-social gathering of thirsty fly tyers. Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday, 6PM at Big Beaver Brewery. No charge, but you will want to purchase a beer, and maybe even the Best Bratwurst. Bring your own stuff and tie what you want, or visit the Elkhorn website to order a convenient Vise Squad Sixpack
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Get Hooked on Fly Tying 3 Part Course - 12:0 pm
This class meets at 6:30pm in our Frying Pan Lodge the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Tuesday of each month. This class is led by Bass Pro Shops associate Alan Reyes. You must make a reservation to take the class and can do so by calling 720-385-3600 and ask for the fly shop. The class is limited to 10 students, so make your reservations today. Students are responsible for providing their own tools and materials.
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April 24, 2019

Assist in Fly Tying classes at Colorado College - 6:0 pm
We are going to be teaching a fly tying course to youth at the Colorado College in Colorado Springs at a building on their campus (931 N. Nevada Avenue). This is offered through CC Outdoor Education and is an opportunity for our chapter to interface with young people from all over and encourage them to experience the bounty of fly fishing in our region. The class is in the student curriculum for 5 weeks.So, 5 Fly Tying classes for 15 students,one class per week on Wednesday at 6-8 p.m. Look: March 6 March 27 April 3 April 10 April 24 There will be one main instructor and we need multiple (5 at the least) assistants to provide one-on-one help. The assistants are covering everything from threading the bobbin, to mounting the fly, perhaps fixing a glitch here and there. The instructor provides the tutelage. This is always a great experience for both the students and the assistants. All kinds of interesting questions come up and doors open for these intelligent, motivated young minds.
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REI: Fly Fishing the Backcountry - 6:30 pm
Lakewood REI Ron Belak's presentation covers strategies for fishing high mountain lakes and small streams in the Colorado backcountry and discusses their fishery management, seasonal variability and entomology. The material presented is a synopsis of his recent book entitled "Fly Fishing Colorado's Backcountry" (2018, BookBaby). Ron Belak is an award-winning writer and photographer who has fished the Colorado backcountry as an adult for 40 years. In that time, he has fished about 400 different high lakes and many, many miles of small streams in Colorado. Educated as a scientist, he approaches fly fishing from an analytical perspective, trying to decide what strategies, techniques, equipment and patterns work. Ron Belak's writing and photography appears regularly in Colorado Outdoors magazine--the official publication of Colorado Parks and Wildlife.
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April 26, 2019

RMF/Annual 2019 CTU Rendezvous
Colorado TU is proud to announce that our Rendezvous will be returning to the historic Hotel Colorado in Glenwood Springs, CO for a three-day annual membership meeting and elections, special workshops. Join fellow TU members (new and old), outdoor professionals, guides, educators, and conservation groups for a weekend not to be missed
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April 27, 2019

RMF/Annual 2019 CTU Rendezvous
Colorado TU is proud to announce that our Rendezvous will be returning to the historic Hotel Colorado in Glenwood Springs, CO for a three-day annual membership meeting and elections, special workshops. Join fellow TU members (new and old), outdoor professionals, guides, educators, and conservation groups for a weekend not to be missed
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CWA/Cherry Creek 2019 Points Tournament#1
Daily Payout (50 Boat Field 2 day field) 1st place $1170.00 2nd place $765.00 3rd place $540.00 4th place $450.00 5th place $360.00 6th place $315.00 7th place $270.00 8th place $247.50 9th place $202.50 10th place $180.00 Additional Recognized Awards Big Fish 1st Place Youth Team Overall 1st Place Mixed Team Overall Top Team of the Year Award Entry Fee $225 Registration opens Jan. 15, 2019 For more information and to sign up go to www.cowalleye.com
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CSU Evan Lefort Fishing Derby - 7:0 am
Greeting fellow fish enthusiasts!! This is to inform everyone of this annual event in Fort Collins, Colorado. Colorado State University (CSU) American Fisheries Society (AFS) student chapter hosts the Evan Lefort Memorial Fishing Derby at CSU's College Lake!! Large pike, bass, and crappie have been angled here!! Important dates as follows. April 20th at 1200, tickets will be available for $30. April 27th from 0700 to 1200, fishing! Please let me know if you have questions, or contact the AFS president Sandra Hargraves at AFSCSU@gmail.com. Thanks! FS
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Family Crappie Fishing & Cooking Clinic - 8:0 am
Saturday, April 27: 8:00 AM - 12:00 AM Have you wanted to learn techniques for catching crappie. We have a unique opportunity to fish a lake that is not normally open to the public for crappie. In addition to catching fish we will be showing how to fillet your catch, and be cooking and eating some fish that day. This is a great opportunity to not only learn about warm water fishing techniques but how to bring home dinner. ​Space is extremely limited at this event so register today.1 There are only 15 spots available because of the small size of the lake. Audience: All Ages Location: Loveland Additional Information: Registration required,Fee required Space is limited! Register today! Registration is $10/person or $20 for a family. ​​​To register or if you have any questions, please contact Alex Doehling at alex.doehling@state.co.us
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Tom Sawyer Fishing Derby - 8:0 am
Sponsored by the Jubic Family, Pueblo West Parks & Recreation, Colorado Parks & Wildlife, and the Rotary Club of Pueblo West, this yearly event offers children to enjoy the outdoors and learn to fish. Kids ages: 4-5 check in from 8:15-8:45am and fish 9:00-9:30am 6-7 check in from 9:00-9:30am and fish 9:45-10:30am 8-10 check in from 10-10:30am and fish 10:45-11:30am 11-15 check in from 11-11:30am and fish 11:45am-12:30pm All participants will receive a free gift bag at check in times. Prizes are awarded in age groups for the fish caught and for the Best Tom Sawyer and Becky Thatcher "look-a-likes". There will be food for sale on site, but participants can use their food tickets for free hotdog, chips, & pop refreshments. The volunteer organizations will teach the correct procedures of fishing and make children aware of their environment. See you there!!
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Bear Creek Conservation Project and Fishing Contes - 8:30 am
Join the Cutthroat Chapter Saturday April 27, 2019 on urban Bear Creek to celebrate Earth Day in cooperation with the City of Lakewood. After a lite, provided breakfast we will help restore a nearby riparian area by planting willows, cottonwoods, and other native plants. We might also get a chance to remove log jams, to clean up litter, and to perform some erosion control. After a provided lunch we will return to the stream for a low key three hour fishing contest with “awards” for angling “excellence”. Online sign up is requested for the City to plan for food and materials.
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FLY FISHING ENTOMOLOGY - 8:30 am
JAX of Broomfield from 8:30am-12pm Take your fly fishing skills to the next level with this hands-on course on aquatic entomology (the study of insects). Taught by Patrick Tennyson, president and CEO of the Butterfly Pavilion, this FREE class will help the beginner/intermediate fly fisher: Understand different fly patterns and the "natural" insects they imitate Learn when the major groups of insects are naturally present and available to trout Catch more fish! Space is limited to 20 participants, register here to save your spot
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April 28, 2019

CWA/Cherry Creek 2019 Points Tournament#1
Daily Payout (50 Boat Field 2 day field) 1st place $1170.00 2nd place $765.00 3rd place $540.00 4th place $450.00 5th place $360.00 6th place $315.00 7th place $270.00 8th place $247.50 9th place $202.50 10th place $180.00 Additional Recognized Awards Big Fish 1st Place Youth Team Overall 1st Place Mixed Team Overall Top Team of the Year Award Entry Fee $225 Registration opens Jan. 15, 2019 For more information and to sign up go to www.cowalleye.com
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RMF/Annual 2019 CTU Rendezvous
Colorado TU is proud to announce that our Rendezvous will be returning to the historic Hotel Colorado in Glenwood Springs, CO for a three-day annual membership meeting and elections, special workshops. Join fellow TU members (new and old), outdoor professionals, guides, educators, and conservation groups for a weekend not to be missed
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May 3, 2019

MT Fishing Film Fest in Basalt - 6:0 pm
In its 6th year of existence, this grassroots annual community event is poised for the best showcase of Rocky Mountain Fly Fishing Films ever offered! Doors 6:00 Show 7:00. Bring your friends, kids, parents, or friends' kids' parents, which I guess would just be your friends. You get the point. We can't wait to share the evening of Friday, May 3rd with all of you! It is asked that attendees make a $15 donation at the door in lieu of traditional ticketing. Location Basalt Regional Library 14 Midland Avenue Basalt, CO 81621
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May 4, 2019

Barr Lake Fishing Clinic - 8:0 am
Saturday, May 04: 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM Join experts for a morning of fishing tips and instructional workshops. Free kid-sized fishing rods for the first 100 kids to sign up. ​There are three kids workshops: 8AM, 9AM, and 10AM. You must RSVP to 303-659-6005 in advance to receive the equipment. We'll meet at the boat ramp Audience: All Ages Location: Boat ramp 13401 Picadilly Rd Brighton, CO 80603 Barr Lake Additional Information: Registration required ​Nature Center 303-659-6005 dnr_barrlake.naturecenter@state.co.us
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Fly Fishing Rendezvous - 9:0 am
The Fly Fishing Rendezvous features the best of the Rocky Mountain’s fly fishing companies, local outdoor brands, guides, authors, and fly tiers. Join us for the fourth annual Fly Fishing Rendezvous in a bigger more open venue. The event will offer delicious food & drink, intro to fly tying courses, rod building demonstrations, and the best deals on the best products in the industry. Participate in more than 40 hours of fly fishing talks, a raffle with amazing prizes, casting clinics, fly tying demos, casting competitions, knot tying demonstrations, family friendly activities as well as demo and purchase fly fishing gear from some of the regions most well known fly fishing companies. Get your all-access pass today! The event will be held from 9:00am – 5:00pm Daily Scouts in uniform are FREE Kids 12 & Younger are FREE Tickets also available at the door the day of the event: $10 cash only (ATM available onsite).
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May 7, 2019

Family Fishing Sampler- St Vrain State Park - 5:30 pm
Family Fishing Sampler- St Vrain State Park - Join Colorado Parks and Wildlife at St Vrain State Park to learn about fishing. We will have basic gear for beginning anglers, as well as gear for folks that want to try spinning, fly and bubble, and even fly fishing. Participants will start out at a handful of stations for a short lesson on casting, knot tying, and regulations. The rest of the evening will be on the water. Space is limited. All participants must register. All equipment will be provided or bring your gear and we will help you get it set up. All anglers 16 years old and older must have a valid fishing license. Participants are encouraged to purchase a 2nd rod stamp to fish with 2 rods. This clinic is free however, all vehicles will require a State Park Pass. The daily pass is available at the self serve check-in station at the park entrance for $8. Be prepared with cash or check.

May 11, 2019

Bear Creek Lake Trout Tournament - 6:0 am
Cast your line and reel in the big one in at the Bear Creek Lake Park trout fishing tournament on May 11, 2019! The target fish for this event will be rainbow or brown trout, and the winner will be determined by weight. This is a two-person team tournament that will take place on Bear Creek Reservoir with 25 team slots available for watercraft and 25 team slots available for shore fishermen. Fishing licenses are required and all boats undergo a mandatory boat inspection. Boats must arrive with a valid green seal the day of the tournament. Saturday, May 11, 2019 Bear Creek Reservoir at Bear Creek Lake Park 15600 W. Morrison Road Lakewood, CO 80465 Check-in begins at 5:30 a.m. Tournament begins at 6:30 a.m. Tournament ends at 2 p.m. Cost is $60 per team (includes $10 park entry fee).
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Cańon City Kids Fishing Derby - 9:0 am
The Cańon City Area Recreation and Park District’s annual Kids Fishing Derby sponsored by Colorado Parks and Wildlife will be Saturday at Pathfinder Park Pond. The pond is located at 20209 Colo. 115 behind the soccer fields. This event is from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. for children 14 years of age and younger. Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers will be present to teach fishing safety, techniques, conservation and ethics. Poles and bait will be available for those who do not have their own while supplies last. Residents are encouraged to bring their own fishing gear.
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Youth Fishing Derby, Fountain Crk - 9:30 am
At Willow Springs Ponds, Fountain Creek Regional Park Get outside and learn to fish at Willow Springs Ponds! This is a free fishing derby for children ages 5 to 15. Enjoy fishing demonstrations, fun prizes, and a hot dog lunch with Commissioner Gonzalez on the grill! Bring your own rod, reel, tackle, and bait. Current sponsors include El Paso County Parks, Fountain Valley Bass Club, Colorado Parks & Wildlife, Generation Wild, Bass Pro Shops, Colorado The Bass Federation, Sportsman’s Warehouse, Angler’s Covey, and Red Lobster. If you or your business is interested in sponsoring this event, please contact Theresa Odello at 719-520–6977, theresaodello@elpasoco.com. For more information call 719-520-6977
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May 12, 2019

2019 Sunshine Express Miramonte Mother’s Day Fishi
2019 Contest Rules All entrants must check in prior to fishing, at registration table by the 2nd boat ramp near the dam campground. All Colorado State fishing regulations apply, 4 trout bag limit, EXCEPT that only one (1) trout per participant will be eligible for weigh-in for prizes. $10 entry any age. Fishing begins at 6a, fish from shore or boat. **Only one fish may be weighed in per entrant. All fish must be weighed in before 3p to qualify for prizes, no exceptions.** Top prize awarded for the longest trout (1st tiebreaker: length of tail at fork, 2nd: girth inches, 3rd: weight). Subsequent prizes awarded for heaviest fish, 2nd heaviest and so on. Extra prizes (if any) will be given away in a random drawing during awards ceremony. 2019 Sunshine Express Miramonte Mother’s Day Fishing Derby prize list: $500 – cash (Longest Trout) – Ace Hardware, Norwood/Telluride & Sunshine Express Media, Nucla $75 gift cert to Mile High Greenhouse, Eckart – Sunshine Express Media, Nucla $50 gift cert to Mile High Greenhouse, Eckart – Sunshine Express Media, Nucla $50 gift cert to Mile High Greenhouse, Eckart – Sunshine Express Media, Nucla Starr’s baseball cap – Starr’s Guitars, Cedaredge Tie Dye Broncos colors shirt – Starr’s Guitars, Cedaredge TBA – Car Quest, Norwood TBA – Tabeguache Trading Co, Nucla TBA – Redd’s Market, Nucla TBA – The Good Life Pet Supply, Cortez One haircut cert ($20) – Venus Salon, Nucla TBA – Ruth’s Toffee, Nucla Rod & Reel combos ($15) – x35 – Cabella’s, Grand Jct $8 Jerky bag – x6 – Ray’s Good Stuff, Montrose 1st trout: rod & reel combo – Cabella’s, Grand Jct Current Conditions & Forecast The current weather forecast for May 12 at Miramonte Lake is: •Overnight Low 43°F, South southeast wind 6-14 MPH. Day: Partly cloudy, High 66°F, West southwest wind to 7 MPH. Current conditions as of April 25 : Open water, levels good, both boat ramps are open. Watch for abundant deer and elk on road. Recommendations & Tips Trout fishing at Miramonte Lake is generally best at night, however fishing is also good in the daytime. Rainbow Trout in the 12-18+” range are abundant and activity picks up after ice-off with good to excellent conditions the norm through Memorial Weekend. Be ready for the possibility of a big fish anytime, but particularly early or late in the day. Below are some of the lures and baits that have been reported to work at Miramonte Lake: Lures: Crayfish fly or lure patterns, Kastmasters, Panther Martins, Super Dupers, Rapalas, Tasmanian Devils Baits: Crayfish, Worms, Salmon Eggs, Power Bait (best colors: Rainbow, Orange, Chartreuse, Lime Twist, Corn Yellow)
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May 13, 2019

