Colorado Fishing Report for July 23, 2013

Belly Boat Fisherman - Photo by Michael Seraphin - Colorado Parks and Wildlife

Belly Boat Fisherman – Photo by Michael Seraphin – Colorado Parks and Wildlife

Cherry Creek boat recommendations altered
Effective Tuesday, July 29, Cherry Creek State Park will put the following recommendations in place for the West and East Boat Ramps due to low water levels, unmarked hazards and the potential for risk of damage to vessels: All vessels that launch and load on both the East & West Ramp may experience issues. Larger trailers and vessels will be most likely to experience significant issues at EACH ramp.  All boaters should be aware of additional shallow areas, underwater berms and unmarked hazards particularly near the boat ramps.

Clear Creek Stream Fishing 201
Intermediate anglers who want to improve their stream fishing technique are invited to register for a small fishing clinic to be held on Clear Creek in Jefferson County on Sunday, Aug. 11 from 8 to 11 p.m. Participants will learn about stream ecology, how to read fish habitat in creeks and how to catch trout with spinning gear on small, cold waters. Because Clear Creek Canyon is steep and the creek channel is tightly constrained, the clinic is limited to 30 people. The canyon will confront anglers with difficult slopes, abundant rocks, and slippery, wet footing, so only healthy, active, sure-footed anglers over the age of 12 should apply. Interested anglers should R.S.V.P. to  This event is free: some equipment will be provided, however attendees can bring spinning rod and other personal equipment.  Attendees should dress for changeable weather with rubber-bottomed shoes or hip waders.   Only 30 slots available for this event, so register early! For more information on getting outside this summer, visit the Event Calendar. (

Celebrate Colorado Day with free admission into state parks
Colorado Parks and Wildlife will celebrate Colorado Day, Monday, Aug. 5 by offering free entrance at all 42 state parks. Colorado Day was created by the state legislature to mark the anniversary of statehood, granted in 1876 by President Ulysses S. Grant. Free entrance at the state parks is an annual Colorado Day tradition. There are a huge variety of recreational opportunities at all state parks. Float your boat or kayak, or raft a river. View diverse wildlife and a multitude of bird species. Catch fish, hike, explore by geocaching, ride some of the best OHV trails in the state or go horseback riding. Teach your children to fish, camp or learn about nature. Climb a challenging rock face, fly a kite or ride your bike. All other fees, including camping and reservations will remain in effect on Aug. 5, and a fishing license is still required for all areas.

Steamboat “Women’s Cast, Blast and Twang”
Join Steamboat Springs parks and wildlife staff for a women-only beginner fly or spin fishing, shotgun, .22 and archery seminar in the Steamboat Springs Area on Saturday, Aug. 3, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event has been opened to women statewide. This clinic is perfect for women who are interested in learning safe firearm handling, shooting and fishing skills. No experience or equipment required. There is a $15 fee for the clinic that will cover lunch. The clinic is expected to fill quickly; call as soon as possible to take part in this great opportunity! To register, visit the event registration page or call 970-255-6181.

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

Metro Denver
Evergreen Reservoir Jefferson County
Northeast Region
None this week due to warm temperatures
Northwest Region
Big Creek Lake, lower Jackson County, SW of Pearl
Green Mountain Reservoir Summit County, NW of Dillon
Meadow Creek Reservoir Grand County, 10 mi E of Tabernash
Muddy Pass Lake Jackson County, Rabbit Ear Pass
Southeast Region
Cottonwood Lake Chaffee County, SW of Buena Vista
O’Haver Reservoir Chaffee County, W of Poncha Pass
Sands Lake Chaffee County, below Mt. Shavano
Southwest Region
Animas River #2 La Plata County, Durango to Bakers Bridge
Cochetopa Creek #1 Gunnison County, Tomichi Creek to Los Pinos Creek
Deer Lake #2 Hinsdale County, Cebolla Creek
Deer Lake #3 Hinsdale County, Cebolla Creek
Island Lake Delta County, Ward Creek
Quartz Creek Gunnison County, W of Parlin
Road Canyon Reservoir Hinsdale County, W of Creede
Sackett Reservoir Delta County, Grand Mesa
San Cristobal Lake Hinsdale County, S of Lake City
San Juan River #2 Archuleta County, E&W forks of San Juan River
San Juan River, east fork Archuleta County, S/ Wolf Creek Pass
San Miguel River #3 San Miguel County, Norwood Hill Bridge
Taylor Park Reservoir Gunnison County, NE of Almont
Trickle Park Reservoir Delta County, E Youngs Creek Reservoir
West Fork Lakes Mineral County, W Fork San Juan River

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