Fishing Report for June 25, 2013

Lake Shore John Martin

Outdoor enthusiasts lead effort for new Colorado wildlife sporting license plate
The Colorado Wildlife Sporting License Plate will allow anglers to proudly display their identity as a community, while helping to increase access to angling and shooting opportunities across our state. A portion of the money raised from license plate fees will be used to help fund programs like Fishing is Fun, which provides matching grants to local and county governments, park and recreation departments, water districts, angling organizations and others for projects to improve angling opportunities in Colorado. To sign the petition, you must be a Colorado registered vehicle owner.Signing the petition does not obligate you to buy the plates; it just tells the state senate that you want the option. As part of getting the license plate through the legislative and administrative process, 3,000 signatures are required. To show your support for the license plate, please visit

Colorado Parks and Wildlife ready for “Operation Dry Water”
Colorado Parks and Wildlife will be participating in Operation Dry Water June 28-30, as part of a nationally coordinated effort to reduce the number of accidents and fatalities related to boating under the influence (BUI). The mission of Operation Dry Water also brings awareness and education to recreational boaters about the dangers of alcohol and drug use on the water. During the Operation Dry Water weekend enforcement campaign, CPW officers will be out in force looking for boaters whose blood alcohol content exceeds the state limit of .08.  This weekend will include increased patrols and checkpoints as well as boater education. Impaired boaters can expect to be arrested or face other serious penalties. In Colorado the consequences for BUI include fines, jail time and loss of boating privileges. Last year in Colorado, approximately 50 percent of fatal and 24 percent of non-fatal boat accidents involved alcohol and/or drugs. Colorado Parks and Wildlife wants to remind all boaters to take a boating safety class, wear your life jacket and don’t booze and boat.

Get fishing tips at Ridgway State Park
Come join Ridgway State Park employees and local experts for an evening of fly fishing tips and instruction on Saturday, June 29, from 6 to 7 p.m. Anyone interested in participating should meet at the Pa-Co-Chu-Puk bridge near the north entry of the park.

Women invited to Gypsum Ponds for “Cast ‘n Blast” clinic
Women interested in learning about fly fishing, lure fishing and the basics of shotguns and other firearms are invited to a women-only “Cast ‘N Blast” clinic at the Gypsum Ponds State Wildlife Area, 8:30 a.m., Saturday, July 13. The cost to reserve a space is $20, which will be refunded when participants arrive at the event. Designed for beginners, no experience or equipment is required. The National Rifle Association donated firearms and shooting supplies for the event. Participants may bring their own firearms but they must remain in their vehicle until a wildlife officer checks them. All shotgun ammunition will be provided. Anyone bringing their own firearm, other than a shotgun, must provide their own ammunition. Everyone is advised to dress for the elements and bring all necessary supplies, including water, insect repellent, and sunscreen.  Lunch, snacks, and drinks are provided. Space is limited and the seminar will fill quickly. Call Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s Glenwood Springs office at 970-947-2920 to reserve your space. Participants are reminded that the class is not a Hunter Education course, which is required to purchase a hunting license.

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

Metro Denver
Pine Valley Ranch Lake Pine
South Platte R. North Fork 1A Jefferson County; from South Platte 3B to Bailey
Northeast Region
Bellaire Lake Red Feather Lakes
Dowdy Lake Red Feather Lakes
Estes Lake Estes Park
Hohnholz Lake #2, Little Larimer County; Grace Creek, northwest of Glendevey
Jefferson Lake Northwest of Jefferson
Lost Lake Larimer County; north of Chambers Lake
Trap Lake Larimer County; southeast of Chambers Lake
West Lake Red Feather Lakes
Northwest Region
Chapman Dam Norrie
Cowdrey Lake Cowdrey
Dinkle Lake Pitkin County; 10 miles southwest of Emma
Dumont Lake Grand County; 20 miles east of Lake Catamount
Gypsum Ponds Gypsum
Muddy Pass Lake Jackson County; 24 mi southeast of Steamboat Springs
North Michigan Reservoir State Forest State Park
Reudi Reservoir Eagle County; Fryingpan River, 10.5 m west of Norrie
Sylvan Lake Sylvan lake State Park
Walden Lions Park Pond Walden
Wolford Mountain Reservoir Grand County; seven miles north of Kremmling
Southeast Region
O’Haver Reservoir Chaffee County; southwest of Poncha Springs
Riverside Ponds Arkansas Headwater State Park
Southwest Region
Alexander Lake Grand Mesa
Animas River #2 La Plata County; Runs from Durango to Bakers Bridge
Beaver Lake Marble
Big Meadows Reservoir Mineral County; 13 miles southwest of South Fork
Buckhorn Lake, Big Montrose County; 12 miles east of Colona
Carp Lake Grand Mesa
Dolores River #4 Montezuma County; Dolores to West Fork Dolores R.
Dolores River #5 Montezuma County; West Fork Dolores to Headwaters
Dolores River, West Fork Montezuma County; Dolores R. #4 to nw of Stoner
Dome Lake, Upper Saguache County; 35 miles south of Gunnison
Island Lake Grand Mesa
Lost Lake Slough Gunnison County; 18 miles west of Crested Butte
McDonough Reservoir Saguache County; 43 miles south of Gunnison
McKee Lake Marble
Mill Creek Ponds Hinsdale County; 11 miles southeast of Lake City
Millions Lake Rio Grande County; southwest of South Fork
Pass Creek Pond Mineral County; 14 miles southwest of South Fork
Uncompahgre River #2 Montrose County; HWY 90 bridge to South Canal
San Cristobal Lake Hinsdale County; south of Lake City
Stabilization Reservoir Mesita
Ward Lake Grand Mesa

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