Public meeting: John Martin SWA - 6:0 pm
Lamar meeting WHAT: Public meeting to discuss future of John Martin Reservoir State Wildlife Area WHEN: 6 p.m., Monday, May 13 WHERE: CPW office, 2500 S. Main St., Lamar, 81052. (Enter through south doors.) Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will host two more public meetings to discuss changes at John Martin Reservoir State Wildlife Area. The first is scheduled 6 p.m., Monday, May 13, at the CPW office in Lamar, 2500 S. Main St. Enter through the south doors. The second is set for 6 p.m., Tuesday, May 14, at the La Junta Senior Center, 114 E. 2nd St., in La Junta, 81050. CPW manages the 19,471-acre wildlife area (SWA) for the Corps. The SWA surrounds the reservoir west of the state park. It’s a popular destination for hunting, fishing, boating, camping and wildlife viewing. CPW has been working with the Corps on a new operating agreement at the SWA after its old license expired in 2018. The wildlife area will continue to operate under that agreement until a new one is in place. As part of the licensing process, the Corps has identified areas where it wants a higher level of protection based on unique wildlife habitats or areas of cultural concern. These "Environmental Sensitive Areas" (ESA) will require CPW to more closely manage public access and impacts. In addition, the Corps wants CPW to change its management strategy in areas that receive higher-than-normal public use.
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May 14, 2019

Public meeting: John Martin SWA - 6:0 pm
La Junta meeting WHAT: Public meeting to discuss future of John Martin Reservoir State Wildlife Area WHEN: 6 p.m., Tuesday, May 14 WHERE: La Junta Senior Center, 114 E. 2nd St., La Junta, 81050. Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will host two more public meetings to discuss changes at John Martin Reservoir State Wildlife Area. The first is scheduled 6 p.m., Monday, May 13, at the CPW office in Lamar, 2500 S. Main St. Enter through the south doors. The second is set for 6 p.m., Tuesday, May 14, at the La Junta Senior Center, 114 E. 2nd St., in La Junta, 81050. CPW manages the 19,471-acre wildlife area (SWA) for the Corps. The SWA surrounds the reservoir west of the state park. It’s a popular destination for hunting, fishing, boating, camping and wildlife viewing. CPW has been working with the Corps on a new operating agreement at the SWA after its old license expired in 2018. The wildlife area will continue to operate under that agreement until a new one is in place. As part of the licensing process, the Corps has identified areas where it wants a higher level of protection based on unique wildlife habitats or areas of cultural concern. These "Environmental Sensitive Areas" (ESA) will require CPW to more closely manage public access and impacts. In addition, the Corps wants CPW to change its management strategy in areas that receive higher-than-normal public use.
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Elkhorn & Big Beaver Vise Squad - 6:0 pm
Vise Squad! A casual, semi-social gathering of thirsty fly tyers. Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday, 6PM at Big Beaver Brewery. No charge, but you will want to purchase a beer, and maybe even the Best Bratwurst. Bring your own stuff and tie what you want, or visit the Elkhorn website to order a convenient Vise Squad Sixpack
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May 15, 2019

The Big Thompson: Post Flood & Construction Status - 6:30 pm
Ben Swigle, Colorado Parks & Wildlife fisheries biologist will provide an update on the Big Thompson River following years of flood, infrastructure and highway reconstruction. Wednesday May 15th, Ft Collins Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Drive. Social hour begins at 6:30, with the program at 7:00 pm. www.rockymtnflycasters.org
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May 16, 2019

Public Meeting for Anglers - 6:0 pm
Who: Colorado Parks and Wildlife What: Public Meeting for Anglers When: May 16, 6-8:30 p.m. Where: Chilson Recreation Center in Loveland,700 E 4th St. Colorado Parks and Wildlife is looking to involve the public in an interactive conversation and invites anglers to participate in a public meeting on May 16 at the Chilson Recreation Center in Loveland, 700 E 4th St., from 6-8:30 p.m. Anglers in Northeastern Colorado will be adjusting to changes in lease status at select reservoirs, including the loss of the Lonetree Reservoir lease, in the coming months. Topics of the meeting will include resource-related issues, the status of leases at select reservoirs, as well as key fishing issues and initiatives, in Northeastern Colorado. The public meeting will allow interested parties the opportunity to learn more about the status of pertinent reservoir leases as well as the chance to discuss fishing related issues. The meeting will begin with a presentation from CPW staff, followed by an open house question and answer opportunity where anglers will be able to discuss key topics with CPW aquatic biologists. “This is an opportunity to hear directly from our anglers about the issues that are important to them,” said Jeff Spohn, senior aquatic biologist with CPW. “We are looking forward to providing people the chance to ask specific questions about fishing issues and reservoir leases in Northeastern Colorado, and to get answers directly from our aquatic biologists.”
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May 18, 2019

CWA/Pueblo 2019 Points Tournament#2
Daily Payout (50 Boat Field 2 day field) 1st place $1170.00 2nd place $765.00 3rd place $540.00 4th place $450.00 5th place $360.00 6th place $315.00 7th place $270.00 8th place $247.50 9th place $202.50 10th place $180.00 Additional Recognized Awards Big Fish 1st Place Youth Team Overall 1st Place Mixed Team Overall Top Team of the Year Award Entry Fee $225 Registration opens Jan. 15, 2019 For more information and to sign up go to www.cowalleye.com
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Arkansas Headwaters - Clean Up Green Up - 8:30 am
Saturday, May 18: 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM Join us as we work along the banks of the Arkansas River from Leadville to Cańon City and below to clean up trash and debris from our river corridor in preparation for run-off. The Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area invites you to the 28th Annual Clean Up/Green Up in conjunction with Colorado Public Lands Day! Join us as we work along the banks of the Arkansas River from Leadville to Cańon City and below to clean up trash and debris from our river corridor in preparation for run-off. Following, AHRA invites you to join us for a picnic in the park as a thank you for a job well done. Audience: All Ages Location: Arkansas River corridor from Leadville to Pueblo ​Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area 307 W Sackett Ave., Salida, CO 81201 719-539-7289
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Chatfield - CO Public Lands Day - 9:0 am
Saturday, May 18: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Come out to Chatfield for an awesome day of play! The statewide slogan is: Our Heritage, Our Identity, Our Way of Life. We will be finding ourselves via a peaceful hike in nature, exploring our roots through historic cabins and displaying our pride in our parks with a trash pick-up. Event is free and appropriate for all ages. Come prepared with proper clothing, water and sunscreen. No registration required. Audience: All Ages Location: Chatfield State Park Audubon Nature Center Chatfield GOCO, ChatfieldGOCO@gmail.com
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Hooked on Fishing - 9:0 am
Kids learn the basics of fishing, then grab a pole and hit the pond to catch fish! Experts from the Colorado Division of Wildlife will lead this fun and educational class. They will first instruct on the art of angling and ecology then, it is on to the pond to fish! Everything is provided! This class always sells out quickly, so get your ticket today. Classes offered 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. or 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. rain or shine. Ages 6 - 11, suggested ages, parent discretion. Parent must accompany child. 3280 Redstone Park Circle Highlands Ranch, CO
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Walleye/Crappie Fishing and Cooking Clinic - 9:0 am
Saturday, May 18: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM Learn how to target walleye and crappie at one of Colorado's top reservoirs. This class will be held at Jumbo Reservoir. This class will give you some basic techniques and for targeting warm water fish around the country. We will not only teach you how to catch fish but we will show you how to fillet them and we will be cooking and eating some fish at the clinic as well. We will meet in the parking area along the dam on the east side of the lake. All angler 16 years old and older will need a valid fishing license. Licenses will not be sold at the clinic. Participants should bring plenty of water and snacks. All fishing equipment will be supplied or feel free to bring your own. Registration is required. Registration fee is $10 for an individual or $20 for a family. Please contact Alex Doehling at alex.doehling@state.co.us for more information about the registration process. Audience: All Ages Location: JUmbo Reservoir Julesburg Directions Additional Information: Registration required,Fee required ​Space is limited! Register today! Registration is $10/person or $20 for a family. To register or if you have any questions, please contact Alex Doehling at alex.doehling@state.co.us
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May 19, 2019

CWA/Pueblo 2019 Points Tournament#2
Daily Payout (50 Boat Field 2 day field) 1st place $1170.00 2nd place $765.00 3rd place $540.00 4th place $450.00 5th place $360.00 6th place $315.00 7th place $270.00 8th place $247.50 9th place $202.50 10th place $180.00 Additional Recognized Awards Big Fish 1st Place Youth Team Overall 1st Place Mixed Team Overall Top Team of the Year Award Entry Fee $225 Registration opens Jan. 15, 2019 For more information and to sign up go to www.cowalleye.com
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May 21, 2019

Ruedi Reservoir Tour: Storing West Slope Water - 5:0 pm
Roaring Fork Conservancy’s Ruedi Reservoir Tour: Storing West Slope Water May 21 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm - $10 Curious to know more about Ruedi Reservoir and its significance in the Roaring Fork Watershed? This is your chance! Join Mark Fuller and April Long from Ruedi Water and Power Authority to learn about transbasin water diversions and how Ruedi Reservoir operates, by visiting the reservoir. We’ll also gain a unique perspective of the dam and its construction from the Rocky Fork area. *Registration is Required* Please call (970) 927-1290 with questions. To learn more about Roaring Fork Conservancy’s many other Watershed Explorations and Events, please visit www.roaringfork.org/events
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Fly Tiers Night Out - Arvada - 7:0 pm
The location is the Grand Lake Tap Room and Tavern in Old Town Arvada. Besides craft beer they have a full menu. All levels of tiers are welcome. We need some of our advanced tiers to help the people just getting started. The address is 5610 Yukon Street. Even if you don’t tie, come out to socialize, have a beer, maybe something to eat, and have fun. For more info contact Tim Toohey at tim2e@comcast.net.
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May 23, 2019

RMF/Green River/Seedskadee or Wind River Fishing T
This Memorial Day weekend up into Wyoming should be amazing! The plan is to fish either the lower Green River below Fontanelle Dam in WY, (where we can fish the tailwater below the dam, and also float and fish parts of the Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge a few miles further downstream from the dam), or float the Wind River just upstream from Thermopolis. Both of these destinations are a 6 hour drive.The Green River at Fontanelle Dam would require camping, since it is pretty much in the middle of nowhere (translation = no crowds!) Please contact Mark Miller for this five-day trip
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Pedaling the Poudre – Windsor - 9:0 am
Come pedal along the Poudre bike trail while learning about the history and heritage of the Cache la Poudre River National Heritage Area. As one of only 55 National Heritage Areas in the country, participants will discover what makes this river corridor so special as Heritage Culturalist volunteers guide them along a three hour tour of historic and natural sites. This tour will begin at River Bluffs Open Space and end near Eastman Park in Windsor. This event is open to all skill levels. Please contact us at programs@poudreheritage.org if you have any further questions. General tour topics: Early history and settlement of Windsor and Northern Colorado The Poudre River’s importance as it relates to Western Water Law Water management systems that were developed and/or utilized along the Poudre River Modern happenings along the Poudre River corridor including new trail construction in Windsor, ecological restoration at Natural Area/Open Space sites, and new storage/diversion projects
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Bugs for Beginners - 5:0 pm
All of us at one point or another have been out on the water and watched fish seemingly jumping all around us, gorging themselves on the thousands of bugs both on and off the water. Like many of us, you’ve taken a few swipes at the bugs in the air, caught one, then asked, “What the hell is this bug”? As fly anglers we’ve all heard the expression “Match the hatch,” yet we continue scratching our heads, casting to fish that don’t seem at all interested in our flies? There is no question that a better understanding of a trout’s diet will help improve your fishing game. Join Trouts for our Bugs for Beginners class. We’ll help demystify the major food sources trout key on throughout the year. No need to learn Latin here, our class is designed to help you better understand the major insect groups (Midges, Mayflies, Caddis, Stoneflies, Terrestrials and General Attractors) and how to effectively identify and fish them. As part of the class, you’ll take your newfound bug knowledge to the fly bins where you’ll learn to better understand fly selection. Better yet, you’ll leave the class with the confidence to effectively “Match the hatch” and we’ll even throw in a dozen FREE Flies (Restrictions apply). Details: Time: 5:00 – 6:30pm Dates: See Events Calendar Cost: $25 Location: Trouts Fly Fishing

May 24, 2019

RMF/Green River/Seedskadee or Wind River Fishing T
This Memorial Day weekend up into Wyoming should be amazing! The plan is to fish either the lower Green River below Fontanelle Dam in WY, (where we can fish the tailwater below the dam, and also float and fish parts of the Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge a few miles further downstream from the dam), or float the Wind River just upstream from Thermopolis. Both of these destinations are a 6 hour drive.The Green River at Fontanelle Dam would require camping, since it is pretty much in the middle of nowhere (translation = no crowds!) Please contact Mark Miller for this five-day trip
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May 25, 2019

RMF/Green River/Seedskadee or Wind River Fishing T
This Memorial Day weekend up into Wyoming should be amazing! The plan is to fish either the lower Green River below Fontanelle Dam in WY, (where we can fish the tailwater below the dam, and also float and fish parts of the Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge a few miles further downstream from the dam), or float the Wind River just upstream from Thermopolis. Both of these destinations are a 6 hour drive.The Green River at Fontanelle Dam would require camping, since it is pretty much in the middle of nowhere (translation = no crowds!) Please contact Mark Miller for this five-day trip
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"Take Me Fishing" - 8:30 am
Saturday, May 25: 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM Kids, learn a new sport or practice with poles, bait and volunteer help provided. Meet at the Pa-Cho-Chu-Puk ponds. ​Programs are free unless noted but a parks pass is required on all vehicles. ($8 daily, $80 annual, or $120 hangtag)​ Audience: Children Location: Pa-Cho-Chu-Puk entrance, ponds 28555 Hwy 550, Ridgway, CO 81432 Ridgway
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Lake Pueblo State Park Kick Off to Summer - 5:30 pm
Lake Pueblo celebrates Colorado Public Lands Day with a “Kick Off to Summer” event at the Arkansas Point Ranger Station. Compare your skills with our local wildlife by participating in our Wildlife Olympics. We will have kids’ crafts and games, trail information, patrol boat, displays, and a twilight hike. The fun starts at 5:30pm, culminating in a twilight hike at 7:30 pm. All activities are free however a valid park pass is required on all vehicles.
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May 26, 2019

RMF/Green River/Seedskadee or Wind River Fishing T
This Memorial Day weekend up into Wyoming should be amazing! The plan is to fish either the lower Green River below Fontanelle Dam in WY, (where we can fish the tailwater below the dam, and also float and fish parts of the Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge a few miles further downstream from the dam), or float the Wind River just upstream from Thermopolis. Both of these destinations are a 6 hour drive.The Green River at Fontanelle Dam would require camping, since it is pretty much in the middle of nowhere (translation = no crowds!) Please contact Mark Miller for this five-day trip
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May 27, 2019

RMF/Green River/Seedskadee or Wind River Fishing T
This Memorial Day weekend up into Wyoming should be amazing! The plan is to fish either the lower Green River below Fontanelle Dam in WY, (where we can fish the tailwater below the dam, and also float and fish parts of the Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge a few miles further downstream from the dam), or float the Wind River just upstream from Thermopolis. Both of these destinations are a 6 hour drive.The Green River at Fontanelle Dam would require camping, since it is pretty much in the middle of nowhere (translation = no crowds!) Please contact Mark Miller for this five-day trip
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May 28, 2019

Elkhorn & Big Beaver Vise Squad - 6:0 pm
Vise Squad! A casual, semi-social gathering of thirsty fly tyers. Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday, 6PM at Big Beaver Brewery. No charge, but you will want to purchase a beer, and maybe even the Best Bratwurst. Bring your own stuff and tie what you want, or visit the Elkhorn website to order a convenient Vise Squad Sixpack
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May 30, 2019

Fly Fishing Skills Clinic- Denver - 6:0 pm
Where: Hunter Education Building 6060 Broadway Always wanted to try fly-fishing but don’t know where to start? Join Colorado Parks and Wildlife at our skills clinic at the Hunter Education classroom at the Denver office. We will rotate through casting, rod setup and knots, and matching the hatch stations. After that we will meet in the classroom and cover some resources, basic gear, and how to read the water. This class is free. Participants must register.

