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Date: 12/23/2015
OAK CREEK, Colo. - Stagecoach State Park will host the 5th Annual Steamboat Great Outdoors Ice Fishing Tournament, Sunday, Jan. 3 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Date: 12/13/2015
The outside environment has definitely transformed from brown to white. It has also turned much colder this past couple days.
Date: 12/11/2015
To understand outdoor survival, it is crucial to be aware of what hazards are present.
Date: 12/8/2015
The North Ramp at Carter Lake and boat ramps at South Bay at Horsetooth Reservoir will close for the season on Sunday, Dec. 13.
Date: 12/7/2015
At the risk of winging a whammy into the weather, it’s sure been good lately to start the ice fishing season.
Date: 12/3/2015
LOVELAND, Colo. – The Larimer County Parks Advisory Board meeting for December has been cancelled.
Date: 12/3/2015
Drilling down to each congressional district tells a specific story for congressional members
Date: 12/1/2015
Spinney Mountain State Park officially closed for the season November 26 after the reservoir iced over. The park will reopen in the spring when the ice melts.
Date: 11/29/2015
The ice on Lake John has only been fishable for 5 days now, however the last few of these have produced the better bite.
Date: 11/25/2015
Pike are known for being eating machines, and most fishermen have heard a story or two about a pike that has eaten something strange.
Date: 11/25/2015
Looking to pick up a new ice auger for the forthcoming ice fishing season?
Date: 11/25/2015
I didn’t get around myself but received a couple of reports today, not to mention that I can see a pair of groupings down on the ice from the Resort here at Lake John.
Date: 11/25/2015
For those seeking a little less adventure on Black Friday, Colorado Parks and Wildlife invites residents to explore a much tamer environment: the great outdoors.
Date: 11/23/2015
All current conditions are, have been, and will be dependent on weather
Date: 11/23/2015
The Association of Collegiate Anglers is proud to announce Buff, Inc., as the newest partner of the 2016 Cabela's Collegiate Bass Fishing Series.
Date: 11/19/2015
Arkansas Pro Adds Second Non-profit Organization to Sponsorship Portfolio
Date: 11/19/2015
Today, the Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee held a mark-up on the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2015.
Date: 11/19/2015
The plan sets a precedent for improving resiliency to drought and disaster without sacrificing fish and wildlife resources
Date: 11/19/2015
Landmark conservation program protected more than 1 million acres in first 10 years additional $35 million committed for next decade
Date: 11/18/2015
The report focuses on those new to the sport or trying it again after dropping out
Date: 11/18/2015
The Midwest and Northeast have the most avid anglers
Date: 11/18/2015
Recruiting anglers isn’t as big a challenge and keeping them on the water
Date: 11/18/2015
Individuals or groups can be nominated until January 8, 2016
Date: 11/17/2015
Little do the fishermen who’ve packed away their gear for the season know that they are missing out on some of the best fishing of the year!
Date: 11/17/2015
Now there will be year-round fishing on the Madison River in Montana.
Date: 11/17/2015
Smith Wins Co-angler Title
Date: 11/13/2015
Much has changed over the last 100 years, but the value of wildlife and the outdoor experience has not.
Date: 11/13/2015
Texas pro Jeff Sprague to represent Keystone Light
Date: 11/13/2015
As the snows start to blow, Colorado anglers know the opportunities for ice fishing are right around the corner
Date: 11/10/2015
Native greenback reintroduction is set to begin in early spring of 2016.
Date: 11/9/2015
Colorado Parks and Wildlife will give away kokanee salmon in Durango at 3 p.m. on Nov. 13, 20 and Dec. 4 at the boat ramp at Lake Nighthorse.
Date: 11/6/2015
There may be plenty of fish in the sea, but now there is also plenty of fish in Pueblo’s Lake Minnequa.
Date: 11/6/2015
Get a jump on the holidays and relax by providing loved ones with the gift of access to 42 state parks that can be enjoyed year round.
Date: 11/5/2015
Peter Kummerfeldt has been teaching outdoor survival nearly his entire life. His approach is practical and proven.
Date: 11/5/2015
Spotted Bass Bite Likely to Be Key
Date: 11/5/2015
Hunters and anglers celebrate brief reprieve for headwater streams and wetlands before preparing for a fresh threat to the Clean Water Rule
Date: 11/5/2015
FLW announced today the schedule, rules and entry dates for the 2016 FLW College Fishing season
Date: 11/5/2015
The Association of Collegiate Anglers has announced that Garmin will continue its support of the 2016 Cabela's Collegiate Bass Fishing Series.
Date: 10/30/2015
Bray Paces Co-anglers
Date: 10/29/2015
Cabela's,the World's Foremost Outfitter® of hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, is boosting their support and long standing partnership of the Collegiate Bass Fishing Series and the Association of Collegiate Anglers.
Date: 10/29/2015
Wildlife Forever is proud to announce Dr. Nick Schmal of Germantown, Wisconsin and Mr. Dave Washburn of Benton, Kentucky as new Board of Director members.
Date: 10/29/2015
Bear activity subsides wildlife experts warn visitors to exercise caution
Date: 10/29/2015
Over the next several days, the releases to the Blue River will decline 50 to 100 cfs per day until it reaches 275 cfs
Date: 10/28/2015
ALEXANDRIA, VA (September 10, 2015) – The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) today announced that its Boat Registration Marketing Program continues to get lapsed boaters back on the water.
Date: 10/28/2015
DURANGO, Colo. -- Colorado Parks and Wildlife will give away kokanee salmon in Durango at 3 p.m. on Nov. 6 , 13, 20 and Dec. 4 at the boat ramp at Lake Nighthorse.
Date: 10/26/2015
FLW announced the dates and locations for the two inaugural 2016 Walmart FLW Tour Invitational tournaments Thursday.
Date: 10/26/2015
FLW announced the dates and locations for the two inaugural 2016 Walmart FLW Tour Invitational tournaments Thursday.
