Fishing Report, May 7, 2013

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Sagecoach State Park opens to boating for the season
Colorado Parks and Wildlife has opened Stagecoach State Park to boaters, with the Marina Boat Ramp now open and the Morrison Cove Boat Ramp scheduled to open Memorial Day weekend. The Stagecoach Marina store will be open Friday, May 24 and will offer basic camping supplies, boating needs and boat or canoe rentals. Due to early season conditions, Colorado Parks and Wildlife cautions boaters to be on the lookout for floating debris and unmarked hazards.

Eleven Mile State Park opens to boating for the season
Eleven Mile State Park officials opened the reservoir to boating on April 30 after the last stubborn ice sheets exited the reservoir. The North Shore Boat Ramp will be open each day from one half hour before sunrise to one half hour after sunset through October. For the time being, the Witcher’s Cove Boat Ramp will remain closed. Night time boating is prohibited at Eleven Mile Reservoir. Recent surveys show that there are a number of large, healthy pike in Eleven Mile. In order to maintain a good balance between trout and pike, CPW is encouraging anglers to harvest any pike they catch. CPW continues to stock 8″-12″ trout in order to limit the number of trout the pike can eat. A similar program was established at nearby Spinney Mountain Reservoir several years ago and has resulted in a healthy population of trout over 20″ long.

Antero boat ramp opens, limits reinstated, Denver Water won’t drain
Due to Denver Water’s decision not to drain Antero this year, Colorado Parks and Wildlife is reinstating the bag and possession limit to two trout per angler effective immediately. The north boat ramp opened on Monday, May 6 at Antero and Colorado Parks and Wildlife inspectors are available seven days a week from 30 minutes before sunset until 30 minutes after sunset. The south ramp will remain closed until inspectors can be hired and trained to staff the ramp.

Boaters: New ballast tank rules for 2013! Remember those green seals!
Remember to get your green seals applied upon leaving your favorite reservoir.  Green seals and valid receipts together tell us where your boat has been, and make the entrance inspection easier and faster the next time you launch. New this year: Boats with ballast tanks will need to get a green seal and receipt when exiting a reservoir or the boat will have to be decontaminated when entering a new water body – so be sure to ask for that seal every time! No water, no mud, no plants, no mussels in between each and every use.

Colorado 2013-2014 fishing licenses available
2013 licenses went into effect April 1 and are valid until March 31, 2014. Don’t forget to get your new license before you head out. Buying your license online is easy, just go to You can also find the 2013 Colorado Fishing Brochure on our website.

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

Metro Denver
Main Lake Lakewood
Mann-Nyholt Lake South Adams County, N of Henderson
Sloans Lake 23rd and Sheridan, Denver
Walden Pond Boulder
Northeast Region
Allen Park Lake Weld County, City of Greeley
Bellaire Lake Larimer County, NW of Rustic
Bittersweet Lake Weld County, W of Greeley
Glenmere Lake Greeley
Milliken FIF Pond, East and West Weld County, Hwy 60 to Weld CO Rd 23 S 0.1 mi
Prewitt Reservoir Washington County, S of Merino
Saint Vrain State Park, Sandpiper Saint Vrain State Park
Tarryall Reservoir Park County, 20 mi E of Fairplay
Northwest Region
Corn Lake James M. Robb Colorado River State Park, Clifton
Highline Lake Highline Lake State Park, NW of Fruita
North Platte River #2 Jackson County, North Park (Verner Lease)
North Platte River #B2 Jackson County, North Park (Brownlee #2)
Southeast Region
Fountain Lake Pueblo County, E of Pueblo
Horseshoe Reservoir Lathrop State Park, W of Walsenburg
Hugo Ponds Lincoln County, S of Hugo
Kinney Lake Lincoln County, S of Hugo
Martin Lake Lathrop State Park, W of Walsenburg
Monument Lake El Paso County, W of Monument
Ordway Reservoir Crowley County, N of Ordway
Pike View Reservoir Colorado Springs
Runyon Lake Pueblo
Southwest Region
Billy Creek Lake Ouray County,  Uncompahgre R
Chipeta Lake Montrose
Jackson Gulch Reservoir Mancos State Park
Joe Moore Reservoir Montezuma County, NW of Mancos
Mountain Home Reservoir Costilla County, SE of Ft. Garland
Ridgway Reservoir Ridgway State Park
Roaring Judy Ponds Gunnison County, N of Almont
Uncompahgre R #3A Montrose County, South Canal to Ridgway SP

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