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Date: 12/25/2014
A Slovakian Christmas dinner tradition may be strange to us, but when you think about it, it’s pretty brilliant.
Date: 12/25/2014
Despite a healthy start to the ice fishing season this winter, officials warn anglers about changing conditions in Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Date: 12/24/2014
Not to worry if several days or even a week or more passes between these reports, ‘cause things are more than likely progressing as normal and there is not much to talk about.
Date: 12/24/2014
Oftentimes, hunting and fishing are pursuits passed down from father to son.
Date: 12/23/2014
OAK CREEK, Colo. - Colorado Parks and Wildlife will host the 4th Annual Steamboat Great Outdoors Ice Fishing Tournament Sunday, Jan. 4 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Stagecoach State Park.
Date: 12/19/2014
BILLINGS, Mont. -- Today, the Bureau of Reclamation's Great Plains Regional Director Michael J. Ryan signed the Record of Decision, contract and associated documents, for the Windy Gap Firming Project, located southwest of Loveland, Colo.
Date: 12/19/2014
If relations with Cuba are normalized and American citizens are allowed to travel to that island country with no strings attached, count Jimmy Houston among the first to buy an airline ticket to Havana.
Date: 12/19/2014
It was 15 min until weigh in and we needed that last big kicker fish.
Date: 12/18/2014
We know many of you high schoolers have caught big bass and here’s the chance to brag about your catch.
Date: 12/17/2014
FORT COLLINS, Colo.– The Canyon Lakes Ranger District proposes to cut trees on 54 acres to improve forest health and reduce hazardous fuels in the vicinity of Crystal Lake sand Red Feather Lakes, Colo.
Date: 12/17/2014
Colorado non-profit organizations are seeking to serve veterans and their families.
Date: 12/17/2014
(STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo.) December 17, 2014 – Western Rivers Conservancy, the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service completed conservation of a historic property at the confluence of the Yampa River and Sarvis Creek today.
Date: 12/16/2014
Most Common Mistake: Using hooks that are too big
Date: 12/16/2014
lexandria, VA – December 16, 2015 - Each year, there are any number of federal and state policy discussions and decisions that impact the sportfishing industry with 2014 being no exception.
Date: 12/15/2014
Alexandria, VA – December 15, 2014 – Legislation that will restore reasonable public access to the Cape Hatteras National Seashore Recreational Area in North Carolina, one of the premier surf fishing locations in the United States, has passed the Senate and is expected to be signed into law.
Date: 12/15/2014
PONCA CITY, Okla. - The Future Fisherman Foundation (F3) announces a new program called SUPERFISH that is designed to bring a four-week fishing curriculum into junior high schools and their physical education classes.
Date: 12/12/2014
In the wake of recent news that Bass Pro Group has acquired Ranger Boats, as well as Triton and Stratos brands, from Platinum Equity, folks in the industry immediately began asking questions about the future of the iconic boat builder, its relationship with FLW, and whether or not the acquisition would lead to positive change for the industry.
Date: 12/11/2014
SPRINGFIELD, MO – Bass Pro Group announced today an agreement to acquire Fishing Holdings, LLC, a manufacturer of fishing boats that include Ranger Boats and the Stratos and Triton boat brands from Platinum Equity.
Date: 12/10/2014
Winning an event like the Bobby Lane Cup once is hard enough but to repeat the feat in back to back years is even tougher!
Date: 12/10/2014
Alexandria, VA – December 10, 2014 – A provision to prohibit federal funds from being used to regulate lead fishing tackle and ammunition under the Toxic Substance Control Act was included in the omnibus federal spending bill released yesterday.
Date: 12/10/2014
Dec. 10, 2014 - Eagle County is celebrating the acquisition of the Spencer's Cabin property, a 34-acre parcel located upstream from Burns.
Date: 12/10/2014
HASTY, Colo. - This year waterfowl closures at John Martin Reservoir State Park and State Wildlife Area will be smaller than usual. For several years waterfowl closures at the park/wildlife area have remained the same but changes in waterfowl populations and lower lake levels are allowing Colorado Parks and Wildlife to reduce closed off areas, giving visitors more access to hunting, fishing and recreating.
Date: 12/8/2014
Public meeting in Salida with federal officials turns out hundreds in support of Browns Canyon National Monument
Date: 12/8/2014
The weather was warm and there are still several areas of open water.
Date: 12/8/2014
While many of the larger Front Range reservoirs are still several weeks away from getting a solid lid, some of the higher elevation lakes are starting to develop fishable ice.
Date: 12/8/2014
I didn't hear of anyone getting wet here on Lake John, or even getting a soaker for that matter.
Date: 12/6/2014
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Get into the holiday spirit with Colorado Parks and Wildlife. Join our staff for a Holiday Open House at one of the following state parks in the southeast region.
Date: 12/5/2014
The Bass Federation (TBF), the largest and oldest organized grassroots fishing, youth and conservation organization in North America with more than 20,000 members, announces the dates, locations and host states of its seven 2015 Division Championship events.
Date: 12/5/2014
PONCA CITY, Okla. (Dec. 3, 2014) – The Bass Federation (TBF) and affiliated Student Angler Federation (SAF) announce that the prestigious High School Fishing World Finals will make a venue change in 2015 to Florence, Ala., on the legendary Pickwick Reservoir, following a successful five-year inaugural run for the event at Arkansas’ Lake Dardanelle.
Date: 12/3/2014
GREELEY, Colo., Dec. 2, 2014--Today, the Forest Supervisor for the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests and Pawnee National Grassland released a Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and Draft Record of Decision (ROD) that address oil and gas leasing on the Pawnee National Grassland (PNG).
Date: 12/3/2014
The South Arkansas River Restoration Project (SARRP) is located on an 1,100 foot section of the South Arkansas River downstream of the Hwy 285 Bridge in Poncha Springs, Colorado.
Date: 12/3/2014
Colorado Trout Unlimited is happy to say that the River Explorers program at the Mapleton School District in Thornton will be continuing into its second school year.
Date: 11/30/2014
Ice Fishing and Conditions Report Lake John, Cowdrey Lake and the Delaney Buttes
Date: 11/26/2014
The umbrella rig sort of follows its own script on Lake of the Ozarks and some other highland reservoirs.
Date: 11/25/2014
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - Christopher W. Loncarich, 56, of Mack, was sentenced Thursday in U.S. District Court in Denver to 27 months in prison, followed by three-years of probation, for conspiring to violate the Lacey Act, a federal law prohibiting the interstate transportation and sale of any wildlife taken in an illegal manner.
Date: 11/25/2014
SOUTH FORK, Colo. – The Rio Grande National Forest is seeking public input for an environmental analysis concerning a proposal to submerge 17.5 acres of National Forest System lands at the south end of Beaver Park Reservoir.
Date: 11/24/2014
The first weekend of a new ice fishing season is officially over, and the last of the cold footers have just left Lake John, calling it quits on a blizzard-like Sunday.
Date: 11/24/2014
Asian carp were introduced to the South in the 1970s to filter pond water in fish farms.
Date: 11/24/2014
PONCA CITY, Okla. (Nov. 13. 2014) – The Future Fisherman Foundation announces its annual online auction is scheduled for Dec. 1 – 8, and once again boasts an impressive lineup of outdoor products and guided fishing trips, fresh and saltwater, with the door still open for more to be added.
