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Date: 12/31/2012
Date: 12/28/2012
The 2013 Walmart BFL season opens with the first tournament of the year on Saturday, Jan. 5.
Date: 12/27/2012
High water levels open up lake
Date: 12/26/2012
The boat ramps at Horsetooth Reservoir and Carter Lake are now closed due to ice on the reservoirs.
Date: 12/24/2012
Oregon and Washington agree on plan to curtail commercial gill-netting for salmon
Date: 12/24/2012
If the family and friends are the reason you haven’t been able to relax, maybe a day or two of solitude whilst ice fishing atop one of North Parks many lakes will do the trick.
Date: 12/21/2012
Help improve fishing across the country with the best tool for cutting braided, mono and fluorocarbon fishing line!
Date: 12/21/2012
Legendary boat brand to launch Tournament and Apache series of aluminum boats
Date: 12/21/2012
The Bureau of Reclamation adjusted releases from Green Mountain Dam to the Lower Blue River again.
Date: 12/20/2012
FLW, the world’s premier tournament fishing organization, has announced that professional angler Mark Rose of West Memphis, Ark., will join the Walmart Fishing Team for the upcoming 2013 Walmart FLW Tour season.
Date: 12/20/2012
At many higher elevations, ice has started to cover the reservoirs, rivers and ponds, attracting visitors to ice fish, ice skate, ice sail and enjoy other winter activities outdoors.
Date: 12/20/2012
Releases to Blue River bumped to 150 cfs.
Date: 12/20/2012
Even though it's winter on the plains, thanks to a cooperative fishing project the citizens of Hudson are already looking forward to the fishing season.
Date: 12/20/2012
Colorado Parks and Wildlife biologists continue to work aggressively to restore the kokanee salmon population at Blue Mesa Reservoir, but much more needs to be done before the fishery is considered to be in balance again.
Date: 12/17/2012
The ice is finally here to stay on North Park sagebrush lakes.
Date: 12/14/2012
The Bureau of Reclamation is finishing up our annual maintenance on the east slope of the Colorado-Big Thompson Project.
Date: 12/12/2012
Program open to both FLW- and ACA-affiliated college bass anglers
Date: 12/12/2012
On Thursday December 13th the Future Fisherman Foundation will offer a “Second Chance Auction” on the items that didn't sell, plus a few more and give another chance for those who missed the annual event held just before Thanksgiving.
Date: 12/12/2012
North Park Waters are capped
Date: 12/10/2012
Ice and open water conditions changing daily at this time.
Date: 12/9/2012
The Eagle River Preserve (ERP) is officially closed to vehicles for the winter season to allow wildlife to utilize the area as a winter habitat. Pedestrian access is still available from the Hwy. 6 and northeast gates.
Date: 12/9/2012
Limited time in the U.S. Senate further stalls the Sportsmen’s Act
Date: 12/5/2012
Barr Lake State Park will host an ice fishing workshop on Dec. 15, 2012. The workshop will be held at the Nature Center from 10 a.m. to noon.
Date: 12/5/2012
Spinney Mountain State Park officially closed for the season on Tuesday, Dec. 4 after the reservoir iced over. The park will reopen in the spring when the ice melts.
Date: 11/30/2012
The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission will receive an update on plans for Cheyenne Mountain State Park when the Commission meets in Colorado Springs on Thursday, Dec. 6 and Friday, Dec. 7.
Date: 11/30/2012
Take Me Fishing Awards Available to 10 Community-Based Youth-Led Projects
Date: 11/30/2012
Chatfield State Park will close to boating on Saturday, Dec. 1.
Date: 11/29/2012
Fishing Championship presented by Cabela's will be returning to Florence, AL for the next five years and details for the 8th annual event are taking shape.
Date: 11/28/2012
Colorado Parks and Wildlife is currently proceeding with phase two of a fishery and wetland rehabilitation project at Gypsum Ponds State Wildlife Area, and is asking for the public’s patience as the work will temporarily limit public access to the popular fishing spot.
Date: 11/28/2012
Planned Boating Access Hours for December, 2012:
Date: 11/28/2012
Starting Dec. 1, 2012, the boat ramp at Trinidad Lake State Park will close for the winter and will reopen March 1, 2013, weather permitting.
Date: 11/28/2012
Barr Lake State Park will host an ice fishing workshop on Dec. 15, 2012.
Date: 11/28/2012
The Bass Federation, (TBF) announced today the Caddo Parish Commission and the Shreveport-Bossier Sports
Date: 11/27/2012
A cooperative agreement among water users in the San Luis Valley this summer helped assure that water was delivered to agricultural producers and domestic users, and that river and stream flows were maintained for the benefit of wildlife and recreationists.
Date: 11/26/2012
This has been a very tough year trying to guess when the hard water season is going to start.
Date: 11/21/2012
The lack of mid-night breezes along with single-digit temperatures had finally brought the first ice of the upcoming season.
Date: 11/21/2012
The 2013 Larimer County Department of Natural Resources' Annual Entrance permits will be available for purchase on December 3, 2012.
Date: 11/20/2012
Colorado Parks and Wildlife has started work on a construction project to install a long-sought fish screen in Rifle Creek and officials say it will be complete and operational by spring of 2013.
Date: 11/20/2012
Cabela's, The World's Foremost Outfitter, has expanded their sponsorship of the Association of Collegiate Anglers (ACA) to include the Collegiate Bass Fishing Series.
