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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​2015 Colorado Outdoors Fishing Guide

Colorado Outdoors, Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s magazine, is a valuable planning resource for anglers and hunters. The 2015 Fishing guide is available free with a subscription toColorado Outdoorsand features an article about the methodology behind selecting the perfect fly-fishing outfit, information about casting for Colorado bluegills, a piece on one of the world's top taxidermists who creates amazingly realistic artificial mounts, a run-down on the high lakes of the Gunnison National Forest, and much more.

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Anglers Reel in More than 2,000 Bass at Ridgway Tournament

Colorado's anglers showed their skills at the recent smallmouth bass tournament at Ridgway State Park and removed 2,036 of this invasive species from the reservoir."The results greatly exceeded our expectations and we want to thank all the anglers who came out to support the effort to reduce the number of smallmouth bass in the reservoir," said John Alves, senior aquatic biologist for the Southwest Region of Colorado Parks and Wildlife. More than 200 anglers participated in the tournament from July 11-19. Smallmouth bass were illegally stocked in Ridgway Reservoir. CPW and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials are concerned that if the smallmouth bass escape the reservoir they will impact populations of native fish downstream in the Gunnison River. The native fish are unique to the Colorado River Basin and are found nowhere else in the world. Smallmouth bass are predator fish that can survive and proliferate in Colorado's rivers and displace native species. To learn how to catch smallmouth bass, a very tasty fish, go to the Ridgway State Park webpage​.

 

CPW Marks Colorado Day with Free Park Entrance Aug. 3

Colorado Parks and Wildlife marks Colorado Day, the commemoration of Colorado's acceptance into statehood, with free park entrance at all 42 state parks, Monday, Aug. 3. The state parks, scattered throughout Colorado, showcase the state's diverse landscapes, including the prairies of the eastern plains at John Martin Reservoir State Park, the alpine beauty of the mountains at Sylvan Lake State Park near Eagle, and the unique geological landscapes at Roxborough State Park. Colorado's rivers at James M. Robb-Colorado River State Park near Grand Junction, the Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area in Salida, and Yampa River State Park near Craig offers serenity and adventure.  Park entrance fees are waived, but activities like fishing and camping will still require a valid license and permit. See the 2015 Parks GuidePark Finder and State Wildlife Area Map for more options. 

 

Hunters and Anglers Invited to NW Region Sportsmen's Roundtable in Kremmling, July 29

Local sportsmen and women are invited to meet and discuss hunting and fishing issues with their citizen representatives during the Northwest Region Sportsmen's Roundtable caucus, Wednesday, July 29 at 6 p.m. at the Blue Valley Sportsman Club in Kremmling. The Blue Valley Sportsman Club is located at Milepost 128.1 on Colorado Highway 9, approximately 11 miles south of Kremmling, just north of the Summit/Grand County line. There are a variety of topics open for discussion, including CPW's 2015 Strategic Plan, the West Slope Mule Deer Strategy, and ideas and concepts for generating revenue. Regional Sportsmen's Caucus meetings are open to participation by any hunter or angler who has an interest in the Northwest Region. The meetings can include any number of participants; no active hunter or angler will be excluded from the discussion. The next Statewide Sportsmen's Roundtable meeting is scheduled on Aug. 22 in Buena Vista.​


Fishing ​​Atlas

Fishing AtlasThe Fishing Atlas provides a host of information, including driving directions, stocking details, and locations of the nearest license retailer. To view the Colorado Fishing Atlas, click here, and the atlas will open in a separate window. Once the atlas is open, you can zoom in or out, or click on the location to display detailed information. Feel free to play around with the options on the far left of the atlas for other types of information and displays. Any questions or feedback are greatly appreciated. Contact us at dnr_fish.reporter@state.co.us. Thanks, from the fishing report crew.​​​