Precautionary Health Advisory
Persistence pays off with fishing expedition
CPW offers workshop to fly-fishing and tying flies
Love moose? Then come to the 10th Annual Grand Mesa Moose Day celebration, July 27
BLM headquarters moving to Colorado
CPW completes management plan for Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area with BLM, USFS partners and releases document for public inspection online
Colorado Parks and Wildlife seeking applications for projects that will restore wetland habitat
Free introductory clinic teaches basics of fly fishing and tying flies and included a CPW-guided fishing day
Dallas Creek shoreline at Ridgway State Park closed to vehicles
Rifle Falls State Park and hatchery is inaccessible due to road collapse, campers and visitors urged to avoid the area.
Besides hiking, golf, cycling, kayaking, horseback riding, hot springs and all the other distractions this valley has to offer, fly-fishing can be a very relaxing way to spend your day.
CPW to host public open house on proposal to open string of ponds below Lake Pueblo
Cherry Creek State Park’s natural swim area temporarily closed
New traffic gates and spike strips have gone up at Lake Granby and Shadow Mountain Reservoir as part of a collaborative effort to protect Grand County’s lakes and waterways from invasive species.
Routine stop turns into chase, eventual capture of wanted fugitive
Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials recovered the body of a missing female Saturday morning at Jackson Lake State Park.
Krall, a District Wildlife Manager for Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW), was helping the agency’s aquatic biologists move the fish about six miles up the steep trail to the upper reaches of the creek.
Water quality, aquatic life expected to rebound from numerous challenges
Locals are scratching their heads this week looking at river levels, especially since we are nearly a month behind “schedule.”
There are still lots of these quiet, little, out of the way places to fish, but we always seem to pass them up in favor of the convenient and familiar. I sometimes wonder if we aren’t missing the point.
Routine testing by Lake Pueblo staff reveals increase in bacteria level prompting immediate closure of Rock Canyon Swim Beach during holiday weekend
All together, Tyler, who was fishing with his dad Jim, caught seven northern pike and 12 smallmouth bass during the tournament.
101 Places (and Ways) to Take a Kid Fishing
When it comes to fishing success, most anglers will say it takes both skill and luck.
Boater safety and BUI enforcement are high priorities for Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Tucked away just outside the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve lies a beautiful hidden reservoir set against a backdrop of often snow-capped mountain peaks.
Hundreds of dead fish wash up in Colorado lake, investigations underway
A measure protecting some 400,000 acres of public land in Colorado, passed a House committee Wednesday.
Colorado Springs is one of only a few remaining Front Range cities without a creek or river being regularly used for recreation. “There’s so many opportunities," said Alan Peak.
How safe is your catch of the day?
South Fork hosts annual Youth Fishing Clinic
On the Fly: Silver Linings Fishing Club
CPW to host fishing contest
Railroad trestle bridge in Colorado reservoir off-limits after near-tragedy
There will be new hunting opportunities on 74 refuges and 15 fish hatcheries
The Park County man's hunting, fishing and trapping privileges had already been suspended twice previously.
CORE Act will protect wildlife across the state
Fifth Annual Smallmouth Bass Fishing Tournament at Ridgway State Park, sponsored by Colorado Parks and Wildlife, aimed at reducing population of smallmouth bass in the reservoir
Colorado Parks and Wildlife commissioned 23 new officers at Friday’s swearing-in
The dangers of high water levels and swift-moving rapids extend to river rafters, tubers, anglers, swimmers as well as families who picnic by the water.
A 69-year-old man was attacked by a cow moose while working on a ranch
“This is literally OHV dollars going right back into the trails,” said CPW State Trails Program Manager Fletcher Jacobs
‘They Can Do This Too’: Fishing Nonprofit Reaches Out To Diverse Group Of Children
Get hooked by fun at free fishing event hosted by Moffat County cops, vets
Denver's South Platte Has Plenty Of Fish. Think Hard Before You Put One In Your Mouth
with guest angler instructor Malik Wilder of FishingForHiphop.com, is hosting a youth fishing clinic for children with Mercy Housing on Tuesday at Lake Lehow in Littleton from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Free event. Participants can try activities such as fishing, shooting sports, learning about hunter education, macro-invertebrates
Children, parents and grandparents flock to North Lake Park for annual event
Anglers can earn $20 per fish by catching illegally introduced northern pike at Kenney Reservoir in northwestern Colorado.
Colorado triathlon combines trail running, fly fishing, and craft beer
DENVER, Colo. -- Governor Jared Polis announced today the hiring of Dan Prenzlow as the new Director of Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW). Dan is a Colorado native and brings over 33 years of experience with the agency to his new role.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Rainbow trout, cutthroat, walleye and other game fish are turning the tables on the people of Colorado.