Date: 11/20/2012
Colorado Parks and Wildlife has determined that the fish kill at North Sterling this past September was not as significant as previously believed.
Date: 11/20/2012
Once-in-a-lifetime trip culminates with $2,000 first place prize
Date: 11/18/2012
The Bass Federation (TBF), the national leader in NO cost or low cost tournament fees, announced today the dates and locations of the seven 2013 No Entry Fee Division Championships.
Date: 11/13/2012
FLW has announced FLW College Fishing entry dates and format changes for the 2013 season.
Date: 11/13/2012
The release from Green Mountain Dam to the Lower Blue River is about 130 cfs.
Date: 11/9/2012
If you've been watching the Fryingpan River today, you probably noticed that it dropped just a few cfs. .
Date: 11/9/2012
The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission gave final approval to fishing regulations for the 2013 fishing season at the Commission's November meeting.
Date: 11/8/2012
Barr Lake State Park salutes our veterans on Monday, Nov. 12, with FREE park admission
Date: 11/8/2012
Winners from FLW College, BoatUS Collegiate Championships will compete Nov. 17
Date: 11/8/2012
Regular meeting and adgenda.
Date: 11/8/2012
Elkhead State Park has closed to boating for the season
Date: 11/8/2012
West Boat ramp closed for seaon.
Date: 11/4/2012
Leue wins Co-Angler Division, Ranger boat and motor
Date: 11/3/2012
—World-class bass fishing, great competition and hefty payouts are on tap in the Cabela’s North American Bass Circuit’s 2013 tournament schedule.
Date: 11/3/2012
It’s that time of year again: maintenance season for the Colorado-Big Thompson Project
Date: 11/3/2012
Spinks jumps into lead in Co-Angler Division
Date: 11/3/2012
The boat ramps at state parks in Colorado have started to close for the season. The boat ramps will reopen in the spring when the ice thaws.
Date: 11/2/2012
The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission will approve final annual changes to statewide fishing regulations and begin the process of identifying issues for the annual review of big game hunting regulations when the Commission meets in Yuma Nov. 8 and 9.
Date: 11/2/2012
Sward Leads Co-Anglers
Date: 11/1/2012
DENVER – The boat ramps at state parks in Colorado have started to close for the season. The boat ramps will reopen in the spring when the ice thaws.
Date: 11/1/2012
The City of Aurora will begin construction on Nov. 5 and continue work through Nov. 7 at Spinney Mountain State Park to add additional rip rap to the face of the dam.
Date: 11/1/2012
You can become a Volunteer Ranger Assistant and help open space and natural area rangers accomplish much of their important work.
Date: 11/1/2012
The NWT recently announced its tournament payouts, which guarantees a first place prize package that includes a new Ranger 1860 Angler multi-species fishing boat for winning any regular season event - a total value of $57,000.
Date: 11/1/2012
Advisory for Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012
Date: 10/30/2012
Competitive walleye anglers will have more events and payout opportunities in 2013 with the launch of the all-new Cabela's National Walleye Tour.
Date: 10/30/2012
One angler will win the chance of a lifetime, an opportunity to compete in the 2013 Bassmaster Classic, by winning the 2012 Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Weekend Series National Championship tournament.
Date: 10/30/2012
The EverStart Series closes the 2012 season on the Ouachita River Nov. 1-4 when the top 200 pro and co-anglers from across the country take to the water for the EverStart Series Championship.
Date: 10/29/2012
Wisconsin angler nets $85,000 payday after claiming his first walleye championship
Date: 10/29/2012
Recent information on lake, water, and weather conditions.
Date: 10/29/2012
Gov. John Hickenlooper announced today that all military men and women will receive free admission at each of Colorado’s 42 state parks on Veterans Day, Nov. 11.
Date: 10/27/2012
The boat ramps at Stagecoach State Park will close for the season at the end of the day on Wednesday, Oct. 31.
Date: 10/27/2012
South Dakota’s Wiehoff Wins Co-Angler Title, $8,000
Date: 10/26/2012
Wisconsin’s Erdmann Leads Co-Anglers
Date: 10/25/2012
Carter Lake and Horsetooth Reservoir planned boating access hours for November, 2012
Date: 10/25/2012
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is seeking proposals from states and U.S. territories interested in obtaining federal financial assistance to acquire land or conduct planning efforts for endangered species conservation.
Date: 10/24/2012
The boat ramps at Eleven Mile Reservoir and Spinney Mountain Reservoir will close for the season at the end of the day on Oct. 31. They will re-open in the spring following ice-off.
Date: 10/24/2012
The U.S. Forest Service is waiving fees at most of its day-use recreation sites over the Veterans Day holiday weekend, Nov. 10-12.
Date: 10/24/2012
early full tank or nearly empty tank? That is the big question facing boaters now in the midst of preparing their boats for the long winter hibernation.
Date: 10/23/2012
Colorado Parks and Wildlife is ending the public fish salvage at Barr Lake State Park beginning immediately.
Date: 10/23/2012
FLW has announced priority entry for the 2013 EverStart Series season is now open.
Date: 10/23/2012
The City of Aurora will begin construction on Oct. 30 and continue work through Nov. 1 at Spinney Mountain State Park to add additional rip rap to the face of the dam.