Date: 10/26/2015
All New TBF National Semi Final Events
Date: 10/26/2015
FLW announced today the Rayovac FLW Series rules, entry fees and payouts for the 2016 season
Date: 10/26/2015
The National Fish Habitat Board held nominations for the positions of Board Chair and Vice-Chair at their Fall Board meeting in Sacramento, CA on Wednesday, October 21.
Date: 10/23/2015
LOVELAND, Colo. – Larimer County Department of Natural Resources will supplement state funds for aquatic nuisance species inspections to ensure boat ramps at Carter Lake and Horsetooth Reservoir remain open until mid-December.
Date: 10/21/2015
The boat ramp and aquatic nuisance inspection station will close for the season at Ridgway State Park at 4 p.m. on Oct. 31.
Date: 10/20/2015
Nestled in the crook between two major highways, within close proximity to Denver, Boulder and Loveland, St. Vrain State Park sits at the epicenter of Colorado’s northern Front Range.
Date: 10/19/2015
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. - Colorado Parks and Wildlife is advising the public that the lower portion of the Chuck Lewis State Wildlife Area will close temporarily beginning Oct. 20.
Date: 10/19/2015
DENVER - To assure the continued high quality of Colorado's State Parks, Colorado Parks and Wildlife announces increases to basic, electric, full hook-up and cabin/yurt camping fees at the 33 parks where camping is available, effective Nov. 1.
Date: 10/17/2015
Two new gages on the Cache la Poudre River will help give passers-by a visual aid in measuring river flow through Fort Collins and Windsor.
Date: 10/17/2015
With water levels dropping, hours of operation at boat ramps at Carter Lake and Horsetooth Reservoir will change starting Monday, Oct. 19.
Date: 10/15/2015
Ranger Boats and the Association of Collegiate Anglers have partnered through 2016
Date: 10/14/2015
Due to lowering water levels, the South Shore boat ramp at Carter Lake is closed for the remainder of the 2015 boating season.
Date: 10/13/2015
The releases from Ruedi will be decreased this afternoon by approximately 65 cfs.
Date: 10/13/2015
The Rayovac FLW Series is headed to the Ohio River at Paducah, Kentucky,
Date: 10/9/2015
A 6th Circuit Court ruling today puts the implementation of a much-needed clean water rule on hold pending further court action
Date: 10/9/2015
Arctic Ice, LLC continues its support and partnership with the Association of Collegiate Anglers (ACA) and the Cabela's Collegiate Bass Fishing Series
Date: 10/9/2015
The recreational fishing industry applauds today's passage of a bill by the House Natural Resources Committee that benefits recreational fishing and hunting and natural resource conservation.
Date: 10/9/2015
Cabela's National Walleye Tour (NWT) recently announced the 2016 schedule
Date: 10/9/2015
An aquatic habitat project that began this spring at the Valentine National Wildlife Refuge south of Valentine will continue this fall and into 2016.
Date: 10/8/2015
Conservation leaders provide Senate committee with recommendations for creating better drought resiliency
Date: 10/7/2015
Cheeky Fishing, a Massachusetts-based manufacturer of high-performance fishing reels, is Trout Unlimited’s newest corporate partner
Date: 10/7/2015
Ranger Pro James Watson has plenty of experience fishing Table Rock Lake.
Date: 10/7/2015
Teammates take home $2,000 and other prizes in winner-take-all challenge between FLW and BoatUS collegiate qualifiers.
Date: 10/7/2015
The proceeds will help Colorado TU protect, conserve, and restore the Colorado rivers and fisheries you love.
Date: 10/7/2015
The Larimer County Parks Advisory Board will meet on Oct. 13, 2015, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Date: 10/6/2015
25 energized volunteers from Rocky Mountain Flycasters (RMF) and Wildlands Restoration Volunteers (WRV) tackled two reconnect projects on cutthroat trout streams.
Date: 10/6/2015
The Rayovac FLW Series is headed to Clear Lake October 15-17 for a tournament
Date: 10/6/2015
Shallow bite will likely be the best option for anglers
Date: 10/1/2015
BOULDER, Colo. – The U.S. Forest Service released its final Record of Decision today, Oct. 1, for the Eldora Mountain Resort Ski Area Projects.
Date: 9/30/2015
Setting a state record is nice. Just ask Matthew McConkey (center), of Kansas City.
Date: 9/29/2015
DENVER – Colorado Parks and Wildlife will conduct operations to reclaim the fishery at Herman Gulch on the Arapaho National Forest in Clear Creek County Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 in preparation for reintroduction of greenback cutthroat trout.
Date: 9/28/2015
Consistency plays key role in angler's first AOY title
Date: 9/25/2015
The Poudre Trail is 3.7 miles longer thanks to two projects near I-25 that were recently completed.
Date: 9/25/2015
North Dakota angler takes home Ranger 621FS and $15,000 with win.
Date: 9/25/2015
The latest season of “FLW” is set to premiere next week
Date: 9/24/2015
When the Bering Sea warms, there are telltale signs.
Date: 9/22/2015
DENVER - Colorado Parks and Wildlife awarded funds totalling more than $200,000 this summer to six projects to improve angling opportunities around Colorado.
Date: 9/21/2015
Washington, September 21, 2015 at 11:45am - The next U.S. Forest Service fee-free day is Sept. 26, 2015, in conjunction with the 22nd annual National Public Lands Day, the Nation's largest, single-day volunteer effort for public lands projects that ensure sustainable ecosystems and promote vibrant communities.
Date: 9/21/2015
NATCHITOCHES, La. – The East Central University team of Wyatt Smith of Depew, Oklahoma, and Trevor Yates of Norman, Oklahoma, won the FLW College Fishing Southern Conference event on the Red River Saturday with five bass weighing 16 pounds even.
Date: 9/21/2015
PUEBLO, Colo. - Lake Pueblo State Park, a popular reservoir with campgrounds is open for year-round use, but phases into winter operations beginning, Monday, Sept. 28, 2015 at noon.
Date: 9/21/2015
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. – The 2015 waterfowl season begins Saturday, Sept. 26, as lakes and reservoirs become a resting stop for a variety of migratory birds.