June 1, 2019

Free Fishing Weekend
To give everyone an opportunity to get out and get some hits, Colorado Parks and Wildlife is inviting resident and nonresident anglers of all ages to participate in its annual Free Fishing Weekend on June 1 to 2. Colorado Parks and Wildlife reminds the public that although a license or Habitat Stamp is not required on Free Fishing Weekend, but all other rules and regulations will apply. Anglers should consult the ​Colorado Fishing Brochure​​​​​ for specific regulations and restrictions.
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Fishing Derby At Kenney Reservoir Share:
There will be a 5 hour tournament on June1st from 9am to 1pm. Also a 2 day, individual, family, and team fishing derby beginning on June 2nd and finishing on June 3rd. Prizes will be awarded by age and category. Sponsored by the Western Rio Blanco Water Conservancy District, held at Kenney Reservoir on June 2nd and 3rd.
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Carp School - 8:0 am
During this on-water school, our expert instructors will provide you with the knowledge and tactics to increase your success when pursuing this worthy gamefish. Class size is limited to nine anglers and will be offered through our Denver location. The day will begin with an approximate 1-hour in-store presentation to include appropriate gear and flies. From there we will head to designated location and cover presentation, and tactics. The remainder of the class, roughly 3-hours will be spent target and catching our quarry. Bring your favorite 6 or 7 weight rod and appropriate reel. *Lunch will be provided. A valid 2019 Colorado Fishing License is required.
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Free Fishing Clinic at Ranger Lakes - 8:0 am
State Forest State Park is offering a Fishing Clinic at Ranger Lakes from 8 a.m. until noon. A valid park pass is required, available for purchase at the Moose Visitor Center or Ranger Lakes self-serve fee station. CPW personnel will help with tips, suggestions and techniques to help anglers of all ages learn the basics so they can take up the activity on their own. Bring your own gear, or borrow tackle provided by CPW. For more information about the clinic, contact State Forest State Park at 970-723-8366, or visit the park's website.
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Kid's Fishing Derby - 8:0 am
Location: EB Rains Jr. Memorial Park | 11800 Community Center Drive Kid's Fishing Derby has a new name! Derby Day combines the annual Fishing Derby with a Bike Derby and healthy summer kick off! FREE Fishing. For the first time the kid's fishing contest will be free in 2019! Registration is still required for the contest. First 300 kids will get a goodie bag. Anglers ages 2 to 14 are welcome to compete in the fishing contest. Check-in is at 8 a.m., with fishing going from 8:30 to 10 a.m. While you're waiting enjoy local vendors geared to help you have a healthy summer. There will also be exercise and presentations on the stage before and after the derby awards! Bring your own pole, tackle and bait as none will be provided. Colorado Parks and Wildlife will have a fishing clinic and drawings for free fishing poles. There will be mementos, snacks and lots of fun for all participants, so come and be part of the excitement.
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Women-only Cast and Blast in the Roaring Fork Vall - 9:0 am
Who: Colorado Parks and Wildlife What: 'Cast and Blast' seminar When: Saturday, June 1 Where: Roaring Fork Valley Contact: To reserve a spot, call CPW at 970-947-2920 The all-day class is designed specifically for novices that want to learn how to fly fish and use firearms safely, but prefer a comfortable, women-only environment learning from CPW officers and volunteers. Registration is required. Contact CPW's Glenwood Springs office at 970-947-2920 to reserve your spot and get additional information. A refundable amount of $30 will hold your place in the class and will be returned on the first day of the seminar.
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June 2, 2019

Free Fishing Weekend
To give everyone an opportunity to get out and get some hits, Colorado Parks and Wildlife is inviting resident and nonresident anglers of all ages to participate in its annual Free Fishing Weekend on June 1 to 2. Colorado Parks and Wildlife reminds the public that although a license or Habitat Stamp is not required on Free Fishing Weekend, but all other rules and regulations will apply. Anglers should consult the ​Colorado Fishing Brochure​​​​​ for specific regulations and restrictions.
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Fishing Derby At Kenney Reservoir Share:
There will be a 5 hour tournament on June1st from 9am to 1pm. Also a 2 day, individual, family, and team fishing derby beginning on June 2nd and finishing on June 3rd. Prizes will be awarded by age and category. Sponsored by the Western Rio Blanco Water Conservancy District, held at Kenney Reservoir on June 2nd and 3rd.
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Paddler’s Pub Poudre Party - 11:0 am
Come celebrate the river rising on Sunday June 2, while learning about the Poudre Heritage Alliance’s “Play It Safe on the Poudre” community initiative Live music from Steve Redfern at 2pm and Grant Sabin & jukepoint Highball at 5pm La Piadina food truck Down River Equipment, Hala, Good River Beer, Odell Brewing and the Cache la Poudre National Heritage Area booths Come visit Paddler’s Pub anytime between 11am-11pm, but you can visit the Poudre Heritage Alliance booth from 4-8pm.
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June 3, 2019

Fishing Derby At Kenney Reservoir Share:
There will be a 5 hour tournament on June1st from 9am to 1pm. Also a 2 day, individual, family, and team fishing derby beginning on June 2nd and finishing on June 3rd. Prizes will be awarded by age and category. Sponsored by the Western Rio Blanco Water Conservancy District, held at Kenney Reservoir on June 2nd and 3rd.
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June 4, 2019

Youth fishing clinic for children with Mercy Housi - 10:0 am
Colorado Parks and Wildlife, along with guest angler instructor Malik Wilder of FishingForHiphop.com, is hosting a youth fishing clinic for children with Mercy Housing on Tuesday at Lake Lehow in Littleton from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The fishing clinic is being offered to 30 children out of Mercy’s Denver housing locations with transportation, lunch and fishing gear being provided. Each participant will receive a free fishing rod from Wilder after the clinic. Wilder is flying in from Atlanta to co-host Tuesday’s fishing clinic. An expert fisherman with over 25 years of experience, Wilder’s skill as an angler is only surpassed by his passion for engaging youth participation in fishing and the outdoors. He brings a unique approach to youth engagement, using hip-hop culture as a bridge between something kids already know and love and fishing, an otherwise new and unfamiliar activity.
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Fly fishing: Learn the Basics - 10:0 am
Learn the art and skills to becoming a fly fisher with Naturalist Linda! All gear provided. Audience: All Ages Location: Mueller State Park Meet at Dragonfly Pond Daily pass or annual park pass is required
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June 6, 2019

FRA Open House & Fly Fishing RMNP - 4:0 pm
Free Fishing Rocky Mountain National Park Seminar with FRA Shop Specialist Steve Korby at 5:00 Come join your local FLY FISHING EXPERTS anytime during our OPEN HOUSE to learn and discuss how to fish Rocky Mountain National Park. Beverages on hand along with the FRA professional team!
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FRA Open House & Fly Fishing RMNP - 4:0 pm
Free Fishing Rocky Mountain National Park Seminar with FRA Shop Specialist Steve Korby at 5:00 Come join your local FLY FISHING EXPERTS anytime during our OPEN HOUSE to learn and discuss how to fish Rocky Mountain National Park. Beverages on hand along with the FRA professional team!
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June 8, 2019

Hobie Bass Open Series (BOS) Satellite Event
The Bass Open Series (BOS) Satellite events aim to provide more opportunity for anglers around the country to qualify for the Tournament of Champions (TOC). Each single-day event has been strategically placed to provide even more areas of the country an option to fish closer to their home but still be competing for a coveted spot in the elite 50 angler Championship that culminates our season. In a true Catch, Photo, Release format, anglers will try to submit their longest 5 black bass for a chance to earn a PAID Entry into the TOC. •$100 Entry with a 100 Angler Cap, 1- Day event. $1000 flat rate from each Satellite goes to build the TOC Pot. •Winner of each Satellite earns a PAID entry to the Tournament of Champions. •Alternate spots for anglers declining their invitation will only be distributed within the Top 10. The paid entry will go to the angler that accepts their invitation. •Satellites will payout 10% of the field with all remaining funds less $1000 for TOC, $200 for winners entry and Administrative/ PayPal Fees. A Catch, Photo, Release format will test an anglers skill on premier fisheries during prime conditions. Anglers will be able to turn in their longest 5 Black Bass.
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CWA/Jumbo Reservoir 2019 Points Tournament#3
Daily Payout (50 Boat Field 2 day field) 1st place $1170.00 2nd place $765.00 3rd place $540.00 4th place $450.00 5th place $360.00 6th place $315.00 7th place $270.00 8th place $247.50 9th place $202.50 10th place $180.00 Additional Recognized Awards Big Fish 1st Place Youth Team Overall 1st Place Mixed Team Overall Top Team of the Year Award Entry Fee $225 Registration opens Jan. 15, 2019 For more information and to sign up go to www.cowalleye.com
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Fishing for 4-H - 8:0 am
Fish For 4-H Fishing Derby is a Catch and Release fishing contest where all proceeds benefit Jackson County 4-H youth. The Contest will be held at Lake John in Jackson County Colorado on Saturday June 8th – June 9th ,2019. This contest is Co-sponsored by Jackson County Extension, The North Park Chamber of Commerce and local businesses. Cash Prizes will be awarded to registered individuals who catch the most fish over the 2-day contest in both Youth and Adult divisions. The Grand Prize is $500.00 to the adult who catches the most fish over the 2-day contest Second prize is $ 300.00 Third prize is $200.00 The individual registered youth catching the most fish over the 2-day contest wins $125.00 Second place $75.00 Third place $50.00
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Kids Gone Fishing Clinic - Longmont - 9:0 am
We will be fishing at Cattail Ponds at the Fairgrounds in Longmont. Kids ages 5 to 15 learn about casting, fish handling, and more and then practice their new skills. Kids who have never fished and those who want to learn more about fishing enjoy this fun event! Registration required at www.BoulderCountyOpenSpace.org/register. Registration opens 1 month prior to the clinic.
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Fly Fishing 101 - 9:0 am
Price: $99.00 Learn the basics of fly casting, how to the right gear and flies and more amidst 6,000 acres of privately owned wilderness and breathtaking scenic views. Location: Devil's Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa
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June 9, 2019

CWA/Jumbo Reservoir 2019 Points Tournament#3
Daily Payout (50 Boat Field 2 day field) 1st place $1170.00 2nd place $765.00 3rd place $540.00 4th place $450.00 5th place $360.00 6th place $315.00 7th place $270.00 8th place $247.50 9th place $202.50 10th place $180.00 Additional Recognized Awards Big Fish 1st Place Youth Team Overall 1st Place Mixed Team Overall Top Team of the Year Award Entry Fee $225 Registration opens Jan. 15, 2019 For more information and to sign up go to www.cowalleye.com
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Fishing for 4-H - 8:0 am
Fish For 4-H Fishing Derby is a Catch and Release fishing contest where all proceeds benefit Jackson County 4-H youth. The Contest will be held at Lake John in Jackson County Colorado on Saturday June 8th – June 9th ,2019. This contest is Co-sponsored by Jackson County Extension, The North Park Chamber of Commerce and local businesses. Cash Prizes will be awarded to registered individuals who catch the most fish over the 2-day contest in both Youth and Adult divisions. The Grand Prize is $500.00 to the adult who catches the most fish over the 2-day contest Second prize is $ 300.00 Third prize is $200.00 The individual registered youth catching the most fish over the 2-day contest wins $125.00 Second place $75.00 Third place $50.00
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Intro to Golf & Intro to Fly Fishing in Granby - 9:0 am
Learn from the pros! This members’ only event will introduce you to the world of golf and fly fishing. It is a great opportunity for those who are new to golf or fly fishing. Great event for new members to learn what we offer at Granby Ranch and meet other members. Each day on June 9 & 10, our PGA Head Professional, Jeff Wilcinski and professional guides from the Winter Park Flyfisher will provide the Introduction to Golf and the Introduction to Fly Fishing. Free event for members, lunch included. Ages 6 & above. 9:00am Registration at Golf Pro Shop for both classes 9:30am AM Introduction session 12:00pm Lunch 1:00pm PM field session This event will finish around 2:30pm. Depends on the weather, the above schedule might be modified. The spaces are limited, so sign up soon! The Club at Granby Ranch theclub@granbyranch.com 970-509-0217
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Evergreen Outdoor Skills Day - 9:0 am
Colorado Parks and Wildlife and its great Evergreen partners are hosting the annual Evergreen Outdoor Skills Day on Sunday, June 9 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. This free event provides residents and visitors a day of outdoor recreation, education and fun. Participants can try activities such as fishing, shooting sports, learning about hunter education, macro-invertebrates, Colorado wildlife and much more. No experience is necessary, and no equipment is needed. It all will be provided, along with grilled lunch and a fishing pole for kids to take home, while supplies last. "This is a unique way for kids and families to learn how to fish, learn about sport shooting and other activities in the great outdoors,” said Wildlife Officer Joe Nicholson. Held at the Buchanan Park Recreation Center, attendees will be paired with seasoned instructors and experts in the various skills and have an opportunity to enjoy the outdoors.
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June 10, 2019

Intro to Golf & Intro to Fly Fishing in Granby - 9:0 am
Learn from the pros! This members’ only event will introduce you to the world of golf and fly fishing. It is a great opportunity for those who are new to golf or fly fishing. Great event for new members to learn what we offer at Granby Ranch and meet other members. Each day on June 9 & 10, our PGA Head Professional, Jeff Wilcinski and professional guides from the Winter Park Flyfisher will provide the Introduction to Golf and the Introduction to Fly Fishing. Free event for members, lunch included. Ages 6 & above. 9:00am Registration at Golf Pro Shop for both classes 9:30am AM Introduction session 12:00pm Lunch 1:00pm PM field session This event will finish around 2:30pm. Depends on the weather, the above schedule might be modified. The spaces are limited, so sign up soon! The Club at Granby Ranch theclub@granbyranch.com 970-509-0217
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Boating Safely Course at North Sterling - 6:0 pm
Location: North Sterling State Park 24005 County Road 330 Sterling, CO 80751 Registration required, Fee required ​Anyone operating a motorboat, including a personal watercraft (pwc) or sailboat in Colorado must be at least 16 years old. Individuals who are 14 and 15 that have successfully completed a state approved boating safety course, such as the one offered by Colorado State Parks, can operate a motorboat, jet ski or sailboat in C​olorado. The course is offered throughout the state and is open to adults as well as teens.
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Discover Fly Fishing Class - 6:15 pm
This Discover Fly Fishing Class is an in depth class for the beginning fly fisher. This class demystifies the most common barriers in flyfishing. Uncover the differences between bait fishing and fly fishing, what to look for in equipment, how to select the right line, leader and fly, basic fishing knots, basic entomology, fish habits, proper catch and release techniques, river safety, and stream etiquette. This class gives you a great overview of the sport and is the first step before our intermediate to expert level classes. Class is approximately 3 hours Cost $30 Anglers Covey 295 S 21st Street Colorado Springs, CO 80904 Phone: 719-471-2984
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June 11, 2019

