To safely enjoy winter outdoor recreation adventures on the ice, here are a few basic safety rules to follow.
Anglers need to be aware that fishing access from the marina boat ramp will be closed.
Santa Claus visited North Park
Following Christmas, the Bureau of Reclamation will begin bringing water back through the east slope of the C-BT system.
Anti-fishing groups have again petitioned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to regulate the manufacture and sale of lead fishing tackle. The sportfishing industry has responded with the introduction of the Hunting, Fishing and Recreational Shooting Sports Protection Act.
The Bureau of Reclamation increased the releases from Green Mountain from 200 cfs to 300 cfs.
After two years away from competitive fishing, Clay Dyer will restart his angling career on the 2012 Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Southern Open circuit.
The 2012 College Classic will be in conjunction with the Feb. 24-26 Bassmaster Classic, the world championship of bass fishing.
Waterton Canyon will reopen March 1, 2012, weather-permitting.
For Christmas Day only, December 25, 2011, all boat ramps will be closed at Carter Lake and Horsetooth Reservoir.
Action has been excellent at Lake John and surrounding waters.
Fishery Science Improvement Act offers reasonable and tightly targeted solution as December 31, legal deadline looms
Turn Your 2011 Memories into Contest Winners
Colorado Parks and Wildlife law enforcement officers checked nearly 180 vehicles and issued 22 citations during a wildlife check station on Interstate 70 in November. It was the first wildlife check station conducted on a major Colorado interstate in nearly 20 years
Thirsty Thurston Reservoir got a much needed drink of water thanks to a partnership between Colorado Parks and Wildlife, the Fort Lyon Canal Company and Colorado Springs Utilities
For the competitors in the 2012 Bassmaster Classic, it’s now hands-off and boats-off the Red River.
Which stories rank as the best stories of 2011 is always debatable, but these are among the best.
An African native commonly called the tiger fish now ranks as the No. 2 gamefish for both Fred Roumbanis and Derek Remitz.
Washington Gas Light Company has agreed to begin clean up of a polluted area along the Anacostia River in Southeast Washington.
A 12/9/11 report by the EPA underscores the importance of increased caution and transparency in chemical disclosure when it comes to energy development .
Eleven Mile State Park hosts the 2012 Denver Sports Column Colorsado Classic Ice Fishing Tournament.
Two rare minnows are once again swimming in the Arkansas River thanks to pioneering research efforts at the John Mumma Native Aquatic Species Restoration Facility.
Ice fishermen this weekend are in all the popular hot spots.
The U.S. Forest Service announced today the publication of its first ever national-level direction on the management of invasive species across aquatic and terrestrial areas of the National Forest System.
Sportfishing community calls for the dismissal of unwarranted petition for a national ban on lead fishing tackle
Colorado Parks and Wildlife collected 11 million eggs from kokanee salmon running out of Blue Mesa Reservoir this fall, a record harvest.
The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission Thursday approved three new Colorado Natural Areas, located in San Miguel, La Plata and Yuma Counties.
A new federal policy proposed today will help clarify which species or populations of species are eligible for protection under the Endangered Species Act
A new federal report on the environmental impacts of a plan to expand the Windy Gap water diversion project in Colorado falls short of recommending what’s needed to protect the fragile Upper Colorado River, according to Trout Unlimited.
The Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area (AHRA) invites the public of all ages to its annual Holiday Open House on Friday, Dec. 16
The stumps and shifting sandbars of the Red River have Bassmaster Classic qualifiers weighing the pros and cons of glass vs. metal.
Keep your eye on Stephen Browning of Hot Springs, Ark., in the Feb. 24-26 Bassmaster Classic.
At the invitation of their sponsor El Grande Lures, two Bassmaster Elite Series pros are in South Africa on a 10-day trek that is part safari and part fishing trip.
Dick’s Sporting Goods has signed on to be the presenting sponsor for the 2012 Bassmaster Classic Outdoors Expo in February.
The entrance road to the Fruita Section of the James M. Robb-Colorado River State Park will be closed from Dec. 12, 2011 through Dec. 15, 2011.
Jackson Lake State Park will host its Annual Holiday Open House on two Saturdays, Dec. 10 and Dec. 17,
Ice fishing season is in full swing will waters sporting a six inch cap.
The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission is expected to approve three new State Natural Areas during its monthly meeting on Thursday Dec. 8 in Fort Collins.
