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Date: 12/31/2009
Date: 12/21/2009
The reservoir is scheduled to reopen May 1, 2011. Upper and lower Gill Trail will remain open to hikers who want to access Cheesman Canyon.
Date: 12/21/2009
Date: 12/18/2009
The International Fly Tackle Dealer (IFTD) show will debut at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado during the 3rd quarter of 2010.
Date: 12/18/2009
Commissioner Bob Streeter will hold a public meeting in Fort Collins to discuss the concerns of constituents and wildlife issues facing the plains
Date: 12/16/2009
Fishing the Arkansas tailwater below Pueblo Dam can be a most rewarding and successful winter trip.
Date: 12/13/2009
Date: 12/9/2009
Date: 12/4/2009
There are still tons of good fishing along the Uncompahgre and the Frying Pan River fishing dry flies. You'll likely find plenty of solitude and quite possibly spawning browns.
Date: 12/4/2009
Fishing this time of the year along the Arkansas provides plenty of an opportunity for solitude and plenty of fish.
Date: 12/4/2009
Date: 12/3/2009
The seminar takes place in two sessions - indoor classroom instruction, plus "hands-on" fishing instruction on the Arkansas River below Pueblo Reservoir in the afternoon.
Date: 12/1/2009
Rivers may look alike on maps, but the people who fish those streams know better. That's one reason the Eagle River Valley has its own Trout Unlimited chapter again. Trout Unlimited, an organization dedicated to preserving and protecting coldwater fisheries around Eagle County, has had a presence in county almost since its founding 50 years ago. In fact, the local chapter was among the first 10 created in the country.
Date: 11/25/2009
Commissioner Mark Smith will host a public meeting in Gunnison at 6:30 p.m., Dec. 14 at the Gunnison Division of Wildlife office.
Date: 11/24/2009
Fishing the Big Thompson outside Estes Park is not a quiet place to fish -- it's a bring-your-own-rock-to-stand-on fishery through the heart of the season -- but late October and November is a good time to try to slip into some good (as in technical, precise and challenging) fishing on the canyon's catch-and-release water.
Date: 11/19/2009
The United States Congress this fall will have a unique opportunity to secure full and dedicated funding of the Land and Water Conservation Fund, the principal source of federal dollars for protecting land in America’s national parks, forests, and other public landscapes and ensuring recreational opportunities for Americans in every state in the nation.
Date: 11/18/2009
Date: 11/16/2009
Increased diversions from the Fraser River, in Grand County, could put the entire Upper Colorado ecosystem at risk, a coalition of environmental groups warned Friday.
Date: 11/13/2009
The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation is taking heat over its operations in the Fryingpan Valley this summer. Water releases created water levels that were too high for fishing in the gold-medal trout habitat from late July to early September.
Date: 11/13/2009
Date: 11/10/2009
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.
Date: 11/1/2009
The yearly collection of kokanee salmon, a process begun during the 1950s, is an interesting and vital support system for one of Colorado's sport fish.
Date: 10/27/2009
The number of fish that have died are "between the upper hundreds to a few thousand."...officials have no idea what led to the die-off.
Date: 10/25/2009
The state of Colorado offers special benefits for its military service members and veterans, including hunting and fishing license privleges.
Date: 10/22/2009
Date: 10/20/2009
Habitat restoration was completed in August at Fooses Creek and the South Fork of the Arkansas River. Collegiate Peaks Anglers and Cheyenne Mountain chapters of Trout Unlimited donated $5,000, Xcel Energy contributed $50,000 and the Colorado Division of Wildlife made in-kind donations to the project.
Date: 10/16/2009
The Colorado River cutthroat trout reintroduction program is under way, with the Division of Wildlife working with the Forest Service. The reintroduction program can occur in only very specific headwater locations. Hermosa Creek is considered to be the top location in Colorado because it meets the criteria needed for success, including a waterfall on the East Fork to act as a barrier.
Date: 10/16/2009
Elkhead Reservoir, located in Craig, releases new hours.
Date: 10/16/2009
Webb, a 17-year veteran of the Roaring Fork Valley, the past seven spent guiding and teaching for Taylor Creek Fly Shop in Basalt, gives secrets for fishing the Roaring Fork Valley
Date: 10/14/2009
The Colorado Division of Wildlife is giving you an opportunity to bag some salmon--and you don't even need to bait a hook.
Date: 10/12/2009
The sport fish and wildlife restoration program, funded by fishing, hunting and boating manufacturers, provides money for wildlife projects.
Date: 10/8/2009
Date: 10/8/2009
Seasonal closures will remain in effect until inspections for invasive mussels and other aquatic nuisance species resume next spring.
