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Date: 12/31/2013
aking a living in professional bass fishing can be hard enough, especially if you pay most of your expenses out of your own pocket.
Date: 12/31/2013
Fee Free Days for BLM-Managed Public Lands Set for 2014
Date: 12/31/2013
DIVIDE, Colo. - The New Year is here! Celebrate 2014 with Colorado Parks and Wildlife by enjoying the crisp mountain air, spectacular views and blue skies at Mueller State Park. The park has a variety of events planned for January that will exercise both mind and body.
Date: 12/31/2013
PUEBLO, Colo. - Colorado Parks and Wildlife is looking for clues about animal remains found dumped near the Sawyer Ridge subdivision in Pueblo.
Date: 12/31/2013
Carter Lake Reservoir and Horsetooth Reservoir boat ramps are closed.
Date: 12/29/2013
I’ve recently heard 8 inches on North Delaney and 15 inches in some places on Lake John.
Date: 12/29/2013
First GGA newsletter of 2014.
Date: 12/27/2013
Gator Division event set for Jan. 4
Date: 12/26/2013
he 2014 Season of Cabela's Fisherman's
Date: 12/26/2013
Since the holidays are right around the corner and gift ideas are at a premium, I am dedicating this blog to reviewing the hottest baits of 2013, and the must-haves for 2014.
Date: 12/26/2013
ALEXANDRIA, Va., December 26, 2013 – Landlubbers make resolutions for the New Year. Recreational boaters, however, will usher in 2014 wishing for good fishing, wind in the sail, or a full tank of fuel. But that’s not all that sometimes happens on the water.
Date: 12/26/2013
Play your hunches
Date: 12/24/2013
CRAWFORD, Colo. – Whether you're a novice or experienced there's always more to learn about ice fishing. Anglers are invited to join Colorado Parks and Wildlife for an ice-fishing clinic, Jan. 11 at Crawford State Park.
Date: 12/24/2013
SALIDA, Colo. - Start 2014 off on the right foot by joining Colorado Parks and Wildlife for a "First Day Hike" at the foot of the Sawatch Mountain Range in the Arkansas Valley.
Date: 12/24/2013
24.Dec.2013 by Brett Carlson Outside of south Florida, Brandon McMillan was unknown in professional bass fishing until February 2011 when he slammed 106 pounds, 10 ounces of Okeechobee bass on the scale – clinching the Walmart FLW Tour Open and the record for heaviest total tournament weight.
Date: 12/23/2013
The Orvis Company, Inc. of Manchester, VT today announced it has entered an agreement to sell its Ross Reels subsidiary to the Mayfly Group, LLC.
Date: 12/23/2013
Seeing wildlife conservation in action just gained even more appeal. America’s national wildlife refuges will offer free admission to visitors on these days
Date: 12/23/2013
Decision Affirms Protections for Unique Ecosystem and Maintains Congressional Designation as Wilderness
Date: 12/23/2013
MONTE VISTA, Colo. – To expand its study of Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep in southern Colorado, Colorado Parks and Wildlife is planning a capture operation in the South San Juan Mountains sometime between Jan. 1-15.
Date: 12/20/2013
As Coloradans, we are lucky to have the opportunity to fly fish 12 months a year.
Date: 12/20/2013
FLW has announced the tournament trail formerly known as the EverStart Series has been renamed the Rayovac FLW Series.
Date: 12/20/2013
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colorado — Former Olympic skier Johnny Spillane is tapping into another big passion for his second career.
Date: 12/19/2013
The Association of Collegiate Anglers, a division of CarecoTV and The Bass Federation, is pleased to announce the continued support received from Mustang Survival.
Date: 12/19/2013
Meyer, Morehead, Vatalaro, Wheeler selected as brand ambassadors
Date: 12/18/2013
DENVER - Colorado Parks and Wildlife will sponsor guided hikes in 18 state parks on New Year's Day.
Date: 12/18/2013
This month Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers! (SAH!) is pleased to announce Pat Neu from the National Professional Anglers Association (NPAA), as the December “Partner in Action.”
Date: 12/18/2013
The Eagle River Preserve (ERP) is now closed to vehicles for the season to allow wildlife to utilize the area as a winter habitat.
Date: 12/18/2013
Environmental, public health conservation, and wildlife groups applaud the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for seeking scientists’ input on how streams and wetlands affect the health of larger bodies, and urged EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to finalize a strong rule to protect these vital water bodies.
Date: 12/18/2013
Non-profit summer camps, schools, or local non-profit organizations providing on the water programs for kids have a strong need for safety, and having right-sized life jackets for kids is key.
Date: 12/18/2013
GRANBY, Colo. - From a recent high of nearly 4 million in 2006 to just slightly more than 350 thousand this year, the number of kokanee salmon eggs collected by Colorado Parks and Wildlife in Lake Granby has declined, leading officials to begin exploring solutions that could reverse the trend.
Date: 12/17/2013
It’s already a brutal winter in parts of the country. If your boat and trailer are going to spend the snow season outside exposed to the elements, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) has five tips to protect your investment and prevent winter’s bitter effects from taking hold and causing problems down the road:
Date: 12/17/2013
Australia’s marine waters will remain open to recreational fishing
Date: 12/17/2013
The Poudre River Trail moves one step closer to completion today with Larimer County Open Lands program aquiring a ¼ mile trail easement on the Swets property, the home of the Swetsville Zoo attraction.
Date: 12/16/2013
FORT COLLINS, Colo.– The Hewlett Gulch Trail, closed following the September flood, will temporarily reopen by Wednesday.
Date: 12/16/2013
Iconic high-country guide and tireless fishing promoter Bernie Keefe has joined forces with All Creation Outdoor Media to handle content creation and distribution.
Date: 12/16/2013
The Association of Collegiate Anglers has announced that BoatUS ANGLER will continue its support of the 2014 Cabela's Collegiate BassFishing Series.
Date: 12/15/2013
Just a short article this week ‘cause not a whole lot of new stuff going on.