Date: 9/21/2015
ELDORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Colorado Parks & Wildlife announced today that Eldorado Canyon State Park will be closing the entire Bastille rock formation to rock climbing from Monday through Friday effective Wednesday, Sept. 23 to facilitate public safety while repairing road and retaining wall damage caused by the September 2013 flood.
Date: 9/17/2015
GREEN MOUNTAIN FALLS, Colo. - Colorado Parks and Wildlife announces an emergency fish salvage at Green Mountain Falls Lake, located 15 miles west of Colorado Springs, due to impending work by the town to remove lake sediment, beginning today.
Date: 9/16/2015
Statement of Earthworks Policy Director Lauren Pagel regarding today's hearings before Senate Environment and Public Works and Indian Affairs Committees
Date: 9/16/2015
Hundreds of Trout Unlimited volunteer leaders from across America are in Scranton.
Date: 9/16/2015
Three Tournaments Rescheduled for Mid-October
Date: 9/15/2015
DURANGO, Colo. – Colorado Parks and Wildlife recently completed a survey of trout populations in the Animas River through Durango and near Silverton. The results provide a mixed picture for trout.
Date: 9/15/2015
2015 Gulf of Mexico dead zone 'above average'
Date: 9/15/2015
Industry leaders send letter to Congress in advance of September 30 deadline
Date: 9/15/2015
Sportsman's Warehouse (Nasdaq:SPWH) is expanding its operations to include a new retail location in Sheridan, Colorado.
Date: 9/14/2015
Satanka boat ramp at Horsetooth Reservoir is closed for rest of 2015
Date: 9/8/2015
Gill continues their support of the Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship in 2015-2016
Date: 9/5/2015
Releases at 800 CFS from Green Mountain Reservoir this Weekend
Date: 9/4/2015
Date: 9/4/2015
The Nonprofit Sea Tow Foundation Urges Boaters to Have A Designated Skipper at the Wheel Over Labor Day Weekend 21% of All Boating-Related Deaths Involve Alcohol Use
Date: 9/4/2015
Date: 9/3/2015
Deadline for proposals is November 2, 2015
Date: 9/3/2015
Update: Releases from RuediThe release from Ruedi will be decreased this evening by approximately 25 cfs.
Date: 9/3/2015
Following the Labor Day holiday, hours of operation at North Pines (Carter Lake), South Shore (Carter Lake) and Satanka (Horsetooth Reservoir) boat ramps will change.
Date: 9/3/2015
President Obama, with the support of the Federal Interagency Council on Outdoor Recreation to include the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, announced today the start of a new initiative to give every child in the United States the chance to explore and learn about America’s great outdoors.
Date: 9/3/2015
Today, NOAA announced more than $4.5 million in grants to states and tribes to support endangered or threatened species recovery efforts.
Date: 9/2/2015
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - A recently released study by Colorado Parks and Wildlife and Colorado State University describing the effects of energy development on mule deer in the Piceance Basin, an energy rich area located across the borders of northern Garfield and southern Rio Blanco Counties in Western Colorado, has prompted public discussion and media reports about energy companies and wildlife, and whether the two can coexist.
Date: 9/2/2015
The Larimer County Parks Advisory Board will meet on Sept. 8, 2015, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Boyd Lake Room at the Larimer County Courthouse.
Date: 9/2/2015
As boaters head into the Labor Day weekend and fill up their boat’s gas tank for one last hurrah of the season, a vast majority say they want ethanol-free gas.
Date: 9/2/2015
rout Unlimited and Flymen Fishing Co. have teamed up to bring the fascinating world of fly tying to TU members.
Date: 9/2/2015
Tom Barry of Oak Forest, Illinois, correctly picked eight of the top 10 anglers in professional bass fishing’s world championship.
Date: 9/2/2015
immy Bass of Ocala, Florida, won the $10,000 grand prize playing FLW Fantasy Fishing.
Date: 9/1/2015
ARBOLES, Colo. –- Boating at Navajo State Park will be outstanding for the Labor Day weekend as water levels at the massive reservoir in southwest Colorado remain well above average for this time of year.
Date: 8/31/2015
As the summer season draws to a close Colorado Parks and Wildlife reminds everyone to continue to practice safe boating-- whether you're on a powerboat or a paddleboard.
Date: 8/31/2015
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the Grand Valley Anglers are inviting novice anglers to FLy Fishing 101, a one-evening only seminar where they can learn all the basics from experienced anglers at CPW's Hunter Safety Building at 711 Independent Avenue in Grand Junction, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Date: 8/31/2015
Collegiate bass fishing fanatics will get the chance to experience the excitement of the nation's largest collegiate bass fishing event on Tuesday, September 1, 2015.
Date: 8/29/2015
Waterton Canyon, closed Friday because of bears in the area, will be closed until further notice, an official said on Saturday morning.
Date: 8/28/2015
Colorado Parks and Wildlife welcomed nine new members to the Colorado Sportsmens Roundtable.
Date: 8/28/2015
Late Thursday, a federal judge in North Dakota blocked the EPA's new clean water rule just hours before it was due to take effect. Here's our take.
Date: 8/28/2015
We, the nation’s sportsmen and women conservationists, salute the landmark action taken today by the EPA
Date: 8/27/2015
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the appointments of 18 members to the Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council
Date: 8/26/2015
The release from Ruedi will be increased Thursday morning by approximately 40 cfs.
Date: 8/26/2015
Following the Labor Day holiday, hours of operation at North Pines (Carter Lake) and Satanka (Horsetooth Reservoir) boat ramps will change.
Date: 8/26/2015
Over 100% payback plus significant boat and engine contingency available
Date: 8/26/2015
Plan outlines efforts to build resilience
Date: 8/26/2015
Maryland student "Best of the Best"
Date: 8/25/2015
What will get you in trouble?
Date: 8/24/2015
MONTE VISTA, Colo. – Colorado Parks and Wildlife has released a draft of its long-term strategic plan and the public is invited to learn more about the project and discuss aspects of the plan at an open-house, 6-8 p.m., Sept. 3, at the Rodeway Inn, 333 Sante Fe Ave. (U.S. Highway 160) in Alamosa.