Date: 11/21/2014
The ramps will be closed on Thanksgiving (11/27) but will be open again from 8a – 4p on Friday November 28.
Date: 11/20/2014
An alarming Red List report implies commercial fishing, specifically for Sushi, is pushing a fragile BlueFin population toward population collapse.
Date: 11/20/2014
A strong, gusting wind can really have a negative effect on fishing. If you’re sight-fishing, fishing drop-shots or fishing targets in clear water that you need to see, wind definitely works against you.
Date: 11/19/2014
ORLANDO, Fla. November 19, 2014 — Margaret Podlich, president of the Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS), the nation’s largest boat owners’ association with more than 500,000 members, was named the 2014 Darlene Briggs Woman of the Year.
Date: 11/19/2014
North Park waters are iced.
Date: 11/18/2014
Alexandria, VA – November 18, 2014 – The International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades, better known as ICAST, has been recognized by the Trade Show News Network as one of the fastest growing trades shows by attendance in the U.S.
Date: 11/17/2014
Walmart FLW Tour pro Luke Clausen announced that he has signed Bridgford Foods as his title sponsor for the 2015 season.
Date: 11/17/2014
Up until this elk season, hunters begged for some snow. Now, during the fourth season, their begging for it to stop.
Date: 11/15/2014
Erik Wilkinson, the Conservation Chair of the TU St Vrain Anglers chapter, recently published an opinion piece in the Longmont Times-Call, highlighting the role of the Land and Water Conservation Fund in helping to purchase properties from flood-ravaged families following the 1976 Big Thompson flood – and calling for local officials to learn from that experience as response work continues to the 2013 floods.
Date: 11/14/2014
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - A large-scale riparian restoration project at the Connected Lakes Section of the James M. Robb Colorado River State Park will enter the revegetation phase beginning Dec.1.
Date: 11/12/2014
SALIDA, Colo. - Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) and the Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area (AHRA) plan to temporarily ramp up flows on the Arkansas River to test the reconstruction of the Silver Bullet Boat Chute.
Date: 11/12/2014
(Washington, DC) - The winners of the National Fish Habitat Partnership (NFHP)/American Fisheries Society (Habitat Section) Awards were honored for their extraordinary achievements at the Restore America’s Estuaries/Coastal Society Summit.
Date: 11/11/2014
Here in Colorado, we are a headwaters state, and we understand the basic premise that if we don’t protect the headwaters, we cannot protect our downstream rivers.
Date: 11/11/2014
The Ellison High School Fishing Team competed in their first fishing tournament on Saturday, the 8th November.
Date: 11/11/2014
Ponca City, Okla.—Nov. 11, 2014—World-class walleye fishing, intense team-format competition and hefty payouts are on tap for the 2015 Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit season.
Date: 11/7/2014
You are invited to the first annual Front Range Fly Fishing Rendezvous.
Date: 11/6/2014
DENVER -- Boats can be a big investment that pays great dividends if properly maintained (think fun, sun, family, and friends!).
Date: 11/6/2014
Collegiate anglers take note. It’s time to gear up for the 2015 season, and FLW has several enhancements coming your way starting with the addition of a new FLW College Fishing Open.
Date: 11/5/2014
DILLON, Colo. – William Jackson will be arriving in January for his new position as District Ranger for the Dillon Ranger District, White River National Forest.
Date: 11/3/2014
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Ladies, learn how to hook a real catch with Colorado Parks and Wildlife during a two-day fly fishing course designed for women only.
Date: 11/2/2014
ROGERSVILLE, Ala. – Before the week began Zack Birge of Blanchard, Okla., couldn’t have imaged the way things would ultimately play out for him
Date: 10/31/2014
ROGERSVILLE, Ala. – The weather changed and so did the lead here Friday in the second round of the Rayovac FLW Series Championship on Wheeler Lake.
Date: 10/31/2014
Alexandria, VA – October 31, 2014 – In a move overwhelmingly supported by the recreational fishing industry, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission approved implementing a 25 percent striped bass harvest reduction for coastal states for both the commercial and recreational fishing sectors within one year.
Date: 10/31/2014
Join the West Denver Chapter of TU for a Chili Supper and presentation by fly fishing guide Landon Mayer on November 7, 2014.
Date: 10/30/2014
ROGERSVILLE, Ala. – The first day of the Rayovac FLW Series Championship on Wheeler Lake shook out about as expected. Numbers of fish weren’t the issue.
Date: 10/29/2014
Alexandria, VA – October 29, 2014 – The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Council recently voted 10-7 to approve Amendment 40, also known as sector separation, which would divide the recreational red snapper quota between individual recreational fishermen and charter/for-hire captains.
Date: 10/28/2014
Preserve Browns Canyon as a national monument
Date: 10/28/2014
OAK CREEK, Colo. - Colorado Parks and Wildlife is inviting everyone to a free, fly fishing seminar, Saturday, Nov. 8 at Stagecoach State Park. Experts with Bucking Rainbow Outfitters, Steamboat Fly Fishers, Yampa Valley Anglers and Yampa River Outfitters will show anglers of all abilities how to fish with flies along the Stagecoach Reservoir shoreline during the fall season.
Date: 10/28/2014
The Roan Plateau is home to rare populations of native cutthroat trout, provides outstanding opportunities for big game hunting, and features scenic forests, canyons and waterfalls.
Date: 10/28/2014
SALIDA, Colo. - The public is invited to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area (AHRA) with Colorado Parks and Wildlife, the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service.
Date: 10/27/2014
JASPER, Texas – The Lamar University team of Brandon Simoneaux of Bridge City, Texas, and Josh Bowie of Port Neches, Texas, won the FLW College Fishing Southern Conference Invitational tournament on Sam Rayburn Reservoir Sunday with a two-day total of 10 bass weighing 29 pounds, 5 ounces.
Date: 10/27/2014
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Todd Spaletto, President of The North Face, today announced a partnership to protect, preserve and celebrate public lands in support of the 21st Century Conservation Service Corps (21CSC).
Date: 10/23/2014
Oct. 23, 2014 - Construction of new recreational and access amenities is underway at Duck Pond Open Space, located on the Eagle River between Gypsum and Dotsero.
Date: 10/23/2014
Alexandria, VA - October 17, 2014The American Sportfishing Association's (ASA) 2014 Sportfishing Summit, the sportfishing industry's premier networking and business management event, was the largest gathering of industry representatives in the association’s history.
Date: 10/23/2014
FORT COLLINS, Colo.– The project to remove more than 80,000 hazard trees along the Long Draw Road that began in 2012 has been completed.
Date: 10/22/2014
In late summer, one fishing pattern is to flip and pitch jigs or soft plastics, or to fish frogs, in matted grass where bass are hunting for bluegills and minnows to eat.
Date: 10/22/2014
The Cutthroat Chapter of Trout Unlimited, located in Littleton Colorado has been busy at work throughout 2014!! The Chapter was recently recognized by the Coalition for the Upper South Platte for the tremendous effort volunteers contributed to protection of this 2,600 square-mile watershed.
Date: 10/21/2014
CREEDE, CO – The Rio Grande National Forest is seeking public input for the environmental analysis of the proposed Rio Grande Reservoir Land Exchange.