Date: 12/13/2013
In its ongoing effort to reduce conflicts between wildlife and agricultural producers, the Uncompahgre Habitat Partnership Committee is currently accepting applications for projects from landowners.
Date: 12/13/2013
Repair work has begun on the local access bridges in the Big Thompson Canyon
Date: 12/13/2013
Colorado’s early winter blast has brought freezing temperatures and ice to the state.
Date: 12/13/2013
After two decades of decline, hunting and fishing participation among Americans increased between 2006 and 2011, and a recent major research study pinpoints 10 major reasons for the increases.
Date: 12/13/2013
After two decades of decline, hunting and fishing participation among Americans increased between 2006 and 2011, and a recent major research study pinpoints 10 major reasons for the increases
Date: 12/13/2013
The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department has some ice safety tips for those of you who will be going ice fishing this winter.
Date: 12/12/2013
Rivers and streams release carbon dioxide at a rate five times greater than the world's lakes and reservoirs combined, contrary to common belief.
Date: 12/12/2013
Over 77 million homes will be able to watch this year's Toyota Texas Bass Classic (TTBC) when it airs on the NBC Sports Network.
Date: 12/11/2013
MONTE VISTA, Colo. – Each winter the Rio Grande National Forest puts in place a variety of mandatory and voluntary motorized restrictions in order to protect wildlife and provide high quality winter recreation experiences for the diversity of winter recreationists.
Date: 12/11/2013
Ron Archuleta, who is currently the Deputy Forest Supervisor for the Arapaho-Roosevelt National Forest and Pawnee National Grassland in Fort Collins, has been named Acting Forest San Juan National Forest Supervisor.
Date: 12/11/2013
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) and The Nature Conservancy (Conservancy) announce a new partnership that will for the first time increase and better coordinate controlled burn activities.
Date: 12/11/2013
Ice Fishing Magazine, the leading publication for dedicated hard-water anglers, is back and on newsstands now.
Date: 12/10/2013
Top fishing destinations, mix of previous and new venues, great payouts deep into the field, a 2 day bonus event in the North Region and a full Southeast Region in 2014!
Date: 12/10/2013
Boat ramps at Carter Lake Reservoir County Park and Horsetooth Reservoir County Park will re-open on Wednesday December 11, following a recent closure due to below freezing temperatures over the past few days.
Date: 12/10/2013
GOULD, Colo. - Colorado Parks and Wildlife is gearing up for the 114th Annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count, the longest running 'citizen science' survey in the world. The public is invited to head to North Park and enjoy State Forest State Park's hospitality during this year's count.
Date: 12/9/2013
Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer and Schlitz are throwing a Pond Hockey and Ice Fishing Tournament in Silverthorne Colorado...Ice Fishing Colorado will be there working the Ice Fishing part of the event...
Date: 12/9/2013
Michael Cassidy, North American Media Group (NAMG) has joined the Board of Directors of Wildlife Forever, a national nonprofit conservation organization.
Date: 12/9/2013
DENVER - Although the main big game hunting seasons have ended, Colorado Parks and Wildlife's researchers and biologists are preparing for another busy time of the year.
Date: 12/8/2013
Even though the entire state was affected by the brutally cold weather that moved in last week, it almost always seems that North Park gets kicked a little harder.
Date: 12/7/2013
All four major road corridors are now open full time to general traffic.
Date: 12/7/2013
Come attend the ISE
Date: 12/7/2013
January has indoor Opportunities
Date: 12/7/2013
Ms. Jacklynn Gould as the Area Manager for the Eastern Colorado Area Bureau of Reclamation Office
Date: 12/7/2013
The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission will review the Chatfield Reservoir Reallocation Project Mitigation Plan when the Commission meets Thursday, Dec. 12 and Friday, Dec. 13 in Pueblo.
Date: 12/6/2013
Eleven Mile State Park and the 11 Mile Marina are proud to announce that Cabela's will be the new presenting sponsor for the 2014 Colorado Classic Ice Fishing Tournament, a series of three contests at the Park.
Date: 12/6/2013
Vega State Park is inviting everyone to its annual Holiday Open House on Saturday, Dec. 14 and Sunday, Dec. 15 at the park's visitor center, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.
Date: 12/6/2013
WASHINGTON, DC, December 5, 2013 – The blending of ethanol into the nation’s gasoline supply was the topic of a hearing held today by the EPA to discuss the 2014 Standards for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) Program.
Date: 12/5/2013
Date: 12/5/2013
Gift certificates for Wyoming State Park annual daily use and overnight camping permits are currently available at Wyoming State Parks, Historic Sites & Trails Headquarters located in the Barrett Building in Cheyenne.
Date: 12/5/2013
Renowned muralist and conservationist Wyland announced today that Katrina Larson’s art students at East Grand Middle School were named the grand prize winners of the National “Water Is Life” Classroom mural contest for grades 5-8.
Date: 12/4/2013
04.Dec.2013 by Scott Suggs It might be old-school, but a jigging spoon is still one of the best techniques there is for fishing deep lakes with shad in winter and early prespawn
Date: 12/4/2013
BELLVUE, Colo. – Lory State Park is inviting visitors and friends to celebrate the season at a Holiday Open House, Saturday, December 14.
Date: 12/4/2013
The National Fish Habitat Partnership released its first video in a series highlighting the work of the National Fish Habitat Partnerships across the country.
Date: 12/3/2013
DIVIDE, Colo. – Winter is here! Come join us and enjoy the crisp mountain air, spectacular views and the blue skies of the high country.
Date: 12/3/2013
If there is one thing I hate worse than seeing a nice bass boat with a filthy finish, it’s seeing one with dirty carpet.
Date: 12/3/2013
On Tuesday evening, December 3, Colorado TU will be hosting a special telephone town hall with sportsmen from across Colorado to hear about proposals to protect Browns Canyon on the Arkansas River as a National Monument.