Date: 8/24/2015
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. – Colorado Parks and Wildlife is inviting the public to learn more about the agency's draft Strategic Plan, released last week, during an open house meeting, Thursday, Aug. 27, 6-8 p.m. at the Glenwood Springs Community Center, 100 Wulfsohn Road.
Date: 8/24/2015
NOAA Fisheries is releasing the following statement regarding a new study, published by the journal Science, entitled The unique ecology of human predators.
Date: 8/24/2015
FLW and the Huntsville/Madison County Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) announced Saturday that Huntsville, Alabama, will be hosting the Forrest Wood Cup presented by Walmart, the world championship of bass fishing, Aug. 4-7, 2016, on Wheeler Lake.
Date: 8/24/2015
Tennessee Angler Amasses 51 Pounds of Bass, Wins $500,000
Date: 8/21/2015
PIERRE, S.D. -- A Highmore angler had barely started his day on Lake Oahe when a fish hit his lure and created a memory to last a lifetime.
Date: 8/21/2015
Fifty of the best professional bass anglers in the world began their four-day competition for a top cash award of $500,000 at the Forrest Wood Cup presented by Walmart.
Date: 8/21/2015
As Labor Day approaches—one of the busiest boating days of the year—the Coast Guard is issuing a somber warning: Drunk Boating Kills.
Date: 8/21/2015
FLW announced an exclusive licensing agreement today with LUTCOM SA DE CV to begin sanctioning FLW bass-fishing tournaments in Mexico
Date: 8/20/2015
The South Platte Basin Roundtable announces its fall Water Supply Reserve Account grant cycle, a grant program that focuses on water supply in the South Platte River Basin.
Date: 8/20/2015
Boat Bling anglers have been challenging their fans to enter the 2015 Boat Bling Beat a Pro, Win a Boat Challenge all season long.
Date: 8/19/2015
More than 200 anglers ages 14 to 18 from 10 countries came to Colorado for the World Youth Fly Fishing Championship.
Date: 8/19/2015
Nestled in the crook between two major highways, within close proximity to Denver, Boulder and Loveland, St. Vrain State Park sits at the epicenter of Colorado’s northern Front Range.
Date: 8/19/2015
"Wildlife in Hot Water provides concrete examples of the bodies of waters that are suffering due to climate change"
Date: 8/18/2015
Statement of Earthworks Policy Director Lauren Pagel
Date: 8/16/2015
The Minnesota DNR is using this poaching incident to stress importance of knowing fishing rules and regulations.
Date: 8/14/2015
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. – Colorado Parks and Wildlife and Ute Water Conservancy District are cooperating to temporarily lift the catch and release restrictions for bluegill at Jerry Creek Reservoir No. 1, beginning Friday, Aug. 21 at 12:01 a.m. through 11:59 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 23.
Date: 8/14/2015
DENVER - Colorado Parks and Wildlife announces the draft 2015 Colorado Parks and Wildlife Strategic Plan is available for public review beginning today.
Date: 8/14/2015
New terrestrial fly assortment in store for August winner
Date: 8/14/2015
Nina Wood, co-founder of Ranger Boats and wife of bass fishing icon Forrest Wood, will be inducted into the Legends of the Outdoors National Hall of Fame in recognition of her lifetime of contributions to the outdoors and the sport of fishing.
Date: 8/14/2015
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) is awarding $37.2 million in grants to 20 states to support conservation planning and acquisition of vital habitat.
Date: 8/14/2015
As thousands of fishing fans gather in Hot Springs next week to celebrate the Forrest Wood Cup, the sport of fishing will celebrate the athletes of Special Olympics Arkansas by hosting the FLW Foundation Special Olympics Fishing Derby.
Date: 8/12/2015
1872 Mining Law reform needed to protect precious Western water resources
Date: 8/12/2015
Outdoor News, Inc. recently joined the fight against invasive species by partnering with Wildlife Forever’s Clean Drain Dry Initiative
Date: 8/11/2015
Colorado Parks and Wildlife will begin a major project to restore native Rio Grande cutthroat trout in the upper San Luis Valley, Aug. 18-20.
Date: 8/10/2015
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) is providing $3.17 million in grants to 18 partners in 34 states to improve fish habitat and stem declines in native fish populations.
Date: 8/10/2015
The call to action for fishermen across the country is simple - don't throw your soft plastic lures overboard!
Date: 8/8/2015
August finds us with an abundance of conservation news and opportunities:
Date: 8/8/2015
Fishing for trout is a passion shared by countless anglers across the country.
Date: 8/8/2015
Trout Unlimited, stakeholders call for legislative solution
Date: 8/7/2015
The Western Native Trout Initiative (WNTI) would like to thank everyone who applied for 2015 Small Grants funding in another very competitive funding cycle.
Date: 8/7/2015
For most people, dropping candy or food wrappers on the ground feels wrong,
Date: 8/6/2015
I’ve long thought, and it’s highly unlikely that I am alone in the thought, that bananas are the perfect food. But for the omnivore, carnivore or pescavore, what food comes close to the banana’s perfection? My vote is for trout.
Date: 8/6/2015
My old Miata can’t match the power of the Ferraris and ’Vettes (heck, even modern minivans are faster) but the little convertible had a piece of important equipment those cars lack — a fishing pole.
Date: 8/6/2015
FLW, the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, has partnered with the Chattanooga Bass Association, Fish Dayton and the Hydrilla Hawgs to host the #NoogaStrong Memorial Bass Tournament on Lake Chickamauga
Date: 8/6/2015
The 2015 Flying Fish Festival and Bowfishing Tournament will be held August 22nd at Bass Pro Shops in East Peoria, IL.
Date: 8/5/2015
Glenwood Springs, CO (Aug. 5, 2015 ) – A Forest Order is now in effect closing overnight camping at the 11 designated sites at Crater Lake, in the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness, effective immediately until rescinded or until Dec. 31, 2015.