Women's Beginner Get Together Class - 5:30 pm
Come join us on the water to learn about the basics of fly fishing from bugs to rigging to casting! June 11th 5:30pm – 7:30pm July 9th 5:30pm – 7:30pm August 13th 5:30pm – 7:30pm $60.00 per angler Rod & reel provided or bring your own! Location: The OMNI Interlocken at Golf Course Clubhouse – pond out back Happy Hour Available This 2-hour class will teach some of the basics of fly fishing followed up by casting instructions led by our guide Anne Reid. Rod/Reel/Flies provided for the class.
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June 12, 2019

Fly Fishing with Taylor Creek
Taylor Creek Fly Shop invites you to attend a 2-day fly fishing class to learn more about our Gold Medal waters here in the Roaring Fork Valley. Students will meet at Taylor Creek Fly Shop each day. Day one will consist of basic equipment setup, knots, and casting. Day two will be an on-the-water fishing day. Taylor Creek will provide all equipment, waders and rod and reels. Class size will be limited so sign up early. Bring a lunch and get ready to learn this exciting sport!
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June 13, 2019

Fly Fishing with Taylor Creek
Taylor Creek Fly Shop invites you to attend a 2-day fly fishing class to learn more about our Gold Medal waters here in the Roaring Fork Valley. Students will meet at Taylor Creek Fly Shop each day. Day one will consist of basic equipment setup, knots, and casting. Day two will be an on-the-water fishing day. Taylor Creek will provide all equipment, waders and rod and reels. Class size will be limited so sign up early. Bring a lunch and get ready to learn this exciting sport!
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Boating Safely Course at Navajo Res - 5:0 pm
Location: Navajo State Park 1526 County Road 982 Arobles, CO 81121 Registration required, Fee required ​Anyone operating a motorboat, including a personal watercraft (pwc) or sailboat in Colorado must be at least 16 years old. Individuals who are 14 and 15 that have successfully completed a state approved boating safety course, such as the one offered by Colorado State Parks, can operate a motorboat, jet ski or sailboat in C​olorado. The course is offered throughout the state and is open to adults as well as teens.
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June 14, 2019

Catfish Night in Broomfield - 7:30 pm
Carolyn Holmberg Preserve at Rock Creek Farm Enjoy summer night of fishing! Anglers must have a current Colorado fishing license. (Kids under 16 don’t need a license.) Open to shore fishing only. Artificial and live bait permitted. Check-in required at trailhead on South 104th Street For more information, please call Dave Hoerath at 303-678-6204. dhoerath@bouldercounty.org The event will not be canceled due to weather. June 14 7:30 pm to 11:00 pm
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June 15, 2019

One-Day Beginner Fly Fishing School
Looking for a learning experience with a more hands-on approach than our Orvis 101? The One-Day Beginner School is the class for you. Offered in a group setting, the class is designed for on the water education. Our one-day beginner fly-fishing school is the perfect way to get on the fast track to success towards becoming a self-sufficient fly-angler.
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"Take Me Fishing!" - 8:30 am
Saturday, June 15: 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM Want to learn to fish or practice what you know? Join us at the ponds for a morning of fishing fun. Poles are free and bait is provided. Volunteers will be on hand to assist! ​Programs are free unless noted but a parks pass is required on all vehicles. ($8 daily, $80 annual, or $120 hangtag)​ Audience: All Ages Location: Pa-Cho-Chu-Puk entrance, ponds. 28555 Hwy 550, Ridgway, CO 81432 Ridgway ​(970) 626-5822
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Boating Safely Course at Rifle Gap - 9:0 am
Location: Rifle Gap State Park 5775 Highway 325 Rifle, CO 81650 Registration required, Fee required ​Anyone operating a motorboat, including a personal watercraft (pwc) or sailboat in Colorado must be at least 16 years old. Individuals who are 14 and 15 that have successfully completed a state approved boating safety course, such as the one offered by Colorado State Parks, can operate a motorboat, jet ski or sailboat in C​olorado. The course is offered throughout the state and is open to adults as well as teens.
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2019 Bass Pro Father’s Day Cookout - 9:30 am
Saturday, June 15 – 16 9:15 am -4 pm As part of Bass Pro’s Father’s Day Weekend activities, West Denver TU will serving lunch from our Chuck Wagon in front of the store. This is a WDTU fundraiser. Come by and have a brat or burger. Funds raised support our education and conservation activities. Bass Pro, Northfield 7970 Northfield Blvd Denver, CO 80238
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Introduction To Fly Fishing - Arvada - 11:0 am
Introduction to Fly Fishing Class with Gary Okizaki. Designed for the novice to learn about the basic equipment needed, important knots and the fundamentals of casting. The class is free but sign up is required to reserve your spot. 11 am to 2 pm at Charlie’s Fly Box! 303-403-8880
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Boating Safely Course at Jackson Lake - 2:0 pm
Location: Jackson Lake State Park 26363 County Road 3 Orchard, CO 80649 Registration required, Fee required ​Anyone operating a motorboat, including a personal watercraft (pwc) or sailboat in Colorado must be at least 16 years old. Individuals who are 14 and 15 that have successfully completed a state approved boating safety course, such as the one offered by Colorado State Parks, can operate a motorboat, jet ski or sailboat in C​olorado. The course is offered throughout the state and is open to adults as well as teens.
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June 16, 2019

2019 Bass Pro Father’s Day Cookout - 9:30 am
Saturday, June 15 – 16 9:15 am -4 pm As part of Bass Pro’s Father’s Day Weekend activities, West Denver TU will serving lunch from our Chuck Wagon in front of the store. This is a WDTU fundraiser. Come by and have a brat or burger. Funds raised support our education and conservation activities. Bass Pro, Northfield 7970 Northfield Blvd Denver, CO 80238
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June 18, 2019

Boating Safely Course - Barr Lake - 6:0 pm
Location: Barr Lake State Park 13401 Picadilly Road Brighton, CO 80603 Registration required, Fee required ​Anyone operating a motorboat, including a personal watercraft (pwc) or sailboat in Colorado must be at least 16 years old. Individuals who are 14 and 15 that have successfully completed a state approved boating safety course, such as the one offered by Colorado State Parks, can operate a motorboat, jet ski or sailboat in C​olorado. The course is offered throughout the state and is open to adults as well as teens.
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June 20, 2019

Boating Safely Course - Pueblo Res - 6:0 pm
Location: Lake Pueblo State Park 640 Pueblo Reservoir Road Pueblo, CO 81005 Registration required, Fee required ​Anyone operating a motorboat, including a personal watercraft (pwc) or sailboat in Colorado must be at least 16 years old. Individuals who are 14 and 15 that have successfully completed a state approved boating safety course, such as the one offered by Colorado State Parks, can operate a motorboat, jet ski or sailboat in C​olorado. The course is offered throughout the state and is open to adults as well as teens.
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June 21, 2019

RMNP, CO: Guided Beginner Fly Fishing Weekend
This summer we’re taking 5 of our members into Rocky Mountain National Park and teaching you how to Fly Fish! Join us June 21-23, 2019 up in the Rocky Mountains for a beginner friendly Fly Fishing lesson! Our guides from Gear Colorado Fly Fishing will teach you everything you need to know to hook a fish! We keep the guide to student ratio pretty small, 1:3, for a hands on experience that is guaranteed to up your confidence and get you out there! Most beginner classes take place in a classroom or in someone’s backyard. That’s not how we do things here. You’ll get real, on the water experience right from the get go! COST: $346.50 - $385 We will help to arrange carpools from the Denver area. If you are willing to drive, please let us know. If you need to ride with someone, please bring cash to help your driver with the cost of fuel. Passengers should be respectful of the driver’s car.
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Boating Safely Course - 11-Mile - 3:0 pm
Location: Eleven Mile State Park 4229 County Road 92 Lake George, CO 80827 Registration required, Fee required ​Anyone operating a motorboat, including a personal watercraft (pwc) or sailboat in Colorado must be at least 16 years old. Individuals who are 14 and 15 that have successfully completed a state approved boating safety course, such as the one offered by Colorado State Parks, can operate a motorboat, jet ski or sailboat in C​olorado. The course is offered throughout the state and is open to adults as well as teens.
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June 22, 2019

ELKHEAD RESERVOIR FISHING CLASSIC TOURNAMENT
ELKHEAD RESERVOIR FISHING CLASSIC TOURNAMENT: JUNE 22 - JUNE 30, Northern Pike and Smallmouth Bass The Elkhead ​Reservoir (Moffat and Routt counties) Fishing Classic tournament will take place June 22nd through June 30th. This tournament will target smallmouth bass and northern pike. One northern pike and one smallmouth bass will be tagged and released immediately prior to the tournament with individually numbered 2019 passive integrated transponder (PIT) tags.​ Fish will be checked for tags at the CPW fish scanning station. If a 2019 tagged smallmouth bass and/or northern pike are/is caught during the tournament, the respective angler(s) will receive a cash award (check) of $1,500 per fish on the day the fish is caught. If only one or neither of the 2019 PIT tagged fish are caught during the tournament dates, the remaining cash awards (checks) for this category (either one or both awards) will be drawn for and presented by CPW during the angler ticket drawing at the conclusion of the tournament (approximately 3:30pm) on Sunday, June 30th. ​​At the conclusion of the tournament, ​two $750 checks will be awarded to the angler(s) who has/have caught and turned in the most northern pike and/or the most smallmouth bass across the nine-day tournament.​ Additional prizes totaling $4,500 will be also be awarded daily between 5:00 pm and 5:30 pm in the following categories: Northern Pike: smallest per day, largest per day, most caught per day​ Smallmouth Bass: smallest per day, largest per day, most caught per day There is no bag or possession limit for northern pike or smallmouth bass at Elkhead Reservoir.​ Participants must check in at the registration area when they arrive at Elkhead Reservoir.​ Youth under 16 can fish without a license. For those 65 and older, annual senior fishing licenses are $9.75. Anglers ages 16-64 must possess a valid Colorado fishing license. All Colorado Fishing Regulations​ and Boating Regulations​ apply. It is recommended that anglers purchase their 2019 fishing license in advance of the tournament​ as licenses are not typically available at the reservoir.
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RMNP, CO: Guided Beginner Fly Fishing Weekend
This summer we’re taking 5 of our members into Rocky Mountain National Park and teaching you how to Fly Fish! Join us June 21-23, 2019 up in the Rocky Mountains for a beginner friendly Fly Fishing lesson! Our guides from Gear Colorado Fly Fishing will teach you everything you need to know to hook a fish! We keep the guide to student ratio pretty small, 1:3, for a hands on experience that is guaranteed to up your confidence and get you out there! Most beginner classes take place in a classroom or in someone’s backyard. That’s not how we do things here. You’ll get real, on the water experience right from the get go! COST: $346.50 - $385 We will help to arrange carpools from the Denver area. If you are willing to drive, please let us know. If you need to ride with someone, please bring cash to help your driver with the cost of fuel. Passengers should be respectful of the driver’s car.
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Outdoor Skills Day
Saturday, June 22: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM 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! All activities are free – vehicle park pass is required. Audience: All Ages Location: At the Visitor Center Mueller
CWA/Sterling Reservoir 2019 Points Tournament#4
Daily Payout (50 Boat Field 2 day field) 1st place $1170.00 2nd place $765.00 3rd place $540.00 4th place $450.00 5th place $360.00 6th place $315.00 7th place $270.00 8th place $247.50 9th place $202.50 10th place $180.00 Additional Recognized Awards Big Fish 1st Place Youth Team Overall 1st Place Mixed Team Overall Top Team of the Year Award Entry Fee $225 Registration opens Jan. 15, 2019 For more information and to sign up go to www.cowalleye.com
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Platte Rivers Vets Fly Fishing Presents Double Hau - 8:0 am
Boomerang Links Golf Course - 7309 W 4th St, Greeley, CO 80634 $100/Player, $400/Team Registration Start Time 7:30 AM Prizes: Guided Fishing Trip, Clubs, Fly Rods Registration deadline is Friday, June 14, 2019. All proceed go to support the Platte Rivers Veterans Fly Fishing Mission Contact Ken McCoy ken@rmflyco.com 970-302-1194
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Boating Safety Classes at Highline Lake - 1:0 pm
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM Description: ​Anyone operating a motorboat, including a personal watercraft (pwc) or sailboat in Colorado must be at least 16 years old. Individuals who are 14 and 15 that have successfully completed a state approved boating safety course, such as the one offered by Colorado State Parks, can operate a motorboat, jet ski or sailboat in C​olorado. The course is offered throughout the state and is open to adults as well as teens. Audience: Teens,Young Adult Location: Highline Lake State Park Visitor Center Highline Lake ​Highline Lake State Park, 1800 11.8 Road, Loma, CO 81524 Google Maps Additional Information: Registration required, Fee required Colorado Boating Safely Course Registration Contact Information: ​Highline Lake State Park, 1800 11.8 Road, Loma, CO 81524 970-858-7208 alanc.martinez@state.co.us
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June 23, 2019