Board voted to recommend Larimer County Commissioners follow staff recommendations on Big Thompson Properties
Nelson/Rubio Bill racing the clock to fix management problems in federal saltwater fisheries
The Final Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed Windy Gap Firming Project is now available on-line
Lathrop State Park will be closed from Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011 through March 14, 2012.
Trinidad Lake State Park will remove its dock and close the boat ramp for the winter on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011.
Get outside and try a new sport like ice fishing.
The Red River, fishery for the upcoming 2012 Bassmaster Classic, has hosted 10 other pro-level Bassmaster events since 2000.
In 2012, mars the 50th year of the Rebel brand. Part of the celebration is the Rebel Lures 50th Anniversary Boat Giveaway, a contest that will end with a drawing on Feb. 26 at the 2012 Bassmaster Classic.
Although the Elites came to Kyle Fox from an unexpected direction, he sees his five years in the minors as necessary for an angler who wants to become a well-rounded pro.
Recreators planning to visit the lower Blue River below Green Mountain Dam on Wednesday, November 30, should be aware of fluctuating flows.
Bring your family and friends to enjoy Barr Lake’s Holiday Open House and savor delicious holiday refreshments on Saturday, Dec. 3. It’s a day filled with something for everyone!
Winter's arrival does not have to mean fishing is over for the year—join the growing number of intrepid anglers who know one of the best season's for catching the big ones is upon us by attending a free ice fishing seminar.
Cherry Creek State Park will close to boating on Wednesday, Nov. 30, at 6 p.m. due to the seasonal closure of the aquatic nuisance species (ANS) vessel inspection stations.
Entrance Permits, for Larimer County parks and open spaces will be available for purchase on December 1, 2012
Spinney Mountain State Park officially closed for the season on Sunday, Nov. 27 after cold temperatures iced over the reservoir.
Thanksgiving Holiday weekend marks the official beginning of the ice fishing season in North Park.
North Park waters are capped with a thin layer of ice.
The Youth Ambassador program provides young adults, ages 18-24, with a unique opportunity to promote awareness of state parks through video blogs, written articles, photo essays, social media networking, and multi-media training.
As of November 30, 2011 Boyd Reservoir will be closed to all watercraft until March 1, 2012
Colorado Parks and Wildlife's new logo features a bighorn sheep perched over a rock-rimmed river below a classic Colorado skyline of snowcapped peaks.
Barrasso-Heller amendment would undermine Army Corps authority to enforce Clean Water Act, eroding water quality and diminishing valuable fish and wildlife habitat
Chatfield State Park will close to boating on Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 7 p.m. due to the onset of winter and the seasonal closure of the aquatic nuisance species (ANS) vessel inspection stations. All waters in the park will be closed to both motorized and non-motorized watercraft.
ving into the weekend the Bureau of Reclamation is making several operational changes taking place across the Colorado-Big Thompson Project on the east slope.
The Bureau of Reclamation will reduce the releases from Green Mountain Dam to the Lower Blue River from 300 to 200 cfs.
Boaters should keep in mind that winter boating hours are weekends only at Horsetooth and Carter Reservoirs.
Anglers are registering for the 2012 season of the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Open circuit, through which event winners can earn a berth in the 2013 Bassmaster Classic.
When the final qualifier for the 2012 Bassmaster Classic was determined last weekend, the field was set at 49 anglers from five circuits and 22 states.
Commissioners honored Bonny Lake State Park Manager Bob Shade, who has been responsible for operations at the eastern plains recreational oasis for most of the past 25 years
Beauty Mountain in California, the San Juan Islands of Washington, and Castle Peak in Colorado are among 18 backcountry areas in nine states that Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar highlighted as deserving protection.
Historic measures are adopted to curtail harvest of critical forage fish after decades of intensive commercial fishing
Salmon bounty a testament to the region's habitat and careful management
Sportsmen Ride Right looks for a solution at Middle Mountain
FLW Outdoors announced today that Ranger Boats has signed a multi-year contract extension as the exclusive boat sponsor of FLW Outdoors and their premier tournament trail
B.A.S.S., and the Tulsa Sports Commission announced today its selection of Grand Lake O’ the Cherokees and the Tulsa metro region as the site and host of the 2013 Bassmaster Classic
Construction to replace a leaking headgate at Saratoga Lake is now underway. The work is required to comply and slated to be completed by Janurary 2012.
