The club is open to all, but club events take place during the week and we meet at Chilson Senior Center in Loveland, CO. Our basic purpose is to fish, but we're easily distracted by the chance to work with youngsters or improve northern Colorado outdoor resources.
Saturday, September 19, 2020
CPW cancels voluntary fishing closures for Southwest Colorado
CPW cancels voluntary fishing closures for Southwest
– Colorado Parks and Wildlife has lifted voluntary fishing closures on
some southwest Colorado rivers that were implemented in mid-August.
Waters in the streams have cooled down and anglers can fish again
throughout the day.
“We want to thank those who honored the voluntary closures,” said John
Alves, senior aquatic biologist for CPW’s Southwest Region. “We know
it’s tough to curtail fishing activity, but we also know that anglers
know the importance of helping to sustain Colorado’s trout
CPW asked for the voluntary action because hot weather had caused the
temperature of some streams to rise to 70 degrees or more. The problem
with the warm water was compounded by low flows in rivers and streams,
many less than 50% of normal. Those circumstances caused degradation in
water quality which causes severe stress on trout.
River and stream flows in Colorado remain well below normal.
CPW asks that anglers carry a thermometer to measure the temperature of
the water. If the temperature is 70 degrees or more it’s time to stop
The rivers that were subject to the voluntary closures were:
Animas River through
Durango from the 32nd Street bridge downstream to Rivera
Crossing bridge near Home Depot.
Conejos River from
Platoro Reservoir downstream to Broyles Bridge.
Lake Fork of the
Gunnison River from the 5th Street bridge in Lake City
downstream to Blue Mesa Reservoir.
San Juan River through
Pagosa Springs from the intersection of U.S. Highway 160 and
Colorado Highway 84 intersection downstream to the Apache Street
Tomichi Creek in
Gunnison from Colorado Highway 114 downstream to the confluence
with the Gunnison River.
Rio Grande from Rio
Grande Reservoir downstream to the town of Del Norte.
South Fork of the Rio
Grande from Big Meadows Reservoir downstream to the confluence
with the Rio Grande below the town of South Fork.