Fishing Report for June 12, 3013

Lake Sunset

Boating safety class at Crawford State Park
Crawford State Park will host a boating safety class on June 15 at 10 a.m. Parks and Wildlife recommends that all boat owners take a safety class to help ensure the safety of their families and other boaters. Anyone operating a motorboat, including a personal watercraft or sailboat in Colorado must be at least 16 years old. But 14 and 15 year olds who complete the safety course are allowed to operate a motorboat, jet ski or sailboat. Cost of the class is $15. Participants must register at least five days in advance. To register for any of the classes, call 303-791-1957.

Ridgway State Park kicks off summer’s first Huck Finn Fishing Day
Throw on your best Huck Finn costume, and come join Ridgway State Park for a Huck Finn fishing day on Saturday, June 15 at 8:30 a.m. The event will be at the ponds at Pa-Co-Chu-Puk. The fishing day is for young anglers who may not have tried fishing before, so the park will supply the fishing pole and all the tackle required learn to fish. Volunteers will also be on hand to give guidance and instruction. Experienced young anglers are welcome as well. At the end of each event, certificates will be handed out for the most fish caught (any beyond the legal limit are released), the biggest fish, the furthest traveled fisherman, youngest fisherman, and best dressed (like Huck Finn era). Vehicles will need a parks pass, and youth under the age of 16 do not require a fishing license.

Boyd Lake State Park hosts fishing clinic
Loveland Fishing Club members and Colorado Parks and Wildlife representatives will be on site to teach youngsters and their families how to fish. The clinic is on Saturday, June 22, and it runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is aimed at children ages five to 16. Parents or participants above the age of 16 must have a fishing license. Loaner poles and bait will be provided. Be sure to reserve your spot and pole by calling 970- 669-1739, ext. 19. Come learn fishing tips and about the fish that live in Boyd Lake!

CPW’s May 2013 fishing records
Don’t forget to check out our fishing records awards from May 2013!

Lakewood’s second annual trout fishing tournament
Grab your lucky reel and head over to Bear Creek Reservoir for the second annual trout fishing tournament on June 22 from 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The winner will be determined by weight. There are 25 available slots for watercraft, and 25 slots for shore fishermen. It is a team tournament, and at least one team member must be 16 years or older. Cash prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place. Participants under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian signed waiver, and one person on each team must hold a fishing license. There is a $60 registration fee that includes the park entrance fee, and the deadline to register a team is June 17. For more information, visit the tournament website.

Aurora Reservoir Night Fishing
Aurora Reservoir will host a night fishing event on Saturday, June 22. The event is $30 per person, and dinner is included. Registration is required. Visit the website to register online, or call 303-690-1286 for more information.

Stocking Report
The following waters were recently stocked with catchable (approximately 10″) trout:

Metro Denver
Prospect Park Lake Arvada
Northeast Region
Lon Hagler Reservoir Larimer County; southwest of Loveland
Montgomery Reservoir Park County; north of Alma
Windsor Reservoir Windsor
Northwest Region
Freeman Reservoir Moffat County; 26 miles north of Craig
Green Mountain Reservoir Heeney
Hahn’s Peak Lake Routt County; northwest of Steamboat Lake State Park
Mesa Lake Mesa County; Mesa Lakes Resort, Grand Mesa
Red Dirt Reservoir Grand County; 19 miles northwest of Kremmling
Rifle Gap Reservoir Rifle Gap State Park
Water Dog Reservoir Mesa County; Coon Creek, east of Grand Mesa
Southeast Region
Chalk Creek Lake Chaffee County; southwest of Mt. Princeton Hot Springs
Crystal Lake Southwest of Leadville
Frantz Lake Salida
Hayden Meadows Reservoir Arkansas Headwaters State Park
Manitou Reservoir Teller County; north of Woodland Park
Mt. Elbert Forebay Lake County; northwest of Twin Lakes
O’Haver Reservoir Chaffee County; southwest of Poncha Springs
Rampart Reservoir El Paso County; 10 miles east of Woodland Park
Sands Lake Salida
Turquoise Lake East of Leadville
Twin Lakes Lake County; southwest of Leadville
Wrights lake Chaffee County; Chalk Creek, southwest of Nathrop
Southwest Region
Andrews Lake San Juan County; Molas Pass, southwest of Silverton
Millions Lake Rio Grande County; southwest of South Fork
Molas Lake, Big San Juan County; Molas Pass, south of Silverton
Pothole Lake #1 (Lower) Gunnison County; Taylor Park, north of Taylor Res.
Pothole Lake #2 (Upper) Gunnison County; Taylor Park, north of Taylor Res.
Road Canyon Reservoir Hinsdale County; Long Canyon, west of Creede
Taylor Park Reservoir Gunnison County; Taylor Park, northeast of Almont

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