ELKHEAD RESERVOIR FISHING CLASSIC TOURNAMENT
ELKHEAD RESERVOIR FISHING CLASSIC TOURNAMENT: JUNE 22 - JUNE 30, Northern Pike and Smallmouth Bass The Elkhead ​Reservoir (Moffat and Routt counties) Fishing Classic tournament will take place June 22nd through June 30th. This tournament will target smallmouth bass and northern pike. One northern pike and one smallmouth bass will be tagged and released immediately prior to the tournament with individually numbered 2019 passive integrated transponder (PIT) tags.​ Fish will be checked for tags at the CPW fish scanning station. If a 2019 tagged smallmouth bass and/or northern pike are/is caught during the tournament, the respective angler(s) will receive a cash award (check) of $1,500 per fish on the day the fish is caught. If only one or neither of the 2019 PIT tagged fish are caught during the tournament dates, the remaining cash awards (checks) for this category (either one or both awards) will be drawn for and presented by CPW during the angler ticket drawing at the conclusion of the tournament (approximately 3:30pm) on Sunday, June 30th. ​​At the conclusion of the tournament, ​two $750 checks will be awarded to the angler(s) who has/have caught and turned in the most northern pike and/or the most smallmouth bass across the nine-day tournament.​ Additional prizes totaling $4,500 will be also be awarded daily between 5:00 pm and 5:30 pm in the following categories: Northern Pike: smallest per day, largest per day, most caught per day​ Smallmouth Bass: smallest per day, largest per day, most caught per day There is no bag or possession limit for northern pike or smallmouth bass at Elkhead Reservoir.​ Participants must check in at the registration area when they arrive at Elkhead Reservoir.​ Youth under 16 can fish without a license. For those 65 and older, annual senior fishing licenses are $9.75. Anglers ages 16-64 must possess a valid Colorado fishing license. All Colorado Fishing Regulations​ and Boating Regulations​ apply. It is recommended that anglers purchase their 2019 fishing license in advance of the tournament​ as licenses are not typically available at the reservoir.
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CWA/Sterling Reservoir 2019 Points Tournament#4
Daily Payout (50 Boat Field 2 day field) 1st place $1170.00 2nd place $765.00 3rd place $540.00 4th place $450.00 5th place $360.00 6th place $315.00 7th place $270.00 8th place $247.50 9th place $202.50 10th place $180.00 Additional Recognized Awards Big Fish 1st Place Youth Team Overall 1st Place Mixed Team Overall Top Team of the Year Award Entry Fee $225 Registration opens Jan. 15, 2019 For more information and to sign up go to www.cowalleye.com
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RMNP, CO: Guided Beginner Fly Fishing Weekend
This summer we’re taking 5 of our members into Rocky Mountain National Park and teaching you how to Fly Fish! Join us June 21-23, 2019 up in the Rocky Mountains for a beginner friendly Fly Fishing lesson! Our guides from Gear Colorado Fly Fishing will teach you everything you need to know to hook a fish! We keep the guide to student ratio pretty small, 1:3, for a hands on experience that is guaranteed to up your confidence and get you out there! Most beginner classes take place in a classroom or in someone’s backyard. That’s not how we do things here. You’ll get real, on the water experience right from the get go! COST: $346.50 - $385 We will help to arrange carpools from the Denver area. If you are willing to drive, please let us know. If you need to ride with someone, please bring cash to help your driver with the cost of fuel. Passengers should be respectful of the driver’s car.
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FishFest 2019 - 8:0 am
Hey all, the 8th annual Fishful Thinker's FishFest is coming up June 23rd at Horsetooth Reservoir's South Bay Pavilion! Once again we'll have lakeside lunch, fishing seminars, a full boat of companies on board to make sure the raffles are awesome and of course fishing. All proceeds benefit Boys & Girls Club. Dan Swanson, Ronny Castiglioni and Chad LaChance will be there and we hope you are too! You can get more details or lunch/raffle tickets here...
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June 24, 2019

ELKHEAD RESERVOIR FISHING CLASSIC TOURNAMENT
ELKHEAD RESERVOIR FISHING CLASSIC TOURNAMENT: JUNE 22 - JUNE 30, Northern Pike and Smallmouth Bass The Elkhead ​Reservoir (Moffat and Routt counties) Fishing Classic tournament will take place June 22nd through June 30th. This tournament will target smallmouth bass and northern pike. One northern pike and one smallmouth bass will be tagged and released immediately prior to the tournament with individually numbered 2019 passive integrated transponder (PIT) tags.​ Fish will be checked for tags at the CPW fish scanning station. If a 2019 tagged smallmouth bass and/or northern pike are/is caught during the tournament, the respective angler(s) will receive a cash award (check) of $1,500 per fish on the day the fish is caught. If only one or neither of the 2019 PIT tagged fish are caught during the tournament dates, the remaining cash awards (checks) for this category (either one or both awards) will be drawn for and presented by CPW during the angler ticket drawing at the conclusion of the tournament (approximately 3:30pm) on Sunday, June 30th. ​​At the conclusion of the tournament, ​two $750 checks will be awarded to the angler(s) who has/have caught and turned in the most northern pike and/or the most smallmouth bass across the nine-day tournament.​ Additional prizes totaling $4,500 will be also be awarded daily between 5:00 pm and 5:30 pm in the following categories: Northern Pike: smallest per day, largest per day, most caught per day​ Smallmouth Bass: smallest per day, largest per day, most caught per day There is no bag or possession limit for northern pike or smallmouth bass at Elkhead Reservoir.​ Participants must check in at the registration area when they arrive at Elkhead Reservoir.​ Youth under 16 can fish without a license. For those 65 and older, annual senior fishing licenses are $9.75. Anglers ages 16-64 must possess a valid Colorado fishing license. All Colorado Fishing Regulations​ and Boating Regulations​ apply. It is recommended that anglers purchase their 2019 fishing license in advance of the tournament​ as licenses are not typically available at the reservoir.
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Teen Fly Fishing Camp - Basalt - Free - 2:0 pm
Whether you're a total beginner or a fishing pro, this workshop has something for everyone! This is a 3-day camp, June 24-26. Registration required, and students should be able to attend all 3 sessions. For grades 5+. Contact Jay Austin to register. Phone: 970-927-4311 ext. 1004. Email: jaustin@basaltlibrary.org. Presented in partnership with the Roaring Fork Conservancy.
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June 25, 2019

ELKHEAD RESERVOIR FISHING CLASSIC TOURNAMENT
ELKHEAD RESERVOIR FISHING CLASSIC TOURNAMENT: JUNE 22 - JUNE 30, Northern Pike and Smallmouth Bass The Elkhead ​Reservoir (Moffat and Routt counties) Fishing Classic tournament will take place June 22nd through June 30th. This tournament will target smallmouth bass and northern pike. One northern pike and one smallmouth bass will be tagged and released immediately prior to the tournament with individually numbered 2019 passive integrated transponder (PIT) tags.​ Fish will be checked for tags at the CPW fish scanning station. If a 2019 tagged smallmouth bass and/or northern pike are/is caught during the tournament, the respective angler(s) will receive a cash award (check) of $1,500 per fish on the day the fish is caught. If only one or neither of the 2019 PIT tagged fish are caught during the tournament dates, the remaining cash awards (checks) for this category (either one or both awards) will be drawn for and presented by CPW during the angler ticket drawing at the conclusion of the tournament (approximately 3:30pm) on Sunday, June 30th. ​​At the conclusion of the tournament, ​two $750 checks will be awarded to the angler(s) who has/have caught and turned in the most northern pike and/or the most smallmouth bass across the nine-day tournament.​ Additional prizes totaling $4,500 will be also be awarded daily between 5:00 pm and 5:30 pm in the following categories: Northern Pike: smallest per day, largest per day, most caught per day​ Smallmouth Bass: smallest per day, largest per day, most caught per day There is no bag or possession limit for northern pike or smallmouth bass at Elkhead Reservoir.​ Participants must check in at the registration area when they arrive at Elkhead Reservoir.​ Youth under 16 can fish without a license. For those 65 and older, annual senior fishing licenses are $9.75. Anglers ages 16-64 must possess a valid Colorado fishing license. All Colorado Fishing Regulations​ and Boating Regulations​ apply. It is recommended that anglers purchase their 2019 fishing license in advance of the tournament​ as licenses are not typically available at the reservoir.
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Free Class: Fly Fishing 101 - Aspen - 9:0 am
Learn fly-fishing basics in one of our free Fly Fishing 101 classes. Perfect for beginners of all ages. Fly Fishing 101 will provide you with free lessons on fly casting and outfit rigging. Only 8 spots available per session
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Teen Fly Fishing Camp - Basalt - Free - 2:0 pm
Whether you're a total beginner or a fishing pro, this workshop has something for everyone! This is a 3-day camp, June 24-26. Registration required, and students should be able to attend all 3 sessions. For grades 5+. Contact Jay Austin to register. Phone: 970-927-4311 ext. 1004. Email: jaustin@basaltlibrary.org. Presented in partnership with the Roaring Fork Conservancy.
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June 26, 2019

ELKHEAD RESERVOIR FISHING CLASSIC TOURNAMENT
ELKHEAD RESERVOIR FISHING CLASSIC TOURNAMENT: JUNE 22 - JUNE 30, Northern Pike and Smallmouth Bass The Elkhead ​Reservoir (Moffat and Routt counties) Fishing Classic tournament will take place June 22nd through June 30th. This tournament will target smallmouth bass and northern pike. One northern pike and one smallmouth bass will be tagged and released immediately prior to the tournament with individually numbered 2019 passive integrated transponder (PIT) tags.​ Fish will be checked for tags at the CPW fish scanning station. If a 2019 tagged smallmouth bass and/or northern pike are/is caught during the tournament, the respective angler(s) will receive a cash award (check) of $1,500 per fish on the day the fish is caught. If only one or neither of the 2019 PIT tagged fish are caught during the tournament dates, the remaining cash awards (checks) for this category (either one or both awards) will be drawn for and presented by CPW during the angler ticket drawing at the conclusion of the tournament (approximately 3:30pm) on Sunday, June 30th. ​​At the conclusion of the tournament, ​two $750 checks will be awarded to the angler(s) who has/have caught and turned in the most northern pike and/or the most smallmouth bass across the nine-day tournament.​ Additional prizes totaling $4,500 will be also be awarded daily between 5:00 pm and 5:30 pm in the following categories: Northern Pike: smallest per day, largest per day, most caught per day​ Smallmouth Bass: smallest per day, largest per day, most caught per day There is no bag or possession limit for northern pike or smallmouth bass at Elkhead Reservoir.​ Participants must check in at the registration area when they arrive at Elkhead Reservoir.​ Youth under 16 can fish without a license. For those 65 and older, annual senior fishing licenses are $9.75. Anglers ages 16-64 must possess a valid Colorado fishing license. All Colorado Fishing Regulations​ and Boating Regulations​ apply. It is recommended that anglers purchase their 2019 fishing license in advance of the tournament​ as licenses are not typically available at the reservoir.
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Teen Fly Fishing Camp - Basalt - Free - 2:0 pm
Whether you're a total beginner or a fishing pro, this workshop has something for everyone! This is a 3-day camp, June 24-26. Registration required, and students should be able to attend all 3 sessions. For grades 5+. Contact Jay Austin to register. Phone: 970-927-4311 ext. 1004. Email: jaustin@basaltlibrary.org. Presented in partnership with the Roaring Fork Conservancy.
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June 27, 2019

ELKHEAD RESERVOIR FISHING CLASSIC TOURNAMENT
ELKHEAD RESERVOIR FISHING CLASSIC TOURNAMENT: JUNE 22 - JUNE 30, Northern Pike and Smallmouth Bass The Elkhead ​Reservoir (Moffat and Routt counties) Fishing Classic tournament will take place June 22nd through June 30th. This tournament will target smallmouth bass and northern pike. One northern pike and one smallmouth bass will be tagged and released immediately prior to the tournament with individually numbered 2019 passive integrated transponder (PIT) tags.​ Fish will be checked for tags at the CPW fish scanning station. If a 2019 tagged smallmouth bass and/or northern pike are/is caught during the tournament, the respective angler(s) will receive a cash award (check) of $1,500 per fish on the day the fish is caught. If only one or neither of the 2019 PIT tagged fish are caught during the tournament dates, the remaining cash awards (checks) for this category (either one or both awards) will be drawn for and presented by CPW during the angler ticket drawing at the conclusion of the tournament (approximately 3:30pm) on Sunday, June 30th. ​​At the conclusion of the tournament, ​two $750 checks will be awarded to the angler(s) who has/have caught and turned in the most northern pike and/or the most smallmouth bass across the nine-day tournament.​ Additional prizes totaling $4,500 will be also be awarded daily between 5:00 pm and 5:30 pm in the following categories: Northern Pike: smallest per day, largest per day, most caught per day​ Smallmouth Bass: smallest per day, largest per day, most caught per day There is no bag or possession limit for northern pike or smallmouth bass at Elkhead Reservoir.​ Participants must check in at the registration area when they arrive at Elkhead Reservoir.​ Youth under 16 can fish without a license. For those 65 and older, annual senior fishing licenses are $9.75. Anglers ages 16-64 must possess a valid Colorado fishing license. All Colorado Fishing Regulations​ and Boating Regulations​ apply. It is recommended that anglers purchase their 2019 fishing license in advance of the tournament​ as licenses are not typically available at the reservoir.
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Fly Fishing at Mueller State Park - 10:0 am
Mueller State Park - Learn the difference between fly-fishing and spin casting, with Naturalist Linda. 8 yrs and up. Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Description: Audience: All Ages Location: Dragonfly Pond
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June 28, 2019

ELKHEAD RESERVOIR FISHING CLASSIC TOURNAMENT
ELKHEAD RESERVOIR FISHING CLASSIC TOURNAMENT: JUNE 22 - JUNE 30, Northern Pike and Smallmouth Bass The Elkhead ​Reservoir (Moffat and Routt counties) Fishing Classic tournament will take place June 22nd through June 30th. This tournament will target smallmouth bass and northern pike. One northern pike and one smallmouth bass will be tagged and released immediately prior to the tournament with individually numbered 2019 passive integrated transponder (PIT) tags.​ Fish will be checked for tags at the CPW fish scanning station. If a 2019 tagged smallmouth bass and/or northern pike are/is caught during the tournament, the respective angler(s) will receive a cash award (check) of $1,500 per fish on the day the fish is caught. If only one or neither of the 2019 PIT tagged fish are caught during the tournament dates, the remaining cash awards (checks) for this category (either one or both awards) will be drawn for and presented by CPW during the angler ticket drawing at the conclusion of the tournament (approximately 3:30pm) on Sunday, June 30th. ​​At the conclusion of the tournament, ​two $750 checks will be awarded to the angler(s) who has/have caught and turned in the most northern pike and/or the most smallmouth bass across the nine-day tournament.​ Additional prizes totaling $4,500 will be also be awarded daily between 5:00 pm and 5:30 pm in the following categories: Northern Pike: smallest per day, largest per day, most caught per day​ Smallmouth Bass: smallest per day, largest per day, most caught per day There is no bag or possession limit for northern pike or smallmouth bass at Elkhead Reservoir.​ Participants must check in at the registration area when they arrive at Elkhead Reservoir.​ Youth under 16 can fish without a license. For those 65 and older, annual senior fishing licenses are $9.75. Anglers ages 16-64 must possess a valid Colorado fishing license. All Colorado Fishing Regulations​ and Boating Regulations​ apply. It is recommended that anglers purchase their 2019 fishing license in advance of the tournament​ as licenses are not typically available at the reservoir.
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June 29, 2019