Date: 12/2/2013
Jeffco Open Space visitors cite many reasons for coming to our Parks. According to the 2011 Citizen Survey, 45% visit Jeffco Open Space to hike and walk 23% visit to walk with their dog 10% visit to mountain bike and 6% to run. The rest make up a combination of bicycling, fishing, enjoying scenery, picnicking, wildlife viewing and horseback riding.
Date: 12/2/2013
SALIDA, Colo. – The Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area (AHRA) invites the public of all ages to its annual Holiday Open House on Friday, Dec. 13. The open house will be held at the AHRA visitor center, 307 W. Sackett Ave., in Salida, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Date: 12/2/2013
Did you think you would grow up to be a park ranger? It’s not too late! You can become a Volunteer Ranger Assistant and help park and natural area rangers accomplish much of their important work.
Date: 12/2/2013
The Colorado Division of Parks and Wildlife did two fish rescues on the South Canal just East of Montrose in November this year.
Date: 12/2/2013
American Bass Anglers announced today the 2014 American Fishing Tour season details with several enhancements.
Date: 12/2/2013
Late fall and winter bring high season for boaters with vessels in southern waters.
Date: 12/1/2013
The ice fishing season and the Thanksgiving holiday usually go hand-in-hand here in North Park, and this year was no exception.
Date: 11/29/2013
LITTLETON, Colo. -- On Sunday, December 1, boat ramps and ANS inspection stations will be closed at Chatfield and Cherry Creek State Parks marking their annual closure to the boating season as winter draws closer. All waters in the parks will be closed to both motorized and non-motorized watercraft.
Date: 11/27/2013
Spinney Mountain State Park officially closed for the season on November 26 after the reservoir iced over. The park will reopen in the spring when the ice melts.
Date: 11/27/2013
Just a quick note to announce that we are once again bringing water over from the West Slope of the Continental Divide via the Adams Tunnel.
Date: 11/27/2013
DENVER - Colorado Parks and Wildlife is inviting organizations with an interest in increasing outdoor awareness to join the 2014 Partners in the Outdoors Conference.
Date: 11/26/2013
The Shoshone call came back on.
Date: 11/26/2013
Just a reminder to boaters at Carter Lake and Horsetooth Reservoir.
Date: 11/26/2013
After a national search, and review of over 120 college applicants, Fenwick has selected the 2014 Fenwick Collegiate Pro Team.
Date: 11/26/2013
The Colorado Watershed Assembly has a very special opportunity this year.
Date: 11/26/2013
Forest Service officials recently announced that a variety of digital visitor maps are now accessible for people using Android and iOS devices.
Date: 11/26/2013
Date: 11/26/2013
As a part of flood recovery, Boulder County is launching a comprehensive planning effort to address the post-flood condition of creeks in the county.
Date: 11/25/2013
Did you think you would grow up to be a park ranger?
Date: 11/23/2013
The cold weather is icing the lakes quickly.
Date: 11/22/2013
DENVER - Colorado Parks and Wildlife is offering expanded opportunities to young archers in conjunction with the premier of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. As part of this effort, the agency is launching a new advertising campaign that promotes archery programs during the movie premier.
Date: 11/22/2013
Larimer County’s Engineering Department has released its weekly Larimer County Flood 2013 Transportation Bulletin with notice that several corridors will be re-opening full time to general traffic in three weeks.
Date: 11/22/2013
Construction projects planned for Navajo State Park will provide improvements to the popular area for campers, boaters and wildlife enthusiasts.
Date: 11/22/2013
Colorado Parks and Wildlife is offering a one-time grant opportunity to agency partners that engage in hunting and angling outreach and education.
Date: 11/21/2013
Today, we scaled back releases from Green Mountain Dam to the Lower Blue River by about 40 cfs.
Date: 11/21/2013
Big T Ponds are closed for the time being. Each of the River's Edge Ponds contain viable populations of sportfish and fared quite well.
Date: 11/21/2013
The U.S. Forest Service now offers access to a variety of visitor maps for people using Android and iOS devices.
Date: 11/21/2013
“Then let’s get started — it’s about time” for ice fishing.
Date: 11/21/2013
All hail the Queen of Fish! KeepAmericaFishing™, the largest online angling advocacy community, is proud to announce that Kacey H. of Matlacha, Fla. was voted the 2013 "Queen of Fish."
Date: 11/20/2013
LAMAR – A fifty-year-old Colorado Springs man was sentenced in Prowers County on Oct. 23 for numerous wildlife violations.
Date: 11/20/2013
CASPER - The fall months appear to be the time to catch a new Wyoming fish record as long as the water you are fishing is Glendo Reservoir and the species is the gizzard shad.
Date: 11/19/2013
nglers will have a chance to catch tagged fish and win over $100,000 in prizes and a two year lease on a new truck at the annual Burbot Bash.
Date: 11/19/2013
Release Date: Nov 18, 2013 Gunnison, Colorado
Date: 11/19/2013
Agency to Work with Stakeholders to Put System on More Sustainable Footing
Date: 11/18/2013
This month Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers! (SAH!) is pleased to announce Dr. Nick Schmal, from the U.S. Forest Service Eastern Region, as the November “Partner in Action.” As the Regional Fish Program Leader, Nick’s has been outstanding in promoting conservation stewardship through the SAH! campaign.
Date: 11/18/2013
Denver Parks and Recreation (DPR) is offering our biggest discount of the year on Regional Memberships! Get 25% off a single membership for yourself, or 75% off a family package.
Date: 11/18/2013
Highway crews beat governor's deadline by more than a week
Date: 11/15/2013
Larimer County volunteers cleared invasive buckthorn trees from Lions Open Space, repaired the damaged Nomad Trail at Horsetooth Mountain Open Space, removed volunteer cottonwood seedlings from the shores of Horsetooth Reservoir, and cleared debris and repaired flood damage trails at River Bluffs Open Space and trail.
Date: 11/15/2013
The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission approved the 2014 fishing regulations and took other regulatory action during its November meeting in Lamar.
Date: 11/15/2013
Colorado Parks & Wildlife is pleased to announce the re-opening of two more system trails at Eldorado Canyon State Park: Fowler Trail and Eldorado Canyon Trail.