RIFLE, Colo. - Colorado Parks and Wildlife will give away approximately 216 walleye fillets, free to licensed anglers on a first-come, first-served basis, June 1 at Rifle Gap State Park.
Colorado’s U.S. senators have introduced a bill to boost the outdoor recreation industry on public lands.
Designer helps spread gospel of tenkara fishing
Get kids hooked on fishing at this weekend’s fishing derby
CPW is updating the management plan for State Forest State Park
CPW looking for an aggressive bear that bit a woman on the thigh as she and her husband hiked on the Hunter Creek Trail near Lone Pine Road in Aspen
Programs in June will highlight local wildlife, favorite flowers, unique features and local history at the park.
Streamflow summer forecast around Colorado is looking solid
On the Fly: The crowd factor
Former Northwest Colorado wildlife manager named new director of CPW
10 “Drive-to” Lakes and Reservoirs in Colorado
In a world where so many are disconnected from nature, the experience of a fly fishing trip can rekindle one’s sense of wonder and spark an awareness of the beauty of nature’s surroundings.
Prenzlow currently serves as the Southeast Regional Manager for CPW and has a lifelong dedication and passion for Colorado’s natural resources and recreation opportunities
Includes points about Boating Requirements and Safety, and Living with Wildlife
ERBM Recreation and Park District honored by CPW for collaboration
Lake Pueblo expects another great year
To young wildlife it is important that people don’t feed, don’t approach and don’t harass.
Most recently, CPW has found mussels on three boats at Navajo State Park during the last month.
Colorado has a reputation for our outdoorsy ways and adventurous attitudes.
SAFE BOATING IS NO ACCIDENT
The application period is open from Friday, May 17th through Friday, May 31st, 2019 at 5 p.m.
Several state park events are being held for Colorado Public Lands Day
The 33rd Annual Fishing Derby Will Be Held on Saturday, June 1
State Forest State Park is offering a Fishing Clinic at Ranger Lakes from 8 a.m. until noon, June 1.
The all-day class is designed specifically for novices that want to learn how to fly fish and use firearms safely, but prefer a comfortable, women-only environment learning from CPW officers and volunteers
Kickoff to National Safe Boating Week, CPW and the Safe Boating Campaign encourages everyone to participate in “Wear Your Life Jacket to Work Day” on Friday, May 17
The partial remains of the three deer were dumped on U.S. Forest Service property in the vicinity of Park County Road 90, north of Eleven Mile Reservoir.
For veterans who suffer the anguish of post-traumatic stress disorder, Project Healing Waters offers a life line through fly fishing.
Popular State Bridge and Two Bridges sites now under BLM management
ERBM Summer Spotlight
Colorado women invited to all-female weekend workshop focused on outdoor skills
There’s truly something for every water sports enthusiast in this special corner of the Centennial State.
Designed for women, provides a very supportive atmosphere for those who want to learn about fishing, hunting and wildlife.
Signals the start of the motorized boating season at the popular reservoir located near Craig
Several trophy-sized channel catfish, blue catfish, flathead catfish and striped bass captured in stilling basin returned to reservoir last fall.
Project will help re-establish Rio Grande cutthroat trout in Upper Sand Creek Lake, Lower Sand Creek Lake and in Sand Creek
Fire managers from the Northwest Colorado Fire Management Unit are planning to conduct two prescribed burns in Moffat County beginning Monday.
CPW hired a new contractor to take over the construction of Sylvan Lake Dam
The campaign aims to unify all of the state’s residents who appreciate and value the Colorado outdoors
Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will host two more public meetings to discuss changes at John Martin Reservoir State Wildlife Area.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission to meet May 9 - 10 in Grand Junction
Monte Vista man lands huge carp in San Luis Valley
Limits on fishing at the Crystal Creek Reservoir on Pikes Peak’s northern slope were lifted Wednesday, a perk of a Colorado Springs Utilities dam repair project.
Meeting is scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. and adjourn at 5 p.m. on May 9 at Courtyard Marriott,
On Saturday, April 27, Greenwood Village hosted its resident families to an early morning of fishing, fun and free food.
Eagle County Open Space and The Conservation Fund announced the transfer of two popular recreational sites adjacent to the Upper Colorado River to Bureau of Land Management.
Anglers flocked to Crystal Creek Reservoir to stock up on trout.
LAS ANIMAS, Colo. – An anonymous tip to Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s “Operation Game Thief” (OGT) poaching hotline is being credited with helping a wildlife officer catch two men who tried to keep far more crappie than their fishing licenses allowed, resulting in confiscation of the fish and a citation for each man.