ELKHEAD RESERVOIR FISHING CLASSIC TOURNAMENT
ELKHEAD RESERVOIR FISHING CLASSIC TOURNAMENT: JUNE 22 - JUNE 30, Northern Pike and Smallmouth Bass The Elkhead ​Reservoir (Moffat and Routt counties) Fishing Classic tournament will take place June 22nd through June 30th. This tournament will target smallmouth bass and northern pike. One northern pike and one smallmouth bass will be tagged and released immediately prior to the tournament with individually numbered 2019 passive integrated transponder (PIT) tags.​ Fish will be checked for tags at the CPW fish scanning station. If a 2019 tagged smallmouth bass and/or northern pike are/is caught during the tournament, the respective angler(s) will receive a cash award (check) of $1,500 per fish on the day the fish is caught. If only one or neither of the 2019 PIT tagged fish are caught during the tournament dates, the remaining cash awards (checks) for this category (either one or both awards) will be drawn for and presented by CPW during the angler ticket drawing at the conclusion of the tournament (approximately 3:30pm) on Sunday, June 30th. ​​At the conclusion of the tournament, ​two $750 checks will be awarded to the angler(s) who has/have caught and turned in the most northern pike and/or the most smallmouth bass across the nine-day tournament.​ Additional prizes totaling $4,500 will be also be awarded daily between 5:00 pm and 5:30 pm in the following categories: Northern Pike: smallest per day, largest per day, most caught per day​ Smallmouth Bass: smallest per day, largest per day, most caught per day There is no bag or possession limit for northern pike or smallmouth bass at Elkhead Reservoir.​ Participants must check in at the registration area when they arrive at Elkhead Reservoir.​ Youth under 16 can fish without a license. For those 65 and older, annual senior fishing licenses are $9.75. Anglers ages 16-64 must possess a valid Colorado fishing license. All Colorado Fishing Regulations​ and Boating Regulations​ apply. It is recommended that anglers purchase their 2019 fishing license in advance of the tournament​ as licenses are not typically available at the reservoir.
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Boating Safely Course - Boyd Lake - 9:0 am
Location: Boyd Lake State Park 3720 North County Road 11-C Loveland, CO 80538 Registration required, Fee required ​Anyone operating a motorboat, including a personal watercraft (pwc) or sailboat in Colorado must be at least 16 years old. Individuals who are 14 and 15 that have successfully completed a state approved boating safety course, such as the one offered by Colorado State Parks, can operate a motorboat, jet ski or sailboat in C​olorado. The course is offered throughout the state and is open to adults as well as teens.
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Boating Safely Course - Sweitzer Lake - 10:0 am
Location: Sweitzer Lake State Park 1735 E. Road Delta, CO 81416 Registration required, Fee required ​Anyone operating a motorboat, including a personal watercraft (pwc) or sailboat in Colorado must be at least 16 years old. Individuals who are 14 and 15 that have successfully completed a state approved boating safety course, such as the one offered by Colorado State Parks, can operate a motorboat, jet ski or sailboat in C​olorado. The course is offered throughout the state and is open to adults as well as teens.
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Boating Safely Course - Jackson Lake - 2:0 pm
Location: Jackson Lake State Park 26363 County Road 3 Orchard, CO 80649 Registration required, Fee required ​Anyone operating a motorboat, including a personal watercraft (pwc) or sailboat in Colorado must be at least 16 years old. Individuals who are 14 and 15 that have successfully completed a state approved boating safety course, such as the one offered by Colorado State Parks, can operate a motorboat, jet ski or sailboat in C​olorado. The course is offered throughout the state and is open to adults as well as teens.
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Trouts Fly Fishing Fly Fishing 101 - 5:0 pm
Fly Fishing 101's are the perfect way to immerse yourself into the wonderful world of fly-fishing. Classes are offered at our Denver location and registration is free! Perfect for beginners of all ages. This class will cover everything from setting up your fly rod, to basic fly selection and knot tying. CALL 303.733.1434 TO BOOK YOUR SPOT!
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June 30, 2019

ELKHEAD RESERVOIR FISHING CLASSIC TOURNAMENT
ELKHEAD RESERVOIR FISHING CLASSIC TOURNAMENT: JUNE 22 - JUNE 30, Northern Pike and Smallmouth Bass The Elkhead ​Reservoir (Moffat and Routt counties) Fishing Classic tournament will take place June 22nd through June 30th. This tournament will target smallmouth bass and northern pike. One northern pike and one smallmouth bass will be tagged and released immediately prior to the tournament with individually numbered 2019 passive integrated transponder (PIT) tags.​ Fish will be checked for tags at the CPW fish scanning station. If a 2019 tagged smallmouth bass and/or northern pike are/is caught during the tournament, the respective angler(s) will receive a cash award (check) of $1,500 per fish on the day the fish is caught. If only one or neither of the 2019 PIT tagged fish are caught during the tournament dates, the remaining cash awards (checks) for this category (either one or both awards) will be drawn for and presented by CPW during the angler ticket drawing at the conclusion of the tournament (approximately 3:30pm) on Sunday, June 30th. ​​At the conclusion of the tournament, ​two $750 checks will be awarded to the angler(s) who has/have caught and turned in the most northern pike and/or the most smallmouth bass across the nine-day tournament.​ Additional prizes totaling $4,500 will be also be awarded daily between 5:00 pm and 5:30 pm in the following categories: Northern Pike: smallest per day, largest per day, most caught per day​ Smallmouth Bass: smallest per day, largest per day, most caught per day There is no bag or possession limit for northern pike or smallmouth bass at Elkhead Reservoir.​ Participants must check in at the registration area when they arrive at Elkhead Reservoir.​ Youth under 16 can fish without a license. For those 65 and older, annual senior fishing licenses are $9.75. Anglers ages 16-64 must possess a valid Colorado fishing license. All Colorado Fishing Regulations​ and Boating Regulations​ apply. It is recommended that anglers purchase their 2019 fishing license in advance of the tournament​ as licenses are not typically available at the reservoir.
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July 6, 2019

RIDGWAY STATE PARK TOURNAMENT
RIDGWAY STATE PARK TOURNAMENT: JULY 6-27, SMALLMOUTH BASS ONLY Anglers lined up with bassCash is king this year with $12,000 in prizes for adult anglers at the 5th Annual Smallmouth Bass Tournament at Ridgway State Park! The more fish anglers catch the better their chances of winning prizes. There are two prize categories. ​ RAFFLE PRIZES: Everyone who catches a smallmouth bass will be awarded a raffle ticket for a drawing. The Grand Prize will be $2,500 the next six tickets drawn will win $250 each. ANGLING PRIZES: The angler who catches the most smallmouth bass will win $5,000! The angler who catches the second highest number will win $1,500 third highest number, $500. Additionally, the anglers who catch the largest and smallest bass of the tournament will win $500 each!​ Young anglers are also encouraged to participate in the tournament. Any angler 12 and under who turns in a smallmouth bass will be awarded a package of fishing lures. Girl with caught bass​See the Tournament Rule​​​s for Ridgway​. Anglers can fish as many times as they want during the 24-day tournament​​ but must register their fish at the fish checking station located the Ridgway State Park Boat Ramp between 10 AM and 6 PM on Saturdays and Sundays and 1 and 5 PM on Fridays. Learn the best ways to catch smallmouth bass​. For more about issues with non-native fish species, see the Smallmouth Bass at Ridgway Reservoir page. Camping facilities are available at Ridgway State Park, including 283 sites―many with full electric hook-ups―and three yurts. Daily entry to the park is $8, campsites range in​ price from $24 to $36 per night. ​Those who plan to fish from boats must make sure their boats are cleaned, drained and dried before getting to Ridgway – or any other reservoir in Colorado. For more information, call the park at 970-626-5822.​
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July 7, 2019

RIDGWAY STATE PARK TOURNAMENT
RIDGWAY STATE PARK TOURNAMENT: JULY 6-27, SMALLMOUTH BASS ONLY Anglers lined up with bassCash is king this year with $12,000 in prizes for adult anglers at the 5th Annual Smallmouth Bass Tournament at Ridgway State Park! The more fish anglers catch the better their chances of winning prizes. There are two prize categories. ​ RAFFLE PRIZES: Everyone who catches a smallmouth bass will be awarded a raffle ticket for a drawing. The Grand Prize will be $2,500 the next six tickets drawn will win $250 each. ANGLING PRIZES: The angler who catches the most smallmouth bass will win $5,000! The angler who catches the second highest number will win $1,500 third highest number, $500. Additionally, the anglers who catch the largest and smallest bass of the tournament will win $500 each!​ Young anglers are also encouraged to participate in the tournament. Any angler 12 and under who turns in a smallmouth bass will be awarded a package of fishing lures. Girl with caught bass​See the Tournament Rule​​​s for Ridgway​. Anglers can fish as many times as they want during the 24-day tournament​​ but must register their fish at the fish checking station located the Ridgway State Park Boat Ramp between 10 AM and 6 PM on Saturdays and Sundays and 1 and 5 PM on Fridays. Learn the best ways to catch smallmouth bass​. For more about issues with non-native fish species, see the Smallmouth Bass at Ridgway Reservoir page. Camping facilities are available at Ridgway State Park, including 283 sites―many with full electric hook-ups―and three yurts. Daily entry to the park is $8, campsites range in​ price from $24 to $36 per night. ​Those who plan to fish from boats must make sure their boats are cleaned, drained and dried before getting to Ridgway – or any other reservoir in Colorado. For more information, call the park at 970-626-5822.​
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July 8, 2019

RIDGWAY STATE PARK TOURNAMENT
RIDGWAY STATE PARK TOURNAMENT: JULY 6-27, SMALLMOUTH BASS ONLY Anglers lined up with bassCash is king this year with $12,000 in prizes for adult anglers at the 5th Annual Smallmouth Bass Tournament at Ridgway State Park! The more fish anglers catch the better their chances of winning prizes. There are two prize categories. ​ RAFFLE PRIZES: Everyone who catches a smallmouth bass will be awarded a raffle ticket for a drawing. The Grand Prize will be $2,500 the next six tickets drawn will win $250 each. ANGLING PRIZES: The angler who catches the most smallmouth bass will win $5,000! The angler who catches the second highest number will win $1,500 third highest number, $500. Additionally, the anglers who catch the largest and smallest bass of the tournament will win $500 each!​ Young anglers are also encouraged to participate in the tournament. Any angler 12 and under who turns in a smallmouth bass will be awarded a package of fishing lures. Girl with caught bass​See the Tournament Rule​​​s for Ridgway​. Anglers can fish as many times as they want during the 24-day tournament​​ but must register their fish at the fish checking station located the Ridgway State Park Boat Ramp between 10 AM and 6 PM on Saturdays and Sundays and 1 and 5 PM on Fridays. Learn the best ways to catch smallmouth bass​. For more about issues with non-native fish species, see the Smallmouth Bass at Ridgway Reservoir page. Camping facilities are available at Ridgway State Park, including 283 sites―many with full electric hook-ups―and three yurts. Daily entry to the park is $8, campsites range in​ price from $24 to $36 per night. ​Those who plan to fish from boats must make sure their boats are cleaned, drained and dried before getting to Ridgway – or any other reservoir in Colorado. For more information, call the park at 970-626-5822.​
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July 9, 2019

RIDGWAY STATE PARK TOURNAMENT
RIDGWAY STATE PARK TOURNAMENT: JULY 6-27, SMALLMOUTH BASS ONLY Anglers lined up with bassCash is king this year with $12,000 in prizes for adult anglers at the 5th Annual Smallmouth Bass Tournament at Ridgway State Park! The more fish anglers catch the better their chances of winning prizes. There are two prize categories. ​ RAFFLE PRIZES: Everyone who catches a smallmouth bass will be awarded a raffle ticket for a drawing. The Grand Prize will be $2,500 the next six tickets drawn will win $250 each. ANGLING PRIZES: The angler who catches the most smallmouth bass will win $5,000! The angler who catches the second highest number will win $1,500 third highest number, $500. Additionally, the anglers who catch the largest and smallest bass of the tournament will win $500 each!​ Young anglers are also encouraged to participate in the tournament. Any angler 12 and under who turns in a smallmouth bass will be awarded a package of fishing lures. Girl with caught bass​See the Tournament Rule​​​s for Ridgway​. Anglers can fish as many times as they want during the 24-day tournament​​ but must register their fish at the fish checking station located the Ridgway State Park Boat Ramp between 10 AM and 6 PM on Saturdays and Sundays and 1 and 5 PM on Fridays. Learn the best ways to catch smallmouth bass​. For more about issues with non-native fish species, see the Smallmouth Bass at Ridgway Reservoir page. Camping facilities are available at Ridgway State Park, including 283 sites―many with full electric hook-ups―and three yurts. Daily entry to the park is $8, campsites range in​ price from $24 to $36 per night. ​Those who plan to fish from boats must make sure their boats are cleaned, drained and dried before getting to Ridgway – or any other reservoir in Colorado. For more information, call the park at 970-626-5822.​
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Women's Beginner Get Together Class - 5:30 pm
Come join us on the water to learn about the basics of fly fishing from bugs to rigging to casting! June 11th 5:30pm – 7:30pm July 9th 5:30pm – 7:30pm August 13th 5:30pm – 7:30pm $60.00 per angler Rod & reel provided or bring your own! Location: The OMNI Interlocken at Golf Course Clubhouse – pond out back Happy Hour Available This 2-hour class will teach some of the basics of fly fishing followed up by casting instructions led by our guide Anne Reid. Rod/Reel/Flies provided for the class.
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July 10, 2019

RIDGWAY STATE PARK TOURNAMENT
RIDGWAY STATE PARK TOURNAMENT: JULY 6-27, SMALLMOUTH BASS ONLY Anglers lined up with bassCash is king this year with $12,000 in prizes for adult anglers at the 5th Annual Smallmouth Bass Tournament at Ridgway State Park! The more fish anglers catch the better their chances of winning prizes. There are two prize categories. ​ RAFFLE PRIZES: Everyone who catches a smallmouth bass will be awarded a raffle ticket for a drawing. The Grand Prize will be $2,500 the next six tickets drawn will win $250 each. ANGLING PRIZES: The angler who catches the most smallmouth bass will win $5,000! The angler who catches the second highest number will win $1,500 third highest number, $500. Additionally, the anglers who catch the largest and smallest bass of the tournament will win $500 each!​ Young anglers are also encouraged to participate in the tournament. Any angler 12 and under who turns in a smallmouth bass will be awarded a package of fishing lures. Girl with caught bass​See the Tournament Rule​​​s for Ridgway​. Anglers can fish as many times as they want during the 24-day tournament​​ but must register their fish at the fish checking station located the Ridgway State Park Boat Ramp between 10 AM and 6 PM on Saturdays and Sundays and 1 and 5 PM on Fridays. Learn the best ways to catch smallmouth bass​. For more about issues with non-native fish species, see the Smallmouth Bass at Ridgway Reservoir page. Camping facilities are available at Ridgway State Park, including 283 sites―many with full electric hook-ups―and three yurts. Daily entry to the park is $8, campsites range in​ price from $24 to $36 per night. ​Those who plan to fish from boats must make sure their boats are cleaned, drained and dried before getting to Ridgway – or any other reservoir in Colorado. For more information, call the park at 970-626-5822.​
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July 11, 2019

RIDGWAY STATE PARK TOURNAMENT
RIDGWAY STATE PARK TOURNAMENT: JULY 6-27, SMALLMOUTH BASS ONLY Anglers lined up with bassCash is king this year with $12,000 in prizes for adult anglers at the 5th Annual Smallmouth Bass Tournament at Ridgway State Park! The more fish anglers catch the better their chances of winning prizes. There are two prize categories. ​ RAFFLE PRIZES: Everyone who catches a smallmouth bass will be awarded a raffle ticket for a drawing. The Grand Prize will be $2,500 the next six tickets drawn will win $250 each. ANGLING PRIZES: The angler who catches the most smallmouth bass will win $5,000! The angler who catches the second highest number will win $1,500 third highest number, $500. Additionally, the anglers who catch the largest and smallest bass of the tournament will win $500 each!​ Young anglers are also encouraged to participate in the tournament. Any angler 12 and under who turns in a smallmouth bass will be awarded a package of fishing lures. Girl with caught bass​See the Tournament Rule​​​s for Ridgway​. Anglers can fish as many times as they want during the 24-day tournament​​ but must register their fish at the fish checking station located the Ridgway State Park Boat Ramp between 10 AM and 6 PM on Saturdays and Sundays and 1 and 5 PM on Fridays. Learn the best ways to catch smallmouth bass​. For more about issues with non-native fish species, see the Smallmouth Bass at Ridgway Reservoir page. Camping facilities are available at Ridgway State Park, including 283 sites―many with full electric hook-ups―and three yurts. Daily entry to the park is $8, campsites range in​ price from $24 to $36 per night. ​Those who plan to fish from boats must make sure their boats are cleaned, drained and dried before getting to Ridgway – or any other reservoir in Colorado. For more information, call the park at 970-626-5822.​
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July 12, 2019