Date: 11/15/2013
Denver Water will begin filling Ketring Lake to replenish water that was lost when the area experienced drought conditions last spring.
Date: 11/15/2013
WFN: World Fishing Network, the leading entertainment destination and digital resource for anglers throughout North America, will air Ice Block, a four-hour programming marathon dedicated to ice fishing, on Tuesday, Nov. 19 beginning at 8 p.m. ET.
Date: 11/14/2013
Bass Pro Shops is once again showing its patriotism and support for the brave men and women in uniform by hosting fundraising months for two military-related organizations.
Date: 11/13/2013
Yesterday, we curtailed releases from Green Mountain Dam to the Lower Blue river to about 320 cfs. It is likely the 320 cfs will stay in place for a while.
Date: 11/13/2013
The Aspen Ranger District will be reducing Visitor Information Services starting Monday, November 18. From November 18 through December 31, the Aspen Ranger District will be open only on Fridays from 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM.
Date: 11/13/2013
Science-Based Plan Takes Advantage of Tremendous Sediment Deposits Following Rainstorms
Date: 11/12/2013
The “Restore the Range” effort is working to provide financial and volunteer support for fish- and river-friendly flood restoration efforts.
Date: 11/12/2013
Water has literally shaped the West. It carved Colorado from red rock and shaped landmarks from the Rocky Mountains to the Grand Canyon to the Gulf of California.
Date: 11/12/2013
The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission will finalize 2014 fishing regulations and consider increases in 2014 non-resident big game hunting license fees when the Commission meets in Lamar on Thursday, Nov. 14 and Friday, Nov. 15.
Date: 11/12/2013
The Association of Collegiate Anglers has announced that Ranger Boats will continue its support of the 2014 Cabela's Collegiate Bass Fishing Series
Date: 11/12/2013
Local conservation groups to benefit from Bass Pro Shops Colorado Springs Outdoor World opening on Nov. 20.
Date: 11/8/2013
Colorado Parks and Wildlife has announced implementation of an emergency public fish salvage for the South Canal which is located east of Montrose.
Date: 11/8/2013
Jeremy Sides, a fly fisherman and volunteer guide at Golden River Sports was placed on the Fly Fishing Team USA after placing 7th at the 2013 National Fly Fishing Championships held in Basalt the week of Oct. 4.
Date: 11/8/2013
Continued partnership with the ACA has tremendous benefits to collegiate anglers
Date: 11/7/2013
Sportfishing industry urges Congress to advance bipartisan legislation to benefit fisheries conservation and access
Date: 11/7/2013
The Association of Collegiate Anglers has announced that HydroWave™ will continue their support of the 2014 Cabela's Collegiate BassFishing Series™. As a 2014 series sponsor, HydroWave™ will enjoy extensive promotion with collegiate anglers throughout the nation at major events and with the associated television series.
Date: 11/6/2013
The Big Thompson River, commonly known as the Big T, is one of the rivers most favored by fly fishermen residing in Front Range communities.
Date: 11/6/2013
The autumn fishing is finally peaking. Look for the next few weeks in particular to yield fall’s best fishing.
Date: 11/6/2013
Life, fishing opportunities more relevant for Broncos' John Fox
Date: 11/5/2013
Short-term and Long-term Concessionaires with Larimer County report to be given
Date: 11/5/2013
Thanks to increased flows on the Dolores River from summer monsoon rains, the kokanee salmon had enough water to make their spawning run this year.
Date: 11/4/2013
Athletic, yet relaxing action packed, yet boring at times — stand-up paddleboard fly fishing is like doing everything you can do outdoors at once, perforated by moments of doing nothing at all.
Date: 11/1/2013
The projects are the Crooked Creek Stream Channel and Wetland Restoration Project and the Burnt Mountain Project.
Date: 11/1/2013
Another prominent co-sponsor signed onto a bill that would protect large portions of the Thompson Divide area from energy development.
Date: 11/1/2013
We are officially in the shoulder season time of year, and for the angler this is the time to enjoy some fantastic fishing here in the Roaring Fork Valley.
Date: 11/1/2013
The effort to stop the spread of harmful Aquatic Nuisance Species continued successfully during the 2013 boating season.
Date: 10/31/2013
The Bureau of Reclamation's Detection Laboratory has released two reports identifying a new sampling method to improve the accuracy of quagga and zebra mussel detection while still at the microscopic larval stage.
Date: 10/30/2013
FLW, has announced its 2014 FLW College Fishing schedule, which for the first time features stand-alone tournaments on some of the country’s best fisheries and no off-limits period in advance of qualifiers and invitationals.
Date: 10/30/2013
Just a reminder to boaters at Carter Lake and Horsetooth Reservoir, planned boating access hours for November, 2013
Date: 10/30/2013
Colorado Parks & Wildlife announced today that Eldorado Canyon State Park will partially reopen on Friday, November 1, following an unprecedented seven-week closure that facilitated initial cleanup and repairs stemming from the 100 year flood event that devastated the northern Front Range of Colorado in September.
Date: 10/30/2013
The McPhee Marina Road, FS Road #271, will be closed from Friday, Nov. 1 through Saturday, Nov. 30 to allow for construction work in the marina area.
Date: 10/30/2013
While dredging operations are ongoing, the park will remain open to camping, fishing, hiking, biking and other outdoor recreation other than hunting.
Date: 10/30/2013
For the first time, the maps integrate all types of trail uses and indicate up to ten different trail features or activities all in one place.
Date: 10/30/2013
Kokanee salmon are being spawned during the next two weeks by Colorado Parks and Wildlife staff and fish will be available for giveaway in Dolores at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31 and Thursday, Nov. 7 at Joe Rowell Park on the west side of town.
Date: 10/30/2013
TakeMeFishing.org Cites Ideal On-the-Water Conditions and Stress Relief as Benefits to Fishing & Boating in Autumn
Date: 10/30/2013
The course teaches boaters how to recognize features, “read” the river and lock through with confidence.