Antero Reservoir to open to boating Wednesday
Casting for a Good Time? Check Out this Trout and Ale Trail Across the U.S.
There's a whole other world of fishing waiting below the surface of Colorado bodies of water.
Antero Reservoir in Park County will open for operation on Wednesday. ANS inspection station at the south ramp will be open seven days a week. The north boat ramp will not open up until May 25.
A snowy winter will bode well for Steamboat Springs anglers this summer.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife sent 3.1 million kokanee fingerlings to Blue Mountain Reservoir.
CPW invites anglers to discuss key fishing related issues at a public meeting
CPW reminds of responsibilities as popular fisheries begin opening to boating in Grand County
Low water prompts CPW to order emergency fish salvage at Crystal Creek Reservoir Beginning May 1
Patches of snow still linger on the banks and the temperature at 7 a.m. is a chilly 28 degrees, but the ice is finally off North Delaney Buttes Lake, midges are hatching and big fish are cruising the shallows.
U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) announced the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will distribute $16,885,597 in Wildlife Restoration funds, and $9,325,398 in Sport Fish Restoration funds to Colorado Parks and Wildlife for use in fiscal year 2019.
House bill advances in Senate $184,000 in revenue at stake
Pueblo West is gearing up for an event that would make Mark Twain proud as the Tom Sawyer Fishing Derby - a mash-up of fishing prowess and costume contests - is set for April 27 at Cattail Crossing Pond.
The annual senior fish-off is scheduled for Friday at Walden Ponds.
Healthy, unfragmented public lands in the Continental Divide provide some of the best habitat for wildlife and the best back country hunting opportunities in the Central Rockies.
Fish from shore, or bring your boat for the fattest brown or rainbow trout in the competition at Bear Creek Reservoir.
Tired of midge fishing for the past five months? April is a gift for winter-weary fly-fishers here in the valley.
Information. There is a lot of it going around.
With warmer temperatures and the start of a new fishing season — which began, in earnest, April 1, now is the time to plan those weekend angling getaways.
Celebration of community collaboration on the Poudre River
The cost of an annual fishing license in vacation destination Colorado is almost doubling this year for out-of-state anglers, rising to $96.75 from $56 last year, according to Colorado Parks and Wildlife.
It’s looking like Arkansas Valley residents can expect a summer with plenty of moisture.
Area resource managers have installed a new gate system at Horsetooth Reservoir to allow boaters to exit the water after scheduled boat ramp hours.
Ross Reels, the award-winning manufacturer of high-performance fly fishing reels and the anchor tenant of the Colorado Outdoors development in Montrose, announced today that it has earned the 2019 Colorado Manufacturing Award in the Outstanding Outdoor Industry Brand category
As waters open to boating in Colorado, aquatic nuisance species (ANS) boat inspections are underway. Keeping Colorado mussel-free depends on boaters following posted rules, purchasing an ANS stamp and undergoing mandatory inspections prior to launch.
For better or worse, some of fly-fishing's finest traditions — cane rods, wicker creels and opening day, to name a few, have all but vanished from the modern angling scene.
While most anglers are excited by the idyllic fly fishing scenes in “A River Runs Through It,” few of us learn our first lessons by fishing big rivers with a fly rod.
Trout Unlimited has launched a campaign to bring sportsmen together to gain wilderness additions for remarkable hunting and fishing opportunities.
Fishing the Fryingpan River, you'll never know who or what you'll see on the river and in the valley.
Adventure Colorado fishing guides guide at Carter, Boyd and Horsetooth and other area waters
Boaters beware: The big rock weir across the Roaring Fork River near Basalt that helps funnel water to the Robinson Ditch is more dicey than it used to be.
Western Colorado’s piscine paradise is undoubtedly the Lake Fork of the Gunnison River.
Anglers often talk about the various windows in fishing and times when certain behaviors and patterns line up and make for some really great and easily patternable fishing.
Northern Water unveils WaterSecure program for NISP
Westminster is banning trailer boats from Standley Lake indefinitely. That’s because there are concerns about the threat of zebra and quagga mussels in the water.
CPW biologists are conducting a research study on walleye at Narraguinnep Reservoir in southwest Colorado.
While we are all trying to adjust to an hour’s less sleep, fish in the Roaring Fork and Colorado Rivers are making the adjustment to looking up and eating dry flies.
CPW website a great place to get information on wildlife, fishing and so much more
Highline Lake has opened to boating and other water recreation for the season. Please ensure boats are registered, have an ANS stamp and have all required safety equipment on board.
