Temporary Kokanee Snagging Closure at Cheesman Reservoir
Credit: Colorado Division of Wildlife
11/6/2009 Division of Wildlife Temporary Kokanee Snagging Closure at Cheesman Reservoir
DENVER, Colo. The Colorado Division of Wildlife announces a temporary closure to the upper portion of the Goose Creek Arm section of Cheesman Reservoir to Kokanee snagging and fishermen.
Kokanee eggs are being collected at Cheesman to restock both Elevenmile and Cheesman for future Kokanee production. The future success of the salmon is dependent upon this collection and temporary closure.
We ask anglers to cooperate with this closure in order to ensure the future success of Kokanee in Colorado, said Jeff Spohn, aquatic biologist for the ne region of DOW. The closure will only last as long as needed to meet this goal.
Anglers can still fish the Goose Creek Arm of the reservoir, but normal access may be affected. The DOW is eager to continue to provide fishing opportunity at this reservoir during this process. The cooperation of the public will help make this Kokanee egg collection successful and is much appreciated.
For more information on Kokanee in Colorado, please see our web page at: http://wildlife.state.co.us/Viewing/Videos/KokaneeSalmon.htm