Date: 10/21/2014
Trevor Yates and Jacob Keenum put together a nice five bass limit that weighed 12llbs even to win the TBF/FLW Southern Conference Regional Championship on the Red River in Shreveport over the weekend.
Date: 10/21/2014
Six year research report details findings of more than 100 anti-fouling and foul release coatings and materials tested for mussel control
Date: 10/20/2014
These 10 things you should never do while fishing will keep you safe and drama free while on the water.
Date: 10/20/2014
The Queensland rookie fisherman’s catch of the provence’s largest yellowfin proves sometimes it’s better to be lucky than good.
Date: 10/20/2014
HIXSON, Tenn. – The University of Alabama team of Keith Kirkley of Northport, Alabama, and Frankie Appaluccio of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, won the FLW College Fishing Southeastern Conference Invitational tournament on Lake Chickamauga Sunday with a two-day total of 10 bass weighing 30 pounds, 11 ounces.
Date: 10/20/2014
ALEXANDRIA, VA, October 20, 2014 – You’re putting the boat away for winter. So what half-truth, wive’s tale or tall story have you heard about winterizing a recreational boat?
Date: 10/17/2014
Alexandria, VA - October 17, 2014The American Sportfishing Association's (ASA) 2014 Sportfishing Summit, the sportfishing industry's premier networking and business management event, was the largest gathering of industry representatives in the association’s history.
Date: 10/16/2014
ALEXANDRIA, VA (October 16, 2014) – Boating and fishing retail stores have many opportunities to improve the customer experience in their stores, according to a new study from the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF).
Date: 10/16/2014
The Kerber Creek Restoration Project is an ambitious partnership between Trout Unlimited, federal and state agencies, non-profits, and local landowners to address the impacts of mining and erosion on a high-value trout stream in Colorado.
Date: 10/15/2014
Fall weather can provide some of the best fishing of the year.
Date: 10/15/2014
Today, we will be decreasing the release from Ruedi Reservoir to the Fryingpan River by about 50 cfs. The change is expected around 6 p.m.
Date: 10/14/2014
In a very closely contested tournament on Clear Lake out of Lakeport, California the Colorado team of Bradley Czosnyka and Josh Cundiff won the 2014 SAF Western Conference Championship.
Date: 10/14/2014
Fall is the time of year to treat yourself to one last fishing excursion before the snowflakes start to fall.
Date: 10/14/2014
How do we know restoration and conservation efforts are working?
Date: 10/13/2014
Devils Lake, N.D.—Oct. 11, 2014—Wisconsin’s Korey Sprengel and Derek Navis scored a white-knuckle, come-from-behind victory at the Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit’s 2014 World Walleye Championship on the High Plains paradise of Devils Lake, North Dakota, Oct. 9-11.
Date: 10/13/2014
LAKEPORT, Calif. – The University of Idaho team of Tanner Mort of Moscow, Idaho, and Austin Turpin, of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, won the FLW College Fishing Western Conference Invitational tournament on Clear Lake Sunday with a two-day total of 10 bass weighing 41 pounds, 11 ounces.
Date: 10/13/2014
LA PLATA, Md. – The West Virginia University team of Mathew Gibson of Morgantown, West Virginia, and Edward Rude III of Falling Waters, West Virginia, won the FLW College Fishing Northern Conference Invitational tournament on the Potomac River Sunday with a two-day total of 10 bass weighing 34 pounds, 2 ounces.
Date: 10/13/2014
FLORENCE, Ala. – Joshua Moore of Grand Cane, Louisiana, weighed a three-day total of 14 bass totaling 42 pounds, 14 ounces, to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Regional Championship on Pickwick Lake Saturday. For his victory,
Date: 10/9/2014
When I’m flipping or pitching heavy mats of grass, I use the Gamakatsu Heavy Cover Worm Hook.
Date: 10/9/2014
Free and Open to the Public!
Date: 10/7/2014
HENRICO, Va. – Chris Daves of Spring Grove, Virginia, weighed a three-day total of 15 bass totaling 33 pounds even to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Regional Championship on the James River Saturday.
Date: 10/7/2014
PALATKA, Fla. – Robert Crosnoe of Inverness, Florida, weighed a three-day total of 14 bass totaling 47 pounds, 6 ounces to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Regional Championship on the St. Johns River Saturday.
Date: 10/6/2014
Deadline for Entry is October 31, 2014!!
Date: 10/6/2014
PUEBLO, Colo. - Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the Pueblo Police Department are asking hunters and anglers for help in recovering a missing drowning victim.
Date: 10/3/2014
UK fisherman Warren Harrison landed what’s likely to be the biggest common carp ever landed, according to ITV.com.
Date: 10/3/2014
Grand Valley District Ranger Bill Edwards announced the winner of the Forests’ sponsored “Win a 1 Night Stay in a Forest Cabin” contest.
Date: 10/3/2014
LOVELAND, Colo. -- Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) is pleased to announce that Big Thompson Ponds State Wildlife Area (SWA) will open again on Oct 4 after being closed since the flooding September 2013.
Date: 10/3/2014
HASTY, Colo. - Fall has officially arrived which means the end of boating season at John Martin Reservoir State Park is drawing near.
Date: 10/3/2014
DURANGO, Colo. -- Colorado Parks & Wildlife (CPW), one of several agencies comprising the Rangewide Rio Grande Cutthroat Conservation Team, celebrates the recent announcement from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) that effectively states the danger of extinction no longer exists for the Rio Grande cutthroat trout.
Date: 10/3/2014
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - New waters will be available to the public for a short time this fall with the temporary opening of the South Slope Recreation Area.
Date: 10/1/2014
September 27th saw several miles of Clear Creek Canyon made beautiful again, thanks to many volunteers organized through The West Denver Chapter.
Date: 9/30/2014
OSAGE BEACH, Mo. – Chevy pro Dion Hibdon of Sunrise Beach, Missouri, weighed a two-day total of 10 bass totaling 31 pounds, 2 ounces to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Ozark Division Super Tournament on Lake of the Ozarks Sunday.
Date: 9/30/2014
LAWRENCEBURG, Ind. – Brandon Houston of Burlington, Kentucky, weighed a two-day total of 10 bass totaling 18 pounds, 10 ounces to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Hoosier Division Super Tournament on the Ohio River at Tanner’s Creek Sunday.
Date: 9/30/2014
Nav Module is the Navionics solution for advanced route planning now available on Android in addition to iPhone and iPad!
Date: 9/29/2014
PONCA CITY, Okla. (Sept 25, 2014) – The Bass Federation, FLW and the Student Angler Federation announced today that the Grand Lake Association and Grove, Okla., will host the TBF Federation National Championship for a third consecutive year. Additionally, the TBF/FLW High School Fishing National Championship will be added to this event.
Date: 9/29/2014
Huron, Ohio—Sept. 27, 2014—Ohioans Mark Brumbaugh and Michael Robertson stormed the leaderboard on day two of the Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit’s Lake Erie qualifier to score a dramatic comeback victory worth more than $10,000 in cash and prizes.
Date: 9/29/2014
KJ Queen and his partner Tyler Black put on an impressive display of fishing as they conquered a very tough 41 boat field as well as a very stingy Lake Nickajack with a 5 bass limit that weighed 17lb 8oz to win the SE Conference Regional Championship and a qualifying berth in the 2015 High School National Championship.