In low snow years like last year, the effects to our community can be felt immediately from the loss of revenue from ski tourism to low flows in our rivers in the following hot summer months leading to voluntary fishing closures and a lackluster whitewater season.
CPW responds to growth of ice fishing by offering clinic at State Forest State Park
Northern Water E-Waternews Spring Water Meeting Special Edition
Ice fishermen choose to brave precarious ice on frozen lakes in search of a great catch.
Six-hundred annual fishing permits for Ralph Price Reservoir at Button Rock Preserve go on sale on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 8 a.m. on Monday, April 1, 2019.
Thank you, William K. Reilly. Thank you for saving our river from drowning.
How many places can boast having an incredible medium-sized tail water, a world-class larger freestone, and a big, brawling mix of both all within 30 minutes of each other?
How many places can boast having an incredible medium-sized tail water, a world-class larger freestone and big, brawling mix of both — all within 30 minutes of each other?
Registration is open for Chick Clark Kids' Fishing Program, a clinic for children under age 15 that will be March 23 at at Izaak Walton Pond in Longmont.
I have always seen my life in terms of landscape and journey. My earliest memories are of water, sky, mountains and streams.
Community outreach meeting scheduled for Navajo State Park, Feb. 26
The Northwest Region Sportsmen's Roundtable invites hunters and anglers, or anyone who has thoughts about hunting and fishing related issues, to attend the next regional caucus, beginning at 6 p.m., Feb. 25, Mesa County Central Services, 200 South Spruce Street in Grand Junction.
Colorado is great for lots of fishing choices. Vega State Park and Reservoir is one of those places.
Lake Pueblo to host Special Olympics fundraiser Feb. 23 South Boat Ramp to be closed
Senate passes bill to restore the Land and Water Conservation Fund and protect special places
Project Healing Waters teaches fly fishing.
Decades of work has put women in corner offices and board seats. They say now it's time to make the outdoor recreation club a little less white
There are two types of campers in Colorado — those who make reservations and those who don’t.
5 Star appealing judgement in effluent pond overflow
Plains, mountains, canyons. Forests, grasslands, rivers, lakes. Colorado has so much to offer. And much of it lies within public lands.
CPW's popular Sylvan Lake State Park updates management plan and public can have a say
Layers of federal, state, city incentives luring outdoor companies, including one of Colorado’s first Opportunity Zone investment projects
5 northern Colorado ponds and lakes provide ice fishing opportunities for winter anglers
The Boulder-born traveling film festival is making 11 stops in the Centennial State this year, starting with Colorado Springs on Saturday, February 2.
The American Museum of Fly Fishing has announced Tom Rosenbauer will receive the 2019 Izaak Walton Award. Rosenbauer will be honored at a dinner event at The Anglers’ Club in New York City, on March 12, 2019.
Salida and the rest of Colorado lost a fishing buddy with the death of Fred Rasmussen Jan. 17 at the age of 95.
Community pier was destroyed by the 2013 flood
LOVELAND, Colo. – The Larimer County Board of County Commissioners recently approved adjustments to fees for County-managed parks and open spaces. The new fees will go into effect Jan. 1, 2019.
Ben Felt, the Area Aquatic Biologist for Colorado Parks and Wildlife, stopped by the studio to talk about ice fishing, which is a major outdoor sport here in Colorado.
Northern Water E-Waternews January 2019
'People loving our lands to death': CPW's plan encourages responsible recreation outdoors
Fish, skate, ski, sled at Crawford State Park, Jan. 26
Over 500 companies will pack the Colorado Convention Center at this year’s Denver International Sportsmen’s Expo.
The recreational fishing and boating community is celebrating the enactment of the Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act of 2018 (Modern Fish Act), which was signed into law by President Trump on December 31.
Frozen lakes demand a change from the warm weather and open water horizontal fishing methods to the cold weather vertical fishing methods.
With Colorado attracting thousands of fly-fishing enthusiasts every year, the number of women actively pursuing the sport is on the steady incline
Steamboat Fishing Adventures hosts the eighth annual ice fishing tournament from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5 at Stagecoach State Park.
That's right, the latest digital issue of High Country Angler, Winter 2019 is now available!
As Coloradans, living life outside is what we do. Whether hunting, fishing, hiking, biking or engaging in other forms of recreation, the majority of us spend valuable time enjoying Colorado’s magnificent outdoors.
With help from folks at Colorado Parks and Wildlife, The Gazette sifted through several records and reports to better understand the state’s world of hunting. It’s shrinking, by the way.
A day of ice fishing at Lake Avery on Saturday, Jan. 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.