Date: 10/30/2013
“We’re trying to show unity and resolve on matters that have sometimes been points of contention between the agriculture and recreation communities,” said TU’s Colorado River Basin Outreach Coordinator Richard Van Gytenbeek.
Date: 10/28/2013
Industry recognizes several individuals for their outstanding leadership and support
Date: 10/28/2013
Colorado Parks and Wildlife is inviting the public to a cleanup day at St. Vrain State Park on Saturday, Nov. 16.
Date: 10/28/2013
The Bureau of Reclamation has finalized its Grand Lake Water Clarity Technical Review and Work Plan that addresses concerns of water clarity at Colorado's Grand Lake.
Date: 10/28/2013
According to the new study, America’s nearly 60 million anglers are estimated to spend $46 billion per year on fishing equipment, transportation, lodging and other expenses associated with their sport.
Date: 10/28/2013
For those not blessed to live in southern climes, Discover Boating offers these tips on getting your boat ready for winter.
Date: 10/28/2013
The youth-led program is seeking applicants between the ages of 16 and 28 to capture the essence of the outdoors through writing, blogging, photography, videos, and social media to increase public awareness of the almost 8,000 state parks throughout the United States.
Date: 10/28/2013
Jeff Lugar of McGaheysville, Va., takes home the coveted Bryan V. Kerchal Memorial trophy and a Skeeter/Yamaha boat package worth $45,000. He also has earned an invitation to fish the 2014 Bassmaster Elite Series.
Date: 10/28/2013
'Fisheries will actually benefit and return in better shape'
Date: 10/26/2013
Boulder County fishers, cast your lines
Date: 10/25/2013
As you know, we've entered our winter release from Ruedi Dam. We are currently releasing about 90 cfs.
Date: 10/24/2013
Denver Water is taking more than 60 percent of the annual flows of the Fraser River–and the low flows are threatening prized fish and wildlife habitat on this tributary of the Upper Colorado.
Date: 10/24/2013
The San Isabel National Forest, Salida Ranger District has scheduled road maintenance this month on Forest Road (FR) 202 in Chaffee County leading to O’Haver Lake.
Date: 10/24/2013
The Bureau of Reclamation’s Central California Area Office has rescheduled the C.A.S.T. (Catch a Special Thrill) for Kids fishing event which had previously been scheduled for Oct. 12 at New Melones Lake but was cancelled due to the federal government shutdown.
Date: 10/24/2013
Fort Collins Utilities is collaborating with Larimer County and the City of Greeley on the 2012 High Park Fire recovery and mitigation efforts to decrease fire-related impacts, including flash flooding, mud and debris slides and impacts to water quality.
Date: 10/24/2013
his time of year, conditions are continually changing in the forest.
Date: 10/24/2013
We will continue bumping up releases by 50 cfs each day, through the weekend, until flows reach about 700 cfs on Monday, October 28
Date: 10/24/2013
If you'd known nothing about the life of Jimmy Johnson, all it took was one look at his funeral service in Ganado, Texas, Saturday to know this: He was a bass fisherman.
Date: 10/24/2013
It's a cross between the CSI and Cold Case TV show crime dramas: taking a look back through the thousands of dusty, old settled boat insurance claims files to identify patterns that can teach today's boaters how to avoid becoming a statistic
Date: 10/24/2013
If you're not going to eat your catch, you can release a healthy fish to the water using these five basic steps.
Date: 10/23/2013
Pass It On - Outdoor Mentors announced today that it was awarded a $10,000.00 grant from the Wichita Cargill Cares Council.
Date: 10/23/2013
The traditional image of men escaping for the weekend to experience the thrill and challenge of outdoor activities such as hunting, fishing and shooting may be as antiquated as the gender make-up in the boardroom in scenes from television's Mad Men.
Date: 10/22/2013
We are now releasing 450 cfs.
Date: 10/22/2013
Population growth, drought and increasing demand are challenging the Colorado River and threatening Western economies and outdoor lifestyles.
Date: 10/22/2013
VIndustry recognizes several individuals for their outstanding leadership and support.
Date: 10/22/2013
Fall Boating Safety Tips from BoatUS Foundation
Date: 10/22/2013
Like the name it implies, the goal of the boater-funded BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water is to educate boaters about safe and clean boating.
Date: 10/21/2013
Colorado Youth Outdoors introduces teens and their parents to archery, fishing and shooting sports orienteering and outdoor survival skills — all with the goal of spending time outside while strengthening relationships.
Date: 10/21/2013
Many recent events have changed the landscape of recreation on the Canyon Lakes Ranger District, including closed roads, areas, trails, and campgrounds and picnic areas.
Date: 10/18/2013
Miramonte Reservoir is ready for anglers again. Nearly 100,000 trout were stocked into the lake on Oct. 17-18 by Colorado Parks and Wildlife, completing a critical aquatic reclamation project that cost more than $100,000.
Date: 10/18/2013
Colorado Parks and Wildlife has selected 18 wetland and riparian restoration projects that will share in $700,000 in grants for the 2013 Wetlands Program grant cycle.
Date: 10/18/2013
Employees of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service ("Service") returned to work today and began the process of re-opening agency facilities following a sixteen day government shutdown.
Date: 10/17/2013
The inspection station will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on most days.
Date: 10/17/2013
Tune in at 4:30 EST for the live weigh-in and leaderboard for the day 1 of the World Walleye Championship.
Date: 10/17/2013
USBR is currently releasing 90 cfs from Ruedi Dam to the Fryingpan River.
Date: 10/17/2013
St. Vrain State Park and Eldorado Canyon State Park are currently closed as a result of significant flood damage.
Date: 10/16/2013
Dream team tournaments were held locally last year and the first of 2013 to qualify two man teams for the Dream Team National Championship.
Date: 10/16/2013
Once again the title sponsor of the entire series which consists of three major events, including the Cabela’s Collegiate Big Bass Bash, the Collegiate Bass Fishing Open and the season-ending BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship.