Late fall is one of the best times to pursue Cutt-slam certificates in Wyoming.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s boat inspectors made more than 420,000 boat inspections for aquatic nuisance species (ANS) in 2011.
Colorado Accepting Youth Ambassador Applications for 2012 Program
Jamie Horton, the reigning B.A.S.S. Federation Nation champion as of last Saturday, contends that the coaching of Nick Saban changed his luck and life.
Mining a miniscule area made Alabama’s Jamie Horton a champion for the second time on the Ouachita River.
Graves blew away the field on Bayou DeSiard in Monroe, La. 2011 Bassmaster Junior World Championship
After catching another limit, Jamie Horton is in position to win again on the Ouachita River as he leads the B.A.S.S. Federation Nation Championship
The Parks and Wildlife Commision will consider final approval of several regulation changes.
Daylight savings time ends tonight, and brings a higher risk of being involved in wildlife-related accidents.
The fisheries program of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, in association with state agencies and other conservation organizations, contributes $3.6 billion to the nation’s economy and supports 68,000 jobs across the country.
This coming Sunday afternoon, Kyle Busch will travel around Texas Motor Speedway in his No. 18 Toyota Camry at roughly 140 mph.
Horton went all out in catching the leading weight on day one.
Strategic alliance advances Stewardship Ethic in bass fishing
The Parks and Wildlife Commission will consider adoption of a number of rule changes to both fishing and hunting regulations.
Public comment, staff recommendations, and Board recommendations for the Big Thompson flood parcels, areas 3 and 17 are on the agenda.
Registration for anglers wishing to compete in the 2012 Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Opens will take place during the month of November.
Casey Scanlon of Lenexa, Kan., has been offered a berth in the 2012 Bassmaster Elite Series.
When B.A.S.S. Junior World Championship qualifier Trevor Ladner says his friends believe he fishes too much, he knows that’s saying something.
The angers in the 2011 B.A.S.S Federation National Championship come from all walks of life.
The boat ramps at Stagecoach State Park closed for the season on Monday, Oct. 31.
Grand County, Denver Water, CDOT and others minimize impacts from winter driving.
The Bureau is now sending about 340 cfs down the Big T from the dam.
The ramping down of releases from Green Mountain Reservoir that started last week continued through the weekend and into today.
Barr Lake closes to all watercraft November, 1, 2011
Park officials shun stakeholders and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission by proposing large marine reserves
Releases to the Blue River from Green Mountain are dropping.
Releases to the Big Thompson have been increased to approximately 300 cfs.
The boat ramps at Rifle Gap and Harvey Gap State Parks will be closed to trailered watercraft starting Tuesday, Nov. 1
the boat ramps at Lathrop State Park will close for boating on Tuesday, Nov. 1.
The boat ramps at Eleven Mile and Spinney Mountain State Parks will close for the season at the end of the day on Monday, Oct. 31.
Like son, like father: Boyd Golightly is following in his son’s footsteps.
The reservoir will close to all boating on Nov. 1.
The boat ramp at Ridgway State Park will close for boating on Tuesday, Nov, 1.
10th Circuit Court overturns lower courts, maintaining 2001 rule
Sens. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.,) Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska,) and Mark Begich (D-Alaska) have introduced legislation directing government scientists to determine the scope and cause of the outbreak of infectious salmon anemia that has devastated salmon farms in Chile.
Kevin Short kept plugging away each day and saved his best performance for last to win the season finale Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Central Open at Table Rock Lake.
Chris Zaldain of San Jose, Calif., led the list of five anglers who qualified Saturday to move up in 2012 into the top tier of competition, the Bassmaster Elite Series, through the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Central Open circuit.
Tommy Martin is spinning some of that old magic that has made him a 19-time Bassmaster Classic qualifier.
Janet Parker fell out of contention Friday for a Bassmaster Elite Series berth in 2012.
Janet Parker did not forget her lucky charms this week in her attempt to qualify for the Bassmaster Elite Series via the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Central Open circuit.
Fishing was tough enough before Mother Nature threw a curve for the opening pitch of the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Central Open today at Table Rock Lake.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife will close the boat ramp at Tarryall Reservoir State Wildlife Area in South Park on Thursday Oct. 27 instead of October 31.
