Public fish salvage terminated at Barr Lake State Park
Credit: Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Colorado Parks and Wildlife is ending the emergency public fish salvage that was enacted at Barr Lake State Park back on Sept. 4. Anglers are expected to revert to fishing under the normal regulations.
The emergency public fish salvage was initiated due to a combination of low water levels, high temperatures and low oxygen levels in the reservoir. CPW enacted the salvage in order to optimize use of the fishery resource since a major loss of fish was probable.
Like most of Colorado’s reservoirs, Barr Lake serves as a water storage reservoir first and is used as a recreational source secondarily. Barr Lake offers fishing for rainbow trout, walleye, wiper, black crappie and yellow perch.
The boat ramp at Barr Lake State Park closed for the season on Nov. 1. It will re-open in mid-March, 2021.