CPW Modifies River Closures
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Colorado Parks and Wildlife lifts and changes voluntary fishing closures in northwest Colorado
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. – Effective immediately, Colorado Parks and Wildlife is lifting and modifying existing voluntary fishing closures on multiple glasses of water in the state’s northwest region, including the Yampa, Colorado, Fraser, White, Roaring Fork, Crystal, and Eagle rivers.
Voluntary Fishing Closures NO LONGER in Effect
- A mandatory fishing closure in place at the tailwater of the Yampa River has been rescinded (see 7/19/18 news release)
- Colorado River from State Bridge downstream to Rifle
- Colorado River from the confluence with the Fraser River near Windy Gap Reservoir downstream to its confluence with the William s Fork River near Parshall
- Fraser River from Grand County Road 8 in Fraser, downstream through the towns of Tabernash and Granby to the confluence with the Colorado River near Windy Gap Reservoir
- North Fork of White River at the National Forest boundary, through the mainstem of the river to the County Road 5 bridge, downstream of the Rio Blanco Lake State Wildlife Area
- South Fork of the White River from the National Forest boundary through the mainstem of the river to the County Road 5 bridge, downstream of the Rio Blanco Lake State Wildlife Area
Colorado Parks and Wildlife is modifying existing restrictions on multiple bodies of water in the Northwest Region. Updated fishing restrictions include:
Voluntary full-day fishing closure
- Crystal River from Avalanche Creek downstream to its confluence with the Roaring Fork River
- Yampa River from Chuck Lewis State Wildlife Area downstream to the western city limits of Steamboat Springs
Voluntary 2 p.m. – midnight fishing closure