Annual survey shows Ambassadors outperform non-Ambassadors in all areas measured
Miller could earn an Elite Series invitation if he does well at this week’s season finale on Table Rock Lake, Oct. 20-22 out of Branson, Mo.
Current happenings on the eastern side of the Colorado-Big Thompson Water Project.
The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission honored the legacy of local rancher John Fetcher.
Reduced demands for water have resulted in lower releases to the Lower Blue River.
Releases from Ruedi Reservoir are being ramped down.
Lake Pueblo State Park will begin winter operations on Sunday, Oct. 16. With its popular reservoir and campgrounds, the park remains open for year-round use, but with some limitations during the winter season. Throughout the winter, the mandatory boat inspection program will remain in effect.
The lower Blue River will see the flow reduced to around 750 cfs by days end.
Releases to the Frying Pan River are being scaled back.
Colinda de Groen's video is a national finalist.
Many gathered Saturday morning to honor former wildlife officer Bob Terrell, as Colorado Parks and Wildlife dedicated the former Koziel boat launch to his memory.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commissioners will finalize recommendations regarding the new agency's mission statement and the composition of the merged board during its October meeting in Steamboat Springs.
Pueblo State Park remains open for year-round use, but with some limitations during the winter season.
Fletcher Shryock was discouraged at the start Bassmaster Open season he considered quitting.
who want to be a Marshal in a 2012 Bassmaster Elite Series event can sign on as early as Oct. 10
As the first woman with a rock-solid chance at qualifying for the Bassmaster Elite Series, Janet Parker is garnering a lot of attention
Some campsites will be closed mid-October for the season, and the lake will close to boating December first.
Public comment welcome on Big Thompson properties at October meeting.
CPW thanks anglers for their help and cooperation during a temporary public fish salvage authorized by fishery managers.
Cherry Creek State Park changed to fall season hours at the East and West Boat Ramps beginning October first.
Fishing remains excellent, with rumors of sore arms from landing fish.
Bonny Lake will likely be completely drained over the next two months.
Anglers should be aware releases to the Blue Rivew are likely through the weekend.
Calls for water along the 15 Mile Reach of critical habitat for the endangered fish are up.
Releases from Oly Dam have been increased to meet downstream demands.
Crawford State Park and Sweitzer Lake State Park close for trailered boat launching on Friday, Sept, 30 due to budget reductions.
Will gamefish spawn on a suspended, artificial platform?
Newly qualified for the 2012 Elite Series corps are Michael Simonton, Derek Remitz , Charlie Hartley, Kyle A. Fox, and Fletcher Shryock.
FishExplorer.com has launched for California anglers.
Releases from Green Mountain Dam were increased by 50 cfs today.
Rifle Gap and Harvey Gap State Parks will change the boat inspection hours on Saturday, Oct. 1 to coincide with the shorter daylight hours
North Sterling State Park will close to boating on Friday, Sept. 30, 2011
Eaxciting fishing programs will have a new home as Tightline Tuesday comes to the Pursuit Channel in January 2012.
Fishing has been outstanding since the reclamation efforts earlier in the year.
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He rode a hot frog bite all three days and backed it up with a prototype flipping bait to sack 51-2, more than 2 pounds ahead of runner-up Michael Simonton
The Bureau of Reclamation is hosting two public open houses to introduce and collect comments on a draft Environmental Assessment related to releases from Ruedi and Granby reservoirs.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife biologists have begun salvaging sport fish from Bonny Reservoir in Yuma County in preparation for the draining of the lake over the next two months
B.A.S.S. LLC announced the 2012 schedule today for a three-division Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Open circuit that will hit nine bass fisheries in nine different states.
Anglers had no problem filling out limits on Day One of the third and final Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Northern Open on Oneida Lake in central New York.
The 2010 B.A.S.S. Federation Nation Championship winner told B.A.S.S. officials late last week that he’s decided to step aside in 2011 and not defend his title.
To provide water to critical habitat for endangered fish in the Colorado River releases from Green Mountain Reservoir have been increased.
Volunteers will help clean up litter from the shorelines, vacant camp sites, and trails on Saturday 24, 2011.
The 3 rd Annual - America Cup International Fly Fishing Tournament results are in.
he lake will close to all water activities, including swimming and boating, on Sept. 30 and the water will become a resting place for waterfowl migrating through the area or spending the winter at the park.
