Where to Take a Kid Fishing

School’s out, and the weather is finally warming up.  Time to go fishing!  Fishing can be enjoyed by people of all ages and is a great way to introduce city kids to the outdoors.  On their website Colorado Parks and Wildlife offers a map app, 101(+) Places to Take a Kid Fishing.  This fun, animated map includes fishing spots in every corner of the state, from the mountains to the metro area and even on the Eastern plains.  Click on a splashing fish to get information about the location, including a description of the area, fish species, scheduled events such as fishing clinics, and directions for finding the spot.

Other resources from CPW can also help families – and anyone else – decide on where to go fish. See the annual Colorado Fishing brochure for seasonal information.  Also check out the Colorado Fishing Atlas and Fishing Close to Home (available for checkout from our library).

Note:  Kids under 16 don’t require fishing licenses, but adult anglers will need one in order to fish.  Visit CPW’s website for fishing license information, season dates, and fees.  The first full weekend in June each year (this year — June 6 and 7) is Free Fishing Weekend, the only time each year when anyone can fish without a license.