Date: 9/25/2014
FORT COLLINS, Colo.– Hazardous tree removal work is taking place on approximately 100 acres along Greenridge Road (#319), located west of Red Feather Lakes, predominately between the Deadman Road and Bald Mountain Road.
Date: 9/25/2014
Alexandria, VA – September 25, 2014 – Today, the President signed a proclamation expanding the existing Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument to six times its current size, creating the largest marine reserve in the world.
Date: 9/23/2014
Tournament season is a busy time for professional anglers. For the wives they leave behind at home, life is busy too, especially if the wives are also moms. For our family, the 2014 season was one full of trials.
Date: 9/23/2014
LAKE WYLIE, S.C. – Greg Rikard of Leesville, S.C., weighed a two-day total of 10 bass totaling 29 pounds, 13 ounces to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League South Carolina Division Super Tournament on Lake Wylie Sunday. For his victory, Rikard earned $5,605.
Date: 9/22/2014
SCOTTSBORO, Ala. – Kevin McMahan of Huntsville, Ala., weighed a two-day total of 10 bass totaling 35 pounds, 8 ounces to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Choo Choo Division Super Tournament on Lake Guntersville Sunday. For his victory, McMahan earned $4,869.
Date: 9/22/2014
Ponca City, Okla.—Sept. 8, 2014—A big-water battle of epic proportions will take place Sept. 26-28 when top teams from across the country converge on Huron, Ohio, for the Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit’s 2014 regular-season finale on legendary Lake Erie.
Date: 9/21/2014
LA CROSSE, Wis. – Call it redemption for local stick Jimmy Johnson who finally claimed a Rayovac FLW Series title on his home water of the Mississippi River after years of close calls.
Date: 9/21/2014
Delawares Nanickoe and Wicomico Rivers was host to the Northern Conference High School Championship today with teams from Vermont, New York, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania and New Jersey attending.
Date: 9/19/2014
A Swedish kayak angler has set an unofficial record for the heaviest fish ever caught from a kayak.
Date: 9/19/2014
BOULDER, Colo. –Jasper Reservoir in the Indian Peaks Wilderness Area on the Boulder Ranger District is currently drained for operational maintenance of the reservoir.
Date: 9/18/2014
BOULDER, Colo. – The Boulder Ranger District will reopen the Jenny Creek area near Rollins Pass this Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. The area has been temporarily closed for creek and trail restoration work.
Date: 9/18/2014
DURANGO, Colo.— Trout Unlimited and other local stakeholders today expressed concern with a substitute amendment released on Tuesday, Sept. 16, that alters key provisions of the Hermosa Creek Watershed Protection Act of 2014.
Date: 9/17/2014
We’re still not done with summer yet, but the season is changing and putting the fish closer to the bank again.
Date: 9/17/2014
PIERRE, S.D. – A cooperative effort between the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources could result in the return of a large, prehistoric fish that once roamed the border waters of Big Stone Lake.
Date: 9/16/2014
REDDING, Calif. – In response to the discovery of a parasite infection in Chinook salmon in the lower Klamath River, the Bureau of Reclamation began today to release additional water from Trinity Reservoir.
Date: 9/15/2014
PUEBLO, Colo. - As summer draws to a close it's time for Lake Pueblo State Park to start preparing for winter. The park will start phasing into winter operations at the end of the month and begin to close certain campsites and other amenities for the season.
Date: 9/15/2014
GILBERTSVILLE, Ky. – The Winona State University team of Cade Laufenberg of Stoddard, Wis., and Wyatt Stout of Winona, Minn., won the FLW College Fishing Central Conference Invitational tournament on Kentucky Lake Sunday with a two-day total of 10 bass weighing 28 pounds, 1 ounce.
Date: 9/15/2014
Brandon Branch and Hunter McPherson from Eagle Creek High School near Clearwater Florida were recently honored by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission for having won the 2014 High School Fishing World Finals.
Date: 9/15/2014
ALEXANDRIA, Va., September 15, 2014 – Unlike an automobile, recreational boats have special safety needs when it comes to refueling.
Date: 9/12/2014
LOMA, Colo. Triathletes from across the country will head to Colorado Parks and Wildlife's Highline Lake State Park for a stop on the Desert's Edge Triathlon, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 13 and 14.
Date: 9/12/2014
I wish I could post the actual video I'm setting up within this blog, but I cannot because of foul language.
Date: 9/12/2014
When David Dudley was a kid, he started playing football, basketball and baseball with the same intensity that he eventually brought to tournament fishing.
Date: 9/11/2014
GILBERTSVILLE, Ky. – FLW College Fishing is headed to Kentucky Lake September 13-14 for the Central Conference Invitational tournament.
Date: 9/11/2014
In the summer, shad and bass like to hang out in deeper water around thermoclines because it’s cooler and the dissolved oxygen content is better.
Date: 9/10/2014
Just a quick note to let you know that we will start generating again tomorrow morning, Thursday, at the Big Thompson Power Plant at the mouth of the Big Thompson Canyon.
Date: 9/10/2014
Dr. John R. Gold, a professor at Texas A&M Corpus Christi, and Dr. Robert R. Veda from Texas Parks and Wildlife are spearheading a movement to restore these fish populations, based on a report by Lonestar Outdoor News.
Date: 9/10/2014
A Danish fisherman reeled in this gigantic blue marlin after a nearly three hour fight.
Date: 9/10/2014
ALEXANDRIA, Va., September 10, 2014 -- Water expands in volume by about nine percent when it freezes, creating a staggering force that can crack a boat engine block, damage fiberglass, split hoses, or destroy a boat’s refrigeration system overnight.
Date: 9/10/2014
Ponca City, Okla.—Sept. 4, 2014— With more than 80 teams registered for the event, hard-fishing teams from across the Midwest will clash for thousands of dollars in cash and prizes when the Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit returns to north-central Minnesota’s iconic Cass Lake Chain September 12-14 for a regular-season qualifying tournament.
Date: 9/9/2014
At the 2014 Trout Unlimited Annual Meeting in Santa Fe, NM, Colorado TU was recognized with the prestigious State Council Award for Excellence.
Date: 9/9/2014
Alexandria, VA – September 9, 2014 – More than 200 leaders in the recreational fishing and boating industries are asking Senate and House members to support key policy changes to saltwater recreational fisheries management in the upcoming Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA) reauthorization.
Date: 9/6/2014
If you want a reliable source of fly-fishing information in the Evergreen area, Ron Belak is much better than most.
Date: 9/5/2014
The Durango Interagency Fire Dispatch Center reports that the Turtle Lake Fire was contained at two acres about noon today.
Date: 9/5/2014
s a media professional who spends time on the water, you know how important the weather can be. But how much do you really understand about the skies above?
Date: 9/3/2014
PUEBLO, Colo. - Lake Minnequa is making a comeback and anglers can once again return to their favorite fishing hole. For the first time in many years Colorado Parks and Wildlife stocked the lake this summer and added more fish Wednesday.
Date: 9/3/2014
MONTROSE, Colo. – As the weather cools in late summer, the fishing at Miramonte Reservoir in western Colorado is starting to heat up.
Date: 9/3/2014
PUEBLO, Colo. - The Free Parking Lot at Lake Pueblo State Park, located below the dam, will be closed to public access on September 5, 2014 for a private event.
Date: 9/2/2014
ANGELS CAMP, Calif. – FLW College Fishing is headed to the New Melones Lake Sept. 6 for the third and final regular-season tournament in the Western Conference.