Ramp hours have changed for Carter and Horsetooth for the remainder of the season
Since the reclamation, fishing has been good for the recently stocked fish.
Salvage fishing regulations are now in effect at Dumont Lake near Hot Sulphur Springs.
Poudre River may see some adverse impacts to water quality during Seaman Reseroir maintenance project.
The America Cup International Fly Fishing Tournament Friday and Saturday sessions will be held at Sylvan State Park September 15 and 16, 2011.
Carter Reservoir should see its levels increase and Horsetooth will see a continued drop in water levels over the next few weeks.
September 24 Barr Lake State Park will be hosting a volunteer event to help with general park clean up.
Since the reclamation fishing has be good at Lake John
Elkhead Reservoir boat ramp closes Oct 2, 2011.
Youth are invited to join in the activities at Ramah State Wildlife Area on September 24, 2011.
Draft regulations allowing archery as a means of taking kokanee during snagging season will be reviewed at the September meeting
Colorado Parks and Wildlife is taking applications for wildlife managers.
Boat inspection hours change October 1, 2011.
Aurora Marine and Great Lakes Marine are presenting the 12th Annual Serious Fishermen Team Pike Tournament at Elevenmile Reservoir.
Have you ever wanted to try your hand at fishing, canoeing, or shooting? Then this event is for you.
Parks board members to take public comment on Big Thompson Parcels along with other items.
Larimer County is hosting an open house for public input to proposed parking addtions at Carter Lake
Boaters should make a note of the new inspection hours at Harvey Gap and Rifle Gap State Parks.
Anglers from across North America will literally be fishing around the clock starting 7 p.m. Friday September 9. Finishing the same hour September 10.
Legislation directs federal agencies to include fishing and hunting in their multi-use land management plans
If you're a western slope fly tyer or a tyer looking for an excuse to visit the Gunnison River and help out get a few kids excited about fishing, here's your opportunity.
TU and the City of Fort Collins is teaming up to do trail work at Gateway Park in Poudre Canyon.
Flows from Ruedie to the Fryingpan River are increasing to 312 cfs.
Yampa River State Park will be hosting a program for all ages to educate the public on “outdoor ethics.” The program is called “Leave No Trace” and will be presented by the Colorado Tour Team, which advocates preservation and protection of our outdoor recreational areas. The program will be held for Saturday, Sept. 10, at 7 p.m.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife will dedicate the Cline Ranch State Wildlife Area in South Park on Saturday, Sept. 17th at 10 a.m. in Como.
New boat inspection hours change September 7, 2011
Saturday's Labor Day weekend opener was a huge success.
Flows on the Arkansas River are subsiding to late summer levels, offering great angling opportunities.
Lake John opens to fishing Saturday, September 3, 2011
Denver Water finishing upgrade of valve system installed in 1905
Colorado Parks and Wildlife is reminding Kokanee anglers and snaggers that Cheesman Reservoir is closed to all fishing through April 2012. The reservoir remains closed due to Denver Water's continued work on the dam.
Kokanee enthusiasts can pursue their favorite fish at the following waters in the interim:
Outside magazine selected the Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area (AHRA) as one of the top five state parks in the nation.
The South Platte River pedestrian bridge is once again open to pedestrian, bicycle, and equestrian use.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife has completed a reclamation project at Lake John, setting the stage for a rejuvenated fishery that will be open for angling in early September. Lake John is located northwest of Walden along CO Road 7A.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife has completed a reclamation project at Lake John, setting the stage for a rejuvenated fishery that will be open for angling in early September. Lake John is located northwest of Walden along CO Road 7A.
Over $3.4 million is going to support 84 fish habitat projects in 38 states across the nation under the National Fish Habitat Action Plan (NFHAP).
Lake John is being stocked, but has not yet been opened to fishing.
US Fish and Wildlife is calling for water for endangered fish habitat.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife biologists recently confirmed the presence of two invasive species, New Zealand mud snails (NZMS) and a plant called Eurasian water milfoil (EWM) in Eleven Mile Reservoir. NZMS primarily feed on algae and aquatic plants, and can crowd out other desired fish and invertebrate species. EWM is an aggressive aquatic plant that out competes native plants and can form large strands on the surface of the water, which can entangle motors and degrade the quality of recreation
The first phase of a native Colorado cutthroat trout restoration project at Woods Lake will take place from Sept. 6-12, Colorado Parks and Wildlife has announced
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If water test prove positive, Lake John could have fish once again by week's end.