RIDGWAY STATE PARK TOURNAMENT
RIDGWAY STATE PARK TOURNAMENT: JULY 6-27, SMALLMOUTH BASS ONLY Anglers lined up with bassCash is king this year with $12,000 in prizes for adult anglers at the 5th Annual Smallmouth Bass Tournament at Ridgway State Park! The more fish anglers catch the better their chances of winning prizes. There are two prize categories. ​ RAFFLE PRIZES: Everyone who catches a smallmouth bass will be awarded a raffle ticket for a drawing. The Grand Prize will be $2,500 the next six tickets drawn will win $250 each. ANGLING PRIZES: The angler who catches the most smallmouth bass will win $5,000! The angler who catches the second highest number will win $1,500 third highest number, $500. Additionally, the anglers who catch the largest and smallest bass of the tournament will win $500 each!​ Young anglers are also encouraged to participate in the tournament. Any angler 12 and under who turns in a smallmouth bass will be awarded a package of fishing lures. Girl with caught bass​See the Tournament Rule​​​s for Ridgway​. Anglers can fish as many times as they want during the 24-day tournament​​ but must register their fish at the fish checking station located the Ridgway State Park Boat Ramp between 10 AM and 6 PM on Saturdays and Sundays and 1 and 5 PM on Fridays. Learn the best ways to catch smallmouth bass​. For more about issues with non-native fish species, see the Smallmouth Bass at Ridgway Reservoir page. Camping facilities are available at Ridgway State Park, including 283 sites―many with full electric hook-ups―and three yurts. Daily entry to the park is $8, campsites range in​ price from $24 to $36 per night. ​Those who plan to fish from boats must make sure their boats are cleaned, drained and dried before getting to Ridgway – or any other reservoir in Colorado. For more information, call the park at 970-626-5822.​
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July 13, 2019

RIDGWAY STATE PARK TOURNAMENT
RIDGWAY STATE PARK TOURNAMENT: JULY 6-27, SMALLMOUTH BASS ONLY Anglers lined up with bassCash is king this year with $12,000 in prizes for adult anglers at the 5th Annual Smallmouth Bass Tournament at Ridgway State Park! The more fish anglers catch the better their chances of winning prizes. There are two prize categories. ​ RAFFLE PRIZES: Everyone who catches a smallmouth bass will be awarded a raffle ticket for a drawing. The Grand Prize will be $2,500 the next six tickets drawn will win $250 each. ANGLING PRIZES: The angler who catches the most smallmouth bass will win $5,000! The angler who catches the second highest number will win $1,500 third highest number, $500. Additionally, the anglers who catch the largest and smallest bass of the tournament will win $500 each!​ Young anglers are also encouraged to participate in the tournament. Any angler 12 and under who turns in a smallmouth bass will be awarded a package of fishing lures. Girl with caught bass​See the Tournament Rule​​​s for Ridgway​. Anglers can fish as many times as they want during the 24-day tournament​​ but must register their fish at the fish checking station located the Ridgway State Park Boat Ramp between 10 AM and 6 PM on Saturdays and Sundays and 1 and 5 PM on Fridays. Learn the best ways to catch smallmouth bass​. For more about issues with non-native fish species, see the Smallmouth Bass at Ridgway Reservoir page. Camping facilities are available at Ridgway State Park, including 283 sites―many with full electric hook-ups―and three yurts. Daily entry to the park is $8, campsites range in​ price from $24 to $36 per night. ​Those who plan to fish from boats must make sure their boats are cleaned, drained and dried before getting to Ridgway – or any other reservoir in Colorado. For more information, call the park at 970-626-5822.​
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July 14, 2019

RIDGWAY STATE PARK TOURNAMENT
RIDGWAY STATE PARK TOURNAMENT: JULY 6-27, SMALLMOUTH BASS ONLY Anglers lined up with bassCash is king this year with $12,000 in prizes for adult anglers at the 5th Annual Smallmouth Bass Tournament at Ridgway State Park! The more fish anglers catch the better their chances of winning prizes. There are two prize categories. ​ RAFFLE PRIZES: Everyone who catches a smallmouth bass will be awarded a raffle ticket for a drawing. The Grand Prize will be $2,500 the next six tickets drawn will win $250 each. ANGLING PRIZES: The angler who catches the most smallmouth bass will win $5,000! The angler who catches the second highest number will win $1,500 third highest number, $500. Additionally, the anglers who catch the largest and smallest bass of the tournament will win $500 each!​ Young anglers are also encouraged to participate in the tournament. Any angler 12 and under who turns in a smallmouth bass will be awarded a package of fishing lures. Girl with caught bass​See the Tournament Rule​​​s for Ridgway​. Anglers can fish as many times as they want during the 24-day tournament​​ but must register their fish at the fish checking station located the Ridgway State Park Boat Ramp between 10 AM and 6 PM on Saturdays and Sundays and 1 and 5 PM on Fridays. Learn the best ways to catch smallmouth bass​. For more about issues with non-native fish species, see the Smallmouth Bass at Ridgway Reservoir page. Camping facilities are available at Ridgway State Park, including 283 sites―many with full electric hook-ups―and three yurts. Daily entry to the park is $8, campsites range in​ price from $24 to $36 per night. ​Those who plan to fish from boats must make sure their boats are cleaned, drained and dried before getting to Ridgway – or any other reservoir in Colorado. For more information, call the park at 970-626-5822.​
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July 15, 2019

RIDGWAY STATE PARK TOURNAMENT
RIDGWAY STATE PARK TOURNAMENT: JULY 6-27, SMALLMOUTH BASS ONLY Anglers lined up with bassCash is king this year with $12,000 in prizes for adult anglers at the 5th Annual Smallmouth Bass Tournament at Ridgway State Park! The more fish anglers catch the better their chances of winning prizes. There are two prize categories. ​ RAFFLE PRIZES: Everyone who catches a smallmouth bass will be awarded a raffle ticket for a drawing. The Grand Prize will be $2,500 the next six tickets drawn will win $250 each. ANGLING PRIZES: The angler who catches the most smallmouth bass will win $5,000! The angler who catches the second highest number will win $1,500 third highest number, $500. Additionally, the anglers who catch the largest and smallest bass of the tournament will win $500 each!​ Young anglers are also encouraged to participate in the tournament. Any angler 12 and under who turns in a smallmouth bass will be awarded a package of fishing lures. Girl with caught bass​See the Tournament Rule​​​s for Ridgway​. Anglers can fish as many times as they want during the 24-day tournament​​ but must register their fish at the fish checking station located the Ridgway State Park Boat Ramp between 10 AM and 6 PM on Saturdays and Sundays and 1 and 5 PM on Fridays. Learn the best ways to catch smallmouth bass​. For more about issues with non-native fish species, see the Smallmouth Bass at Ridgway Reservoir page. Camping facilities are available at Ridgway State Park, including 283 sites―many with full electric hook-ups―and three yurts. Daily entry to the park is $8, campsites range in​ price from $24 to $36 per night. ​Those who plan to fish from boats must make sure their boats are cleaned, drained and dried before getting to Ridgway – or any other reservoir in Colorado. For more information, call the park at 970-626-5822.​
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July 16, 2019

RIDGWAY STATE PARK TOURNAMENT
RIDGWAY STATE PARK TOURNAMENT: JULY 6-27, SMALLMOUTH BASS ONLY Anglers lined up with bassCash is king this year with $12,000 in prizes for adult anglers at the 5th Annual Smallmouth Bass Tournament at Ridgway State Park! The more fish anglers catch the better their chances of winning prizes. There are two prize categories. ​ RAFFLE PRIZES: Everyone who catches a smallmouth bass will be awarded a raffle ticket for a drawing. The Grand Prize will be $2,500 the next six tickets drawn will win $250 each. ANGLING PRIZES: The angler who catches the most smallmouth bass will win $5,000! The angler who catches the second highest number will win $1,500 third highest number, $500. Additionally, the anglers who catch the largest and smallest bass of the tournament will win $500 each!​ Young anglers are also encouraged to participate in the tournament. Any angler 12 and under who turns in a smallmouth bass will be awarded a package of fishing lures. Girl with caught bass​See the Tournament Rule​​​s for Ridgway​. Anglers can fish as many times as they want during the 24-day tournament​​ but must register their fish at the fish checking station located the Ridgway State Park Boat Ramp between 10 AM and 6 PM on Saturdays and Sundays and 1 and 5 PM on Fridays. Learn the best ways to catch smallmouth bass​. For more about issues with non-native fish species, see the Smallmouth Bass at Ridgway Reservoir page. Camping facilities are available at Ridgway State Park, including 283 sites―many with full electric hook-ups―and three yurts. Daily entry to the park is $8, campsites range in​ price from $24 to $36 per night. ​Those who plan to fish from boats must make sure their boats are cleaned, drained and dried before getting to Ridgway – or any other reservoir in Colorado. For more information, call the park at 970-626-5822.​
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July 17, 2019

RIDGWAY STATE PARK TOURNAMENT
RIDGWAY STATE PARK TOURNAMENT: JULY 6-27, SMALLMOUTH BASS ONLY Anglers lined up with bassCash is king this year with $12,000 in prizes for adult anglers at the 5th Annual Smallmouth Bass Tournament at Ridgway State Park! The more fish anglers catch the better their chances of winning prizes. There are two prize categories. ​ RAFFLE PRIZES: Everyone who catches a smallmouth bass will be awarded a raffle ticket for a drawing. The Grand Prize will be $2,500 the next six tickets drawn will win $250 each. ANGLING PRIZES: The angler who catches the most smallmouth bass will win $5,000! The angler who catches the second highest number will win $1,500 third highest number, $500. Additionally, the anglers who catch the largest and smallest bass of the tournament will win $500 each!​ Young anglers are also encouraged to participate in the tournament. Any angler 12 and under who turns in a smallmouth bass will be awarded a package of fishing lures. Girl with caught bass​See the Tournament Rule​​​s for Ridgway​. Anglers can fish as many times as they want during the 24-day tournament​​ but must register their fish at the fish checking station located the Ridgway State Park Boat Ramp between 10 AM and 6 PM on Saturdays and Sundays and 1 and 5 PM on Fridays. Learn the best ways to catch smallmouth bass​. For more about issues with non-native fish species, see the Smallmouth Bass at Ridgway Reservoir page. Camping facilities are available at Ridgway State Park, including 283 sites―many with full electric hook-ups―and three yurts. Daily entry to the park is $8, campsites range in​ price from $24 to $36 per night. ​Those who plan to fish from boats must make sure their boats are cleaned, drained and dried before getting to Ridgway – or any other reservoir in Colorado. For more information, call the park at 970-626-5822.​
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July 18, 2019

RIDGWAY STATE PARK TOURNAMENT
RIDGWAY STATE PARK TOURNAMENT: JULY 6-27, SMALLMOUTH BASS ONLY Anglers lined up with bassCash is king this year with $12,000 in prizes for adult anglers at the 5th Annual Smallmouth Bass Tournament at Ridgway State Park! The more fish anglers catch the better their chances of winning prizes. There are two prize categories. ​ RAFFLE PRIZES: Everyone who catches a smallmouth bass will be awarded a raffle ticket for a drawing. The Grand Prize will be $2,500 the next six tickets drawn will win $250 each. ANGLING PRIZES: The angler who catches the most smallmouth bass will win $5,000! The angler who catches the second highest number will win $1,500 third highest number, $500. Additionally, the anglers who catch the largest and smallest bass of the tournament will win $500 each!​ Young anglers are also encouraged to participate in the tournament. Any angler 12 and under who turns in a smallmouth bass will be awarded a package of fishing lures. Girl with caught bass​See the Tournament Rule​​​s for Ridgway​. Anglers can fish as many times as they want during the 24-day tournament​​ but must register their fish at the fish checking station located the Ridgway State Park Boat Ramp between 10 AM and 6 PM on Saturdays and Sundays and 1 and 5 PM on Fridays. Learn the best ways to catch smallmouth bass​. For more about issues with non-native fish species, see the Smallmouth Bass at Ridgway Reservoir page. Camping facilities are available at Ridgway State Park, including 283 sites―many with full electric hook-ups―and three yurts. Daily entry to the park is $8, campsites range in​ price from $24 to $36 per night. ​Those who plan to fish from boats must make sure their boats are cleaned, drained and dried before getting to Ridgway – or any other reservoir in Colorado. For more information, call the park at 970-626-5822.​
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July 19, 2019

RIDGWAY STATE PARK TOURNAMENT
RIDGWAY STATE PARK TOURNAMENT: JULY 6-27, SMALLMOUTH BASS ONLY Anglers lined up with bassCash is king this year with $12,000 in prizes for adult anglers at the 5th Annual Smallmouth Bass Tournament at Ridgway State Park! The more fish anglers catch the better their chances of winning prizes. There are two prize categories. ​ RAFFLE PRIZES: Everyone who catches a smallmouth bass will be awarded a raffle ticket for a drawing. The Grand Prize will be $2,500 the next six tickets drawn will win $250 each. ANGLING PRIZES: The angler who catches the most smallmouth bass will win $5,000! The angler who catches the second highest number will win $1,500 third highest number, $500. Additionally, the anglers who catch the largest and smallest bass of the tournament will win $500 each!​ Young anglers are also encouraged to participate in the tournament. Any angler 12 and under who turns in a smallmouth bass will be awarded a package of fishing lures. Girl with caught bass​See the Tournament Rule​​​s for Ridgway​. Anglers can fish as many times as they want during the 24-day tournament​​ but must register their fish at the fish checking station located the Ridgway State Park Boat Ramp between 10 AM and 6 PM on Saturdays and Sundays and 1 and 5 PM on Fridays. Learn the best ways to catch smallmouth bass​. For more about issues with non-native fish species, see the Smallmouth Bass at Ridgway Reservoir page. Camping facilities are available at Ridgway State Park, including 283 sites―many with full electric hook-ups―and three yurts. Daily entry to the park is $8, campsites range in​ price from $24 to $36 per night. ​Those who plan to fish from boats must make sure their boats are cleaned, drained and dried before getting to Ridgway – or any other reservoir in Colorado. For more information, call the park at 970-626-5822.​
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July 20, 2019

RIDGWAY STATE PARK TOURNAMENT
RIDGWAY STATE PARK TOURNAMENT: JULY 6-27, SMALLMOUTH BASS ONLY Anglers lined up with bassCash is king this year with $12,000 in prizes for adult anglers at the 5th Annual Smallmouth Bass Tournament at Ridgway State Park! The more fish anglers catch the better their chances of winning prizes. There are two prize categories. ​ RAFFLE PRIZES: Everyone who catches a smallmouth bass will be awarded a raffle ticket for a drawing. The Grand Prize will be $2,500 the next six tickets drawn will win $250 each. ANGLING PRIZES: The angler who catches the most smallmouth bass will win $5,000! The angler who catches the second highest number will win $1,500 third highest number, $500. Additionally, the anglers who catch the largest and smallest bass of the tournament will win $500 each!​ Young anglers are also encouraged to participate in the tournament. Any angler 12 and under who turns in a smallmouth bass will be awarded a package of fishing lures. Girl with caught bass​See the Tournament Rule​​​s for Ridgway​. Anglers can fish as many times as they want during the 24-day tournament​​ but must register their fish at the fish checking station located the Ridgway State Park Boat Ramp between 10 AM and 6 PM on Saturdays and Sundays and 1 and 5 PM on Fridays. Learn the best ways to catch smallmouth bass​. For more about issues with non-native fish species, see the Smallmouth Bass at Ridgway Reservoir page. Camping facilities are available at Ridgway State Park, including 283 sites―many with full electric hook-ups―and three yurts. Daily entry to the park is $8, campsites range in​ price from $24 to $36 per night. ​Those who plan to fish from boats must make sure their boats are cleaned, drained and dried before getting to Ridgway – or any other reservoir in Colorado. For more information, call the park at 970-626-5822.​
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"Take Me Fishing" - 8:30 am
Saturday, July 20: 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM 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! ​Programs are free unless noted but a parks pass is required on all vehicles. ($8 daily, $80 annual, or $120 hangtag)​ Audience: All Ages Location: Pa-Cho-Chu-Puk entrance, ponds. 28555 Hwy 550, Ridgway, CO 81432 Ridgway ​(970) 626-5822
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July 21, 2019