Date: 8/28/2014
PAYSON, AZ – Interior Deputy Secretary Michael Connor and Agriculture Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment Robert Bonnie joined state, local and private partners today to mark the signing of a new joint watershed restoration agreement for C.C. Cragin Reservoir in Central Arizona.
Date: 8/28/2014
IFA to partner with The Student Angler Federation on groundbreaking event
Date: 8/28/2014
GRAND COULEE, Wash. – The Bureau of Reclamation is seeking public comment to identify issues to be addressed in an Environmental Assessment for the proposed construction of two shoreline protection systems to be located at Moonbeam Bay and Redford Canyon on Lake Roosevelt.
Date: 8/27/2014
Alexandria, VA – August 27, 2014 – On August 17, Gordon Robertson, vice president of the American Sportfishing Association (ASA), was inducted into the American Fisheries Society’s (AFS) Fisheries Management Hall of Excellence during AFS’s annual international meeting held August 17-21, in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.
Date: 8/26/2014
BEND, Ore. - The Bureau of Reclamation awarded a $1,756,850 contract on August 21 to Northbank Civil and Marine, LLC, a small business from Vancouver, Washington, to construct fish ladder modifications to the Oak Street Diversion Dam located approximately 1 mile north of Ashland on Bear Creek.
Date: 8/26/2014
July was a very busy month for the ‘Sportsmen for Hermosa’ and TU’s efforts to protect one of Southwest Colorado’s favorite cutthroat fisheries, Hermosa Creek.
Date: 8/26/2014
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - Novice anglers can learn the basics of fly fishing during a free, one-evening only seminar offered by Colorado Parks and Wildlife.
Date: 8/26/2014
Young people today experience the world in a very different way than a generation previous.
Date: 8/26/2014
RIDGWAY, Colo. – There are still plenty of warm days remaining this summer to enjoy water sports, and all water-craft owners are reminded to know the rules for carrying life jackets on board.
Date: 8/25/2014
Colorado Parks and Wildlife is closing a wildlife area in Windsor to make way for active gravel mining.
Date: 8/25/2014
PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, Wis. – Clayton Reitz of Morton, Ill., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 15 pounds, 4 ounces Saturday to win the fourth Walmart Bass Fishing League Great Lakes Division tournament of 2014 on the Mississippi River. For his victory, Reitz earned $4,244.
Date: 8/25/2014
TRENTON, Mich. – Chris King of South Amherst, Ohio, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 22 pounds, 11 ounces Saturday to win the fourth Walmart Bass Fishing League Michigan Division tournament of 2014 on the Detroit River. For his victory, King earned $5,842.
Date: 8/25/2014
CHAUTAUQUA, N.Y. – The Ohio State University team of Sidney Hoover of Findlay, Ohio, and Brett Warrick of Westerville, Ohio, won the FLW College Fishing Northern Conference tournament on Chautauqua Lake Saturday with a five-bass limit weighing 17 pounds, 15 ounces.
Date: 8/23/2014
What if I told you that fly fishing is actually one of the simplest activities around? If you’re an experienced fly fisherman you may be laughing and dismissing me right now.
Date: 8/23/2014
LAKE GEORGE, Colo. – Eleven Mile Marina and Eleven Mile State Park hosts the 15th Annual Sportsman's Warehouse Team Pike Tournament, Sept. 6, at Eleven Mile Reservoir.
Date: 8/22/2014
Contest Calls for "Out-of-the-Box" Entries
Date: 8/22/2014
Steve Pasker of Waterloo, Iowa, was the top-scoring FLW Fantasy Fishing player in 2014 and won the season-long grand prize of $10,000.
Date: 8/22/2014
The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) along with residents, local governments, other agencies and many others, have a long road ahead of them to restore what was damaged during the 2013 floods in Northern Colorado.
Date: 8/22/2014
CREEDE, Colo. – The dam, bridge and first parking area at Love Lake is closed until mid-September due to construction work.
Date: 8/21/2014
FORT COLLINS, Colo.– Long Draw Road, located towards the top of the Poudre Canyon, will reopened Aug. 22 for the rest of the season.
Date: 8/21/2014
Following the Labor Day holiday boat ramp hours at Satanka (Horsetooth Reservoir) and North Pines (Carter Lake Reservoir) boat ramps will change.
Date: 8/20/2014
Final Northern Conference stop set for Aug. 23
Date: 8/20/2014
Beginning in 1972, all waters with a significant nexus to navigable waters were covered by the Clean Water Act (CWA). While navigable waters has been an oft used phrase the EPA has also defined covered waters as Waters of the Unites States (WOTUS) that include territorial seas.
Date: 8/19/2014
Here are the best fall fishing lures guaranteed to put fish in your boat.
Date: 8/19/2014
CAMDEN, S.C. - Perry Marvin and Joe Stolski finished strong to claim top honors at The Bass Federation Junior World Championship on South Carolina’s Lake Wateree.
Date: 8/17/2014
CAMDEN, S.C. – Calm conditions served up a tough bite for the young guns competing in day one of The Bass Federation Junior World Championship on Lake Wateree in South Carolina.
Date: 8/14/2014
Aug. 4, 2014 - While humans are basking in the heat of mid-summer, bears know that fall is approaching and they are starting to prepare for their long winter nap. That means bears are now constantly on the move looking for food, and many are finding their way into towns and residential areas.
Date: 8/14/2014
SALIDA, Colo. - Earlier this year the upper Arkansas River was designated Colorado's newest addition to the statewide list of Gold Medal Trout Waters. For many years prior to the designation anglers have enjoyed excellent fishing. But since the official designation anglers are asking "does this change how I fish here?"
Date: 8/13/2014
DENVER -- Colorado's backcountry's streams and lakes offer a lifetime of fishing opportunity for anglers willing to explore. But hiking into these high-country fisheries can be daunting for those who have never done it before.
Date: 8/13/2014
BOULDER CITY, Nev. – Based on the August 24-Month Study, which is the Bureau of Reclamation’s monthly operational study, the water release from Lake Powell to Lake Mead for water year 2015 will be 8.23 million acre-feet (maf). This is an increase from the 2014 release of 7.48 maf, which was the lowest release since Lake Powell filled in the 1960s.
Date: 8/12/2014
WALDEN, Colo.) August 11, 2014 – The Parks Ranger District is announcing that Hidden Lakes Campground and Forest Road 20 will be open to the public on Friday, August 15.
Date: 8/11/2014
The July/August issue of Colorado Outdoors is hot of the press.
Date: 8/11/2014
The question is always floating around: How do wildlife experts set state fishing limits?
Date: 8/10/2014
BOULDER, Colo. – The Jenny Creek area near Rollins Pass on the Boulder Ranger District will be temporarily closed for approximately six weeks while the contract crew completes creek and trail restoration work.
Date: 8/8/2014
Colorado Parks and Wildlife has issued further information about the service failure of its automated licensing system on Aug. 5.
Date: 8/8/2014
Coloradans, perhaps better than anyone, understand and appreciate just how special the wilderness can be.
Date: 8/8/2014
SALIDA, Colo. - Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) and the Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area (AHRA) have reopened the Silver Bullet Boat Chute.