Date: 10/19/2012
Take Me Fishing™ Shows the Edge Fishing and Boating Have Over Other Popular Activities
Date: 10/19/2012
Orvis, TU begin project to open 1,000 miles of water over next decade
Date: 10/19/2012
Advisory for Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012
Date: 10/19/2012
Colorado Parks and Wildlife will be stocking a large number of 10-inch rainbow trout into lakes and reservoirs across the Grand Valley and in the Rifle and Silt areas over the next several weeks as the agency wraps-up their fall stocking schedule.
Date: 10/18/2012
Parks and Recreation Department hosts Master Plan Open Houses
Date: 10/18/2012
Fall Fishing Boating Safety Tips from BoatUS Foundation
Date: 10/18/2012
Recreational fishing is up 11 percent which bodes well for the industry
Date: 10/17/2012
Last chance to qualify for 2013 All-American
Date: 10/15/2012
Farris wins co-angler title, $25,000
Date: 10/14/2012
Colorado Parks and Wildlife is lifting a voluntary fishing closure on Bear Creek upstream of Bear Creek Reservoir.
Date: 10/12/2012
Farris Leads Co-Anglers
Date: 10/11/2012
Program to Offer More Rewards for Collegiate Bass Anglers and Teams
Date: 10/11/2012
World’s best walleye anglers ready for $100,000 championship
Date: 10/10/2012
Colorado Parks and Wildlife is announcing plans to stock several thousand large, whirling disease resistant Hofer rainbow trout into a section of the Colorado River where a large, natural fish kill occurred earlier this year.
Date: 10/10/2012
FLW, the world’s premier tournament fishing organization, has announced the winners of the EverStart Series 2012 Strike King Angler and Co-angler of the Year award from each of the five divisions – Central, Northern, Southeast, Texas and Western.
Date: 10/10/2012
Releases from Green Mountain Dam to the Lower Blue River reduced by about 50 cfs.
Date: 10/10/2012
Releases from Ruedi cut back again today.
Date: 10/3/2012
This morning, Oct 2, 2012, around 9 a.m., we made an adjustment to the release from Green Mountain to the Lower Blue, dropping it back by 50 cfs from 370 to 320 cfs.
Date: 10/3/2012
The Cabela’s North American Bass Circuit’s season draws to a dramatic close on the mighty Mississippi River with the Cabela’s NABC World Bass Championship Oct. 5-6 at Red Wing, Minnesota.
Date: 10/3/2012
As the Recovery Program nears the end of its delivery season releases from Ruedi Dam to the Fryingpan River will be curtailed.
Date: 10/3/2012
The Parks and Wildlife Commission will take testimony and consider the adoption of emergency regulations for Bear Creek
Date: 9/28/2012
The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission will receive an update on research involving black bears and cutthroat trout when the Commission meets in Durango Oct. 4 and 5.
Date: 9/28/2012
the release from Ruedi Dam to the Fryingpan River will be curtailed by about 50 cfs
Date: 9/27/2012
Inflows to Green Mountain Reservoir have declined and Colorado-Big Thompson Project depletions further upstream on the Colorado River at Granby Reservoir have slowed.
Date: 9/27/2012
Colorado Parks and Wildlife Director Rick Cables has announced the selection of Chad Bishop to serve as Assistant Director for Wildlife and Natural Resources.
Date: 9/27/2012
Year-end event could be ‘on fire’
Date: 9/26/2012
Native cutthroat trout are returning to a corner of the San Juan Mountains as part of a conservation project by Colorado Parks and Wildlife.
Date: 9/26/2012
New Boating, Fishing & Aquatic Conservation Resources Available to Middle School Students New Family Materials Available in Spanish
Date: 9/26/2012
Due to receding water conditions, all boat ramps will be closed at Vega State Park on Monday, Oct.1.
Date: 9/25/2012
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and community partners across the nation worked together to remove or bypass 158 dams, culverts and other structures in 2011, opening more than 2,180 miles of streams to native fish populations.
Date: 9/25/2012
Lone greenback cutthroat stronghold proves importance of intact watersheds
Date: 9/25/2012
The U.S. Senate voted early on Saturday to advance the Sportsmen's Act of 2012 (S. 3525), a broad-based package of legislative measures that promotes public hunting and angling access, habitat conservation and strongly funded resource management.
Date: 9/25/2012
Preparations are underway for the second annual Lady Bass Anglers Association (LBAA) Lady Bass Classic.
Date: 9/25/2012
Unprecedented move will impact economy and fisheries conservation
Date: 9/24/2012
Operations on the Colorado-Big Thompson Project have started to shift gears a little bit.
Date: 9/24/2012
Missouri’s Loeffelman Jr. Wins Co-Angler Title, $20,000
Date: 9/24/2012
Although warmer temperatures are still hugging the Front Range, the North Park area has been experiencing its normal climate variance for this time of year.
Date: 9/21/2012
Former champion Snowden and Texas fishing legend Clunn among field highlights
Date: 9/21/2012
Junk fishing was the name of the game Thursday as the world’s best bass-fishing pros began competing at the Walmart FLW Tour Open on Wheeler Lake presented by Ranger Boats.
Date: 9/21/2012
Due to low water levels and oxygen deprivation, North Sterling State Park has suffered a nearly complete fish kill, as of Tuesday, Sept.18.
