Matthew Mortimer from Denver caught this 19-inch male kokanee salmon in the South Platte River using an artificial red San Juan worm. Congratulations on your Catch of the Week, Matthew!
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Fishing Tips of the Week
Trip Planning Resources
- The Colorado Fishing Atlas: The latest interactive mapping tool offered by Colorado Parks and Wildlife allows users to search for fishing opportunities by species, specific interest or proximity to their home or destination.
- Road/Land Closures: Check for closures in the area you plan to fish. This information, from the BLM and USFS, changes often so go to their websites for current closures.
- Forest Safety: Forest Service officials want to remind you to watch out for falling trees, especially in areas affected by the pine beetle epidemic and wildfires.
- Fire bans: Check the Colorado Division of Emergency Management for fire bans/restriction information.
Learn to Fish Clinics
Looking to learn to fish or know someone that is? We have angling outreach programs that offer clinics, seminars, advice, in-field experiences, and educational materials for people of all ages. We explore those opportunities with Pepper Canterbury, one of our Hunting and Angling Outreach Coordinators, in this episode of Colorado Outdoors
Listen to episode 13 of the Colorado Outdoors Podcast!