Date: 10/7/2009
Unprecedented Commitment to Original Content, Launch of Regional Bureaus and a Weekly News Show Highlight WFN's 2009-10 On-Air Schedule
Date: 10/1/2009
WFN announced an agreement with Comcast for the distribution of WFN in both standard and high definition in Comcast markets.
Date: 9/29/2009
Millions of dollars will go into trees, rivers and once-lush landscape charred by Colorado's largest wildfire
Date: 9/25/2009
Improvements on the Arkansas River near the Hayden Ranch south of Leadville should allow for healthier fish growth.
Date: 9/24/2009
Glenwood Springs received a top 10 fishing ranking by both Forbes and Field and Stream magazines. Among other reasons, the fishing is open to the public and is easy to access.
Date: 9/24/2009
Show your support and volunteer at National Public Lands Day
Date: 9/22/2009
Date: 9/21/2009
Date: 9/17/2009
Date: 9/16/2009
Date: 9/16/2009
Date: 9/14/2009
Date: 9/3/2009
A second asphalt tanker in two weeks has crashed into the Poudre River, according to the Larimer County Sheriff's Office. The tanker was heading west on Colorado Highway 14 when it crashed through a guard rail and drove down into the river.
Date: 9/2/2009
Date: 8/26/2009
Colorado Division of Wildlife will provide state-certified watercraft inspection and decontamination services at its Grand Junction office
Date: 8/25/2009
A tanker carrying 24 tons of hot asphalt was heading westbound on Colorado Highway 14 around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday when it lost control and ran off the road and into the Poudre River, forcing police to close the highway.
Date: 8/12/2009
Date: 8/9/2009
Antero Reservoir’s north boat ramp will be closed for the rest of the boating season beginning Monday, Aug. 10.
Date: 8/8/2009
Date: 8/7/2009
Date: 8/7/2009
New DOW webpage added to respond to anglers' questions about fishery management regarding kokanee salmon and trout at the reservoir.
Date: 8/4/2009
Date: 8/3/2009
Date: 8/3/2009
Date: 7/30/2009
Date: 7/30/2009
Date: 7/30/2009
Date: 7/20/2009
Date: 7/18/2009
Date: 7/14/2009
Tonight at 6 p.m. we will scale releases from Ruedi Dam to the Fryingpan River back some more
Date: 7/14/2009
Date: 7/14/2009
Larimer County Department of Natural Resources is looking to build capacity at Horsetooth Reservoir by adding volunteers to the ranger staff between late May and Early September.
Date: 7/7/2009
Lake Pueblo State Park will host three boating safety review sessions and exams for teenagers who want to operate motorboats or personal watercraft this boating season.
Date: 7/5/2009
Business Matters: Locals Find More Than Just Bait at Bennett’s Tackle
Date: 6/26/2009
The Colorado Division of Wildlife is offering a training in watercraft inspection and decontamination at the Aspen Yacht Club at Ruedi Reservoir on Monday, June 29th and Tuesday, June 30th
Date: 6/25/2009
Date: 6/25/2009
Date: 6/25/2009
Date: 6/24/2009
Date: 6/23/2009
Date: 6/23/2009
Date: 6/23/2009
Date: 6/18/2009
Date: 6/17/2009
Date: 6/17/2009
Date: 6/16/2009
Date: 6/16/2009
Date: 6/12/2009
Date: 6/10/2009
Date: 6/9/2009
Date: 6/8/2009
Date: 6/7/2009
Thanks to the generosity of Colorado Trout Unlimited chapters two students attend TU's fishing camp
Date: 6/7/2009
Colorado Wildlife Commission will hold its workshop June 11th in Trinidad
Date: 6/4/2009
Through the DOW's Wildlife Habitat Protection Program, up to $15 million is available for conservation easements or fee title purchases.
Date: 6/4/2009
A Habitat Stamp is no longer required to enter State Wildlife Areas.
Date: 6/3/2009
"Colorado's Free Fishing Days" are June 6-7, no license needed.
Date: 5/29/2009
Weather is effecting C-BT water movements.
Date: 5/22/2009
High winds force campground closures.
Date: 5/21/2009
All boats launched at John Martin Reservoir must be inspected for aquatic nuisance species (ANS).
Date: 5/21/2009
A second boat ramp will be open over Memorial Day weekend.
Date: 5/19/2009
Addtional water will help ensure the long-term storage needs for fishing at John Martin.
Date: 5/18/2009
The new passport program allows visitors to log visits to the 42 state parks.
Date: 5/18/2009
There will be boat inspections at 27 Colorado State Parks that have trailered boating in 2009.
Date: 5/18/2009
Fish for the first full weekend in June.
Date: 5/15/2009
Coordinated releases from a series of Upper Colorado River Basin reservoirs began 5/14/09.