Date: 9/20/2012
The Bass Federation’s brand new Dream Team Rally tournament trail is excited to announce the Michigan TBF is scheduled to host its first TBF Dream Team Rally event.
Date: 9/19/2012
Shakespeare®, a brand of Pure Fishing, Inc. in Columbia, S.C., has made a generous donation to support the youth education programs of the Future Fisherman Foundation.
Date: 9/19/2012
FLW has announced the 2013 Walmart Bass Fishing League schedule, which includes 120 regular-season tournaments spread across 24 divisions, six regional competitions, a wild card and one of the longest-running championships in the history of tournament bass fishing
Date: 9/19/2012
In celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Day, Colorado Parks and Wildlife will host a family outdoor skills day at the Ramah State Wildlife Area northeast of Colorado Springs on September 22.
Date: 9/19/2012
This morning BofR began bumping up releases from Green Mountain Dam to the Lower Blue River.
Date: 9/18/2012
As of September 17, the pump up to Carter Lake has gone off for the season.
Date: 9/14/2012
Treat yourself with a visit to a national wildlife refuge during National Wildlife Refuge Week, from October 14-20.
Date: 9/14/2012
Participation in wildlife-associated recreation increased in 28 states since 2006
Date: 9/14/2012
Donation of nearly 77,000-Acre Easement by Louis Bacon Establishes Sangre de Cristo Conservation Area
Date: 9/14/2012
Secretarial Order Formalizes Ongoing Conservation, Outdoor Recreation Efforts
Date: 9/14/2012
The community is invited to help pick-up trash along Poudre River Trail.
Date: 9/14/2012
Sheriff Joe Pelle has rescinded the fire ban in Boulder County.
Date: 9/14/2012
The Bass Federation announced today the Grand Lake Association and the city of Grove, Okla., will host the 2013 TBF Federation National Championship.
Date: 9/14/2012
We have a couple of adjustments coming to our release from Ruedi Dam to the Fryingpan River
Date: 9/13/2012
Cheesman Canyon will reopen Thursday, Sept. 13, following the completion of Denver Water’s valve system testing, which began Monday.
Date: 9/11/2012
Join Colorado Parks and Wildlife at St. Vrain State Park for the annual “Wild Times” program on Saturday, Sept. 22, from 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. for a day of outdoor recreation, education, and fun.
Date: 9/11/2012
Schooling fish will play major role in tournament
Date: 9/10/2012
Two of Gadsden, Alabama’s finest anglers Andrew Johnson and Jake Dixon bested the rest of the field in today’s Lady Bass Anglers Association (LBAA) Boys and Girls Clubs of Northeast Alabama to claim the $1,000 cash first place prize.
Date: 9/10/2012
Boats stored for the winter in regions with consistent below-freezing temperatures in heated storage facilities have it best, except when winter storms bring power outages and the heat goes off.
Date: 9/10/2012
September 10, flows will be reduced from Green Mountain Dam to the Lower Blue River.
Date: 9/7/2012
You've likely noticed that Pinewood has dropped down low again, similar to its activity a week or so ago.
Date: 9/7/2012
FLW has announced the 2013 EverStart Series schedule, which will again consist of five divisions — Central, Northern, Southeastern, Texas and Western — with four events per division.
Date: 9/6/2012
C-BT Diversions out of Granby Reservoir have dropped off, slightly.
Date: 9/6/2012
The releases from Ruedi Dam was dropped 25 CFS
Date: 9/6/2012
September is primetime for late summer fishing, and local residents in Baca County are lucky enough to have opportunities to catch fish close to home.
Date: 9/5/2012
The final regular season tournament of the 2012 Lady Bass Anglers Association (LBAA) is straight ahead this week at Alabama’s Lake Neely Henry in Gadsden, Alabama.
Date: 9/5/2012
Bureau of Reclamation drilling crews will be working on the crest of Blue Mesa Dam, starting on September 12, 2012, and continuing through about October 2, 2012. Workers will drill three sample holes and install instrumentation in one of the holes to monitor the dam.
Date: 9/4/2012
The California State University-Long Beach team of Justin Gangel of Valley Center, Calif., and Alex Cox of Long Beach, Calif., won the National Guard FLW College Fishing Western Conference Championship on Utah Lake
Date: 9/4/2012
Ashton and Beahm claim title for Borah Senior High School
Date: 9/4/2012
Denver Water will be closing Cheesman Canyon, which includes the upper and lower Gil Trail, from Monday, Sept. 10, through Thursday, Sept. 13,
Date: 8/31/2012
This morning, Friday, August 31, the releases dropped from 400 cfs to 325 cfs. at Green Mountain Dam.
Date: 8/31/2012
The California State University-Long Beach team of Justin Gangel of Valley Center, Calif., and Alex Cox of Long Beach, Calif., caught four bass Thursday weighing 5 pounds, 14 ounces to take the lead after day two of the National Guard FLW College Fishing Western Conference Championship on Utah Lake.
Date: 8/31/2012
The Bureau of Reclamation and Larimer County Department of Natural Resources are pleased to announce the re-opening of the Cheyenne Day Use Area on Sat., Sept. 1.
Date: 8/31/2012
South Bay swim beach boat ramp remains open for use at least through Labor Day.
Date: 8/31/2012
Dayton, Carrico jump to top of leader board on Utah Lake
Date: 8/30/2012
-- The Bureau of Reclamation announces the public comment period for the Arkansas Valley Conduit and Long-Term Excess Capacity Master Contract Draft Environmental Impact Statement. Comments will be accepted through October 30, 2012.