Date: 8/7/2014
Last night at 6 p.m., we bumped up releases from Ruedi Dam to the Fryingpan River to about 240 cfs.
Date: 8/7/2014
The fish and the fishing are looking up on the Gunnison.
Date: 8/7/2014
ARBOLES, Colo. – This year marks the 50th Anniversary of southwest Colorado's Navajo State Park, and the public is invited to visit the park on Aug. 23 for activities and programs to commemorate the opening. A special ceremony will be held at noon.
Date: 8/7/2014
The popular U.S. Forest Service trail to Columbine Lake, which is accessed from the Junco Lake Trailhead in the Arapaho National Recreation Area, will be closed to all use August 13-16 while a group of more than 30 volunteers from Grand County Wilderness Group, Headwaters Trails Alliance and Rocky Mountain Youth Corps work with U.S. Forest Service crews to reroute the trail onto a more sustainable path.
Date: 8/5/2014
ALEXANDRIA, VA (August 5, 2014) – The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) today announced Dan Forster has been appointed to its Board of Directors. Forster, who currently serves as the Director of the Wildlife Resources Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, will work closely with RBFF leadership to meet its mission.
Date: 8/5/2014
HARRISON TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Randy Ramsey of Ceresco, Mich., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 21 pounds, 2 ounces Saturday to win the third Walmart Bass Fishing League Michigan Division tournament of 2014 on Lake St. Clair.
Date: 8/5/2014
DURANGO, Colo. – While humans are basking in the heat of mid-summer, bears know that fall is approaching and they are starting to prepare for their long winter nap. That means bears are now constantly on the move looking for food, and many are finding their way into towns and residential areas.
Date: 8/5/2014
Tough summer conditions combined with heavy fishing pressure provided a challenge for these anglers on Cottage Grove reservoir.
Date: 8/4/2014
This new Georgia record fish is a monster trout.
Date: 8/4/2014
According to Philly.com, anglers Michael Hayden and William Lednum pleaded guilty on Friday to violating the Lacey Act, a law that prohibits the sale of illegally taken fish and game.
Date: 8/4/2014
The Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame recently recognized two former FLW presidents for their contributions to the sport of fishing. Charlie Hoover, FLW’s first president from 1996 to 2004, and Charlie Evans, who was FLW president from 2004 to 2010, were cited by the Hall of Fame for “the lasting and significant impact they’ve had on the sport of freshwater fishing.”
Date: 8/4/2014
RIFLE, Colo. - In a continuing effort to provide hunters and anglers with opportunities to comment about a variety of wildlife management concerns, Colorado Parks and Wildlife formed the Sportsmen's Roundtable in 2012.
Date: 8/1/2014
When change is a GREAT thing!
Date: 8/1/2014
WASHINGTON, DC, July 31, 2014 -- National Marine Manufacturer’s Association President Thomas J. Dammrich, in cooperation with the US Congressional Boating Caucus co-chairs Rep. Candice S. Miller, R-Mich, and Rep. Mike McIntyre D-NC, gave a briefing on the State of the Recreational Boat Industry and Implications for the US Economy yesterday at the US Capitol’s Longworth House Office Building.
Date: 8/1/2014
The National Fish Habitat Partnership (NFHP) and American Fisheries Society’s (AFS) Fish Habitat Section are announcing a new recognition award for 2014, continuing the traditional National Fish Habitat Award, while broadening collaboration with a strong partner in AFS.
Date: 8/1/2014
In support of the Colorado River basin states drought contingency planning to address a long-term imbalance on the Colorado River caused by years of drought conditions, municipal water providers in Arizona, California, Nevada and Colorado and the federal government signed a landmark water conservation agreement this week called the Colorado River System Conservation program.
Date: 8/1/2014
RIDGWAY, Colo. – This year marks the 25th anniversary of Ridgway State Park, and the public is invited to celebrate the event at the park on Aug. 9.
Date: 7/30/2014
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance (USA), an organization representing affiliates and members of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), will sign a Memorandum of Understanding later today stating their collective commitment to rebuild, renew and restore our country’s national parks, national wildlife refuges and other public lands alongside youth and veteran conservation corps.
Date: 7/30/2014
A lot of anglers equate smallmouths with rock and gravel bottoms in the summer, but they shouldn’t overlook weeds. Depending on the time of year and available forage, smallmouths will feed in vegetation just as heavily as largemouths.
Date: 7/29/2014
FORT COLLINS, Colo. – Due to active gravel mining, Colorado Parks and Wildlife is closing the Frank State Wildlife Area near Windsor to all public access north of the Poudre River on both the Larimer and Weld County portions. In addition, the entire property is closed to hunting.
Date: 7/29/2014
NANTYR SHORES SECONDARY SCHOOL WINS ONTARIO HIGH SCHOOL FISHING CHAMPIONSHIP ON LAKE SCUGOG
Date: 7/28/2014
While most of the 45 pros fishing the 2014 Forrest Wood Cup qualified via this season’s Walmart FLW Tour, five Cup contenders earned their shot last season by winning angler-of-the-year titles in their respective Rayovac FLW Series divisions.
Date: 7/28/2014
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Bureau of Reclamation, in partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Water Forum, and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, will begin work on the 2014 American River Salmonid Spawning and Rearing Habitat Restoration Project in early August.
Date: 7/25/2014
Texas wants to be the home of the next world record bass — even if it means giving nature a little push.
Date: 7/25/2014
The Colorado River is recognized by American Rivers as one of as one of the most endangered rivers in the country.
Date: 7/24/2014
The U.S. Forest service along with residents, local governments, other agencies and many others have a long road ahead of them to restore what was damaged during the 2013 floods.
Date: 7/24/2014
FORT COLLINS, Colo.– Long Draw Road, located towards the top of the Poudre Canyon, will be closed at noon on July 31 and is expected to reopen on Aug. 22. July 29 is the last night to camp in the area.
Date: 7/24/2014
July 22, 2014 Media Contact: Kyle Perkins, Trout Unlimited, kperkins@tu.org, 303.579.6498
Date: 7/24/2014
September 27, 2014 @ 9am
Date: 7/24/2014
9am – Noon.
Date: 7/24/2014
We’ll meet at 9:00 a.m. October 11th for registration and clean-up beat assignments.
Date: 7/23/2014
Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania championships to be held July 26
Date: 7/23/2014
DENVER –Back by popular demand, Colorado Parks and Wildlife and ORVIS will provide a free fly-fishing seminar on Fly fishing within an hour of Denver at the Denver Hunter Ed Building on July 31 and August 14. Kerry Caraghar, ORVIS expert, will detail all of the fishing hot spots that can be enjoyed in your own backyard.
Date: 7/21/2014
Volunteers are needed to help rehabilitate the watershed with natural vegetation. Projects will include burying logs for erosion control, collecting and planting willow shoots, transplanting native trees and grasses, as well as some spreading of native seed and hay to encourage regrowth. Please register online at FDRD.org
Date: 7/20/2014
Whether they're smearing a stripe of garlic goo on a swimbait, or dousing a diamond jig in bunker oil, there are lots of anglers out there that swear by adding scent to lures.
Date: 7/20/2014
Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL - July 17, 2014 – The world’s largest sportfishing trade show, the International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades, better known as ICAST, is being held July 15 – 18, at the Orange County Convention Center Orlando, Fla.