The hours for boat inspections at Jackson Lake State Park will change on Monday Aug. 29. The new hours will be Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the inspection hours will be 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 5, the inspection station will be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day through Oct. 31.
Wildlife monitoring crews have recently confirmed that two invasive species - New Zealand mudsnails and an aquatic invasive weed, Eurasian watermilfoil - have been found at Eleven Mile Reservoir, according to an Aug. 12 press release from Colorado Parks and Wildlife.
Wildlife officers are warning campers on Glade Park in western Colorado about increasing bear activity. Because of that activity and a recommendation from Colorado Parks and Wildlife, the Bureau of Land Management has closed the popular Mud Springs campground until Friday, Sept. 2. The closure comes after several campers reported seeing bears that showed little fear of people. Those bears were reportedly entering campsites, raiding trash and coolers, and frightening some campers.
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Lake Agnes Trail in the State Forest State Park will receive a much needed overhaul the wee,end of August 20 and 21, 2011.
Native cutthroat trout could see 58 percent decline in suitable habitat
Reclamation work at Lake John proceeding as planned.
Officials with Colorado Parks and Wildlife are continuing efforts to educate boaters, anglers and other recreationists about the need to clean, drain and dry boats, waders and other equipment when using Colorado waters.
Continuing drops in inflows to Ruedi Reservoir have resulted in a drop of outflows to match.
Merger and budget updates will be given to the Colorado Parks adn Wildlife Commission meeting August 18, 2011 at The Inn of the Rio Grande at 333 Santa Fe Avenue in Alamosa.
Flows to the Blue River are being dropped to around 750 cfs.
Due to only generating power with one unit at Flatiron, Pinewood has not received as much water as years past.
Releases from Green Mountain Reservoir have been dropping.
GRANBY, Colo. - The Hot Sulphur Springs office of Colorado Parks and Wildlife is inviting kids who are 12 and under to come to a free fishing clinic to be held at the Kaibab Kids Fishing Pond in Granby, Aug. 19 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Great summer fishing is also the time for possible severe thunderstorms, complete with lightning and heavy rain.
As inflows to Ruedi Reservoir continue to drop off, the Bureau of Reclamation continues to match outflow to
Terry Grosz, a retired U.S. Fish and Wildlife law enforcement officer and author of several exciting books, will be at Vega State Park the weekend of Aug. 13-14
Lake John is closed for the season to reclamation work.
Water tests on the swim beach on Wednesday, Aug. 3, found that E. coli bacteria levels were well within the allowable standards
Mike Collins, Fryingpan-Arkansas Project Area Manager will be collecting comments on Public Law 111-11 which has to do with revenues from excess capacity contracting on the Fryingpan-Arkansas Project.
Simms Fishing Products announces a series of strategic partnerships and sponsorships of organizations and anglers in the world of competitive fishing.
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Chatfield State Park’s swim beach was temporarily closed Wednesday because routine water quality tests, performed to meet Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment requirements, contained a higher than allowable bacteria level.
A quick update on Colorado-Big Thompson dams releases.
Part of the August meeting will be devoted to discussion on the disposition of Big Thompson properties.
The purpose of the meeting is to collect perspectives on developing market rate pricing criteria for excess capacity contracts utilizing Fryingpan-Arkansas Project facilities.
Bipartisan amendment removes rider from appropriations bill.
KeepAmericaFishing is the fastest growing online angler community dedicated to keeping our nation’s waters open, healthy and abundant with fish
Volunteers are needed to assist US Fish and Wildlife Service in surveying the upper reaches of the Poudre River in Rocky Mountain National Park.
Time is running short to take advantage of no limits at Lake John, but anglers should have realistic expectations of catch rates.
Releases to the Frying Pan are a little over 200 cfs at this time.
The Larimer County Small Grants program offers an excellent opportunity for an individual or organization to make a diffence with potential funding for fishing habitat improvement projects.
A public meeting will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 2, at the visitor center at Bonny Lake State Park about the future of the park and its facilities.
Barr Lake State Park partners with the American Canoe Association to teach the basic skills for paddling the scenic waters at the park.
Chatfield State Park's swim beach was temporarily closed Wednesday because routine water quality tests contained higher than allowable bacteria levels.