Date: 8/30/2012
The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission will establish harvest limits for the 2012-2013 mountain lion season when the Commission meets in Glenwood Springs Sept. 6 and 7.
Date: 8/30/2012
Colorado Parks and Wildlife has selected 19 wetland and riparian restoration projects that will share in more than $1 million in grants for the 2012 Wetlands Program grant cycle.
Date: 8/30/2012
Florence, Alabama and the Association of Collegiate Anglers have entered into a long-term partnership, making Florence and Lake Pickwick the "home" of the BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship through 2017.
Date: 8/29/2012
The pump to Carter Lake is back on!
Date: 8/29/2012
Recent rain storms in the upper Colorado River Basin have increased flows in the Colorado River.
Date: 8/29/2012
The Forrest Wood Cup, the world championship of bass fishing, heads to Red River
Date: 8/29/2012
The public is advised that Colorado Parks and Wildlife will be reclaiming Water Dog Reservoir to remove white suckers beginning Sept. 5.
Date: 8/26/2012
Hasty Wins Co-Angler Title, $20,000
Date: 8/25/2012
Hasty Paces Co-Anglers
Date: 8/25/2012
This week we saw demands come up along the Big Thompson River.
Date: 8/24/2012
Taylor leads co-anglers
Date: 8/24/2012
The federal Bureau of Land Management is preparing to open South Park — metro Denver's main water source — to oil and gas drilling.
Date: 8/23/2012
For the weekend of August 24, 25, and 26, 2012, boating for trailer-launched water craft continues!
Date: 8/23/2012
Initiative is Centerpiece of President Obama’s America’s Great Outdoors Initiative in Front Range and Metropolitan Denver
Date: 8/23/2012
Families new to wildlife recreation are invited to the Colorado Parks and Wildlife 6060 Broadway office to take their "First Shot!"
Date: 8/23/2012
The long Labor Day weekend is coming when boating is fun for the whole family, providing a great way to cool off in while exploring lakes, reservoirs and rivers. To help boaters stay safe, Colorado Parks and Wildlife has created a boating safety video, available at the bottom of the boating safety webpage, http://parks.state.co.us/Boating/BoatingSafety/. In the video, Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s Boating Safety Program Manager Kris Wahlers explains how to boat safe, boat smart and boat sober.
Date: 8/22/2012
The Bureau of Reclamation has found that silicone foul release coatings may be an important tool for mitigating invasive quagga and zebra mussels' impacts to water and hydropower infrastructure.
Date: 8/22/2012
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) today released the draft White River Resource Management Plan Oil and Gas Amendment.
Date: 8/22/2012
Most of you have likely seen media reports about the dropping water elevation level at Horsetooth Reservoir.
Date: 8/22/2012
Water stored in Pinewood is being used to meet Colorado-Big Thompson Project demands off the Big Thompson River.
Date: 8/22/2012
The Lower Blue is now running about 450 cfs.
Date: 8/21/2012
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe today announced the appointment of Steve Guertin as the agency’s Deputy Director for Policy.
Date: 8/21/2012
New Features Make it Easier for Visitors to Discover and Explore Parks, Recreation Area, and Other Public Lands
Date: 8/21/2012
It’s been a scorcher of a summer, but that hasn’t kept anglers from fishing.
Date: 8/20/2012
South boat ramp will close early for work to take place
Date: 8/20/2012
Because of extremely low water levels, Crawford State Park is closing the low water boat ramp.
Date: 8/20/2012
Not a whole of changes on the Lake John scene.
Date: 8/20/2012
Due to low water levels the 2012 boating season for trailer-launched water craft at Horsetooth Reservoir is coming to a close.
Date: 8/17/2012
Largemouth May Play Role in Tournament Traditionally Dominated by Smallmouth
Date: 8/17/2012
We continue to adjust releases per conditions across the Colorado River Basin.
Date: 8/16/2012
On August 1, 2012 representative Doe Hastings (R-WA-4) introduced HR 6247 — the "Saving Our Dams and New Hydropower Development and Jobs Act of 2012."
Date: 8/16/2012
Hastings Still Waiting For Answers To Committee Questions
Date: 8/16/2012
Recent heavy rains in the mountain valleys surrounding the Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area (AHRA) and a continued release of water as part of the Voluntary Flow Management Program have boosted water flows for whitewater boating on the river to levels equal to or better than we have had all summer, said AHRA Manager Rob White Wednesday.
Date: 8/16/2012
National Guard FLW College Fishing is headed to Utah Lake Aug. 30-Sept. 1 for the Western Conference Championship.
Date: 8/15/2012
Salazar: Survey Delivers ‘Great News for America’s Economy and Conservation Heritage’
Date: 8/15/2012
After receiving more than 400,000 public comments and following two days of meetings and visits with North Slope leaders, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today outlined a proposed plan that will allow for additional access for oil and gas development in the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska (NPR-A) .
Date: 8/15/2012
Rifle Gap and Harvey Gap State Parks closed the swim beaches to swimming on Tuesday, Aug. 14, due to low water levels.