Date: 8/5/2015
FLW has partnered with the Chattanooga Bass Association, Fish Dayton and the Hydrilla Hawgs bass club to host the #NoogaStrong Memorial Bass Tournament on Lake Chickamauga out of Dayton, Tenn.
Date: 8/3/2015
DURANGO, Colo. – The multi-year project to restore native Colorado River cutthroat trout to more than 20 miles of the Hermosa Creek watershed is continuing this summer. The project is a cooperative effort of Colorado Parks and Wildlife, the U.S. Forest Service and Trout Unlimited.
Date: 8/3/2015
Are you a veteran of the military?
Date: 8/3/2015
ARVADA……Tucker Lake, located just north and east of the Arvada Reservoir, will be completely drained over the next few months in order to repair a seepage issue as well as bring the irrigation outlet up to State Dam safety standards.
Date: 8/3/2015
DEL NORTE, Colo. – The Rio Grande National Forest recently approved two projects on the Divide Ranger District that were proposed by the Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW).
Date: 8/3/2015
Alexandria, VA – August 3, 2015 – A joint Congressional hearing delved into concerns raised by members of the recreational fishing community, as well as other stakeholders, about the National Park Service’s recent decision to close over 10,000 acres of Biscayne National Park to recreational fishing.
Date: 8/3/2015
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: 8/3/2015
The Cabela's Collegiate Bass Fishing Series looks to the week of May 23, 2016 to be back on Lake Pickwick in Florence, Alabama for the 11th Annual BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship
Date: 8/2/2015
Much needed precipitation has fallen on southeast Colorado through the spring and early summer, providing significant relief to this drought-stricken part of the state.
Date: 7/31/2015
World’s Best Anglers Eye $500,000 Title in Historic 20th-Anniversary Event
Date: 7/31/2015
B.A.S.S., along with 30 other conservation organizations, has signed a letter urging Congress to restore funding for sportfishing projects suffering under the current federal budget impasse.
Date: 7/30/2015
FORT COLLINS, Colo.– As a result of hazardous fuels reduction and hazard tree cutting projects, logs are being removed throughout the Canyon Lakes Ranger District of the Roosevelt National Forest this summer.
Date: 7/30/2015
Fort Collins, Colo. – Storm Mountain Road (Forest Service Road 128), also referred to as Cedar Park Road, received damage from the September 2013 Flood.
Date: 7/30/2015
Recreational fishing and boating community praises Congressional leaders for addressing flawed marine reserve decision
Date: 7/29/2015
August 12: Basalt Town Hall, 101 Midland Avenue, Basalt, Colo., 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Date: 7/29/2015
With lakes full of clear, cold water, anglers can look forward to great, late-summer fly fishing. Water temperatures have warmed, and fish are active and hungry.
Date: 7/28/2015
The North Platte High School team of Grant Pavelka and Tyler Rowland brought five bass to the scale Saturday weighing 9 pounds, 14 ounces, to win the 2015 Nebraska State High School Fishing Championship
Date: 7/28/2015
Conservation science and policy experts meet with media this week to discuss opportunities for better management of federal public lands
Date: 7/27/2015
DENVER - The Bureau of Reclamation is seeking innovative fish tracking technologies in its first Prize Challenge Competition.
Date: 7/27/2015
The San Luis Valley chapter of Colorado Trout Unlimited needs your help!
Date: 7/24/2015
Sportsmen’s Conservation and Outdoor Recreation Enhancement Act is purely positive move to reauthorize or implement critical conservation programs
Date: 7/23/2015
KREMMLING, Colo. - Local sportsmen and women are invited to meet and discuss hunting and fishing issues with their citizen representatives during the Northwest Region Sportsmen's Roundtable caucus, Wednesday, July 29 at 6 p.m. at the Blue Valley Sportsman Club in Kremmling.
Date: 7/23/2015
New resources complement Yamaha's ongoing maintenance education campaign
Date: 7/22/2015
RIDGWAY, Colo. –- Colorado's anglers showed their skills at the recent smallmouth bass tournament at Ridgway State Park and removed 2,036 of this invasive species from the reservoir.
Date: 7/22/2015
Sportsmen and women across the political spectrum support protecting smaller streams and wetlands
Date: 7/22/2015
Conservation leaders at White House Drought Symposium urge administration to pursue win-win solutions that benefit fish and wildlife habitat
Date: 7/21/2015
A grass carp found in a Kansas drainage ditch has all the size and shape of something that should have four wheels and an engine.
Date: 7/21/2015
DEL NORTE, Colo. – Several recreation sites on the Divide Ranger District of the Rio Grande National Forest will continue to be closed during the 2015 summer season.
Date: 7/21/2015
Ponca City, Okla.—July 20, 2015— North Dakota’s legendary Devils Lake will host an old-fashioned High Plains walleye shootout when the Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit returns for a regular-season qualifier presented by Berkley Aug. 7-8.
Date: 7/18/2015
Orange County Convention Center - July 17, 2015 – From exhibitors to buyers to outdoor media, almost 13,000 representatives of the global sportfishing community converged on the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., July 14-17, for the world’s largest sportfishing trade show.
Date: 7/17/2015
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service (the Services) announced a 60-day extension to the public comment period for proposed revisions to Endangered Species Act (ESA) petition regulations.
Date: 7/17/2015
FLW announced the 2016 Walmart FLW Tour regular-season schedule
Date: 7/17/2015
FLW, the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, announced an exclusive licensing agreement with Sunny Lake (Beijing) Sport Development, LLC, from China to begin sanctioning FLW bass-fishing tournaments
Date: 7/17/2015
NEW YORK –Angler Rick Bach lost his dad to cancer – so he's on a mission to encourage all anglers to take extra precautions when on the water.Bach is teaming up with the fishing editors of Outdoor Sportsman Group – Integrated Media with a series of online articles aimed at educating anglers.
Date: 7/17/2015
COLUMBIA, S.C. Hodgman® cut its teeth on developing gear that keeps anglers fishing, even in the elements. Coming this fall, are a few new Hodgman Aesis™ Jackets that build a barrier against inclement weather and keep focus where it should be - on the fish.
