Fishing

Cortez angler takes world fishing records

CORTEZ – A Cortez angler has just earned two world records for trout she caught at Groundhog Reservoir last summer. Kelly Jo Hall, who works with Intermountain Wall Systems, Inc., has been fishing...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Vallecito Ice Fishing tournament Feb. 9

The annual Vallecito Ice Fishing tournament will be held Feb. 9 at Vallecito Reservoir. Registration will be held at the Vallecito Community Event Center at the north end of the lake from 9 a.m. to...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

After die-off, Animas River restocked with fish

The restoration of the Animas River has begun. Colorado Parks and Wildlife on Thursday stocked 1,500 rainbow trout in the Animas River at a few locations from the 32nd Street Bridge to the High...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pastorius Reservoir drained to remove invasive species

The draining of Pastorius Reservoir has begun. Taking advantage of a low water year, the Florida Water Conservancy District will empty the reservoir southeast of Durango to make dam repairs. The...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Photos: Catch-free kokanee

DATE: Nov. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lake Nighthorse to close for season

Lake Nighthorse will close for the season Nov. 14 and reopen sometime in April. Durango Parks and Recreation Director Cathy Metz said visits to the lake and revenue projections are below...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield woman fly fishes 52 rivers in 52 weeks

Shelley Walchak fell in love with fly fishing like a teenage girl falls in love with a boy. She was about 59 at the time, so older than a teenager, but the draw was similar. The woods and the water...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Photo: Reeling in a win

DATE: Oct. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pastorius Reservoir to be drained as result of illegal fish stocking

For the second time in 20 years, Pastorius Reservoir will have to be drained because someone illegally stocked it with northern pike, an invasive species considered highly dangerous to native...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Photo: Casting a line at Haviland Lake

DATE: Oct. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Thousands of endangered fish found in San Juan River

At a little known waterfall on a remote part of the San Juan River, more than a thousand endangered fish, previously unaccounted for, have been found in populations that are thriving – a...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Trout species thought to be extinct found alive in Southwest Colorado

A native species of trout thought to be extinct was found alive and well recently in Southwest Colorado. Colorado Parks and Wildlife announced the discovery of a “unique genetic lineage” of the...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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