Date: 5/15/2009
No fisherman access from May 20, 8 p.m., until Friday, May 23, 7 a.m.
Date: 5/13/2009
Water coming into Arkansas River basin seen as a negative by Roaring Fork folks
Date: 5/13/2009
The theme of the 2009 National Safe Boating Week is “Wear It!” to promote the use of life jackets.
Date: 5/13/2009
Cherry Creek State Park detected mussels on a 34 -foot motorboat from Arizona.
Date: 5/12/2009
Come out and meet Talon, the red-tailed hawk, Colorado State Parks' boating safely mascot on May 17.
Date: 5/10/2009
Book a boat in camp site at Horsetooth Reservoir for summer fun.
Date: 5/7/2009
Everyone is invited to participate in the Arkansas River Cleanup.
Date: 5/7/2009
Boat inspectors found mussels on three vessels before they entered Lake Pueblo.
Date: 5/4/2009
Boaters should anticipate being inspected this year.
Date: 5/4/2009
It's not fast and furious, but anglers are picking up fish.
Date: 4/30/2009
Trinidad Lake State Park will host a boating safety review session Saturday, May 16 at 1 p.m. at the park’s visitor center.
Date: 4/28/2009
This is a great time of year to enjoy early-season recreational fun at Vega Reservoir.
Date: 4/20/2009
Things are happening fast and will continue changing at a rapid pace.
Date: 4/17/2009
The ANS inspections will resume on April 25 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., seven days a week.
Date: 4/17/2009
Outdoor Heritage Day is free and will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 25 at Riverbend Park in Palisade.
Date: 4/13/2009
There may be a few days left for ice fishing if you're a hard-core fanatic.
Date: 4/8/2009
Wildlife Commissioner Bob Streeter is holding public meeting in Yuma and Wray the end of April.
Date: 4/6/2009
Colorado Division of Wildlife will host Aquatic Nuisance Species trainings and workshops in April and May.
Date: 4/5/2009
The Delaney Lakes do have some fishable open water.
Date: 4/3/2009
Division of Wildlife staff toupdate the Commission on the big game modeling process.
Date: 4/3/2009
All commercial fishing outfitters who are guiding clients on State Wildlife Areas must be permitted with the Colorado Division of Wildlife.
Date: 4/1/2009
The new spring start is a great reminder that not only is it time to purchase your 2009 license, but April is also one of the best months to head to your favorite lake, stream or river
Date: 3/31/2009
Please join us for Larimer County Department of Natural Resources’ 4th Annual Fishing Expo on Saturday, April 4, from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, April 5, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Date: 3/31/2009
Effective April 15, 2009, the Larimer County Department of Natural Resources will institute boating hours and vessel inspections at Horsetooth Reservoir and Carter Lake.
Date: 3/30/2009
The Larimer County Parks Advisory Board will meet on Tuesday, April 14, 2009 to discuss Big Thompson River parcels and other items.
Date: 3/30/2009
All three Delaney Lakes have at least some fishable open water.
Date: 3/26/2009
Anglers in SW Colorado who are interested in fishing and aquatic issues are invited to attend a Colorado Division of Wildlife Angler's Roundtable in Pagosa Springs.
Date: 3/26/2009
Additional boat inspection measures have been added in 2009 to keep Lake Pueblo State Park open to boating.
Date: 3/25/2009
Spinney opens to shore fishing and hand-carried boats on Friday, March 27.
Date: 3/25/2009
Anglers can look forward to another good season of rainbow trout fishing.
Date: 3/24/2009
I changed the above report from its original content only one day after it was written due to the fact that ice conditions are changing at a rapid pace.
Date: 3/23/2009
The SDS is a non-federal water delivery pipeline that would run from Pueblo Reservoir to Colorado Springs, Colo.
Date: 3/23/2009
Trinidad Lake State Park is open for boating, thanks to mild weather and an ice-free lake, and the staff has installed the dock at the boat ramp.
Date: 3/23/2009
Although still fishable, area lake ice is becoming slightly honeycombed with 2 inches of slush in some surfaces.
Date: 3/19/2009
The Colorado Division of Wildlife has lifted shoreline use closures early this year to accommodate fishers.
Date: 3/19/2009
The Colorado Division of Wildlife invites local anglers to participate in "Angler Roundtable" meetings throughout northeastern Colorado this spring.
Date: 3/17/2009
Annual spring fishing closures are in effect March 15 through May 15 for Glenwood Springs areas.
Date: 3/17/2009
Boat inspection hours have been set for 2009 on Carter and Horsetooth Reservoirs.
Date: 3/17/2009
The issue of providing recreation at Lake Nighthorse is gaining no ground, and the economic downturn is making progress even more problematic.