Date: 8/14/2012
Due to low water levels, Ridgway State Park will close the swim beach on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012. Park Manager Kirstin Copeland swimming isn’t safe at the beach due to low water levels that have exposed dangerous rip rap and other hazards that are normally below the surface. With the closure of the swim beach to swimming, there is no place to swim from shore at the park. However, the park remains open to fishing, boating and other water recreation.
Date: 8/14/2012
Rifle Gap and Harvey Gap State Parks closed the swim beaches to swimming on Tuesday, Aug. 14, due to low water levels. Senior Ranger Brian Palcer said the shoreline has receded during the summer and both swim beaches have moved with the water. Both Rifle Gap and Harvey Gap water levels are well below normal with Rifle Gap reservoir 30-ft. down from capacity. However, both reservoirs remain open for boating and fishing.
Date: 8/14/2012
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today announced nearly $33 million in grants to 21 states to support conservation planning and acquisition of vital habitat for threatened and endangered fish, wildlife and plants.
Date: 8/14/2012
Thanks to a recently announced payout from the Colorado Natural Resource Damage Trust as a result of damage settlements from the Rocky Mountain Arsenal, Denver Parks and Recreation (DPR) will receive $2.5 million for park improvements and land acquisition.
Date: 8/14/2012
The Boyd Lake State Park swim beach will close to swimming on Monday, Aug. 20 due to the low water levels.
Date: 8/14/2012
We've seen inflows to Ruedi decrease over the weekend as the afternoon storms have slowed.
Date: 8/14/2012
There is another change at Green Mountain Dam.
Date: 8/14/2012
Dust off your torn broken hat, those old one-suspender trousers and dress your kids, in the words of Mark Twain, in the “castoff clothes of full-grown men.”
Date: 8/13/2012
Yesterday’s light rain and cloud cover decided to stick around for the final day of the National Guard Junior World Championship on Lake Lanier near Gainesville, Ga. Andrew Gulliams of Springfield, MO and Max Danese of Franklin, MA held the top spots in their respected divisions going into the final day, but not overall. The weights were zeroed for a fresh level playing field today
Date: 8/13/2012
Indiana angler is youngest to win championship event
Date: 8/13/2012
Fans of collegiate bass fishing will get their first look at the 2012 BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship Series starting Tuesday, August 14, 2012.
Date: 8/13/2012
Drought conditions and low water flows throughout the state have Colorado Parks and Wildlife reminding anglers to monitor water temperature when they are out fishing.
Date: 8/12/2012
Dearing wins co-angler title, $50,000
Date: 8/12/2012
Fatheadz Eyewear pro Jacob Wheeler has now weighed in the biggest stringer for two of the three tournament days at the Forrest Wood Cup presented by Walmart, giving him a commanding lead heading into the fourth and final day of the world championship of bass fishing.
Date: 8/11/2012
Professional bass fishing’s premier championship headed to Louisiana
Date: 8/11/2012
Pure Fishing® and the Association of Collegiate Anglers (ACA) have entered into a strategic partnership to identify college anglers looking to enter the fishing industry. This partnership is designed to support their passion and knowledge for the sport as well as recognizing and developing the next wave of industry leaders.
Date: 8/11/2012
Next week something very exciting happens: The Fryingpan-Arkansas Project turns 50 years old
Date: 8/11/2012
Horsetooth Reservoir and Carter Lake are both open for boating, camping, picnicking, and other recreation.
Date: 8/11/2012
Forty-six of the best professional bass anglers from all over the world continued their four-day battle for a top cash award of $500,000 at the Forrest Wood Cup presented by Walmart, the world championship of bass fishing, on Lake Lanier on Friday.
Date: 8/10/2012
Releases to Blue River dropped to 380cfs.
Date: 8/10/2012
The last day for trailered boat launch facilities at Williams Fork Reservoir will be Thursday, Aug. 16. Due to drought conditions.
Date: 8/10/2012
Around 5 p.m. today, August 9, we'll bump releases from Ruedi Dam to the Fryingpan River up by about 20 cfs to a flow of around 244 cfs at the Ruedi gage.
Date: 8/10/2012
Hensley Leads Co-Anglers
Date: 8/8/2012
The Larimer County Parks Advisory Board will meet on August 14, 2012, at 5:30 p.m.,
Date: 8/8/2012
A new study by the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) and The Outdoor Foundation reveals fishing and boating are among the most important ‘gateway’ activities that often lead people, especially youth, to pursue other recreation experiences.
Date: 8/8/2012
Show seeks America’s best and boldest fishermen to take on Animal Planet’s extreme fishing competition, Top Hooker.
Date: 8/7/2012
Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission will travel to Gunnison this month for its regular monthly meeting to be held Wednesday, Aug. 8 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursday, Aug. 9 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Western State College's Aspinall-Wilson Center, 909 E. Escalante Dr.
Date: 8/6/2012
While the drought has closed many reservoirs for boating, Crawford State Park remains open to boating
Date: 8/6/2012
Green Mountain has increased by about 40 cfs to 405 cfs.
Date: 8/3/2012
Unexpected big weights from Lake Michigan
Date: 8/3/2012
As most of you have noticed, the last week has seen a marked increase in draw from both Horsetooth and Carter reservoirs.
Date: 8/2/2012
The Arvada Reservoir will be closed to the public Saturday, August 4, 2012, for ranger training.
Date: 8/2/2012
Excitement builds as 82 state champions from all over the country make their way to Gainesville, Ga., to face off in the 2012 National Guard Junior World Championship, Aug. 10th-11th on Lake Lanier.