Admission is free at all 42 Colorado State Parks on Monday, Aug. 1.
oin Cherry Creek State Park's celebration of Lake Appreciation Day on Saturday, July 30 for a day of fun in the sun!
Lillard and Clark Construction Company Inc. of Denver has been contracted to replace the Pole Hill Canal on the Colorado-Big Thompson Project
Two weeks left before the August 9th reclamation.
The swim beach at Chatfield State Park was temporarily closed Wednesday, July 20.
High water has closed some boat-in campsites
Families new to wildlife recreation are invited to the Colorado Parks and Wildlife North Denver office to take their First Shot! Officer Tim Woodward, district wildlife manager for the metro area will teach novice shooters and anglers how to get the most out of the outdoors
Frying Pan should be far more fishable with flows around 300 cfs
Releases to the Blue River from Green Mountain to drop to 2,550 cfs.
Even with dropping levels and high harvest Lake John continues to fish well.
H.R. 2018 puts nation’s waters, fish and wildlife at risk.
Pure Fishing, Inc. named overall “Best of Show” winner at the ICAST 2011 New Product Showcase
Note from Bureau of Reclamation
Fishing line discarded along waterways can harm animals, and Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials urge anglers to dispose of line properly.
Recent testing has confirmed the ongoing presence of quagga mussel veligers at the reservoir at Lake Pueblo State Park. Although no fully developed mussels have been found at the reservoir, the presence of veligers, the microscopic offspring of adult mussels, does indicate that mussel reproduction is occurring.
Bridge work has trail to Seaman Reservoir closed through July 15, 2011
Current releases for Green Mountain and Ruedi Reservoirs. Both the Blue River and Frying Pan flows remain high.
Rookie anglers interested in learning some basics about the art of fly fishing are encouraged to attend the Fly Fishing 101 seminar to be held in the Colorado Parks and Wildlife office in Grand Junction, July 19.
Water levels continue to drop slowly at Lake John
Ruedi is near full and with current rains and runoff looks to spill over.
The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission Thursday discussed a range of issues related to the merger of the state's former parks and wildlife agencies to create the Colorado Division of Parks and Wildlife. The merger became effective July 1.
Recent rains have caused an increase in Blue River flows. As a result releases have been increased from Green Mountian Reservoir
With continued high infows into Green Mountain releases from Green Mountain will be increased to 2800 cfs
Women interested in learning the basics of fly and spin fishing, shotguns and proper firearm handling are invited to a women-only Cast 'N Blast seminar in Gypsum, Saturday, July 23. Designed for beginners, no experience or equipment is required and women from across the state are invited to attend. Scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m., the seminar will conclude mid-afternoon of the same day.
Women interested in learning the basics of fly-fishing, .22 pistols, shotguns and archery are invited to a women-only Cast, Blast 'N Twang seminar in Steamboat Springs on Saturday, August 6. Designed for beginners, no experience or equipment is required, and women from across the state are invited to attend. Scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m., the seminar will conclude mid-afternoon of the same day.
Women interested in learning the basics of fly-fishing, shotguns and archery are invited to a women-only Cast, Blast 'N Twang seminar in Grand Junction, Sunday, July 24. Designed for beginners, no experience or equipment is required, and women from across the state are invited to attend. The clinic begins at 8:30 a.m. and will conclude mid-afternoon of the same day
Colorado Parks and Wildlife has temporarily lifted all bag and possession limits at Lake John prior to the start of a reclamation project scheduled for this summer. Through August 8, anglers with a current fishing license can keep as many fish as they can catch using hook, line and conventional tackle at the North Park lake. Lake John is located northwest of Walden along CO Road 7A.
Dropping water levels makes for tougher boat launching, however, fishing continues to be good, even with increased harvest due to suspended limits.
Extra releases from Dillion are being passed through Green Mountain Reservoir
Inspectors at Colorado State Parks have checked more than 50,000 boats for aquatic nuisance species (ANS), including zebra and quagga mussels, this summer and found only two boats with mussels attached, indicating that the education program is working.
The inaugural meeting of the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Board will feature the election of officers for the board that will set regulations and policies for the new Colorado Division of Parks and Wildlife as well as a two-hour discussion about the merger of the former Colorado Division of Wildlife and Colorado State Parks.