Date: 10/16/2013
Come fall, the "woolly buggers" and "autumn splendors" in your fly box step into their glass slippers and charm the pants off just about every fish at the party.
Date: 10/15/2013
The country’s top walleye anglers will gather in Escanaba, Michigan, Oct. 17-19 to battle for the ultimate title in team walleye fishing at the Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit’s 2013 World Walleye Championship.
Date: 10/15/2013
Kathleen Tadvick of Grand Junction, the Northwest Region Education Coordinator for Colorado Parks and Wildlife, was recently named the recipient of the John H. White Memorial Membership Award for 2013.
Date: 10/15/2013
Dippers are North America's only truly aquatic songbird. If you've spent any time at all hiking along Colorado's mountain streams, you've probably seen one.
Date: 10/15/2013
Having chased many fish species on this planet with flies and a long rod, I can tell you that there is nothing you can aspire to land that's more worthy than the fishing soul of a young human being. That is, bar none, the greatest catch of all.
Date: 10/14/2013
The topic of "recruitment and retention" took on new meaning at Colorado Parks and Wildlife last July when Rick Cables resigned from his position as director of the agency responsible for managing hunting, fishing, wildlife resources and 42 state parks after two critical years on the job.
Date: 10/14/2013
Seldom do you find a cousin who lives close to you, is a transplant from Louisiana like you, who fell in love with the Colorado outdoors like you, who you never knew, who has been a professional fly fishing guide for 21 years, who invites you to fish a fly fishing tournament to benefit cystic fibrosis and learn the art of fly fishing.
Date: 10/14/2013
Hicks, Graeme snare Western Conference Invitational victory, automatic berth to national championship
Date: 10/13/2013
Nevada co-angler finally lands EverStart victory
Date: 10/13/2013
Jody Jordan of Vacaville, Calif., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 28 pounds, 10 ounces Saturday to win the EverStart Series Western Division event presented by Mercury Marine on Clear Lake with a three-day total of 15 bass weighing 81 pounds, 1 ounce.
Date: 10/13/2013
Fall is a time of changing conditions that can befuddle anglers at times and offer outrageously good fishing at others. The challenge is figuring out how to maximize your chances of success.
Date: 10/12/2013
The National Park Service today announced that it has entered into an agreement with the State of Colorado that will allow Rocky Mountain National Park to re-open and temporarily operate during the government shutdown.
Date: 10/11/2013
River Bluffs Open Space, Lions Open Space, and Eagle’s Nest Open Space have been opened to public use as flood damage has been assessed.
Date: 10/11/2013
As I prepared myself to cast the latest and greatest in fishing lures, I realized that no other type of lure has caused me so much thought and contemplation before the initial cast.
Date: 10/11/2013
Covering five geographic regions and some of the best bass waters in the country, the college series will crown a new national champion in 2014 and send a talented young angler to the 2015 Bassmaster Classic.
Date: 10/10/2013
The 10-year mark of the National Fish Habitat Partnership (NFHP) and Action Plan, was commemorated with a resolution passed at the business meeting of the Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies (AFWA) in September 2013.
Date: 10/10/2013
Final Western Division event faces fall conditions to close out season
Date: 10/9/2013
First-time anglers are two times more likely to lapse out of fishing than repeat anglers, according to new research from RBFF released recently at the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (AFWA) Annual Meeting.
Date: 10/9/2013
Industry urges resolution to government shutdown that is crippling fisheries access and conservation
Date: 10/8/2013
The Bass Federation, announced today the Grand Lake Association and the city of Grove, Okla., will once again host the TBF Federation National Championship.
Date: 10/8/2013
Aurora Water has reduced the flow coming out of Spinney Mountain Reservoir, and the lower water levels will affect fishing in the South Platte River.
Date: 10/7/2013
Colorado Parks and Wildlife is hosting a partner appreciation event in northeastern Colorado.
Date: 10/7/2013
Colorado Parks and Wildlife is seeking comments and questions about the merged agency.
Date: 10/7/2013
I’ve always been fascinated by unusual or antique hunting and fishing paraphernalia.
Date: 10/7/2013
Local waters on Friday morning were filled with 55 competitive — some might say slightly crazy — fishermen from all over the country who braved light snow and freezing temperatures during the debut of the U.S. National Fly Fishing Championship in Basalt.
Date: 10/7/2013
Sometimes coming in last is a good thing. You might ask: “How can being last ever be a good thing?”
Date: 10/7/2013
The Hardin-Simmons University team of Randy Sullivan of Breckenridge, Texas, and Hubbell Allen of Abilene, Texas, won the FLW College Fishing Southern Conference Invitational on Sam Rayburn Reservoir Sunday with a five-bass limit weighing 8 pounds, 11 ounces.
Date: 10/6/2013
Bass Federation, along with the Faculty of Fishing (FOF), have reached a landmark agreement to provide unparalleled access for all high school anglers in TBF’s Student Angler Federation, SAF.
Date: 10/5/2013
American Bass Anglers officials announced today the 2014 Weekend Bass Series season details with several enhancements.
Date: 10/4/2013
Last weekend marked the official kick off of the Colorado Outdoor Mentors Program.
Date: 10/4/2013
Renewable energy projects take up large chunks of land for long periods of time, and may cause some unavoidable impacts on fish, wildlife and water resources and recreational access.
Date: 10/4/2013
Last month, we lost one of the great leaders in trout conservation as Robert J. Behnke, Ph.D., passed away on September 13th at the age of 83. Dr. Behnke was a professor emeritus of Fisheries Conservation and Wildlife Biology at Colorado State University.
Date: 10/4/2013
Aurora Water has reduced the flow coming out of Spinney Mountain Reservoir, and the lower water levels will affect fishing in the South Platte River.
Date: 10/3/2013
Dillon Dam Road/County Road 7 will be closed on Wednesday, Oct. 9, from 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. for Denver Water maintenance on security facilities and routine road maintenance by the Summit County Road and Bridge Department.