Date: 7/15/2015
The Mystik Lubricants-sponsored trio of Bill Dance, Cody Detweiler and Dave East brought a five-bass limit to the scale Tuesday morning totaling 17 pounds, 1 ounce.
Date: 7/15/2015
The T.L. Hanna High School team brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday to win the final round of the 2015 TBF/FLW High School Fishing World Finals on Pickwick Lake in Florence
Date: 7/15/2015
Sportsmen invited to discuss federal actions for better drought resilience that benefits fish and wildlife
Date: 7/15/2015
Independent marine recreational bait and tackle retail stores provide a big boost to the U.S. economy, a NOAA study has found.
Date: 7/15/2015
Johnson Outdoors (Nasdaq:JOUT) today confirmed that an Administrative Law Judge at the International Trade Commission (ITC) has determined that Garmin International, Inc. violated section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 by importing and selling SideVu sonars, which the judge found infringe a Johnson Outdoors Inc. side scan sonar patent used in certain Humminbird(R) fishfinders.
Date: 7/15/2015
SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Team Fish, Inc., a leading manufacturer of tackle management systems for float tubes, inflatable pontoon boats and kayaks, has introduced the next-generation CastMate Systems V2.0 to its innovative product lineup. The manufacturer is also introducing three new accessory attachments, including a newly-designed Selfie Stick, Humminbird™ Fishn' Buddy mount and FishMate underwater video camera mount system – all specialized for use with the company's new CastMate V2.0 system.
Date: 7/15/2015
COLUMBIA, S.C. (July 13, 2015) - Berkley® Hardbaits are new for 2016, but the concept began four years ago. Transforming the idea from napkin scribbles into action required the creation of sophisticated CAD designs and intricate molds to form an engineering facility rivaling any high-tech facility found around the world. Next, America's best bass pros tested them on some of the toughest lakes they could find. The Berkley team partnered with renowned bait designer and crankbait legend Dav
Date: 7/15/2015
Orlando, Fla. - This year at ICAST 2015, Matzuo America will introduce a trio of new baits to its existing line of innovative and cost effective tackle.
Date: 7/14/2015
Florence, Ala.—July 11, 2015—South Carolina’s Derek Freeman and Trevor Callaham saved the best for last to claim the crown at the 2015 High School Fishing World Finals on Alabama’s legendary Pickwick Lake.
Date: 7/14/2015
Silverthorne, Colo. (July 14, 2015) – This summer, the Dillon Ranger District will be implementing actions that were made in the 2014 Decision Notice for the Tenderfoot Mountain Motorcycle Trail System.
Date: 7/14/2015
RIDGWAY, Colo. –- Anglers still have a chance to compete for more than $6,000 in prizes in the smallmouth bass tournament at Ridgway State Park.
Date: 7/14/2015
OLD TOWN, MAINE — Old Town has expanded their lineup with the new Loon Angler kayak. This one-of-a-kind fishing craft is an evolution of Old Town's original and extremely popular Loon that made its debut 20 years ago. Old Town will unveil their new Loon Angler at ICAST 2015, the world's largest sportfishing trade show.
Date: 7/9/2015
The Cabela's Collegiate Bass Fishing Series is pleased to announce Lake Dardanelle as the second stop of the 2016 collegiate bass fishing.
Date: 7/9/2015
Wanted, dead not alive! Asian carp have been the scourge of America’s lakes and rivers for nearly a century.
Date: 7/8/2015
DENVER Back by popular demand, Colorado Parks & Wildlife (CPW) is again partnering with ORVIS Kerry Caragher to show anglers the hot spots for fly fishing within an hour of Denver. Join us Thursday, July 16, for an evening of fish tales and fun!
Date: 7/8/2015
FORT COLLINS, Colo.– The wet weather throughout spring and early summer has delayed the opening of some Forest Service Roads that are typically open by July 1, including Sevenmile, Upper Deadman, Sand Creek, Chicken Park, Killpecker, Old Flowers, Bald Mountain, Greenridge and others.
Date: 7/8/2015
The Pacific Marine and Estuarine Fish Habitat Partnership, one of 19 nationally recognized fish habitat partnerships in the United States, is providing financial and other support to three projects in 2015 that will help restore fish passage, enhance fish and wildlife habitat, maintain and improve hydrologic conditions, and characterize the temporal and spatial patterns of fish assemblages. PMEP, a consortium of federal, tribal sovereign nation, state, local government, and nonprofit organizatio
Date: 7/8/2015
Colorado has become unrecognizable. If one were to take a look out of their window while flying into DIA they would see nothing but green, lush land for miles and miles.
Date: 7/8/2015
The National Professional Anglers Association (NPAA) announced today its official endorsement of Bass Anglers for Saltwater Conservation (BASC).
Date: 7/7/2015
Conservationists filed a lawsuit today against a mining company’s plan to deploy bulldozers, dump trucks and drilling rigs miles inside the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness.
Date: 7/7/2015
“Topminnow Natural Area” is the new name for a 40-acre natural area in southeast Fort Collins.
Date: 7/7/2015
New Jersery’s Puchalski wins attractor fly series from FlyAssortments.com
Date: 7/7/2015
Bill cuts conservation, ignores sportsmen’s values, and highlights the need for a broader budget deal
Date: 7/6/2015
July 6, 2015 by Cody Kelley
Date: 7/6/2015
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - Colorado Parks and Wildlife's Outdoor Adventure Program at Highline Lake State Park offers kids and families great summer adventures and fun, learning about Grand Valley's natural world through a series of hands-on activities.
Date: 7/6/2015
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - Colorado Parks and Wildlife will be giving away free fishing poles and gift bags to the first 300 kids, ages 5-12, to line up at Ralph Stocker Stadium, Sunday, July 12 as the Grand Junction Rockies take on the Billings Mustangs for a late afternoon baseball game.
Date: 7/6/2015
Projects to restore and protect Gulf fisheries need to move forward without delay
Date: 7/2/2015
PUEBLO, Colo. - After high water levels forced several closures at Lake Pueblo State Park, the park is now able to reverse some of those closures with the approach of the holiday weekend.
