Fishing

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

Repairs force drainage of Groundhog Reservoir; no bag limit on fish

Malfunctioning dam equipment discovered this week at Groundhog Reservoir has forced Montezuma Valley Irrigation Co. to begin draining the lake in order to make repairs, officials report. As a...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos State Park and Jackson Gulch Reservoir open to the public

“I caught it all by myself!” Rylee Sanchez, 5, said excitedly after catching a fish in the Jackson Gulch Reservoir at the Mancos State Park. Sanchez was fishing with her father, Matt, on Monday,...

DATE: July 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Parks and Wildlife saves 300 fish from 416 Fire’s deadly runoff

About 300 fish in the Animas River were saved Wednesday from the deadly runoff from the 416 Fire that in recent days has killed thousands of fish in the stretch north of Durango down to the New...

DATE: July 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Reservoir fishing abounds in Southwest Colorado

Durango resident Samantha Brow is an avid high-country creek angler, but she tried her skills at Groundhog Reservoir in western Colorado on July 1 and was happy that she did. “We paddled onto the...

DATE: July 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Ash blamed for fish kill in Animas River

An ash flow likely caused a small fish kill in the Animas River north of Durango, and it is likely more fish will die as ash flows into the river from the 416 Fire burn scar. Leah Espinosa and her...

DATE: July 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Anglers asked to pick right time of day to avoid stressing fish

Fish in streams and rivers across Southwest Colorado are likely stressed as water levels dwindle. Low flows and high temperatures lead to lower dissolved oxygen levels in the water, which can be...

DATE: July 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado Parks and Wildlife announces closure of some wildlife areas

Colorado Parks and Wildlife announced Tuesday that some State Wildlife Areas in Southwest Colorado have closed to all public access. Several water-based wildlife areas and two state parks remain...

DATE: June 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

State wildlife commission to hold meeting in Cortez

The public is invited to attend the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission meeting from 11:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday at the Cortez Conference Center. A full agenda includes presentations from...

DATE: June 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fishing spots available for Colorado’s free fishing weekend

Fishing is free this weekend, and in Southwest Colorado, there are dozens of places to go. “Your fishin’ is our mission,” said John Alves, senior aquatic biologist for Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s...

DATE: May 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Are the fish in Lake Nighthorse safe to eat?

With Lake Nighthorse now open to the public, many people discovering the new waterway in Durango want to know: Is it OK to eat the fish? The simple answer is yes, but a deeper look into the...

DATE: May 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Court upholds flows for Dolores River

A state water court has upheld a controversial new in-stream flow right established by the Colorado Water Conservation Board for the Dolores River. In 2015, the state water board appropriated a 900...

DATE: April 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News