Date: 8/2/2012
While the drought has forced many reservoirs to close to boating, North Sterling State Park remains open to boating.
Date: 8/1/2012
Dismiss the stress with boating and fishing
Date: 8/1/2012
FLW announced today that Castrol, a long-term sponsor of FLW, the world’s leading tournament-fishing organization, will be the presenting sponsor of the EverStart Series Championship.
Date: 8/1/2012
After the coordination call this morning, it was determined that the afternoon rainstorms are no longer contributing much to the Colorado River Basin.
Date: 7/31/2012
As summer draws to a close and students prepare for a return to campus, a new race awaits them.
Date: 7/31/2012
The lower Blue River below Green Mountain Dam is now about 315 cfs.
Date: 7/31/2012
Colorado Parks and Wildlife has selected 11 projects to improve fishing around the state that will share in nearly a million dollars in matching funds as part of the 2012 "Fishing is Fun" grant cycle.
Date: 7/31/2012
Projects to improve boating at Lake Nighthorse, Ruedi Reservoir and Standley Lake have been chosen to receive funding through Colorado Parks and Wildlife's 2012 Motorboat Colorado! grant program.
Date: 7/31/2012
World’s best anglers ready for $500,000 championship on ‘jewel of Georgia’
Date: 7/31/2012
The Town of Windsor has closed Windsor Lake until further notice, including the swim beach at Boardwalk Park, motorized and non-motorized boating, and boat rentals.
Date: 7/28/2012
Jackson Lake State Park Manager Brad Jackson said Friday that the lake is now closed to boating because the water level in the lake has dropped below the bottom of the boat ramp.
Date: 7/28/2012
A heavy monsoon event Tuesday night flushed a large amount of debris and sediment into the Colorado River above Dotsero, likely contributing to a large fish kill, Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials said.
Date: 7/27/2012
Colorado Parks and Wildlife is planning to take action to eradicate smallmouth bass at Miramonte Reservoir where they've become established after being stocked illegally.
Date: 7/27/2012
Exciting news today: Reclamation and our partner, the Southeastern Colorado Water Conservancy District, are celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Fryingpan-Arkansas Project.
Date: 7/26/2012
Colorado Parks and Wildlife has been advised that access to the Upper Urad Reservoir in Clear Creek County will be closed through the spring of 2013.
Date: 7/26/2012
As of July 26, 2012 Seaman Reservoir is open to the public.
Date: 7/26/2012
Colorado Parks and Wildlife will celebrate Colorado Day, Monday, Aug. 6, by offering free entrance at all 42 state parks.
Date: 7/25/2012
Sportsmen are welcoming a bill introduced Thursday by Representatives Heck (R-NV) and Heinrich (D-NM).
Date: 7/25/2012
Seven Swimming Safety Tips
Date: 7/25/2012
O2 Marine, manufacturer of live-well, life-saving devices for fish and bait have joined the Threat Campaign™ partnership in an effort to educate the public on their new product aimed to keep bait alive and invasive species out.
Date: 7/25/2012
Releases from Green Mountain cut back to 365 cfs.
Date: 7/24/2012
Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials are seeking input for fishery management plans for Juniata and Purdy Mesa reservoirs at a public meeting to be held Wednesday, July 25.
Date: 7/24/2012
A women-only Cast 'N Blast seminar will be held in Steamboat Springs, Saturday, August 4.
Date: 7/24/2012
Russellville High School and the Dover High School Fishing Club claimed the 2012 High School Fishing World Finals crown.
Date: 7/24/2012
The lower Blue is running around 415 cfs.
Date: 7/24/2012
It been a few weeks since the last report, but little has changed since that time.
Date: 7/24/2012
$40,000 in Scholarships on the Line Plus much much more!
Date: 7/20/2012
Wind, solar and healthy habitat: We don’t have to choose A third bill recognizes balance between development and natural resources
Date: 7/20/2012
Protecting Watersheds: Hermosa Creek to lead by example Sen. Michael Bennet introduces rare legislation that will preserve and entire watershed for sportsmen and all users
Date: 7/20/2012
Releases cut back about 75 cfs
Date: 7/20/2012
Today the weather was hot and the fishing was even hotter at the 2012 High School Fishing World Finals.
Date: 7/19/2012
Colorado Parks and Wildlife is announcing a public fish salvage at Barr Lake State Park beginning Monday, July 23.
Date: 7/19/2012
Bureau of Reclamation is releasing about 540 cfs.
Date: 7/19/2012
Kentucky man wins FLW Fantasy Fishing’s $100,000 grand prize.
Date: 7/19/2012
Heat wave speeds alewife spawn big weights expected
Date: 7/18/2012
Over 9,900 acres of tackle-busting bass fishing plus the chance for a much thicker wallet await teams when the Cabela’s North American Bass Circuit continues its 2012 season on Minnesota’s bass-rich Gull Lake Chain.
Date: 7/18/2012
Just a quick reminder that our annual public meeting to discuss the summer operations at Ruedi Reservoir will be this Thursday, July 19.
Date: 7/17/2012
With temperatures reaching 100 degrees at the National Guard FLW Walleye Tour on Lake Oahe presented by Mercury, John Campbell of Marco Island, Fla., was calm, cool and collected as he won his first FLW Walleye Tour.