Date: 7/2/2015
GRANBY, Colo. – Women interested in learning the basics of fly fishing, archery and how to handle a shotgun safely are invited to a women­ only 'Cast, Blast and Twang' clinic in Granby, Sunday, July 12.
Date: 7/2/2015
LITTLETON, Colo. – Chatfield State Park has reopened the west dock at the North Boat Ramp.
Date: 7/2/2015
FAIRPLAY, Colo., July 1, 2015 – The U.S. Forest Service (USFS), Pike National Forest-South Park Ranger District is re-opening the campgrounds, picnic areas, angler and all other public access in Eleven Mile Canyon, effective 8:00 am on Friday, July 3, 2015.
Date: 7/2/2015
Tien Austin of Honolulu, Hawaii, correctly picked five of the top 10 anglers in last week’s Walmart FLW Tour event at the Potomac River presented by Ranger Boats.
Date: 7/1/2015
Tyler Rollman and Gaberial Aroca brought in a five fish limit that weighed in at 1156 lbs to win the Utah High School state Championship on CJ Stike Reservoir.
Date: 7/1/2015
The team of Lauren Torok and Kyler Fugate brought a five bass limit to the scales that weighed in at 15.17 lbs to win the Idaho State Championship on Saturday.
Date: 7/1/2015
Murray State University Claims Second and Tennessee Tech University Takes Third
Date: 7/1/2015
You may be surprised to learn that even the simple act of purchasing your fishing license helps to contribute towards fishing conservation efforts.
Date: 7/1/2015
Florida angler uses Top-10 Potomac finish to propel him to first AOY title
Date: 6/30/2015
Texas angler collects $125,000 prize with fourth career FLW Tour win
Date: 6/29/2015
DENVER- Colorado Parks and Wildlife welcomes 23 newly commissioned officers who were sworn in at a badge-pinning ceremony, June 19, in Arvada, Colo.
Date: 6/29/2015
HASTY, Colo. - The wet Colorado spring at John Martin Reservoir has allowed something that hasn’t been seen for quite a while: high water levels.
Date: 6/29/2015
RIDGWAY, Colo. – Because of rising water levels at Ridgway State Park, the shoreline vehicle access on the south side of the reservoir at Dallas Creek is closed to vehicles until further notice. The closure is in place to protect vegetation.
Date: 6/29/2015
The Cabela's Collegiate Bass Fishing Series is proud to announce that the Cabela's Collegiate Big Bass Bash Presented by Berkley will be held on March 11-13, 2016.
Date: 6/29/2015
Legendary Texas Angler Beats 140 Pros, Wins $125,000 in Nationally Televised Event
Date: 6/29/2015
Advisory for Monday, June 29, 2015
Date: 6/26/2015
Funds to benefit U.S. fisheries, fishermen and coastal communities
Date: 6/26/2015
North Carolina’s Self Leads Co-Anglers
Date: 6/25/2015
Recognizing the central importance of the Cache la Poudre River to the community, the City has many initiatives underway to support the vitality of the river ecosystem.
Date: 6/25/2015
Trout Unlimited released a new “State of the Trout” report highlighting the status – and plight – of native trout across the country including in Colorado.
Date: 6/25/2015
Columbine Ranger District firefighters are responding to a lightning strike ignition about 2-1/2 miles east of Vallecito Reservoir on the San Juan National Forest.
Date: 6/25/2015
MORRISON, Colo., June 25, 2015 - The Pike National Forest – South Platte Ranger District today opened six recreation sites along the South Platte River, north of Deckers, Colorado.
Date: 6/25/2015
FAIRPLAY, CO., June 25, 2015 – The U.S. Forest Service (USFS), Pike National Forest-South Park Ranger District continues to experience high water flows in the South Platte River through Eleven Mile Reservoir and Eleven Mile Canyon.
Date: 6/25/2015
Scott Martin has been talking about winning the Angler of the Year title since before the 2015 Walmart FLW Tour season started.
Date: 6/24/2015
Friends of FLW College Fishing angler David Cosner have established a fund to help the Texas fisherman pay medical bills associated with his long battle with Wegener's Granulomatosis, a debilitating disease that gradually destroys the organs.
Date: 6/24/2015
Tyler Guthmiller (left) and Brandon Pavel (Right) with 4 of their 5 bass catch
Date: 6/24/2015
Jordon Mazza and his partner Richard Wellhouse used a little local lake knowledge to win the 2015 TBF/FLW Open Championship at Smallwood State Park in La Platta Maryland.
Date: 6/23/2015
Walmart FLW Tour pros Jeff Barth, Marshall Deakins, Brent Long, Colby Schrumpf, Terry Segraves and Derrick Snavely have informed FLW of their decisions to withdraw from the Tour prior to the final regular-season event of the 2015 season.
Date: 6/23/2015
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Bureau of Reclamation and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announce the availability of approximately $2.1 million in grants to improve conditions for federally-imperiled species and their habitats impacted by the federal Central Valley Project.
Date: 6/23/2015
ARBOLES, Colo. –- A construction project to improve traffic flow inside Navajo State Park started recently and will continue through the summer.
Date: 6/23/2015
Bradford, Penn.—June 20, 2015—Pennsylvania’s Ryan Rieger and Joe Papalia sacked a two-day, 10-fish limit weighing 15 pounds, 6 ounces to win the Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit’s Kinzua Reservoir qualifying tournament presented by Zippo Outdoors June 19-20.
Date: 6/23/2015
RIDGWAY, Colo. – Smallmouth bass anglers can vie for more than $5,000 in prizes at a week-long fishing tournament, July 11-19 at Ridgway State Park.
Date: 6/23/2015
June 22, 2015 - Dillon Dam Road/County Road 7 will be closed Wednesday, June 24, and Thursday, June 25, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. for routine facility maintenance.
