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Website Captures 9/11 Memories

The National Park Service (NPS) launched a website today that features an "on-line" exhibit. Titled 9/11/01 The Meaning Of National Parks in Times of Crises, the site provides access to personal accounts of park visitors and employees both on and following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. The site--whose address is www.nps.gov/remembrance--also invites its virtual visitors to comment on their current reflections about the value of National Parks in their lives today.

The site features some 20 interviews from an NPS oral history project that recorded the experiences and perspectives of employees who responded to the attacks and their aftermath at 12 sites in New York, Washington and around the country. In announcing the new website, NPS director Fran Mainella stated, "The National Park Service and our partners, the National Park Foundation and Eastern National want everyone to explore the memories of our workers and visitors -- and add personal comments and reactions."

"These parks and their people, the rangers, gardeners, police, secretaries, and more, will always carry the memory of September 11. Our visitors, at parks both near and far have shared their ideas of why and how they value the parks and the people who serve them. The message of September 11 is not only of loss. September 11 speaks of courage, determination and perseverance," she said.

The design and creation of the on-line exhibit is made possible through a grant from The National Park Foundation (NPF) to the Recovery and Remembrance Fund (Fund). "As we all continue to deal with our grief from the tragedy of September 11 in different ways, it is helpful to remember that National Parks can serve as special places for solitude, reflection and comfort," said Jim Maddy, president of the National Park Foundation. ""Now more than ever, National Parks have a special role to play in our lives, and connecting Americans to these special places through this web site is a role the National Park Foundation is pleased to play."

In addition to the web site, the Fund has underwritten the collection of the website's featured material, including the oral history project. It is managed by Eastern National, a nonprofit educational organization serving America's national parks and other public trusts. "Soon after 9/11,it was apparent that NPS staff and visitors had been deeply affected by what happened," said Eastern National President Chesley Moroz. "We established the Recovery and Remembrance Fund to document the oral histories of the park employees who witnessed and have supported the 9-11-01 recovery efforts and to create educational programs about the September 11th events and the involvement of national parks. Thanks to the generosity of the National Park Foundation and a number of organizations and individuals, we are pleased that the Fund was able to underwrite this important project," she said.

Featured parks include Federal Hall National Memorial, which on 9/11/01 served as a safe haven for some 250 people fleeing from the falling debris and choking dust caused by the collapse of the World Trade Center. Others are: The Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and Gateway in New York City; parks of metropolitan Washington, D.C.; Western Pennsylvania area parks; Fort McHenry (MD); Independence (PA); Shenandoah (VA); Mount Rainier (WA); Manzanar (CA); Yosemite (CA); and Golden Gate (CA).

Visitors to the website experience the ways these national park areas and their staffs and visitors responded to the events of 9/11 and its aftermath. The project also documents visitors talking about their sense of a heightened value of parks since the attacks. The website links to a number of related sites including the Official Flight 93 Website, The September 11 Digital Archive, and Museums Celebrate America's Freedoms.

The site uses the impact of the medium to present sound, video, and static displays. s2n Media of New York, which has done website development for a wide range of commercial and government clients, including the Smithsonian and the National Science Foundation, was contracted to create the site. The design team has obtained permission to incorporate post 9-11 news footage of parks and visitors from disparate places throughout the National Park System.

The NPS considers the website a work in progress and hopes that visitors will be inspired to share their stories and comments in the Remembrance section of the site . The goal is to allow people from around the United States and the world to contribute to the project and to incorporate their contributions into future exhibits and publications.


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Safety Tips for Travelers

Fires? We don't need no Stinkin fires.....


For updates on the wildfires, visit:

    Bureau of Land Management
    Federal Fire Admin.
    Fire Info Center
    Colorado State University

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Although a few courageous passengers did make an attempt to thwart an airplane hijacker, most travelers face few safety problems while on the road. Nonetheless, serious accidents have occurred most of which could have been prevented with a little forethought and planning. Here's a short check list of reminders.

Escorted tours:
     Read ALL information and instructions prior to departure and follow them. Tour operators provide important information on travel safety.
     Stay with your group (especially if you drink)
     Don't bother the bus driver when he/she is working.
     Nights out often find women wearing high heels which, when traveling on the same tour bus as in the day, has resulted in many foot and toe injuries getting on and off the bus.
     Use seat belts and appropriate car seats for children. These are not usually available in foreign countries, so check one through for children travelling with you.
     Buy the travel insurance to cover emergencies, lost luggage (which happens a great deal these days)
     Marriage license especially if your last names are different
     Immunizations you've had and when you had them

Bring:
     emergency telephone numbers with you
     persons to contact in case of emergencies
     prescriptions in their original containers
     snacks in their original wrapper only
     first aid kit
     antibiotics, lopiramide for diarrhea
     pocket language translator
     some foreign currency
     money belt
     copies of your passport, credit cards, driver's license, tickets and other important documents and store these in a separate place from the original documents

Hotels:
    Complain to the tour operator if the hotel room is unsafe and demand another room if problems are not fixed quickly
    Women travelling alone should request a room above the first floor with doors and windows which can be locked and unlocked
    Ask for a different room if the front desk shouts out your room number
    Learn immediately where the emergency exists are located, how to call the fire department or police
    Check the bed for bugs and fleas and demand another room if yours is insect infested

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HOW TO PLAN A NATIONAL PARK VACATION AT THE LAST MINUTE
By Mona Mesereau

National park vacations continue to be popular with travelers from around the world, and many people plan their national park vacations well in advance of their travel date. That doesn't mean, however, that a national park vacation is out of the question for last-minute travelers. In fact, by following a few simple suggestions, any traveler can enjoy an affordable and memorable vacation in one the country's most spectacular settings, even with as little as 24 hours' notice. "People have become so accustomed to planning their national park vacations far in advance that they are often forced to change their travel dates or cancel their reservations entirely," said Andrew N. Todd, president and CEO of Amfac Parks & Resorts, the largest park and resort management company in the U.S. "That's good news for last-minute vacationers. With a little bit of persistence and flexibility, these travelers can often successfully find accommodations at the national park of their choice." Todd offers these tips for planning a national park vacation. 1. Be a bargain-hunter. National Park vacations are a great value, and prices at lodges, restaurants and gift shops inside the parks are often lower than prices at facilities outside the parks. Visitors can find great bargains on popular items such a s Black Hills Gold at the Mount Rushmore National Memorial gift shop and Native American jewelry at the award-winning Hopi House gift shop at the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. 2. Be flexible. Because people make their plans so far in advance, they often call back with changes. In fact, half of all calls to Amfac Parks & Resorts' reservations center are to change or cancel existing reservations. Be as flexible as possible w ith travel dates and choice of lodging and you stand a better chance of getting a room on short notice. 3. Be persistent. Room availability is constantly changing, so make frequent calls to the Amfac reservations center to check on the situation at your park of choice. 4. Be timely. Room blocks are released 30 and 21 days prior to arrival. Even if a lodge or hotel has been sold out for months, travelers can often secure rooms when these blocks open up. 5. Be patient. Reservations agents typically handle many calls in a day, so you may have to wait a few moments for an available agent. 6. Be informed. Visit Amfac's web site at http://www.amfac.com for general information on the parks as well as lodging descriptions, rates and availability. Amfac Parks & Resorts operates lodges, restaurants and other concessions at Grand Canyon National Park, Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Yellowstone National Park, Death Valley National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Zion National Park, Petrified Forest National Park and Everglades National Park. In addition, the company manages resorts in Napa, Calif.; Saratoga Springs, N.Y.; Nebraska City, Neb.; and at eight Ohio State Parks and three North Georgia State Parks. For reservations at national park lodges other than Yellowstone, call (1) 303-297-2757 or visit Amfac's web site at http://www.amfac.com. Reservations at Yellowstone can be made by calling (1) 307-344-7311 or visiting its web site at http://www.ynp-lodges.com. © 1998 Mesereau Public Relations



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| New | Snow | New | New | Snow | Lifts
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Ajax/Aspen Mountain | 0" | 20" 28"| 0" | 0" | p/pp | 6/8 OPEN: 970-925-1220 : $ .00 Lifts, ExpTemp: 20's, OPEN: Trails: /76, ACRES: /673 Arapahoe Basin | 0" | 30" 36"| 0" | 3" | /pp | 5/5 OPENS: 970-468-0718 : $ .00 Lifts, ExpTemp: 20's, OPEN: .Trails: 46/66, Acres: /490 Aspen Highlands | 0" | 20" "| 0" | " | /pp | 0/4 OPENS: 12/4 970-925-1220 : $ .00 Lifts, ExpTemp: 20's, OPEN: Trails: /131, Acres: /790
Beaver Creek Resort #4 | 0" | 24" | 0" | 1" | p/pp | 9/13 OPEN: 970-476-5601 : $71.00 Lifts, ExpTemp: 20's, OPEN: Trails: /146, Acres: /1,625
Berthoud Pass Ski Area |2002-03 |shuttle |Service | only | / | /2 2002-03 shuttle service only..
800-754-2378 : $ 0 Lifts, ExpTemp: 20's, OPEN: Trails: /65, Acres: /1,000
Breckenridge #2 | 0" | 26" 31"| 0" | " | /pp | 17/26 OPEN: 970-453-5000 : $ .00 Lifts, ExpTemp: 20's, OPEN: Trails: /146, Acres: /2,208 Buttermilk Mountain/Aspn.| 0" | 17" 21"| 0" | " | p/pp | /7 OPENS: 12/14
970-925-1220 : $ .00 Lifts, ExpTemp: 20's, OPEN: Trails: /41, Acres: /420
Copper Mountain Resort | 0" | 29" 31"| 0" | 5" | /PP | 15/23 OPEN: 970-968-2882 : $61.00 Lifts, ExpTemp: 30's OPEN: Trails: 5/125 Acres: /2,450
Crested Butte MtnRsrt. | 0" | 23" 38"| 0" | " |mm/pp | 3/15 OPEN: NOW 970-349-2323 : $ .00 Lifts, ExpTemp: 20's, OPEN: Trails: /85, Acres: /1,058 Durango/PurgatoryResort-4| 0" | 23" 27"| 0" | 0" | /pp | 3/11 OPEN: / 800-525-0892 : $ .00 Lifts, ExpTemp: 30's OPEN: Trails: /75, Acres: /1,200 Eldora Mountain Resort-2 | 0" | 33" | 0" | " |mm/pp | 9/12 OPEN: 303-440-8700 #3 : $ .00 Lifts, ExpTemp: 10's, OPEN: Trails: /54, Acres: %/680 Keystone/North Peak #1 | 0" | 28" | 0" | 2" | /pp | 15/21 OPEN: / 970-248-0732 : $65.00 Lifts, ExpTemp: 20's, OPEN: Trails: 4/116, Acres: /1,861 Loveland Ski Areas | 0" | 35" | 0" | " | /pp | 9/11 OPEN: 303-571-5580 : $29.00 Lifts, ExpTemp: 20's OPEN: Trails: 64/77, Acres: 828/1,250
Silverton -NEW IN 2002* | 0" | 41" "| 0" | " | P/ | 1/1 OPEN: 100% Expert trails
970-387-5706 : $ .00 Lifts, ExpTemp: 20's OPEN: % Trails: /69, Acres: /1,655
Snowmass | 0" | 25" 31"| 0" | " | /pp | 10/20 OPEN: 970-925-1220 : $49.00 Lifts, ExpTemp: 20's OPEN: % Trails: /84, Acres: 360/3,010
Steamboat #1 | 0" | 23" 32"| 0" | " | /pp | 9/20 OPEN: 970-879-6111 : $ .00 Lifts, ExpTemp: 20's, OPEN: % Trails: /142, Acres: /2,939
Sunlight Mtn. Resort | 0" | 28" 32"| 0" | " | p/pp | 3/4 OPEN: 970-945-7491 : $34.00 Lifts, ExpTemp: 20's, OPEN: % Trails: /67, Acres: /470
Telluride | 0" | 26" 29"| 0" | " | / | 9/16 OPEN: 970-728-4431 : $ .00 Lifts, ExpTemp: 20's OPEN: Trails /84, Acres: /1,700
Ultima Resort ** | 3" | 48" 69"| 6" | 9" | P/pp | 30/36
303-745-8586 : $47.99 Lifts, ExpTemp: 20's, http://www.travelbank.com Trails: 86/118, Acres: 66%/3,681
Vail #3 | 0" | 24" 29"| 0" | " | /pp | 31/33 OPEN: 970-476-5601 : $71.00 Lifts, ExpTemp: 20's, OPEN: Trails: /193, Acres: /5,289 Winter Park Resort | 0" | 34" 39"| 0" | 6" | p/pp | 21/22 OPEN: 800-977-2754 : $36.00 Lifts, ExpTemp: 20's Trails: 35/134, Acres: /2,886 Wolf Creek | 1" | 50" 63"| 2" | 0" | /pp | 6/6 OPEN: 970-264-5639 : $43.00 Lifts, ExpTemp: 320's OPEN: RUNS: 100%/55 ACRES: 100%/1,600
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BS = Bare Spots CS = Corn Snow FG = Frozen Granular
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WIND-CHILL CHART
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Both temperature and wind cause heat loss from body surfaces. A combination
of cold and wind makes a body feel colder than the actual temperature. The
left column of figures shows temperatures in Fahrenheit. The top column
shows wind speed. Both are combined to calculate wind-ccchhhiiillllll.

WIND SPEED(mph)
DEGREES 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45
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20 | 16 3 -5 -10 -15 -18 -20 -21 -22
15 | 12 -3 -11 -17 -22 -25 -27 -29 -30
10 | 7 -9 -18 -24 -29 -33 -35 -37 -38
5 | 0 -15 -25 -31 -36 -41 -43 -45 -46
0 | -5 -22 -31 -39 -44 -49 -52 -53 -54
-5 | -10 -27 -38 -46 -51 -56 -58 -60 -62
-10 | -15 -34 -45 -53 -59 -64 -67 -69 -70
-15 | -21 -40 -51 -60 -66 -71 -74 -76 -78
-20 | -26 -46 -58 -67 -74 -79 -82 -84 -85
-25 | -31 -52 -65 -74 -81 -86 -89 -92 -93
-30 | -36 -58 -72 -81 -88 -93 -97 -100 -102

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DID YOU KNOW ?

The National Weather service and othe government agencies use certain
descripitions for varing levels of winter conditions. From buzzwords to
blizz-words, here is your key to figuring out what level of storm the
announcer or recorder is talking about. In the Denver front range the
Emergency Ham Radio Weather Net is on 146.94. or 147.12.MHz.

HEAVY SNOW WARNING:
Plains and lower elevations may get snow accumulation of six
inches or more in 12 hours, or eight inches or more in 24 hours.
Mountain areas could experience snow accumulation of eight inches
or more in 12 hours or ten inches or more in 24 hournow accumulations as
described above, but with conditions aggravated by blowing and drifting snow.

BLIZZARD WARNING:
This means that the following conditions are expected to last
for three hours or longer: wind-sustained or frequent gusts to 35 mph
or stronger, and snow falling or blowing which will reduce visibility
to less than a quarter mile.

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Index Value Exposure Level
0 - 2 = Minimal
3 - 4 = Low
5 - 6 = Moderate
7 - 9 = High (#15 Block)
10 - 15 = Very High (#25 Block)
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SEVERE

THUNDERSTORM WATCH: Means
that condititons are favorable for severe thunderstorms to develop in
or close to the watch area. Indicating
that meteorological conditions are possible in the watch area. Hail:
Surface hail stones 3/4" diameter or larger. Wind:
Surface winds > 50 KTS either sustained or gusts. Structural wind
damage may infer a severe thunderstorm.

WARNING:
Means that a severe thunderstorm has been detected by radar or observed
by a reliable source, such as a trained spotter.

FLASH FLOOD WATCH:
Will be issued when heavy rains may result in flash flooding in a
specific area.

WARNING:
Issued when flash flooding is occuring or imminent in a specific area.

TORNADO WATCH:
Means that conditions are favorable for tornadoes to develop. You should
listen to NOAA Weather Radio, commercial radio, and/or television for the
latest weather information. Stay informed and keep an eye on the sky, as
sometimes tornados occur without a warning.

WARNING:
Means that a tornado has been sighted or detected on radar. Seek Shelter
immediately!

REALITY, AND "THE RULE": be prepared for worse conditions than forecasters
warned about, and smile when anothe "miscall" gives you fair sky or clear
highway. Predicting the weather is as much art as it is science. In the
words of Jane Bryant Quinn: "The rule on staying alive as a forecaster is
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COLORADO FISHING/STOCKING REPORT
"In Lasting memory of Al Wolf - 7/9/97" z"l

WELL THE FISHING SEASON IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS....
LET'S ALL GO DROWN SOME WORMS ;O)...

YES, COLORADO IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS!!!!!
   

COLORADO PARKS AND WILDLIFE

FISHING REPORT

For the week of July 21, 2015

Colorado Parks and Wildlife

Information for Anglers: - 

Conditions for the week of July 21, 201​5. Information is provided by CPW employees and local fishing enthusiasts. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Keep in mind that fishing conditions change on a constant basis. A lot can change in a week from the time this fishing conditions report is produced. If the water you are interested in knowing more about is not listed here or if you're lo​oking for the most current ​information, we encourage anglers to explore some of the numerous private websites that offer fishing condition reports. 


Boat Inspection Update

Boaters! Please remember to get your green seals before launching this spring, and always remember to have them applied upon leaving your favorite reservoirs.  Green seals and valid receipts together tell us where your boat has been, and make the entrance inspection easier and faster the next time you launch. View a list of open waters and inspection hours.

As with last year, boats with ballast tanks, inboards and inboard/outboard engines will need to get a green seal and receipt when exiting a reservoir or the boat will be decontaminated when entering a new water body, so be sure to ask for that seal and receipts every time!

2015 Update: Valid Seals and Receipts will be accepted this year in both Wyoming (brown seals) and New Mexico (yellow seals), and our inspectors here in Colorado will accept a valid receipt and seal from WY and NM this year.

No water, no mud, no plants, no mussels in between each and every use!​


Events:

Let's Fish! Family Fishing The High Country
Sunday, July 26

Escape the heat of the city and take your family fishing to a high country lake. Colorado Parks and Wildlife is hosting a family fishing event at Urad Lake State Wildlife Area. Learn some techniques for successful fishing at altitude. Different fishing techniques will be taught and families will have plenty of time to fish together as a unit. No experience necessary.

Free Fishing Clinic
Sunday, July 26

Join us anytime between 10am and 12pm for tips and tricks on how to fish. Fishing gear will be available to use. Under 16 years old? No license needed. 16 or older? Come get your license at the Visitors Center.

Fishing 101
Thursday, July 30

Come out to Highline Lake, where Interpreter Corey will be teaching kids and families how to fish! We will be providing poles, bait, and all of the necessary equipment so that attendees can have what they need to learn the basics of fishing. All ages are welcome.

T.U.N.E Camp (The Ultimate Nature Experience)
Thursday, July 30

Cal-Wood partners with Pheasants Forever, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Trout Unlimited, and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation to create the most unique opportunity of the summer. This camp is definitely for the outdoor enthusiast– learn and practice outdoor skills that will last you a lifetime. Hike and explore in the mountains, learn how to fish by fly and reel, work on your archery skills, learn survival and orienteering skills, learn about Colorado wildlife, work with hunting dogs, identify tracks, and do some trap shooting along-side.22 shooting. You’ll have a chance to learn about careers in the great outdoors alongside actual outdoor professionals. Join us for the most memorable week of your summer with friends new and old in the mountains of Cal-Wood. This camp is for 12-15 year olds.

Fly Fishing with RIGS
Friday, July 31

Enhance your fly fishing techniques with a RIGS instructor.

Fishing at Rock Canyon
Saturday, August 1

Join Intern Ranger Ben to hike to and fish in Rock Pond. Fishing poles available or bring your own. 16 and older will need a fishing license. This is a moderate 5 mile hike.

Let's Fish! A Family Fishing Day
Sunday, August 2

Do you have fond memories of fishing with a friend or family member and want to share that feeling with your family? Then this is the clinic for you and your family! Colorado Parks and Wildlife will be hosting a clinic to teach you how to get started in fishing. Various techniques will be covered from basic to intermediate.

Fly Fishing with Jeff
Friday, August 14

Learn the basics of fly fishing.

Ladies' Introduction To Fly Fishing
Saturday, August 15

Ladies, have you wanted to learn how to get started in fly fishing and have you been looking for a women only clinic? Search no more. Colorado Parks and Wildlife is offering an introduction to fly fishing clinic that is limited to women only. This small class setting will teach you everything you need to get started in fly fishing and will have plenty of time actually fishing.

Huck Finn Fishing for Kids
Saturday, August 15

Bring your kids for a morning of pond fishing! Fishing gear and instruction provided.

Fly Fishing with RIGS
Friday, August 28

Enhance your fly fishing techniques with a RIGS instructor.

STOCKING REPORT:

ELK RIVER #2Northwest Region7/21/2015
ELK RIVER, NORTH FORK #1Northwest Region7/21/2015
GYPSUM PONDSNorthwest Region7/21/2015
MIX LAKESouthwest Region7/21/2015
MONTGOMERY RESERVOIRNortheast Region7/21/2015
PERICLES PONDSouthwest Region7/21/2015
SKAGUAY RESERVOIRSoutheast Region7/21/2015
MOUNTAIN HOME RESERVOIRSouthwest Region7/21/2015
NAST LAKENorthwest Region7/21/2015
OFFICERS GULCH PONDNorthwest Region7/21/2015
SANDS LAKESoutheast Region7/21/2015
TRINIDAD RESERVOIRSoutheast Region7/21/2015
ANDREWS LAKESouthwest Region7/21/2015
CASEY PONDNorthwest Region7/21/2015
FETCHER CITY PONDNorthwest Region7/21/2015
MOLAS LAKE, BIGSouthwest Region7/21/2015
SHERIFF RESERVOIRNorthwest Region7/21/2015
TAYLOR PARK RESERVOIRSouthwest Region7/21/2015
BELLAIRE LAKENortheast Region7/21/2015
BIG CREEK LAKE, LOWERNorthwest Region7/21/2015
CHALK CREEK LAKESoutheast Region7/21/2015
HOHNHOLZ LAKE #2, LITTLENortheast Region7/21/2015
SAN JUAN RIVER #2Southwest Region7/21/2015
SAN JUAN RIVER, EAST FORKSouthwest Region7/21/2015
TWIN LAKES (BOTH)Southeast Region7/21/2015
WEST FORK LAKES (2)Southwest Region7/21/2015
WRIGHTS LAKESoutheast Region7/21/2015
COLUMBINE PONDSSouthwest Region7/14/2015
MONUMENT RESERVOIRSoutheast Region7/14/2015
SAN JUAN RIVER #2Southwest Region7/14/2015

Note: The stocking report is updated each Tuesday morning during the fishing season.​
Keep in mind that fishing conditions change on a constant basis. A lot can change in a week from the time this fishing conditions report is produced. If the water you are interested in knowing more about is not listed here or if you're looking for the most current ​information, we encourage anglers to explore some of the numerous private websites that offer fishing condition reports.

Examples include: 

Many other fly shops and marinas also offer fishing condition reports on their websites as well.


Conditions Statewide Report:



Conditions Report - Metro Denver Area

Aurora Reservoir

The reservoir is open to boating and the water temperature is 72 degrees. Trout fishing from shore is rated as slow to fair. Fish will be deeper so cast out 40-50 yards. Trout are being caught using power bait from a slip rig. Boaters report success ranging from slow to fair on trout trolling with rapalas, spoons, and pop gear with crawlers. Walleye fishing is fair to good from boats trolling with bottom bouncers with crawlers and jigs. Some yellow perch have been  caught using jigs and worms. The reservoir is restricted to electric motors only and all watercraft must be inspected prior to launch. For more information call 303-326-8425. July hours are 5 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

 

Quincy Reservoir

The reservoir is open to boating and the water temperature is 74 degrees. Fishing for bass is rated as slow to fair but there have been a few good reports.  Most reports are of bass being caught using jigs, soft plastics, jerk baits, crank baits, and top water lures. No reports on other species at this time. Fishing is restricted to artificial flies and lures only. Only watercraft capable of being launched by hand permitted and electric motors only. All watercraft must be inspected prior to launch. New for this year the fee system is now per vehicle and the West access gate has been permanently closed. Access will only permitted through the East access gate. July hours are 5 a.m.- 9:30 p.m. For more information call 303-326-8424.

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Conditions Report - Northeast Colorado

Barr Lake

The water temperature is at 73 to 76 degrees and the water clarity is about two to three feet of visibility.  The water has turned again and the algae is not as bad as the past weeks. The water level is still high for this time of year but the level is dropping, improving access. Fish are still being caught on worms. Casting lures like crank baits and soft plastics have also been working. We have had a recent shad hatch and looks like we will have another if the conditions stay the same. Trout have been biting.  For big trout, trolling deeper—15-20 feet—has been ideal. Use lead core and snap weights or divers to get baits down. Speed has been key when trolling. Walleye are higher in the water colum, try short lining and trolling high action baits like wiggle warts or hot and tots. Don’t be afraid to use bigger baits. The wiper bite is fantastic! Nights have been the best, especially when there is wind. Wiper are feeding on carp minnows and with the recent shad hatch, will be feeding in open water. Also, look shallow in the evening and deeper during the day. Swim baits, lipless crank baits and little george’s have been working great! Good luck out there!


Boyd Lake

The current water temperature is estimated to be approximately 77 degrees with a depth at approximately 49.1 feet. The largemouth and smallmouth bass fishing has been good when anglers use lures at the Marina, Pump house, and the North Cove. The white bass fishing has been fair, angler have been using lures and worms lake wide. The catfish and crappie fishing has been fair with anglers catching them using lures and worms lake wide, and in the inlets. The walleye fishing is good when using lures and worms in the shallow waters and in the east edge of the Marina. And lastly the trout fishing has been good when using worms and PowerBait lake-wide. Any live fish collected for use as bait may only be used in the same body of water from which they were collected. All live bait/fish from a commercial source and transported by anglers must at all times be accompanied by a receipt for the source. See the Colorado Fishing Regulations for further clarification and information.

 

Eleven Mile Reservoir

The water conditions are that the water coming into the reservoir is at 742 cubic feet per second and the water coming out of the reservoir is at 922 cubic feet per second, and the water temperature is at 65 degrees. The trout fishing has been very good, there have been lots of fish being caught at Roger's Mountain, Rocking Chair, Lazy Boy, Suckers Cove, Witchers Cove and North Shore. Shoreline anglers are having good results with the best results being late night or early morning. The color pink is still a good choice, salmon peach PowerBait, garlic PowerBait, spinners, tube jigs, needlefish and tasmanian devils all are working. The fishing for kokanee salmon is good, several have been reported being caught between Deer and Duck islands. As for the northern pike the fishing has been good and several have been caught, good places to fish are in weedy areas. Rapala's, tube jigs, spinners and pike bunnies have been working well.

 

Jackson Lake

The lake level is full and the surface water temperature is approximately 74 degrees. Fishing has been really good for trout and walleye. Fishing for all other species has been fair to poor. 

 

North Sterling Reservoir

The water temperature is now 80 degrees and the South Boat Ramp has been reopened on a day to day basis depending on weather. Walleye were caught up both the Cunningham and Darby arms as well as off the west side of the South Ramp Parking Lot. Wipers have been caught up the Darby arm on worms, minnows, minnow lures, and leeches. Trout were caught along the dam. Catfish were caught off of Sunset Cove and Sunset Point, as well as off the West Trailhead. Fishing licenses can be purchased at the Visitor Center that is open 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. daily.

 

Spinney Reservoir

The water flow is at 665 cubic feet per second coming into the reservoir. Trolling, canoe, and float tubers have been pulling in some nice fish on damsels, callibaetis nymphs, and streamers. Warm water temperatures are creating a lot of weed growth. Wade fisherman should focus on the bays and look for cruising trout. Popular flies to use are Callibaetis nymphs, size #12-14, damsel nymphs, size #10-14, streamers, size #4-10. At the Dream Stream the flow is at 740-760 cubic feet per second. Action is good as usual pulling in some nice size trout. Some flies to try include San Juan's (red, pink, tan) size #16, yellow sally, size 12-18, PMD dries, #18-20, foam caddis dries, size #16-20, hoppers (orange, tan, yellow), Size #12-14.

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​Conditions Report- Southeast Colorado

Adobe Creek Reservoir

Fishing is slow for all species. Small numbers of catfish and carp are being reported the upper boat ramps.

 

Arkansas River

Flows on the Arkansas River continue to decline at a gradual rate, with good visibility from Hayden Meadows down to Parkdale. As of 7/20 the flow was at 250 cubic feet per second at Hayden Meadows, 545 cubic feet per second at Granite, and 1110 cubic feet per second at Wellsville. There are hatches of Yellow Sally stoneflies, pale morning dun mayflies, some caddis, and midges. There are also strong numbers of hoppers and other terrestrials throughout the river corridor. In lower light situations, many fish are tight to the banks, holding out of the current in opportunistic feeding lies. When the sun is higher in the sky, expect fish to shift out and down a little bit, holding along the next step down the bank or moving into locations along the river bed that provide good velocity shelter. Expect flows to continue to drop and for the good fishing to continue right into the fall.

 

Clear Creek Reservoir

The best time to fish the reservoir has been during the morning.  Most of the catches reported by anglers were homogeneous groups of 8 to 12 inch rainbow trout.  Either sherbet PowerBait or yellow Berkley's floating magnum eggs typically works well for shore fishermen. Successful fly fishermen caught trout on Wooly Buggers. Fly fishermen also caught trout on dry flies resembling ants. Trolling less than two mph with a cowbell lure coupled with worms has been the best method to land trout.  Kokanee salmon fishing has been slow. Successful kokanee salmon anglers caught a few fish during the morning. Sometimes Squids and Dodgers are effective lures for anglers targeting kokanee salmon. The reservoir is closed to trailer motorized watercrafts on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The current boating hours are from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

 

Crystal Lakes

Fishing at Crystal Lakes has been great. There are increased numbers of fly fishermen along the shore using belly boats. Fishermen are having great success using both fly rods and flies with a clear bubble.

 

Forebay Reservoir

Fishing has been good along the south and east shores. Fishermen are catching 10-16 inch rainbow trout using assorted colors of PowerBait. There is a closure along part of the southwestern shore due to an osprey nest.

 

Frantz Lake

The lake has been fishing very well for rainbow trout. Bait fishermen are doing well with PowerBait. Lure fisherman are having success with silver spoons for trout. The fishing has been good on all shores, as the water temperatures have stayed lower this summer.

 

Lake Henry

The lake went dry two years ago. It has been stocked with warm water fish fry (less than an inch long). The fish will probably be catchable sized next year.

 

Lake Meredith

The lake went dry two years ago. It has been stocked with warm water fish fry (less than an inch long). The fish will probably be catchable sized next year.

 

Lake Pueblo

The bass have been very active at Lake Pueblo State Park. Nicely sized bass have been caught at Sailboard Beach, Peck Creek Cove, and Boggs Creek Cove. Dark colored plastics are the key in hooking into these lunkers. A few wipers have been caught near Denver Cove by fisherman using minnows and night crawlers. Smaller bass and bluegill are very common near the North Shore Marina. Valco Ponds are still producing decent sized catfish as well as bass and carp.

 

Lathrop State Park

Horseshoe has been fairly quiet this week during the day, with the majority of people catching catfish at night. Martin has been producing a lot of decent size northern pike using spinners. 

 

O'Haver Lake

The fishing for rainbow trout has been consistently good this summer at O'Haver Lake. Fly fisherman with belly boats are particularly successful. Bait fisherman have done well with PowerBait and worms. The campground is typically full on weekends.

 

Riverside Ponds

Riverside Ponds are getting less fishing pressure than Frantz Lake. The fishing has been good for rainbow trout. Most anglers will catch their bag limit within a several hours. The fishing has been best at the inlets and outlets.

 

Trinidad Lake

The lake is at 935 surface acres with a surface elevation of 6200.97 feet. The water temperature is in the upper 60's. The trout are biting from shore using PowerBait in Reilly Canyon and areas around the Boat Ramp. A few walleye are being caught from shore in Reilly canyon using night crawlers. Boaters are catching walleye, perch and trout using jigs, and trolling. Boaters are reminded that hazards on the lake may not be marked.

 

Turquoise Lake

The lake has provided good fishing along the shore on both sides of the Sugarloaf Dam, Abe Lee, and at the inlet. Fishermen are using an assortment of baits and lures. The Matchless boat ramp is up and running and boat fishermen are reporting decent success. Fishermen are catching both rainbows and mackinaw from shore with lures, worms, and PowerBait.

 

Twin Lakes

Fishing on Twin Lakes has been good from the shore with assorted baits, lures and spinners. Fishermen are catching 12-16 inch rainbow trout from the shore, and some are catching mackinaw as well. The boat ramp is open and there is decent success being reported from those fishing from boats.

 

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Lower Fryingpan

The water conditions are clear for the most part, afternoon thunderstorms can add in a bit of color. The food sources present are stoneflies, worms, PMDs, caddis, and green drake nymphs. The overall rating for this section of the river is a 6 out of 10. Head on further up the river for the best conditions unless you're willing to rock hop and work for those fish. Because of the pressure on the upper reaches off this tail water, embracing the lower sections brings joy to many! Access is not nearly as easy, but this is another added benefit to those looking to get away from cheek to jowl fishing. Remember all hatches start on the lower and move their way up! Love hopper-dropper and Czech nymphing? The lower river is calling your name!

 

Lower Roaring Fork (Carbondale to Glenwood)

The water flow is at 1690 cubic feet per second in Glenwood Springs. The water conditions are good but still currently a little bit on the high side for a higher rating. Be aware of limited space at Westbank take out, there is only room for a few boats in a queue below the ramp. There are reports of many people with less experience on the Fork zooming right by the take out, especially if you are floating until dark. The overall rating for this section of the river is a 7.5 out of 10. The food sources present are drakes (starting to fade out, the wave is between Carbondale and Basalt now) PMDs, caddis, yellow sallies, and BWO's. The float fishing has resumed too in a very big way. If you have the opportunity to float - definitely do so. Nymph the soft n' slow with shallow and moderately heavy two-fly nymph rigs. The river has dropped and cleared significantly over the past two weeks and is right on schedule for the renowned green drake hatch. Overcast days are yielding decent midday hatches of yellow sallies and PMDs with "lightning rounds" producing very good numbers of caddis.

 

Middle Fryingpan

The water conditions are slightly stained, but pretty darn clear for the current flows. The food sources present are worms, stoneflies, caddis, PMDs, and drake nymphs. The overall rating for this section of the river is a 7.5 out of 10 due to lesser crowds and equally good fishing. We're seeing very decent caddis and PMD hatches mid-river. If crowds aren't your thing, there are plenty of public accesses in this stretch. Finding a place to tuck out of the wind is usually a little easier in here, away from the dam. As we ease into summer, the middle section of the river has been fishing rock solid. Hatches roll up the Fryingpan as they do on most rivers, so be expecting to see more PMDs in this section than right below the dam. (The same will go for drakes.) This section is fished best by covering a lot of water and varying your technique until the fish start to react to your offerings. Late afternoon has been producing very solid caddis fishing, PMDs are popping midday primarily. As the sun begins to set behind the hills, be sure to have some rusty (PMD) spinners and caddis in your fly box. The other thing to keep in mind is your streamer box, as Fryingpan fish react quite well to these larger patterns as the sun recedes and they feel a little safer.

 

Middle Roaring Fork (Basalt Downstream to Carbondale)

The water flow is at 1,000 cubic feet per second in Basalt. And the water has good clarity but it still is a bit on the high side for a better rating. The overall rating is a 7 out of 10 with evening "lightning rounds" ranking at a 10 out of 10 (drakes are going strong from Bonedale all the way to Basalt now). The food sources present are green drakes, caddis, stoneflies, PMD's, and BWO's. The fishermen on the river are doing great during the green drake lightening round around Basalt now, and the caddis dry fly fishing mid-day has been rock solid. River flows are still on the big side. The green drake wave is now between Carbondale and Basalt. Caddis are going strong all day now, with drakes are beginning to appear right around dusk. Take plenty of dry shake and your head lamp to take advantage of this amazing fishing.

 

State Forest State Park

Last week's rains have given way to somewhat clearer skies here at State Forest State Park, but the best fishing seems to be on the cloudy days.  The rain has been light and forgiving and that has made for clear waters and excellent sight fishing especially in our alpine lakes.  As lures go, damselfly and dragonfly populations have started to increase though not as numerous as might be expected.  Ants and wooly buggers are a good choice for our alpine lakes such as Kelly and clear where large and hard to catch cutthroat are still being spotted.  Their genetics are a mix of different cutthroats but golden trout only exist on the State Forest in legend.  We do have greenback genetics and if you are lucky enough to catch one please release it immediately at they have threatened status according to US Fish and Wildlife.  The fishing clinic held Saturday, July 18, was a success with a large turnout of young anglers and plenty of large Rainbows caught mainly with worms. North Michigan Reservoir, having been stocked more recently on 6/25/15 will yield cutbow for the slightly more patient and the occasional large brown with plenty of brook trout being caught in the willow marsh above and below.  The liveliest catch is still around dusk when the surfaces of our lakes can be teeming with fish and insect life alike.  Lake Agnes, with the shortest approach of our alpine lakes, has also been swarmed with cutthroat.

 

Sylvan Lake

The lake is great if you are seeking 11-12 inch rainbow trout. And a few brook trout are being caught too. Anglers have had success with gold and silver spinners, variety of flies, and pink and purple PowerBait.  

 

Upper Fryingpan

The water flow is at 204 cubic feet per second and Ruedi Reservoir is full, and the water has very minor discoloration with plenty of water visibility. The overall rating for this section of the river is a 7 out of 10 and getting better daily. Flows are back down to normal summer water levels and good fishing has resumed. We are still in that transition period from spring hatches to summer hatches, where BWOs are fading away as the PMDs start to really come on. Expect good midday hatches from 11am-3pm. The food sources present are BWO's, PMD's, caddis, drake nymphs, midges, and mysis shrimp. Summer is here, and perfect summertime flows are happening on the Fryingpan. Visibility is just fine, although afternoon thunderstorms can add a bit of color anywhere on the tail water section. As mentioned above, we are in that "in between" time hatch-wise, where BWO's are starting to fade out and PMDs are beginning to make their presence known.

 

Upper Roaring Fork (Aspen Downstream to Basalt)

The water flow is at 605 cubic feet per second below Maroon Creek (Woody Creek Canyon) and the water clarity is ideal but flows are still on the higher side. Fish the soft water and you'll do plenty of damage out there. The overall rating for this section of the river is a 6 out of 10. Exercise caution while moving around on the river, and don't get in unless you find a soft section with some visibility. The green drake train stops up here next. The food sources present are green drake nymphs, caddis, PMD's, stoneflies, worms, and BWO's. The fishing is getting better each and every day along the upper river with hatches resuming as the water levels continue to drop. Caddis are the main hatch (for now), with lighter numbers of PMDs and a few stoneflies. By the end of the month we will see green drakes come to fruition along with heavier numbers of PMD's as the BWO's begin to fade away. Dry fly junkies are doing well fishing dry/dropper goodies midday, with the heaviest hatches (caddis) occurring during the last hour of light. Don't forget to skate, skitter, and bump around your caddis dries for the best success.

 

Vega Reservoir

All three boat ramps are open at this time. Fishing has been excellent this week. Anglers are reporting catching rainbows and cutthroats in the 14 - 16 inch range using PowerBait and worms. Please make sure to have all boats inspected prior to launching. The ANS inspection station hours are as follows: Monday - Thursday 7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  Friday and Saturday 7 a.m. - 8:30 p.m., and Sunday 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

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​Conditions Report - Southwest Colorado​​

Jackson Gulch Reservoir

The fishing at Jackson Gulch Reservoir is always good, as our regulars tell us, especially near the inlet and in the cove just before campsites 25 and 26, but recently it has picked up, especially for boaters. Staff members surmise that it is weather-related, since the mid-June slow-down coincided with the drop in precipitation and general increase in temperature and sunshine. But, as the cloud cover and rainfall have come back with July's monsoon season, so have the fish. It also helps that the hatchery in Durango dropped 3,750 cutbows (hybrid rainbow-cutthroats) into the lake last Wednesday. Once they were acclimated and excited about their new environs, they started hitting the spinners and worms hard, notably in the middle of the lake. Many of boaters came and left within hours having caught their limit and thrown back a handful more. Watch the weather, but note that it usually doesn't last long – either way, the local storms brings cooler weather and nice breezes whether or not they drop any rain.

 

Navajo Reservoir

Bass have been biting well. Colorado and New Mexico fishing licenses are available at the Visitor Center.  Social security numbers are required for purchase. Please remember to bring sunscreen, insect repellent and clothes appropriate for changes in the weather.​




Keep in mind that fishing conditions change on a constant basis. We encourage anglers to explore some of the numerous private websites that offer fishing condition reports. Examples include: www.fishexplorer.com, www.coloradofisherman.com, www.fishhound.com and www.sportfishcolorado.com. Many other fly shops and marinas also offer fishing condition reports on their websites as well.

 

For further information please refer to the Fishing Report on the Division of Wildlife web site at http://wildlife.state.co.us/fishing/fishcond.asp

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NEW STATE-RECORD CATFISH CAUGHT AT AURORA RESERVOIR, THIRD IN 15 MONTHS

AURORA, Colo  Oct 2010.--A 20-year-old Aurora woman became Colorado's newest fishing state-record holder after landing a 43-pound channel catfish at Aurora Reservoir on Oct. 4.  The mammoth fish, caught by Jessica Walton, is the largest channel catfish ever caught in Colorado and the third consecutive state record taken from the Front Range reservoir in 15 months. 

Walton caught the enormous fish at 6 p.m. using a night crawler, egg sinker and 20-pound test line.  A novice angler who had landed just two fish in her life prior to her record catfish, Walton admits she was overwhelmed and "shocked" by her achievement.

"When I first picked up the rod and started reeling I thought I was snagged on a rock," said Walton.  "I pulled again and that's when the fish just took off.  I reeled some more and the fish came towards the surfac--that's when we saw how big it was and I just started shaking."

After 10 minutes of careful give-and-take, Walton landed her prize catch with the help of her boyfriend's parents, John and Eva Clark.

The catfish measured 40 4/8 inches in length, boasted a 28 5/8-inch girth and tipped the scales at 43 pounds, 6 ounces--more than 7 pounds heavier than the previous 35-pound, 8-ounce record caught by Daris McKinnon at Aurora Reservoir on June 28, 2010.

Walton's fish is the latest in a trio of state-record channel catfish taken from the now-famous metro area fishery. Prior to Walton's and McKinnon's records, Aurora resident Mike Stone landed a 35-pound catfish from the reservoir on July 26, 2009, breaking a longstanding 15-year state record set by John McKeever at Hertha Reservoir in 1994. 

DOW aquatic biologists say the recent succession of record fish from the fertile, urban impoundment is no coincidence.   

"Aurora Reservoir has ideal forage conditions to produce very large fish," said Paul Winkle, DOW aquatic biologist who manages the fishery.  "There's an outstanding population of crayfish and yellow perch, which provides an excellent food source for fish to grow to enormous sizes."

Known primarily as "bottom-feeders" that scavenge muddy lake bottoms for food, channel catfish become adept predators when they grow to large sizes.

"When catfish get big they will eat everything in sight," said Winkle.  "This means they will go after fish, crayfish and other aquatic organisms.  This predator behavior and voracious appetite allows large cats to grow even bigger."

In the last decade, the DOW has stocked more than 135,000 fish at Aurora Reservoir, including trout, bass, catfish, walleye and wiper, helping to establish the 640-acre reservoir as one of the state's most popular fisheries.  The DOW began stocking channel catfish in the reservoir in the early 1990s, and biologists speculate that Walton's record fish may have been one of those planted nearly 20 years ago.

"Based on the fish's length, we estimate its age to be around the 15- to 18-year mark," said Winkle. "Therefore, it's very likely that this fish is close to the same age as the angler who caught it."

Although not present when Walton caught her catfish, Walton credits her boyfriend Chris for supporting her budding angling interests.   

"I have to admit, Chris was pretty upset at first when he heard that I was the one who caught the state record because he puts so much time into fishing and it's his favorite thing to do," said Walton.  "But he's also happy for me because he's the one who taught me how to fish. Before I met him, I was the typical 'girly-girl' who was afraid to put the worm on my hook."

Walton says that she hasn't decided what to do with her trophy fish but is considering getting it mounted to preserve the memory of her once-in-a-lifetime experience.   

The DOW added the record channel catfish to the Colorado State Fishing Records and issued Walton a Master Angler award certificate and patch, recognizing her outstanding accomplishment.

"We want to congratulate Jessica for her record-setting fish," said Greg Gerlich, DOW fisheries chief.  "It's always exciting when someone breaks a state record but even more so when it's someone who's new to fishing.  This is a great example of how anyone, regardless of experience, can have a tremendous day fishing with their friends or family."

The DOW tracks fish records by weight in 43 different species categories. Potential record holders must have a valid Colorado fishing license or be under the age of 16. The fish in question must be weighed on a state-certified scale, and a weight receipt must be signed by a person who witnessed the weighing. The fish, before being frozen, gutted or altered in any way, must be examined and identified by a DOW biologist or wildlife manager before an application is submitted.

To view Colorado's Fishing Records, please visit the DOW's website at:
http://wildlife.state.co.us/Fishing/AwardsRecords/

To see photos of Jessica Walton and her state-record channel catfish, visit:

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For more news about Division of Wildlife go to: http://wildlife.state.co.us/news/index.asp?DivisionID=3

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DVD FROM THE COLORADO DIVISION OF WILDLIFE A BIG HIT WITH FLY FISHERS

Fly fishers dreaming of the days ahead on Colorado lakes and streams can amplify their visions by immersing themselves in “Fly Fishing Colorado”, a new feature-length DVD from the Colorado Division of Wildlife (DOW).

More than two years in the making, “Fly Fishing Colorado” takes viewers on a year-round tour of fly fishing adventures spanning the entire state, from the loftiest reaches of alpine lakes to warm-water reservoirs, and all points in between. Anglers will get a first-hand look at the best fly fishing that Colorado has to offer, as seen through the lenses of DOW’s revamped video production unit.

Fly fishers can scroll through the pages of a weathered journal to find finicky trout rising to dry flies, or high-speed wipers ripping line from screaming reels. Experience the thrill of catching all three native trout species against a backdrop of spectacular high-mountain scenery. Share the underwater haunts of northern pike, and take a ride on a jet boat for a lazy drift down a gentle river.

The journal also reveals when and where to find a multitude of the famous, and the not-so-well-known insect hatches that occur on major rivers and backcountry streams. Be in the right place at the right time to find trout rising to green drake, blue-winged olive, red quill and pale morning dun mayflies.

Explore the stages of the Mother’s Day caddis hatch from start to finish, and discover the importance of widespread and prolific summer caddis hatches. And travel to mountain park reservoirs for famous still-water hatches and trophy-sized trout. Be there for the action when kokanee salmon, brown trout, and native mountain whitefish make spawning runs up golden corridors of rivers cloaked in the dazzling colors of autumn in the Rocky Mountains.

The journal also is packed with fly fishing instruction for anglers of all skill levels. There are techniques for fishing nymphs, dry flies, and streamers. Proven fly patterns are listed for all events.

“Fly Fishing Colorado” is a useful tool for anglers making plans and scheduling trips to coincide with fly fishing events that they simply must not miss. Viewers may play the entire movie (113 minutes) or select only the scenes that they want to see. An innovative menu allows the user to quickly navigate the monthly pages and all the highlights of the journal.

The DVD is also designed to recruit anglers. Anglers spend nearly $1.5 billion dollars a year in Colorado which is considered to be one of the premier fly fishing destinations in the world. Showing anglers what the state has to offer will help add to Colorado’s prestigious fly fishing reputation. Additional anglers in Colorado will mean more dollars for local economies, more license dollars for wildlife management and the continuation of the conservation ethic.

“Fly Fishing Colorado” is available for $22.00 at DOW service centers and at fly shops and sporting goods retailers.

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"Fly Fishing the Colorado River: An Angler's Guide" by Al Marlowe is now available. The book covers fly fishing on the Colorado River and tributary streams from the headwaters in Rocky Mountain National Park to Rifle. In addition to the Colorado, streams included are the Frazer, Williams Fork, Blue, Eagle, Roaring Fork, and Fryingpan Rivers, and Troublesome, Muddy, and Rock Creeks. The guide also has sections concerning stream hydrology, which tells how a river works and ways to fish various structures, fly patterns with recipes, and an appendix of shops and information resources. The book is from Pruett Publishing and sells for $16.95.

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4) If deeply hooked - cut line - do not pull hook out.
5) Release the fish only after its equilibrium is maintained. If necessary
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back and forth.
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