There is a motion to legalize spearfishing in CO for TROPHY FISH only organized by a small spearfishing club. We have until 7/3 to inundate the powers that be that we are against this. I think the letter below with contacts will better deliver the importance of FXR flooding these people with emails.
If I offended any spearfishermen with this I dont care.
I am writing to contact you about an important Colorado Parks and Wildlife conservation matter that has recently come to my attention. Last Thursday, 6/25/2020, CPW quietly had the Rocky Mountain Spearfishing Association present a measure that would allow spearfishing of ALL GAMEFISH in accordance with current size and bag restrictions. In this instance, spearfishing is being referred to as physically diving under the water and harvesting gamefish with a spear gun, NOT bowfishing. This method of harvest not only makes it impossible to obey strict size restrictions, but also promotes the harvest of our fragile trophy fish populations across the state. This could potentially mean the harvest of trophy brown and rainbow trout from Elevenmile Reservoir, trophy mackinaw from Granby, or giant sow walleye from Pueblo just to name a few. Simply swimming up to a bass on a spawning bed, or a lake trout in the shallows and selecting the largest specimen to harvest is absolutely not sustainable. Our precious brood stock populations need our protection and we need your help. If this matter is of concern to you, please craft an email and send it to the CPW Commissioners and Biologists that are listed below and be sure to forward this to as many people as possible. We only have until July 3, 2020 to comment on this matter.