River temperatures on the Yampa River prompt CPW to reinstate voluntary fishing closures
As a result of water temperatures exceeding 71°F for several consecutive days, as well as a recent decline in flows, CPW is reinstating a voluntary fishing closure on the Yampa River.
Beginning Friday, August 12, CPW is implementing a full-day voluntary fishing closure from the Chuck Lewis State Wildlife Area to the western edge of Steamboat Springs town limits on the Yampa River until further notice.
Anglers are encouraged to visit CPW's website ( [log in for link] ) to see what, if any, fishing closures are in place where you plan to fish. For a map of current voluntary closures, visit: [log in for link]
Anglers can also check with local CPW offices to learn about destination water conditions before traveling.
CPW appreciates continued cooperation from the angling community during these voluntary fishing closures to help conserve these fish populations into the future.
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