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It’s a serious mess

This is certainly not the column I had planned on writing. I was suppose to be in Tennessee fly fishing for bass. And, for the price of ice cream cones, have three-quarters of the Wild Bunch tell...

DATE: April 3, 2020 | COLUMN: Flies & Lies

Exotic – and illegal – fish found in the Animas River

Did you illegally dump an exotic catfish into the Animas River? If so, officers with Colorado Parks and Wildlife would like to have a quick conversation with you. “That is such a huge, huge...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado Parks and Wildlife puts pine stumps to work as fish habitat

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is improving Summit Reservoir fish habitat with an innovative approach: big tree stumps. Six ponderosa pine stumps weighing between 800 and 1,600 pounds were dragged...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Being thankful. Really thankful

It’s November, and I’m relatively certain you are expecting my usual column about being thankful for everything we have. We should be thankful. But this November, I am especially thankful for two...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2019 | COLUMN: Flies & Lies

Bayfield anglers land whopper paycheck at Lake Powell

It’s been said that a family which plays together, stays together. Sometimes such a family earns pay together, as well. One could ask Mike Wood and son Caden about that. Traveling west out to Lake...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Photos: Autumn fishing under the sun

DATE: Oct. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Kokanee spawn less than expected on Dolores River

Few kokanee salmon will be available for the public fish giveaway in Dolores Oct. 24 at 3 p.m. because of a weak spawn up the Dolores River, according to Colorado Parks and Wildlife. However, there...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas River suffered 80% die-off after 416 Fire ash flows

Colorado wildlife officials have confirmed the fish population in the Animas River has been severely depleted by flooding and debris flows from the 416 Fire burn scar. The 416 Fire in 2018 scorched...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Renewing old friendships

Drought, fire, snow, heavy runoffs, pestilence and helping to pay for orthopedic surgeons’ children to go to college forced me to ignore two good friends. Those friends are Lime Creek and...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2019 | COLUMN: Flies & Lies

Haviland and Electra lakes to be drained; fish limits lifted

Two reservoirs north of Durango will be drained in the coming weeks. It’s a free-for-all for fish on Haviland Lake as wildlife officials prepare to drain the reservoir about 18 miles north of...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dock, pavilion and other improvements planned for Lake Nighthorse

A new pavilion, fishing dock and swim beach at Lake Nighthorse are expected to give visitors more options for recreation and help relieve congestion at the lake’s boat ramp. The city of Durango...

DATE: July 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

51 days on Dolores River a boon to boaters, biologists

For 51 days this spring and summer, water managers opened the spigots on McPhee Reservoir, sending millions of gallons of water down the Dolores River – a boon to fish, farmers and boaters. During...

DATE: July 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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