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Lake: Beaver Creek Reservoir

Fish salvage to begin Saturday

Post By: OldMikkDale      Posted: 1/29/2014 8:14:25 AM     Points: 1693    
In today's Denver Post. Repairs to dam will be made and all fish caught can be kept starting Saturday. Noted that lake is now frozen and did not say when repairs will begin. Will be restocked in 2015. Repairs will be finished late this year. Water level is now low so care is urged.
 Reply by: Coyute      Posted: 1/29/2014 9:23:36 AM     Points: 124    
Thanks for the info OldMikkDale

Colorado Parks and Wildlife Insider


MONTE VISTA, Colo. A public fish salvage has been set for Beaver Creek Reservoir near South Fork. Starting Feb. 1, anglers can harvest all the fish they catch all bag, possession and size limits are removed temporarily.

The fish salvage has been put in place because the reservoir near South Fork will be drained completely by early April. Problems with the reservoir's 100-year-old dam structure were discovered in 2010. Since then the reservoir has been drawn down to about half of its capacity and repair work has started.

The reservoir holds good numbers of brown trout, rainbow trout and kokanee salmon. Anglers must have a valid Colorado fishing license and can take fish only by hook and line. No netting or use of explosives is allowed. Commercial fishing is prohibited.

Anglers are asked to use caution when walking down to their fishing spots. The reservoir level is low and the climb down is steep and rocky. The reservoir is currently frozen and ice fishing is active. Anglers should always exercise caution on ice and make sure that it is thick enough to hold their weight.

The reservoir is located about 5 miles south of South Fork at the west end of the San Luis Valley. Colorado Parks and Wildlife owns the reservoir the water is critical for the agency to manage its water portfolio for wildlife and wildlife habitat conservation.

Work to repair the dam could be finished late this year. Water will then be stored in the reservoir and fish will be stocked again in 2015.

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 Reply by: lvrider      Posted: 1/29/2014 11:37:22 AM     Points: 63    
Mnnn meat trip anyone?
 Reply by: Ajax5240      Posted: 1/29/2014 12:02:44 PM     Points: 32201    
That is a LONG drive for some meat!
 Reply by: bratfish      Posted: 1/29/2014 12:23:13 PM     Points: 1099    
maybe long drive, but scenic depending on route driven
 Reply by: Coyute      Posted: 1/29/2014 2:25:25 PM     Points: 124    
aye, it's pretty down that way. :)
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