Date: 3/16/2009
This year, at least if things continue, we may be in for an average spring arrival.
Date: 3/9/2009
The ice on Lake John is still 20 inches thick with the Delaneys just slightly less.
Date: 3/5/2009
Draft regulations to prohibit boats at State Wildlife Areas on the South Platte River between Greeley will be considered.
Date: 3/5/2009
Big Thompson River Properties open comment period.
Date: 3/5/2009
A four-way partnership has resulted in a perpetual conservation easement of important wildlife habitat and scenic open space in Lake County.
Date: 3/2/2009
It took three of them, but Gary, Beth, and Dick had tag-teamed one nice fish.
Date: 2/25/2009
Rifle Gap Reservoir, Elkhead Reservoir, Juniata Reservoir, Catamount Lake and Lake Granby named in latest State mercury advisory announcement.
Date: 2/25/2009
The boat ramp at Barr Lake State Park will open on March 1.
Date: 2/24/2009
Chris Russell, from the fishing equipment maker Eagle Claw, will demonstrate ice fishing equipment and explain ice fishing techniques.
Date: 2/23/2009
A 51 year old Denver resident eported that she was attacked by three coyotes.
Date: 2/23/2009
New regulations for boat inspections and decontamination will go into effect April 1
Date: 2/23/2009
The Colorado Division of Wildlife (DOW) invites local anglers to participate in "Angler Roundtable" meetings throughout southeastern Colorado this spring.
Date: 2/23/2009
Normally ice fishing is slowest during this time of year, however those in the know at present are doing quite well.
Date: 2/18/2009
“Good ice” is eagerly awaited among winter fishermen.
Date: 2/18/2009
Three options have been proposed to address the concerns of both fishermen and property owners.
Date: 2/17/2009
Although not fast and furious, many coldfooters are satisfied with the bite.
Date: 2/15/2009
Michael Judd, the Chatfield State Park ranger who rescued an ice fisherman earlier this month, said Wednesday that the incident offers several important safety lessons.
Date: 2/4/2009
Fishers should attend this public meeting to learn more on Larimer Counties proposed boat inspection plan for 2009.
Date: 2/4/2009
February will test the skill and patience of ice fishermen.
Date: 1/30/2009
Rifle, Colorado family’s children have ice fishing down
Date: 1/28/2009
Winter weather leads to favorable conditions all over
Date: 1/27/2009
Pueblo ice-fishing enthusiasts must pack up their gear and head south, west or north to enjoy their chilly sport.
Date: 1/27/2009
Ice fishing can be fine family fun.
Date: 1/27/2009
The 12th Annual Wolford Mountain Reservoir Ice Fishing Contest is fast approaching.
Date: 1/27/2009
Delaney Butte Lakes Ice Fishing Contest is Saturday February 7th
Date: 1/26/2009
The Larimer County Natural Resources Department will conduct slash pile burns over the next few weeks at Carter Lake.
Date: 1/20/2009
Debate centers on fishing access.
Date: 1/20/2009
It's getting to the time of the season when you may have to work a little harder when the fish won't cooperate.
Date: 1/20/2009
Many waterways in Colorado will be subject to pre-entry inspections for all trailered watercraft this year.
Date: 1/16/2009
The numbers look a lot like 2008, which set records in some parts of the state.
Date: 1/15/2009
Need a parks pass? Forty-eight hours of volunteer time will earn you one.
Date: 1/14/2009
Special equipment required when communing or fishing on the ice.
Date: 1/9/2009
The Colorado Division of Wildlife (DOW) will hold an angler roundtable from 6:30 - 8:30 PM on January 20 in the Hunter Education building at the Denver headquarters, 6060 Broadway, Denver.
Date: 1/8/2009
Shell Oil filed Dec. 30 for significant water rights in the Yampa River.
Date: 1/8/2009
Beginning in 2009, there is a $1 fee for an annual fishing license for Colorado residents over 64.
Date: 1/7/2009
Over the past 15 years, more than 4,700 individuals and families have donated their free time to assist the CDOW.
Date: 1/6/2009
Anglers will compete for $5,000 in cash prizes at the 12th Annual Wolford Mountain Reservoir Ice Fishing Tournament.
Date: 1/6/2009
Ice fishing has been excellent on Western Slope waters.
Date: 1/4/2009
This report concentrates on some of the tips and tricks that that may help you win some cash.
Date: 1/3/2009
CDOW Commissioners Ray and Bray will meet with the public in Gunnison Jan 14
Date: 1/2/2009
Resolutions come easily this time of year, and like most fishermen I know, I resolve to spend more time on the water in the coming year.
Date: 1/2/2009
In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the state's first park, Cherry Creek State Park, Governer Bill Ritter proclaims 2009 as the "Year of Colorado State Parks."