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.
The International Fly Tackle Dealer (IFTD) show will debut at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado during the 3rd quarter of 2010.
Commissioner Bob Streeter will hold a public meeting in Fort Collins to discuss the concerns of constituents and wildlife issues facing the plains
Fishing the Arkansas tailwater below Pueblo Dam can be a most rewarding and successful winter trip.
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.
Fishing this time of the year along the Arkansas provides plenty of an opportunity for solitude and plenty of fish.
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.
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.
Commissioner Mark Smith will host a public meeting in Gunnison at 6:30 p.m., Dec. 14 at the Gunnison Division of Wildlife office.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The state of Colorado offers special benefits for its military service members and veterans, including hunting and fishing license privleges.
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.
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.
Elkhead Reservoir, located in Craig, releases new hours.
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
The Colorado Division of Wildlife is giving you an opportunity to bag some salmon--and you don't even need to bait a hook.
The sport fish and wildlife restoration program, funded by fishing, hunting and boating manufacturers, provides money for wildlife projects.
Seasonal closures will remain in effect until inspections for invasive mussels and other aquatic nuisance species resume next spring.
Unprecedented Commitment to Original Content, Launch of Regional Bureaus and a Weekly News Show Highlight WFN's 2009-10 On-Air Schedule
WFN announced an agreement with Comcast for the distribution of WFN in both standard and high definition in Comcast markets.
Millions of dollars will go into trees, rivers and once-lush landscape charred by Colorado's largest wildfire
Improvements on the Arkansas River near the Hayden Ranch south of Leadville should allow for healthier fish growth.
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.
Show your support and volunteer at National Public Lands Day
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.
Colorado Division of Wildlife will provide state-certified watercraft inspection and decontamination services at its Grand Junction office
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.
Antero Reservoir’s north boat ramp will be closed for the rest of the boating season beginning Monday, Aug. 10.
New DOW webpage added to respond to anglers' questions about fishery management regarding kokanee salmon and trout at the reservoir.
Tonight at 6 p.m. we will scale releases from Ruedi Dam to the Fryingpan River back some more
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.
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.
Business Matters: Locals Find More Than Just Bait at Bennett’s Tackle
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
Thanks to the generosity of Colorado Trout Unlimited chapters two students attend TU's fishing camp
Colorado Wildlife Commission will hold its workshop June 11th in
Through the DOW's Wildlife Habitat Protection Program, up to $15 million is available for conservation easements or fee title purchases.
A Habitat Stamp is no longer required to enter State Wildlife Areas.
"Colorado's Free Fishing Days" are June 6-7, no license needed.
Weather is effecting C-BT water movements.
High winds force campground closures.
All boats launched at John Martin Reservoir must be inspected for aquatic nuisance species (ANS).
A second boat ramp will be open over Memorial Day weekend.
Addtional water will help ensure the long-term storage needs for fishing at John Martin.
The new passport program allows visitors to log visits to the 42 state parks.
There will be boat inspections at 27 Colorado State Parks that have trailered boating in 2009.
Fish for the first full weekend in June.
Coordinated releases from a series of Upper Colorado River Basin reservoirs began 5/14/09.
No fisherman access from May 20, 8 p.m., until Friday, May 23, 7 a.m.
Water coming into Arkansas River basin seen as a negative by Roaring Fork folks
The theme of the 2009 National Safe Boating Week is “Wear It!” to promote the use of life jackets.
Cherry Creek State Park detected mussels on a 34 -foot motorboat from Arizona.
Come out and meet Talon, the red-tailed hawk, Colorado State Parks' boating safely mascot on May 17.
Book a boat in camp site at Horsetooth Reservoir for summer fun.
Everyone is invited to participate in the Arkansas River Cleanup.
Boat inspectors found mussels on three vessels before they entered Lake Pueblo.
Boaters should anticipate being inspected this year.
It's not fast and furious, but anglers are picking up fish.
Trinidad Lake State Park will host a boating safety review session Saturday, May 16 at 1 p.m. at the park’s visitor center.
This is a great time of year to enjoy early-season recreational fun at Vega Reservoir.
Things are happening fast and will continue changing at a rapid pace.
The ANS inspections will resume on April 25 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., seven days a week.
Outdoor Heritage Day is free and will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 25 at Riverbend Park in Palisade.
There may be a few days left for ice fishing if you're a hard-core fanatic.
Wildlife Commissioner Bob Streeter is holding public meeting in Yuma and Wray the end of April.
Colorado Division of Wildlife will host Aquatic Nuisance Species trainings and workshops in April and May.
The Delaney Lakes do have some fishable open water.