Date: 10/2/2013
Despite the shutdown of the Federal government, hunting, fishing, camping and wildlife watching opportunities continue in Colorado.
Date: 10/2/2013
The Cache la Poudre River has been called the heart of Fort Collins, and the City of Fort Collins has been focusing on improving the river’s health.
Date: 10/2/2013
Basalt’s two gold-medal trout streams will get the recognition many anglers feel they deserve this weekend when the town hosts the U.S. National Fly Fishing Championships.
Date: 10/2/2013
Because of the shutdown of the federal government caused by the lapse in appropriations, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will suspend most programs and operations, including hunting and fishing.
Date: 10/2/2013
Skarlis and Steinfeldt won the event using a non-traditional trolling technique by trolling #5 and #6 Berkley Flicker Shads, using 10-pound Berkley Trilene XT, and Abu Garcia Line counter reels.
Date: 10/1/2013
Thanks to strong water levels at Sloan’s Lake, Denver Parks and Recreation is extending the current boating season until Oct. 28.
Date: 10/1/2013
Statement from Trout Unlimited on the Shutdown of the Federal Government
Date: 10/1/2013
Due to the lapse in federal government funding, National Public Lands Day on the Canyon Lakes Ranger District, planned for Oct. 5, is cancelled.
Date: 9/30/2013
As of today, Sept. 30, 2013 Brainard Lake Recreation Area (BLRA) is closed to vehicle traffic west of the main access gate near the fee station due to recent snow, high winds, and icy road conditions.
Date: 9/30/2013
Please help the Future Fisherman Foundation (F3) continue to provide important programs like Hooked on Fishing Not on Drugs with your support of F3's third annual online auction.
Date: 9/30/2013
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has launched an initiative to bring more urban Americans into contact with nature.
Date: 9/29/2013
Although flooding rivers breached banks, blew out a number of small ponds and relocated river channels, the gushing waters did not exactly wash away everything that lurks below.
Date: 9/29/2013
While we don’t know what the future will bring in terms of those fisheries affected by the flooding, we do know a large number of waters were out of the flood’s path and continue to offer excellent fishing.
Date: 9/29/2013
Colorado Parks and Wildlife announced $650,000 in funding awards for 17 fishing and shooting range improvement projects across the state. Funding was provided through the agency’s Fishing is Fun and Shooting Range Development Grants programs.
Date: 9/27/2013
We are continuing to release around 490 cfs from Olympus Dam to the Big Thompson Canyon.
Date: 9/27/2013
The Chick Clark Kids Fishing Program has been going for 10 years, but may take a break in 2014 due to damage at Izaak Walton Park, the event's home.
Date: 9/27/2013
On Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, the south boat ramp at Antero Reservoir will close for the remainder of the 2013 boating season because of decreased boating use and Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s annual spawning operation.
Date: 9/27/2013
Anglers took home $2,000 and other prizes in winner-take-all challenge between FLW and BoatUS collegiate qualifiers.
Date: 9/26/2013
Releases from Twin Lakes Dam to Lake Creek and the Arkansas were adjusted to 75 cfs.
Date: 9/26/2013
Grand County will celebrate its 19th annual National Public Lands Day Saturday, Sept. 28.
Date: 9/26/2013
Red River battle will be broadcast on major TV network 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Eastern time
Date: 9/26/2013
Volunteers working to make Armstrong Creek more livable for a dwindling species of trout
Date: 9/26/2013
This afternoon around 5 p.m., we will raise the release from Ruedi Dam by about 25 cfs.
Date: 9/26/2013
Colorado Parks and Wildlife will complete reclamation of the fishery at Zimmerman Lake in Larimer County in order to restock the feral brood stock of the Bear Creek strain cutthroat trout (LineageBC).
Date: 9/26/2013
From all of us at Trout Unlimited, our thoughts go out to those affected by the recent floods.
Date: 9/25/2013
An increasing crowd of adventurers has shifted its attention a few miles farther downstream, to Bond, courtesy of the Eagle County Open Space Program, which purchased and refurbished the boat ramp commonly referred to as Two Bridges Access Point in 2012.
Date: 9/25/2013
Hickory has a big flavor which makes the trout taste almost exciting.
Date: 9/25/2013
Colorado Parks and Wildlife is ending the public fish salvage at Barr Lake State Park beginning immediately.
Date: 9/25/2013
This afternoon around 5 p.m., we will raise the release from Ruedi Dam by about 25 cfs. This will put approximately 140 cfs in the river at the Ruedi Dam gauge.
Date: 9/25/2013
Six More Refuges Open to Hunting 20 Refuges Expand Hunting and Fishing Opportunities
Date: 9/25/2013
The Loveland Fishing Club, a group of about 100 anglers affiliated with the Chilson Senior Center, is donating $1,000 to the Northern Colorado Donation Center, set up to facilitate aid to Big Thompson flood victims.
Date: 9/24/2013
The Park is closed until further notice pending damage assessment and repairs.
Date: 9/24/2013
The Outdoor Mentors Coalition wants to get you outside!!
Date: 9/24/2013
Join Colorado TU, CPW, and others for the inaugural Outdoor Mentors event at Barr Lake State Park!
Date: 9/24/2013
Are you putting your boat away for winter soon?
Date: 9/23/2013
When lake managers draw down reservoirs, fish behavior changes, and savvy anglers alter their strategies accordingly
Date: 9/22/2013
Pro Angler Chris Gilman brought a 3-day total weight of 55.91 to win the first ever Cabela's National Walleye Tour Championship at Devils Lake, ND.
Date: 9/20/2013
Due to the recent flooding events that have impacted the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests and Pawnee National Grassland, the Canyon Lakes Ranger District has decided to postpone and scale back plans for National Public Lands Day.
Date: 9/20/2013
Status on areas managed by the Larimer County Department of Natural Resources
Date: 9/20/2013
Everyone else seemed to know what they were doing. What world was I stepping into?
Date: 9/20/2013
Upcoming program dates and locations
Date: 9/20/2013
It appears pressure brought to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) by some members of Congress as well as the media has halted another effort by the agency to shutter its National Fish Hatcheries.
