STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Anglers will have to navigate higher country to catch their trout.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife issued a voluntary fishing closure on the Yampa River through Steamboat Springs between the Chuck Lewis State Wildlife Area and the west end of town on Tuesday, July 10.
"Our job is to look out for the resource, we look to mesh all the factors that come into play managing use on river," Billy Atkinson, aquatic biologist for CPW said. "Voluntary is a tool we use and we've had very good compliance, if we don't get good compliance, we can move to mandatory closure, where we go through the region and director's office in Denver, so people know state-wide."
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