Date: 7/17/2012
Larimer County Department of Natural Resources announces the 2013 “Small Grants for Community Partnering” grant cycle.
Date: 7/16/2012
Boyd Lake State Park’s programs continue through the season with interactive kid activities, family/group activities, and interesting and informative programs for all ages. These programs are designed to both entertain and teach visitors about the park and Colorado. ** Fishing Clinic July 28!!
Date: 7/13/2012
Currently the Bureau is releasing 440 cfs to the Lower Blue.
Date: 7/13/2012
Walleye factory still produces despite warm temperatures
Date: 7/13/2012
The Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area (ARHA) is enjoying whitewater flows because of the heavy rains this week, which have further improved rafting and other boating conditions.
Date: 7/13/2012
John Singletary of Vineland was elected chairman of the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission in the new commission's first order of business at its monthly meeting in Sterling on July 12.
Date: 7/12/2012
The program promotes the development of tackle and gear that helps the survival of released fish
Date: 7/12/2012
We’re drawing near the registration deadline of the dual tournament option on South Dakota’s legendary Lake Oahe this season, thanks to a partnership between the Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit and 2012 Cabela's Regional Walleye Championship.
Date: 7/12/2012
This morning, we bumped up releases from Green Mountain Dam to the Lower Blue River by 20 cfs. The Lower Blue should now be flowing around 390 cfs.
Date: 7/12/2012
It's that time of year again: time for our annual operations meeting for Ruedi Reservoir.
Date: 7/12/2012
Due to fire mitigation efforts no public access will be allowed through July 27, 2012.
Date: 7/12/2012
The Larimer County Department of Natural Resources announces a new annual vehicle permit and new annual boating permit structure for 2013.
Date: 7/11/2012
Effort Underway to Conserve Unique Fish and Recreational Opportunities near Colorado Springs
Date: 7/11/2012
The Lady Bass Anglers Association (LBAA) anglers are on the water pre-fishing the big expanse of water known as Kentucky Lake in preparation for their upcoming tournament Thursday, July 12 and Friday, July 13.
Date: 7/11/2012
The skies are blue, campsites are available and the fishing is great, especially for trout, said Eleven Mile and Spinney Mountain State Parks Manager Kevin Tobey.
Date: 7/10/2012
Due to falling water levels at Prewitt Reservoir, Colorado Parks and Wildlife is announcing that the boat ramp is unusable for the remainder of the boating season.
Date: 7/10/2012
Colorado Parks and Wildlife is announcing a public fish salvage at Jumbo (Julesburg) Reservoir beginning immediately.
Date: 7/9/2012
Because the water from Crystal Lake near Ouray is being drained, all bag and possession limits for fish are suspended through July 31.
Date: 7/9/2012
The commission, whose members were announced July 9 by Gov. John Hickenlooper, will elect a slate of officers during the meeting.
Date: 7/6/2012
Due to falling water levels at Prewitt Reservoir, Colorado Parks and Wildlife is announcing that the boat ramp is unusable for the remainder of the boating season
Date: 7/6/2012
The Larimer County Parks Advisory Board meeting scheduled for July 10, 2012, has been cancelled.
Date: 7/6/2012
We continue to make adjustments to our releases based on the cooperative efforts of the larger water operators' community on the Upper Colorado River.
Date: 7/6/2012
The Foundation for Colorado State Parks (FCSP), in partnership with Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW), will hold a series of public meetings this summer to discuss the FCSP’s proposed corporate sponsorship program.
Date: 7/6/2012
Waterton Canyon will reopen Saturday, July 7.
Date: 7/6/2012
Closures that limited access to Clear Creek Canyon on U.S. 6 were lifted on Fri., June 29.
Date: 7/6/2012
Wildlife Forever and the Get to Know Program, along with other national partners the U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, National Wildlife Federation, Association of Zoos and Aquariums, National Recreation and Park Association, Wildlife Habitat Council, and Outdoor Afro, have joined together to encourage American youth to get outdoors and connect with nature through the 2012 Get to Know Contest.
Date: 7/6/2012
U.S. Forest Service working Mill Gulch Fire
Date: 7/5/2012
More volunteers are needed for this fun event, and RMF is an official partner with the Forest Service and several other organizations.
Date: 7/4/2012
July is Lake Appreciation Month at Barr Lake State Park. To celebrate on Saturday, July 14, park staff and volunteer crews will collect trash and debris along the shoreline, plant trees, remove weeds and stain boardwalks between 8 and 11 a.m.
Date: 7/4/2012
Few activities compare with standing in a mountain stream and casting a fly to rising trout.
Date: 7/4/2012
Colorado Parks and Wildlife is asking for cooperation from anglers in a voluntary fishing closure on Bear Creek upstream of Bear Creek Reservoir.
Date: 7/4/2012
Join Cherry Creek State Park in celebrating Lake Appreciation Day on Saturday, July 21 for a day of fun in the sun!
Date: 7/4/2012
Lower water levels, warmer air temperatures create new challenges for 2012 tournament
Date: 7/4/2012
Jackson Lake State Park announced Tuesday that the water level in the lake is dropping and the anticipated last date for launching a boat is July 25.
Date: 7/4/2012
Ranger pro becomes first to win back-to-back AOY with his third title in five years.
Date: 7/4/2012
The weather continues to remain hot and dry and flow in the Colorado River continues to decline.