Date: 9/20/2013
John Martin Reservoir State Park will be waiving park entrance fees in conjunction with the 6th Annual Hasty Daze on Saturday, Sept. 21.
Date: 9/19/2013
Trout Unlimited has praised the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) for steps they took to clarify and restore Clean Water Act protections to the nation's headwater streams, wetlands, and lakes.
Date: 9/19/2013
More than 1,600 organizations representing tens of millions of birders, hikers, hunters, anglers, boaters and other conservationists and outdoor enthusiasts delivered a collective letter to congressional appropriators Wednesday urging them to restore funding to popular and effective fish and wildlife conservation grant programs.
Date: 9/18/2013
No boats will be allowed due to debris in the water. Fishing will only be allowed on the south banks of the reservoir.
Date: 9/18/2013
We've seen rain on the Fryingpan-Arkansas Project, too and Twin Lakes is seeing some rain run-off inflow.
Date: 9/18/2013
In the interest of public safety, Gross Reservoir is closed to the public while Denver Water works to repair the access roads, which were damaged by the recent flooding.
Date: 9/18/2013
Sept. 18: Update on facilities, operations and efforts
Date: 9/18/2013
Installation of a fish barrier on the East Fork of Hermosa Creek will require temporary closure of approximately 15 acres of National Forest lands to parking and dispersed camping.
Date: 9/18/2013
Completion of construction of a new road and bridge at Vallecito Reservoir is anticipated late this month or early next month
Date: 9/18/2013
The road to Beaver Creek Reservoir will be closed temporarily from Sept. 30 to Oct. 11 because of construction work to repair the reservoir dam
Date: 9/18/2013
After a sad, soggy week of flood and devastation in northern and northeast Colorado, the only certainty on the fishing front is that the fish are doing a lot better than the fishermen.
Date: 9/18/2013
The Bass Pro Shops Fall Fishing event features free activities, crafts and seminars where adults and kids can learn skills to make the most of their fall fishing adventures.
Date: 9/18/2013
Due to conditions at Fossil Creek Reservoir Regional Open Space the 2013 NoCo Nature Festival is cancelled.
Date: 9/18/2013
FLW has announced the 2014 Walmart Bass Fishing League schedule, which includes 120 regular-season tournaments spread across 24 divisions.
Date: 9/17/2013
2011 NTC Champs Derek Navis and Korey Sprengel Claim 2013 MWC Team of the Year Title
Date: 9/17/2013
We are now releasing about 570 cfs.
Date: 9/17/2013
Due to heavy rains and saturated soils the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests and Pawnee National Grassland officials are closing portions of the Boulder and Canyon Lakes ranger districts to the public for safety.
Date: 9/17/2013
Out of consideration for the large number of people in the northeast region who have been impacted by the recent and ongoing flood events, the Path Forward meeting scheduled for tomorrow evening, Sept. 17 is being cancelled.
Date: 9/17/2013
The 2014 Bassmaster Elite Series promises to be one for the history books.
Date: 9/16/2013
As rain inflows have decreased to Lake Estes in Estes Park, Colo., we have been able to scale back releases to the Big Thompson Canyon from Olympus Dam. We are now releasing 764 cfs. Olympus Dam is safe and is performing well.
Date: 9/16/2013
Out of consideration for the large number of people in the northeast region who have been impacted by the recent and ongoing flood events, the Path Forward meeting scheduled for tomorrow evening, Sept. 17 is being cancelled.
Date: 9/16/2013
The Bureau of Reclamation is continuing to manage localized heavy rain inflow to Lake Estes in Estes Park, Colo. Releases from Olympus Dam are at 764 cubic-feet-per-second into the Big Thompson River.
Date: 9/16/2013
Topical article written about fish surviving floods after storm Irene in Vermont.
Date: 9/16/2013
The Larimer County Engineering Department will hold an Open House to explain the County Road 11C bridge over the Horseshoe Lake Spillway replacement construction.
Date: 9/16/2013
Due to the historic flooding of the last five days, several parks and wildlife areas, as well as forest access is closed until further notice.
Date: 9/16/2013
Poudre River flows at the mouth of the canyon are 3,600 cubic feet per second (cfs) and approximately 3,000 in Fort Collins. There are no flood warnings on the Poudre River in Larimer County at this time.
Date: 9/16/2013
The Bureau of Reclamation and the U.S. Forest Service announced today that completion of construction of a new road and bridge at Vallecito Reservoir is anticipated late this month or early next month.
Date: 9/16/2013
Under rainy skies, the America Cup wrapped up one of the most challenging years in the young tournament’s history Sunday.
Date: 9/16/2013
Ranger Cup University is the first program of its kind exclusively for collegiate anglers and is open to those fishing in either FLW- or Cabela's Collegiate Series-affiliated competitions.
Date: 9/16/2013
The big money event will take place out of Lake Fork Marina and continues to grow in popularity as over 800 anglers last year vied for over $100,000 in cash and prizes including two Skeeter bass boats.
Date: 9/16/2013
Competitive walleye anglers will converge at Devil's Lake, N.D., for the Cabela's National Walleye Tour championship event, Sept. 19-21.
Date: 9/15/2013
The most recent information regarding the flooding status of the City follows:
Date: 9/15/2013
The West Virginia University team of Edward Rude III of Falling Waters, W. Va., and Mathew Gibson of Morgantown, W. Va., won the FLW College Fishing Northern Conference Invitational on the Chesapeake Bay Sunday with a three-bass limit weighing 5 pounds, 4 ounces.
Date: 9/15/2013
The most recent information regarding the flooding status of the City follows:
Date: 9/15/2013
We are now releasing 1100 cfs.
Date: 9/15/2013
Fall was in the air Friday morning as the first group of anglers took to their rafts to kick off the opening round of this weekend’s America Cup fly-fishing tournament.
Date: 9/15/2013
The most recent information regarding the flooding status of the City follows: