More Colorado fishing holes have closed this year than in the past 10

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More Colorado fishing holes have closed this year than in the past 10

As algae, low water levels and repairs put fisheries out of commission, anglers rush in
Justin Scharton, City of GreeleyColorado Parks and Wildlife workers show some of the fish they salvaged from Poudre Ponds on Sept. 16, 2020. The city of Greeley is preparing to do work on the ponds that will last through April and has suspended bag limits so as many fish as possible can be taken from the water.
Dan England/Special to The Colorado SunGreeley angler Juan Jiminez sets up his fishing rig at Poudre Ponds, a salvage order suspending bag limits has been issued as the city drains the lakes to prepare for repairs. Salvage orders have been issued for more lakes and reservoirs than in a decade, in some cases because of the drought.
Dan England/Special to The Colorado Sun

Juan Jiminez, who works overnight stocking shelves at King Soopers, often heads straight from the store to Poudre Ponds, his favorite fishing spot. He says he goes there for the peace, so even when all he catches is algae, he’s happy.

More Colorado fishing holes have closed this year than in the past 10

Justin Scharton, City of GreeleyColorado Parks and Wildlife workers show some of the fish they salvaged from Poudre Ponds on Sept. 16, 2020. The city of Greeley is preparing to do work on the ponds that will last through April and has suspended bag limits so as many fish as possible can be taken from the water.
Dan England/Special to The Colorado SunGreeley angler Juan Jiminez sets up his fishing rig at Poudre Ponds, a salvage order suspending bag limits has been issued as the city drains the lakes to prepare for repairs. Salvage orders have been issued for more lakes and reservoirs than in a decade, in some cases because of the drought.
Dan England/Special to The Colorado Sun

Juan Jiminez, who works overnight stocking shelves at King Soopers, often heads straight from the store to Poudre Ponds, his favorite fishing spot. He says he goes there for the peace, so even when all he catches is algae, he’s happy.
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