Date: 7/20/2014
Dan McNaulty, remember that name…. because he was one of several driving forces behind the winners of the 2014 High School Fishing World Finals.
Date: 7/18/2014
OULDER, Colo.– The Boulder Ranger District of the Roosevelt National Forest will begin implementing the manual treatment portion of the Forsythe Fuels Reduction Project near Gross Reservoir within the week.
Date: 7/18/2014
Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL - July 18, 2014 – From every corner of the globe, 11,000 exhibitors, buyers and media converged on the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) this week for the world’s largest recreational fishing trade show.
Date: 7/18/2014
Day two was all about strategy as the 2013 High School Fishing World Finals continued on Lake Dardanelle in Russellville, Ark.
Date: 7/17/2014
Despite all the rain last night, we have not seen any operational changes at Pueblo Dam.
Date: 7/17/2014
Colorado is famous for its breathtaking scenery and charming mountain towns. But there may be none more spectacular and beautiful than the town of Ouray.
Date: 7/17/2014
19 pounds and 1 ounce leads the pack! 2 members of the River Valley High School Fishing Team, Colten Aday and Jake White brought in a impressive limit of bass that weighed in at 18-05, then added 12 bonus ounces for completing the optional online certification courses SAF offers on such items as boater safety, angler ethics and aquatic invasive species, they bumped their day 1 total to 19-01 and put them solidly in the lead going into day 2.
Date: 7/17/2014
The Forest Service, working with Mesa, Garfield, Montrose and Gunnison counties is seeking individuals interested in serving on a 15-person resource advisory committee (RAC) to solicit, review, recommend and monitor projects that promote healthy landscapes, benefit watersheds and accomplish needed work on the ground.
Date: 7/17/2014
In 2014, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) will provide $3,301,155 for cost-shared projects that address the priorities of FHPs organized under the Action Plan.
Date: 7/17/2014
Trout Unlimited chapters throughout Colorado are dedicated to working on the conservation of habitat in their area. Boulder Fly Casters has been working tirelessly with several conservation projects, including one to restore the Upper South Boulder Creek.
Date: 7/17/2014
Colorado is home to some of the most natural and beautiful landscapes all across the country. It’s only right to want to keep the land protected. Right now protecting Browns Canyon is one of Colorado Trout Unlimited’s highest priorities.
Date: 7/17/2014
Earlier this year, after a long-standing dispute over Denver Water’s proposed Moffat Collection System Project (Moffat Project), Trout Unlimited, Grand County and Denver Water have reached an agreement on how to protect the Fraser River and its tributaries from the project’s impacts.
Date: 7/16/2014
Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL – July 16, 2014 – As part of the continued growth and evolution of FishSmart™, a broad effort within the sportfishing community to improve the survival of fish released by anglers, today the American Sportfishing Association (ASA) unveiled a new program to recognize FishSmart-based tackle and gear produced by its members.
Date: 7/16/2014
Orlando, FL – July 15, 2014 — The Professional Outdoor Media Association (POMA) and the American Sportfishing Association’s (ASA) prestigious Homer Circle Fishing Communicator Award was presented to Doug Olander, outdoor writer, conservation advocate and editor-in-chief of Sport Fishing magazine.
Date: 7/16/2014
2014 Special Report on Fishing Shows Increased Participation among Women, Youth & Hispanics
Date: 7/15/2014
We're still cutting back releases from Green Mountain Reservoir to the Lower Blue River.
Date: 7/15/2014
Colorado has a new stretch of public water featuring an old approach to managing fishing pressure.
Date: 7/15/2014
The Federal subsistence fishery for Chinook salmon in the Kenai River downstream from the outlet of Skilak Lake will remain closed through 11:59 p.m., Sunday, August 17, 2014.
Date: 7/15/2014
SYLVAN GROVE, Kan. – The Rock Creek High School team of Travis Blenn and Bryce White brought a five-bass limit to the scale Sunday weighing 8.34 pounds to win the 2014 Kansas State High School Fishing Championship on Wilson Lake.
Date: 7/14/2014
Big Thompson Wildlife Area – Lend A Hand Day
Date: 7/14/2014
The Glenwood Springs River Commission’s River Cleanup and Community Barbecue! Volunteers are needed to pick up trash along the Roaring Fork and Colorado Rivers in Glenwood Springs and Glenwood Canyon. Volunteers will work from shore and from boats. Boaters are urged to participate.
Date: 7/14/2014
The “Protect Our Rivers” license plate is already catching a ride on over 500 vehicles across the state!
Date: 7/14/2014
Bradford, Penn.—July 12, 2014—Pennsylvania’s Chuck Sabatose and Frank Mausser racked up an impressive 20-pound total catch to claim top honors at the Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit’s qualifying tournament on Kinzua Reservoir out of Bradford, Pennsylvania, July 11-12.
Date: 7/11/2014
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo.) July 10, 2014 – While residents continue enjoying all that summer has to offer in the Yampa Valley and North Park, Routt National Forest officials are reminding recreationists that the Buffalo Pass Road remains closed by snow.
Date: 7/11/2014
DENVER –Back by popular demand, Colorado Parks and Wildlife and ORVIS will provide a free fly-fishing seminar on Fly fishing within an hour of Denver at the Denver Hunter Ed Building on July 31 and August 14.
Date: 7/11/2014
So sorry this happened, but it turns out construction on the way into Reynolds Landing prevents us from using it. Therefore the picnic will be August 19th.
Date: 7/11/2014
At 10:00 this morning, we decreased the native release from Twin Lakes by about 60 cfs.
Date: 7/11/2014
We continue to adjust to runoff as it slows down.
Date: 7/10/2014
Alexandria, VA – July 10, 2014 – Today, the U.S. Senate effectively killed the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2014 when it failed to pass a vote that would have moved the bill forward
Date: 7/10/2014
With the reservoir essentially full, we are basically passing that inflow on through the reservoir and downstream to the lower Fryingpan River.
Date: 7/9/2014
It is another busy month and no shortage of TU activites for you to fish, meet new people, and improve your skills.
Date: 7/9/2014
BOULDER CITY, Nev. – Lake Mead, the reservoir created by Hoover Dam, is anticipated this week to reach its lowest water level since the lake’s initial filling in the 1930s.
Date: 7/9/2014
The International Game Fish Association has declared the 10.48-pound spotted bass caught in late February by Keith Bryan of Powell Rods a new all-tackle world record for that species.
Date: 7/8/2014
Runoff has continued to slow. As a result, we curtailed releases from Green Mountain Dam to the Lower Blue River again this morning.
Date: 7/8/2014
FORT COLLINS, Colo.– Long Draw Road, located towards the top of the Poudre Canyon, has opened for the month of July.
Date: 7/8/2014
RIDGWAY, Colo. – This year marks the 25th anniversary of the construction of the Ridgway dam and the establishment of Ridgway State Park. A special event to recognize those who worked on the construction project is scheduled for the weekend of Aug. 8 at the park.
Date: 7/8/2014
FORT WORTH, TX – Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today joined Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price, co-chair of the bipartisan coalition of Mayors for Parks, to announce that $43.38 million will be distributed from the Land and Water Conservation Fund to all 50 States, the Territories, and the District of Columbia for state-identified outdoor recreation and conservation projects. A state-by-state breakdown of the funding is available here.
