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Nature & Wildlife
2015 June
Pg 10 - The Sunshine Express
Free Fishing
Join Colorado Parks & Wildlife for Colorado¡¯s
Free Fishing Weekend June 6-7, when anglers
of all ages can fish without a license anywhere
in the state.
CPW encourages anglers to get out and take
advantage of the opportunity to experience
fishing Colorado¡¯s more than 2,500 lakes and
reservoirs, many within beautiful State Parks,
and 10,000 miles of fishable streams and rivers
including 300 miles of Gold Medal streams and
approximately 3,200 acres of Gold Medal lakes.
¡°Family and the community play an important
role when it comes to outdoor experiences,¡±
said CPW Director Bob Broscheid. ¡°Fishing is
one of the many ways the whole family can
enjoy the outdoors together.¡±
According to CPW¡¯s 2013 Outdoor Recreation
Participation Public Survey Summary Report
fishing is one of the most popular activities in
Colorado.
Some reasons for this, Broscheid says, is the
connection and memories made with others.
¡°Creating a connection through shared outdoor
experiences, like fishing,¡± adds Broscheid. ¡°Not
only helps you learn about the sport of fishing,
but also provides a unique bond for friends and
families to remember for years to come.¡±
There are plenty of options to get started.
¡°Fishing is easy to learn and fun to enjoy,
so give it a try,¡± said CPW¡¯s Anger Education
Coordinator, Howard Horton. ¡°This free event
can get people acquainted with the sport and
offers a way to enjoy time outside and develop
a hobby in fishing.¡±
Not sure what fly, lure or equipment to use?
Horton offers advice.
GoPro Summer Moun-
tain Games, June 4-7,
The country¡¯s largest
celebration of moun-
tain sport and lifestyle
drawing more than
3,000 athletes and
53,000 spectators to
Vail each year. The
GoPro Mountain Games
showcases more than
25 sports in profes-
sional and amateur
categories for more
than $100K in prize
money. Event venues
9:00 DockDogs Outdoor Big Air - Wave 10
9:00 Gerber Gear Town - Opens
9:00 KIND Adventure Village - Opens
9:00 Native Eyewear Endurance Zone - Open
9:00 River Town - Opens
9:00 River Town - SUP Yoga
9:00 Slackline Invitational - Highline Demonstra-
tion at I-Bridge
9:30 Road Bike Time Trial - Start
9:30 Ultimate Mountain Challenge - TT Start
10:15 8 Ball Kayak Sprint - Qualifier
10:30 River Town - Beginner SUP and Kayak
11:00 Citizen Bouldering - Wave 1 & Paraclimbing
11:00 DockDogs Outdoor Big Air - Wave 11
11:00 Paraclimbing Bouldering - Start
11:45 Youth Bouldering - Awards
Ceremony
PM EVENTS
12:00 10K Spring Runoff - Awards
Ceremony at Checkpoint Charlie
12:00 River Town - SUP Yoga
12:30 Slackline Invitational - Finals
1:00 River Town - SUP and Kayak Clinics
1:30 DockDogs Speed Retrieve - All in
One Finals
2:00 Citizen Bouldering - Wave 2
3:00 Ultimate Mountain Challenge -
Awards Ceremony
3:30 Road Bike Time Trial - Awards
Ceremony at Checkpoint Charlie
4:00 8 Ball Kayak Sprint - Finals
4:00 DockDogs Outdoor Big Air - Big Air
Finals: Pro, Semi-Pro Contender &
Amateur
4:45 8 Ball Kayak Sprint - Awards
Ceremony
5:00 2 Fly X-Stream - Awards Ceremony -
IBridge
5:45 Citizen Bouldering - Awards
Ceremony
Call 970.777.2015 for more information or
please visit: www.mountaingames.com/
summer
GoPro Games
Begin
¡°When trying to get
into the sport of fish-
ing, it can be easy
to get overwhelmed,
but there are many
resources that CPW
provides to get you
started,¡±said Horton.
CPW has multiple
web resources such
as the fishing report,
fishing atlas, stock-
ing report, and call
center 303.297.1192
where outdoor rec-
reation questions are
answered from 8a-
5p, and fishing clinics
available throughout
the state.
For more information
about Colorado¡¯s Free
Fishing Weekend visit
the CPW website: cpw.
state.co.us/thingstodo/
Pages/Free-Fishing-
Day.aspx
range from Golden Peak to Vail Mountain, So-
laris Plaza, Vail Pass, Homestake Creek and now
Lionshead Village.
GoPro Mountain Games events:
AM EVENTS
8:00 10K Spring Runoff - Start
8:00 2 Fly X-Stream - Finals
8:00 DockDogs Outdoor Big Air - Onsite
Registration & Practice
8:00 Outside Adventure Film School - Film
School
8:00 Ultimate Mountain Challenge - 10K Start
8:00 Youth Bouldering - Start
8:30 Free Yoga - Yoga Time
¡°The best way to pay for a
lovely moment is to enjoy it.¡±
- Richard Bach