RIDGWAY STATE PARK TOURNAMENT
RIDGWAY STATE PARK TOURNAMENT: JULY 6-27, SMALLMOUTH BASS ONLY Anglers lined up with bassCash is king this year with $12,000 in prizes for adult anglers at the 5th Annual Smallmouth Bass Tournament at Ridgway State Park! The more fish anglers catch the better their chances of winning prizes. There are two prize categories. ​ RAFFLE PRIZES: Everyone who catches a smallmouth bass will be awarded a raffle ticket for a drawing. The Grand Prize will be $2,500 the next six tickets drawn will win $250 each. ANGLING PRIZES: The angler who catches the most smallmouth bass will win $5,000! The angler who catches the second highest number will win $1,500 third highest number, $500. Additionally, the anglers who catch the largest and smallest bass of the tournament will win $500 each!​ Young anglers are also encouraged to participate in the tournament. Any angler 12 and under who turns in a smallmouth bass will be awarded a package of fishing lures. Girl with caught bass​See the Tournament Rule​​​s for Ridgway​. Anglers can fish as many times as they want during the 24-day tournament​​ but must register their fish at the fish checking station located the Ridgway State Park Boat Ramp between 10 AM and 6 PM on Saturdays and Sundays and 1 and 5 PM on Fridays. Learn the best ways to catch smallmouth bass​. For more about issues with non-native fish species, see the Smallmouth Bass at Ridgway Reservoir page. Camping facilities are available at Ridgway State Park, including 283 sites―many with full electric hook-ups―and three yurts. Daily entry to the park is $8, campsites range in​ price from $24 to $36 per night. ​Those who plan to fish from boats must make sure their boats are cleaned, drained and dried before getting to Ridgway – or any other reservoir in Colorado. For more information, call the park at 970-626-5822.​
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July 22, 2019

RIDGWAY STATE PARK TOURNAMENT
RIDGWAY STATE PARK TOURNAMENT: JULY 6-27, SMALLMOUTH BASS ONLY Anglers lined up with bassCash is king this year with $12,000 in prizes for adult anglers at the 5th Annual Smallmouth Bass Tournament at Ridgway State Park! The more fish anglers catch the better their chances of winning prizes. There are two prize categories. ​ RAFFLE PRIZES: Everyone who catches a smallmouth bass will be awarded a raffle ticket for a drawing. The Grand Prize will be $2,500 the next six tickets drawn will win $250 each. ANGLING PRIZES: The angler who catches the most smallmouth bass will win $5,000! The angler who catches the second highest number will win $1,500 third highest number, $500. Additionally, the anglers who catch the largest and smallest bass of the tournament will win $500 each!​ Young anglers are also encouraged to participate in the tournament. Any angler 12 and under who turns in a smallmouth bass will be awarded a package of fishing lures. Girl with caught bass​See the Tournament Rule​​​s for Ridgway​. Anglers can fish as many times as they want during the 24-day tournament​​ but must register their fish at the fish checking station located the Ridgway State Park Boat Ramp between 10 AM and 6 PM on Saturdays and Sundays and 1 and 5 PM on Fridays. Learn the best ways to catch smallmouth bass​. For more about issues with non-native fish species, see the Smallmouth Bass at Ridgway Reservoir page. Camping facilities are available at Ridgway State Park, including 283 sites―many with full electric hook-ups―and three yurts. Daily entry to the park is $8, campsites range in​ price from $24 to $36 per night. ​Those who plan to fish from boats must make sure their boats are cleaned, drained and dried before getting to Ridgway – or any other reservoir in Colorado. For more information, call the park at 970-626-5822.​
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July 23, 2019

RIDGWAY STATE PARK TOURNAMENT
RIDGWAY STATE PARK TOURNAMENT: JULY 6-27, SMALLMOUTH BASS ONLY Anglers lined up with bassCash is king this year with $12,000 in prizes for adult anglers at the 5th Annual Smallmouth Bass Tournament at Ridgway State Park! The more fish anglers catch the better their chances of winning prizes. There are two prize categories. ​ RAFFLE PRIZES: Everyone who catches a smallmouth bass will be awarded a raffle ticket for a drawing. The Grand Prize will be $2,500 the next six tickets drawn will win $250 each. ANGLING PRIZES: The angler who catches the most smallmouth bass will win $5,000! The angler who catches the second highest number will win $1,500 third highest number, $500. Additionally, the anglers who catch the largest and smallest bass of the tournament will win $500 each!​ Young anglers are also encouraged to participate in the tournament. Any angler 12 and under who turns in a smallmouth bass will be awarded a package of fishing lures. Girl with caught bass​See the Tournament Rule​​​s for Ridgway​. Anglers can fish as many times as they want during the 24-day tournament​​ but must register their fish at the fish checking station located the Ridgway State Park Boat Ramp between 10 AM and 6 PM on Saturdays and Sundays and 1 and 5 PM on Fridays. Learn the best ways to catch smallmouth bass​. For more about issues with non-native fish species, see the Smallmouth Bass at Ridgway Reservoir page. Camping facilities are available at Ridgway State Park, including 283 sites―many with full electric hook-ups―and three yurts. Daily entry to the park is $8, campsites range in​ price from $24 to $36 per night. ​Those who plan to fish from boats must make sure their boats are cleaned, drained and dried before getting to Ridgway – or any other reservoir in Colorado. For more information, call the park at 970-626-5822.​
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July 24, 2019

RIDGWAY STATE PARK TOURNAMENT
RIDGWAY STATE PARK TOURNAMENT: JULY 6-27, SMALLMOUTH BASS ONLY Anglers lined up with bassCash is king this year with $12,000 in prizes for adult anglers at the 5th Annual Smallmouth Bass Tournament at Ridgway State Park! The more fish anglers catch the better their chances of winning prizes. There are two prize categories. ​ RAFFLE PRIZES: Everyone who catches a smallmouth bass will be awarded a raffle ticket for a drawing. The Grand Prize will be $2,500 the next six tickets drawn will win $250 each. ANGLING PRIZES: The angler who catches the most smallmouth bass will win $5,000! The angler who catches the second highest number will win $1,500 third highest number, $500. Additionally, the anglers who catch the largest and smallest bass of the tournament will win $500 each!​ Young anglers are also encouraged to participate in the tournament. Any angler 12 and under who turns in a smallmouth bass will be awarded a package of fishing lures. Girl with caught bass​See the Tournament Rule​​​s for Ridgway​. Anglers can fish as many times as they want during the 24-day tournament​​ but must register their fish at the fish checking station located the Ridgway State Park Boat Ramp between 10 AM and 6 PM on Saturdays and Sundays and 1 and 5 PM on Fridays. Learn the best ways to catch smallmouth bass​. For more about issues with non-native fish species, see the Smallmouth Bass at Ridgway Reservoir page. Camping facilities are available at Ridgway State Park, including 283 sites―many with full electric hook-ups―and three yurts. Daily entry to the park is $8, campsites range in​ price from $24 to $36 per night. ​Those who plan to fish from boats must make sure their boats are cleaned, drained and dried before getting to Ridgway – or any other reservoir in Colorado. For more information, call the park at 970-626-5822.​
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July 25, 2019

RIDGWAY STATE PARK TOURNAMENT
RIDGWAY STATE PARK TOURNAMENT: JULY 6-27, SMALLMOUTH BASS ONLY Anglers lined up with bassCash is king this year with $12,000 in prizes for adult anglers at the 5th Annual Smallmouth Bass Tournament at Ridgway State Park! The more fish anglers catch the better their chances of winning prizes. There are two prize categories. ​ RAFFLE PRIZES: Everyone who catches a smallmouth bass will be awarded a raffle ticket for a drawing. The Grand Prize will be $2,500 the next six tickets drawn will win $250 each. ANGLING PRIZES: The angler who catches the most smallmouth bass will win $5,000! The angler who catches the second highest number will win $1,500 third highest number, $500. Additionally, the anglers who catch the largest and smallest bass of the tournament will win $500 each!​ Young anglers are also encouraged to participate in the tournament. Any angler 12 and under who turns in a smallmouth bass will be awarded a package of fishing lures. Girl with caught bass​See the Tournament Rule​​​s for Ridgway​. Anglers can fish as many times as they want during the 24-day tournament​​ but must register their fish at the fish checking station located the Ridgway State Park Boat Ramp between 10 AM and 6 PM on Saturdays and Sundays and 1 and 5 PM on Fridays. Learn the best ways to catch smallmouth bass​. For more about issues with non-native fish species, see the Smallmouth Bass at Ridgway Reservoir page. Camping facilities are available at Ridgway State Park, including 283 sites―many with full electric hook-ups―and three yurts. Daily entry to the park is $8, campsites range in​ price from $24 to $36 per night. ​Those who plan to fish from boats must make sure their boats are cleaned, drained and dried before getting to Ridgway – or any other reservoir in Colorado. For more information, call the park at 970-626-5822.​
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July 26, 2019

RIDGWAY STATE PARK TOURNAMENT
RIDGWAY STATE PARK TOURNAMENT: JULY 6-27, SMALLMOUTH BASS ONLY Anglers lined up with bassCash is king this year with $12,000 in prizes for adult anglers at the 5th Annual Smallmouth Bass Tournament at Ridgway State Park! The more fish anglers catch the better their chances of winning prizes. There are two prize categories. ​ RAFFLE PRIZES: Everyone who catches a smallmouth bass will be awarded a raffle ticket for a drawing. The Grand Prize will be $2,500 the next six tickets drawn will win $250 each. ANGLING PRIZES: The angler who catches the most smallmouth bass will win $5,000! The angler who catches the second highest number will win $1,500 third highest number, $500. Additionally, the anglers who catch the largest and smallest bass of the tournament will win $500 each!​ Young anglers are also encouraged to participate in the tournament. Any angler 12 and under who turns in a smallmouth bass will be awarded a package of fishing lures. Girl with caught bass​See the Tournament Rule​​​s for Ridgway​. Anglers can fish as many times as they want during the 24-day tournament​​ but must register their fish at the fish checking station located the Ridgway State Park Boat Ramp between 10 AM and 6 PM on Saturdays and Sundays and 1 and 5 PM on Fridays. Learn the best ways to catch smallmouth bass​. For more about issues with non-native fish species, see the Smallmouth Bass at Ridgway Reservoir page. Camping facilities are available at Ridgway State Park, including 283 sites―many with full electric hook-ups―and three yurts. Daily entry to the park is $8, campsites range in​ price from $24 to $36 per night. ​Those who plan to fish from boats must make sure their boats are cleaned, drained and dried before getting to Ridgway – or any other reservoir in Colorado. For more information, call the park at 970-626-5822.​
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July 27, 2019

RIDGWAY STATE PARK TOURNAMENT
RIDGWAY STATE PARK TOURNAMENT: JULY 6-27, SMALLMOUTH BASS ONLY Anglers lined up with bassCash is king this year with $12,000 in prizes for adult anglers at the 5th Annual Smallmouth Bass Tournament at Ridgway State Park! The more fish anglers catch the better their chances of winning prizes. There are two prize categories. ​ RAFFLE PRIZES: Everyone who catches a smallmouth bass will be awarded a raffle ticket for a drawing. The Grand Prize will be $2,500 the next six tickets drawn will win $250 each. ANGLING PRIZES: The angler who catches the most smallmouth bass will win $5,000! The angler who catches the second highest number will win $1,500 third highest number, $500. Additionally, the anglers who catch the largest and smallest bass of the tournament will win $500 each!​ Young anglers are also encouraged to participate in the tournament. Any angler 12 and under who turns in a smallmouth bass will be awarded a package of fishing lures. Girl with caught bass​See the Tournament Rule​​​s for Ridgway​. Anglers can fish as many times as they want during the 24-day tournament​​ but must register their fish at the fish checking station located the Ridgway State Park Boat Ramp between 10 AM and 6 PM on Saturdays and Sundays and 1 and 5 PM on Fridays. Learn the best ways to catch smallmouth bass​. For more about issues with non-native fish species, see the Smallmouth Bass at Ridgway Reservoir page. Camping facilities are available at Ridgway State Park, including 283 sites―many with full electric hook-ups―and three yurts. Daily entry to the park is $8, campsites range in​ price from $24 to $36 per night. ​Those who plan to fish from boats must make sure their boats are cleaned, drained and dried before getting to Ridgway – or any other reservoir in Colorado. For more information, call the park at 970-626-5822.​
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August 13, 2019

Women's Beginner Get Together Class - 5:30 pm
Come join us on the water to learn about the basics of fly fishing from bugs to rigging to casting! June 11th 5:30pm – 7:30pm July 9th 5:30pm – 7:30pm August 13th 5:30pm – 7:30pm $60.00 per angler Rod & reel provided or bring your own! Location: The OMNI Interlocken at Golf Course Clubhouse – pond out back Happy Hour Available This 2-hour class will teach some of the basics of fly fishing followed up by casting instructions led by our guide Anne Reid. Rod/Reel/Flies provided for the class.
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August 17, 2019

"Take Me Fishing" - 8:30 am
Saturday, August 17: 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM 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! ​Programs are free unless noted but a parks pass is required on all vehicles. ($8 daily, $80 annual, or $120 hangtag)​ Audience: All Ages Location: Pa-Cho-Chu-Puk entrance, ponds 28555 Hwy 550, Ridgway, CO 81432 Ridgway ​(970) 626-5822
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September 7, 2019

South Platte Pro-Am Carp Slam XIII & Afterparty
Slamateur Registration and Alternate Registration Join the Carp Slam Fundraising team, First 15 to donate $500 are in, next two are alternates. Highest Total WINS a fabulous custom designed Abel Reel!! Alternates get to tag along, get swag, meals, beer, and maybe even get to fish. (Usually one does.)
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September 21, 2019

9th Annual Dutch oven & Chili Cook-off @ Jackson L - 8:0 am
Saturday, September 21: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 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. ​​If you are interested in participating the Cook-off please email or call Darby Shanks. We have a total eight categories: Main Dish (meat), Side Dish (vegetable), Breads, Dessert, Wild game/Fish, Chili, Youth Chefs (Under 16), and Cowboy Coffee (People's Choice Award). The Dutch oven Cooking begins at 8am along with Cowboy Coffee. Judging on the food dishes starts at 12:30pm and ends at 4:30pm. Then all food dishes are available for tasting after 4:30pm. Jackson Lake Cook-off Registration Form​ Audience: All Ages Location: Jackson Lake State Park's Lakeside Campground 26363 County Road 3, Orchard, CO Jackson Lake Additional Information: More Information ​Darby Shanks darby.shanks@state.co.us
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