The final results of the Full Moon Bass Tournament at Horsetooh Reservoir, June 18, 2011
A major initiative by the Colorado Division of Wildlife to restore the native Colorado River cutthroat trout to the San Juan mountains will begin this summer in the upper Hermosa Creek drainage about 35 miles north of Durango.
Yampa River State Park has re-opened river access throughout the park because flows in the Yampa River have dropped from the record setting run-off in the Yampa Valley
Shore fishers are seeing solid action.
With warm temperatures Ruedi releases continue to be increased.
The following are excerpts from the Kara Lamb concerning current Bureau of Reclamation activities
The Connected Lakes Section of the James M. Robb/Colorado River State Park has re-opened because the river’s water level has receded and the flooding has ended.
A native trout reclamation project by the Colorado Division of Wildlife will allow licensed anglers to keep all the brook and brown trout they catch from Woods Lake and upstream tributaries this summer.
The Larimer County Parks Advisory Board made three recommendations to the County Commissioners concerning the disposition of certain properties.
Releases have been dropped to 750 until minor maintenance is completed on a power generator.
Marine law enforcement officers from Colorado State Parks will participate in "Operation Dry Water" and will be out in force June 24 - 26 looking for boaters whose blood alcohol content exceeds the state limit of .08 %.
The Colorado Division of Wildlife is hosting an open house next Thursday in Montrose, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express.
To ensure public safety and to protect watercraft, the boat ramp at Sanchez Reservoir has been closed because of low water levels. The Colorado Division of Wildlife took the action because the water level is now below the boat ramp and using it is unsafe.
The Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area (AHRA) Thursday implemented the fire ban restrictions imposed by Fremont and Chaffee Counties, and the Bureau of Land Management. The restrictions ban all open fires within the AHRA at the designated recreation sites. Smoking is allowed only within an enclosed vehicle.
Rick Cables has been named the director of the newly created Colorado Division of Parks and Wildlife.
A new regulation requires that children under 13 years old wear a Type I, III, or V, U.S. Coastguard approved lifejacket while swimming in the Arkansas River within the Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area.
The Bureau of Reclamation is increasing their releases from Ruedi Reservoir.
Assistant hatchery manager Riley Morris will give a special presentation entitled “The Durango Fish Hatchery: Past and Present.” Riley will talk about the history of the hatchery and its present operations. He will also use pictures to discuss the fish of Navajo Lake. This fun power point presentation will also be held in the Visitor Center Conference Room
As part of an ongoing process the Larimer County Parks Board will consider staff recommendations on several Big Thompson River properties. Public comment will be accepted.
Changing conditions require the Bureau to make frequent adjustments in their operations.
Flooding Temporarily Closes Connect Lakes At James M. Robb/Colorado River State Park
The river has flooded both the road and pedestrian access to the park.
Gunnison River flows had reached their predicted 13,000 cfs peak on Tuesday morning when this photo was taken, and flows were expected to go higher. Based on the most current conditions Tuesday, a peak flow of 14,090 cfs was forecast for the day. Minor flooding in low areas was occurring.Gunnison River flows of 13,000 cfs (cubic feet per second) predicted at Delta midweek had already reached that level by Tuesday morning and were expected to continue rising. Minor flooding of low lying areas was
Colorado Division of Wildlife Commissioners unanimously approved the mitigation plans for proposed water plans.
Green Mountain Power Plant is back on-line and releases to the Blue are being inceased.
Due to high runoff this year, releases from Colorado River Reservoirs will not be necessary.
A beginner fly-fishing and shotgun seminar for women only in the Granby area on June 25 has been opened to women statewide
Come join Colorado State Parks at National Get Outdoors Day on Saturday, June 11, at City Park in Denver to design your very own state park with your favorite activities and facilities, meet Talon - the state parks’ tall and feathered boating safety mascot - and enjoy other fun activities
The latest report from Bill Willcox at Lake John Resort
CDOW commission to vote on the adequacy of plans to mitigate impacts on wildlife at June 9 meeting in Grand Junction.
The Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area (AHRA) is on the lookout for energetic and enthusiastic kids for a variety of programs throughout the summer
Carter Resevoir is near full and Horsetooth looks to fill past the normal level for this time of year.
The lake at San Luis State Park will not fill with water this spring because of low snowpack in the Sangre De Cristo mountain range. The decision to not fill the lake was made jointly by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Rio Grande Water Conservation District, Colorado Division of Water Resources, Colorado State Parks and the Colorado Division of Wildlife