Date: 7/8/2014
DENVER -- The northeast region of Colorado Parks & Wildlife (CPW) is pleased to offer three events to encourage visitors to help and appreciate our precious lakes and lands on Saturday, July 19:
Date: 7/7/2014
Ruedi Reservoir has basically filled. It hit its water level high mark on July 2.
Date: 7/7/2014
Earlier today, we reduced releases from Green Mountain Dam to the Lower Blue River.
Date: 7/7/2014
Colorado Parks and Wildlifes Angler Outreach Program and Colorado Trout Unlimited are partnering to offer a special family fishing program for Denver and the surrounding areas.
Date: 7/3/2014
PUEBLO, Colo. - Boggs Creek Cove at Lake Pueblo State Park will be closed to all general visitor boat traffic on Saturday, July 12 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the inaugural Colorado Wakesurf Open.
Date: 7/3/2014
PUEBLO, Colo. - Officials recovered the body of a 50 year-old male Wednesday afternoon from Runyon Lake, which Colorado Parks and Wildlife manages.
Date: 7/3/2014
Ponca City, Okla.—June 19, 2014—The Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit will test new waters when it visits the Keystone hotspot of scenic Kinzua Reservoir out of Bradford, Pennsylvania, July 11-13 for a regular-season qualifying tournament.
Date: 7/3/2014
Asking a fly fisherman to pick their favorite fly pattern is a lot like asking a mother to pick her favorite child.
Date: 7/3/2014
Coming into July Fourth weekend, Twin Lakes Reservoir is about 90% full. Turquoise Reservoir is about 84% full. Both are still rising.
Date: 7/3/2014
Inflow keeps coming up. As a result, we are upping the release from Green Mountain Dam to the Lower Blue River, again.
Date: 7/2/2014
We have increased releases twice from Green Mountain since my note yesterday.
Date: 7/2/2014
Alexandria, VA – July 2, 2014 – The American Sportfishing Association (ASA) is pleased to announce that Elizabeth “Liz” Ogilvie, most recently with WFN: World Fishing Network, is the new KeepAmericaFishing™ Director. Liz Ogilvie KeepAmericaFishing™ Director.
Date: 7/2/2014
As part of Trout Unlimited’s mission to conserve, protect and restore North America’s coldwater fisheries and their watersheds, Trout Unlimited is now featuring TroutBlitz.
Date: 7/1/2014
With the final qualifying spots for the Southeast Conference Regional Championship on the line the Dickson County High School duo of Dylan Dunnagan and Shader Brown brought in an impressive 5 bass limit that weighed in at 18lbs 7oz to win the 2014 Tennessee Open.
Date: 7/1/2014
July 01, 2014 - Beginning July 7, and ending in early 2015, Denver Water will be upgrading Dillon Dam’s outlet works facility, which houses the system that controls the flow of water from Dillon Reservoir into the Blue River.
Date: 7/1/2014
ALEXANDRIA, VA (June 25, 2014) – The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) today announced that the Association of Media & Publishing EXCEL Awards recognized its 2013 Stakeholder Annual Report with a Gold Award in the Promotional Publications category.
Date: 6/30/2014
Last year Andy Morgan put his hands on his first Walmart FLW Tour Kellogg’s Angler of the Year trophy in front of his home crowd on Lake Chickamauga in Tennessee.
Date: 6/30/2014
10 Prevention Tips from BoatUS
Date: 6/28/2014
It looks like Ruedi Reservoir is inches from completely full. Last night at midnight, the reservoir's total content was about 98.8%. Tonight's reading will likely be around 99% full.
Date: 6/28/2014
The three ponds of River's Edge Natural Area will be open for what is described as "temporary public access" beginning July 4th.
Date: 6/28/2014
The warm weather is starting to bring down that high elevation snow. We have seen snowmelt inflows to the Big Thompson River start to tick back up again.
Date: 6/28/2014
We are nearing full at Ruedi Reservoir, but, as we all know, we still have snowmelt coming down from the high country.
Date: 6/28/2014
We're still seeing snowmelt runoff come down. Denver is increasing releases slightly from Dillon Reservoir and, consequently, we're seeing inflows to Green Mountain pick up.
Date: 6/27/2014
PHOENIX - The Bureau of Reclamation is seeking public comments on a draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for a proposed fish barrier in Spring Creek, Yavapai County, Arizona.
Date: 6/26/2014
This afternoon, we made a gate change at Twin Lakes Dam. The resulting release to Lake Creek and the Arkansas River was 780 cfs.
Date: 6/26/2014
Last weekend, releases from Green Mountain Dam dropped to 700 cfs due to some work at the power plant. That work has completed and this week we have seen releases from the dam to the Lower Blue River start to go back up.
Date: 6/26/2014
We are getting close to full at Ruedi Reservoir. As a result, we will be bumping up the release from the dam to the Fryingpan River by 50 cfs tomorrow evening before the weekend.
Date: 6/26/2014
Washington, D.C. – June 26, 2014 – After significant objection from the recreational fishing and boating community, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) has taken steps to correct a key fisheries economics report that misleadingly indicated that the domestic commercial fishing industry in the United States was significantly larger than the recreational fishing industry.
Date: 6/26/2014
DENVER -- Governor John Hickenlooper appointed by executive order Dale Pizel, of Creede, Robert “Dean” Wingfield, of Vernon, and Alexander Zipp, of Pueblo, Colo. to the Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) Commission, June 25.
Date: 6/26/2014
Walmart FLW Tour pros Tom Redington, Mike Surman and Tim Malon had a fun morning at the W.G. Rhea Public Library yesterday, spending time with about 60 children, ages 5 to 8, from the Paris summer camp program as part of FLW's Get Outdoors. Go Fish! program.
Date: 6/25/2014
FORT COLLINS, Colo.– Idylwilde Dam, located in the Big Thompson Canyon off State Highway 34 on the Roosevelt National Forest, was damaged by the September 2013 flood.
Date: 6/24/2014
BRIGHTON, Colo.- Each year the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the North American Lake Management Society celebrate July as “Lakes Appreciation Month.”
Date: 6/24/2014
Two teams from Vermont and four teams from New York took part in the 2014 SAF Dual state Championship held on the St. Lawrence River and all six teams delivered a limit of Bass to the scales.
Date: 6/24/2014
Oconto, Wisc.—June 21, 2014—Wisconsin’s Ryan Dempsey and Adam Adler jigged up nine walleyes weighing an impressive 60 pounds, 9 ounces to win the Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit’s Green Bay regular-season qualifying tournament out of Oconto, Wisconsin, June 20-21.
Date: 6/24/2014
Elijah Hamrick and Griffin Fernandes from the Wabash Valley Bass Club brought a nice 5 bass limit that weighed 10.31 lbs. to the Indiana Beach Resort scales on Saturday to win the SAF Indiana High School State Championship on Lake Shafer.
Date: 6/23/2014
Thanks to his conservation efforts and environmental teaching within the program of Trout in the Classroom, local Summit High Schoto nationally honor, support and encourage educators who incorporate environmental education in their classrooms & teaching methods.” ol teacher,
Date: 6/23/2014
Long time TBF youth angler Alex Goff teamed up with Zachary Horrocks to win the West Virginia High School State Championship Saturday on the Ohio River in the town of St. Marys WV.
Date: 6/22/2014
Their win qualified them for the 2014 Southern Conference Invitational on Sam Rayburn Reservoir.