Date: 6/21/2015
Canadian Angler Wins $120,000, Entry into Forrest Wood Cup
Date: 6/20/2015
Georgia’s Treadwell leads co-anglers
Date: 6/19/2015
June 19, 2015 - As of Friday morning the Fryingpan River stabilized around 750 cfs (USGS gage #09080400).
Date: 6/19/2015
The Bureau of Reclamation is increasing releases to 5,300 cfs today from Pueblo Dam to ensure there is enough floodwater storage in the reservoir. An additional increase of 500 cfs is anticipated for tomorrow.
Date: 6/19/2015
A five-year test program finds butanol to replace ethanol as industry continues improvements to energy efficiency, addresses Renewable Fuel Standard
Date: 6/18/2015
June 18, 2015 - On Thursday, June 18, the Basalt Police Department learned that flows into the Fryingpan River from Ruedi Reservoir (USGS gage #09080400) will reach 750 cfs (cubic feet per second) by 5 p.m. today, according to the Bureau of Reclamation.
Date: 6/18/2015
DOLORES – The Dolores Ranger District reports that work to reinstall a breakwater and construct docks and mooring facilities for a new marina at McPhee Reservoir may begin as soon as next week and continue for up to 45 days
Date: 6/18/2015
Higher than usual river and stream levels in many locations in Colorado have caused flooding across the state.
Date: 6/18/2015
The release from Ruedi will increase today by approximately 300 cfs.
Date: 6/18/2015
Jim Shunamon of Quincy, Massachusetts, correctly picked three of the top 10 anglers in last week’s Walmart FLW Tour event on Lake Chickamauga .
Date: 6/18/2015
Conservation is underfunded in a fiscal year 2016 bill bogged down with riders
Date: 6/18/2015
Arkansas’ Gross paces co-anglers
Date: 6/18/2015
Defending High School National Champion Tyler Black didn’t take long to find a new partner in Logan Anderson and the result was the same as the pair from Bandy’s High School captured the 2015 North Carolina High School State Championship on Saturday at Lake Norman near Charlotte, NC.
Date: 6/18/2015
One third of America's land is in public hands- we use these lands to hike, bike, climb, fish, swim, explore, picnic or simply relax.
Date: 6/18/2015
Coloradans are excited to get outside this summer and enjoy all the outdoor activities they love.
Date: 6/17/2015
The release from Ruedi will increase today by approximately 100 cfs and tomorrow morning by 50 cfs.
Date: 6/17/2015
Enter now to win a fly fishing vacation!
Date: 6/17/2015
Due to high flows in the Arkansas River, Lake Pueblo Reservoir levels are rising forcing area closures in the park.
Date: 6/16/2015
New Online Advocacy System Lets Recreational Anglers Contact Legislators
Date: 6/16/2015
State-Fish Art Winners Compete
Date: 6/15/2015
DENVER -- Colorado Parks and Wildlife wants to hear from anglers about current fishing regulations and angling opportunities across the state.
Date: 6/15/2015
Tennessee Pro Beats 145 Anglers, Wins $125,000 in Nationally Televised Event
Date: 6/15/2015
FLW, the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, is set to sign an agreement with South Korea to bring their internationally sanctioned bass-fishing tournaments to the Eastern Asian nation.
Date: 6/15/2015
The sixth and final regular-season tournament of the 20th anniversary season of the Walmart FLW Tour, the most competitive Tour in professional bass-fishing, kicks off June 25-28 with the Walmart FLW Tour at the Potomac River presented by Ranger Boats.
Date: 6/13/2015
LOVELAND, Colo. - Reclamation would like to make the public aware that water releases being made from Twin Lakes and passed down to Lake Creek will be increasing.
Date: 6/12/2015
Virginia’s Francis Leads Co-Anglers
Date: 6/11/2015
FAIRPLAY, Colo. – Colorado Parks and Wildlife is cautioning anglers about fishing South Park’s running water.
Date: 6/11/2015
June 11, 2015 - In the interest of public safety, Waterton Canyon will be closed to public access until high flows in the South Platte River in the canyon subside. The combination of ongoing rain and runoff have contributed to increased river flows.
Date: 6/10/2015
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe today announced as part of Great Outdoors Month the agency is proposing to expand fishing and hunting opportunities on 21 refuges throughout the National Wildlife Refuge
Date: 6/9/2015
DENVER – Back by popular demand, Colorado Parks and Wildlife is again partnering with Evergreen organizations to provide a fun day in the sun at Evergreen Lake, including duck calling, fishing, nature walks and wildlife recreation Sunday, June 28. Participants will be paired with seasoned instructors and experts in the various skills and have an opportunity to enjoy the outdoors
Date: 6/9/2015
DENVER, Colo. – After being devastated by whirling disease in the 1990s, rainbow trout populations are increasing in most major rivers in the state thanks to a 20-year effort by Colorado Parks and Wildlife aquatic scientists and biologists.
Date: 6/9/2015
WALSENBURG, Colo. - Colorado Parks and Wildlife is hosting a free Kids’ Fishing Clinic on Saturday, June 20 for children 15 and under.
Date: 6/9/2015
KUSA – It’s a sport that most people don’t know exists, especially in Colorado.
Date: 6/9/2015
Sample BBQ from 30 teams in Kansas City Barbecue Society Competition
Date: 6/8/2015
Walmart FLW Tour pro Keith Amerson of Selmer, Tennessee, informed FLW of his decision Saturday to withdraw from the remaining two regular-season FLW Tour events.
Date: 6/8/2015
Minnesota’s Brian Blaeser and Lindy Frasl weighed a five-largemouth limit totaling 14 pounds, 12 ounces to win the Cabela’s North American Bass Circuit’s Lake Wisconsin tournament .
Date: 6/6/2015
WASHINGTON - Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Estevan López announced today that Reclamation and the "Catch a Special Thrill" for Kids Foundation have signed a five-year cooperative agreement continuing to make outdoor recreational fishing opportunities accessible at Reclamation reservoirs for children with disabilities and children who experience disadvantages in their lives.
Date: 6/5/2015
Weekend anglers vie for $120,000, coveted spot in 2015 Forrest Wood Cup