Division of Wildlife staff toupdate the Commission on the big game modeling process.
All commercial fishing outfitters who are guiding clients on State Wildlife Areas must be permitted with the Colorado Division of Wildlife.
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
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.
Effective April 15, 2009, the Larimer County Department of Natural Resources will institute boating hours and vessel inspections at Horsetooth Reservoir and Carter Lake.
The Larimer County Parks Advisory Board will meet on Tuesday, April 14, 2009 to discuss Big Thompson River parcels and other items.
All three Delaney Lakes have at least some fishable open water.
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.
Additional boat inspection measures have been added in 2009 to keep Lake Pueblo State Park open to boating.
Spinney opens to shore fishing and hand-carried boats on Friday, March 27.
Anglers can look forward to another good season of rainbow trout fishing.
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.
The SDS is a non-federal water delivery pipeline that would run from Pueblo Reservoir to Colorado Springs, Colo.
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.
Although still fishable, area lake ice is becoming slightly honeycombed with 2 inches of slush in some surfaces.
The Colorado Division of Wildlife has lifted shoreline use closures early this year to accommodate fishers.
The Colorado Division of Wildlife invites local anglers to participate in "Angler Roundtable" meetings throughout northeastern Colorado this spring.
Annual spring fishing closures are in effect March 15 through May 15 for Glenwood Springs areas.
Boat inspection hours have been set for 2009 on Carter and Horsetooth Reservoirs.
The issue of providing recreation at Lake Nighthorse is gaining no ground, and the economic downturn is making progress even more problematic.
This year, at least if things continue, we may be in for an average spring arrival.
The ice on Lake John is still 20 inches thick with the Delaneys just slightly less.
Draft regulations to prohibit boats at State Wildlife Areas on the South Platte River between Greeley will be considered.
Big Thompson River Properties open comment period.
A four-way partnership has resulted in a perpetual conservation easement of important wildlife habitat and scenic open space in Lake County.
It took three of them, but Gary, Beth, and Dick had tag-teamed one nice fish.
Rifle Gap Reservoir, Elkhead Reservoir, Juniata Reservoir, Catamount Lake and Lake Granby named in latest State mercury advisory announcement.
The boat ramp at Barr Lake State Park will open on March 1.
Chris Russell, from the fishing equipment maker Eagle Claw, will demonstrate ice fishing equipment and explain ice fishing techniques.
A 51 year old Denver resident eported that she was attacked by three coyotes.
New regulations for boat inspections and decontamination will go into effect April 1
The Colorado Division of Wildlife (DOW) invites local anglers to participate in "Angler Roundtable" meetings throughout southeastern Colorado this spring.
Normally ice fishing is slowest during this time of year, however those in the know at present are doing quite well.
“Good ice” is eagerly awaited among winter fishermen.
Three options have been proposed to address the concerns of both fishermen and property owners.
Although not fast and furious, many coldfooters are satisfied with the bite.
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.
Fishers should attend this public meeting to learn more on Larimer Counties proposed boat inspection plan for 2009.
February will test the skill and patience of ice fishermen.
Rifle, Colorado family’s children have ice fishing down
Winter weather leads to favorable conditions all over
Pueblo ice-fishing enthusiasts must pack up their gear and head south, west or north to enjoy their chilly sport.
Ice fishing can be fine family fun.
The 12th Annual Wolford Mountain Reservoir Ice Fishing Contest is fast approaching.
Delaney Butte Lakes Ice Fishing Contest is Saturday February 7th
The Larimer County Natural Resources Department will conduct slash pile burns over the next few weeks at Carter Lake.
Debate centers on fishing access.
It's getting to the time of the season when you may have to work a little harder when the fish won't cooperate.
Many waterways in Colorado will be subject to pre-entry inspections for all trailered watercraft this year.
The numbers look a lot like 2008, which set records in some parts of the state.
Need a parks pass? Forty-eight hours of volunteer time will earn you one.
Special equipment required when communing or fishing on the ice.
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.
Shell Oil filed Dec. 30 for significant water rights in the Yampa River.
Beginning in 2009, there is a $1 fee for an annual fishing license for Colorado residents over 64.
Over the past 15 years, more than 4,700 individuals and families have donated their free time to assist the CDOW.
Anglers will compete for $5,000 in cash prizes at the 12th Annual Wolford Mountain Reservoir Ice Fishing Tournament.
Ice fishing has been excellent on Western Slope waters.
This report concentrates on some of
the tips and tricks that that may help you win some cash.
CDOW Commissioners Ray and Bray will meet with the public in Gunnison Jan 14
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.
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."