Anglers can vie for $5,000 in cash prizes and actively participate in an important wildlife-management activity at this year's smallmouth bass tournament at Ridgway State Park, July 7-28. The tournament is sponsored by Colorado Parks and Wildlife.
A news crew from CBS This Morning spent nearly two days last week documenting the local fishing industry and highlighting efforts to restore native rainbow trout in the Black Canyon. Their piece is set to air later this month.
There's lots of fishing action in the Delta and Montrose areas; here's some news-to-know from Colorado Parks and Wildlife for anglers as the fishing season starts to pick-up.
It's time for anglers in the Montrose-Delta area to get fired up for spring fishing. Colorado Parks and Wildlife has stocked more than 1,000 lunkers in the area.
The Gunnison Gorge Anglers Fly Fishing Club met on March 15 at Needle Rock Brewery in Delta. Eric Gardunio, area aquatic biologist for Colorado Parks and Wildlife, was the featured speaker.
Fishing line can help you reel in the big one, but when monofilament is left carelessly along a lake or river it can be harmful to wildlife.
In early August, Colorado Parks and Wildlife received a call about a dead osprey on the banks of Trout Creek in the Routt National Forest in northwest Colorado.
The third annual smallmouth bass tournament at Ridgway State Park is scheduled for July 7-30, giving anglers nearly a month to fill their creels and to vie for more than $8,000 in prizes.
No entry fee is required for the tournament and the more smallmouth bass anglers catch, the better their chances of winning prizes.
The City of Delta Recreation Department has provided the results of the youth fishing derby held in conjunction with Outdoor Heritage Day.
The fishing derby was sponsored by the Gunnison Gorge Anglers. Results were based on length of all fish combined.
Bill Heddles Recreation Center is taking registrations for a basic fly fishing class for kids ages 10-plus. This class offers basic fly fishing instructions and practice time on the water.
The Hotchkiss National Fish Hatchery Kids Fishing Derby is back! The event was cancelled in 2016 due to removal of the fish from the facility, but the fish hatchery staff is eager to get the annual event back on track.
The event is set for Saturday, June 10, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Volunteer Park, one mile west of Paonia on Mathews Lane.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife has authorized an emergency fish salvage at Big Eggleston Lake on the Grand Mesa starting Saturday, Aug. 6. The lake is being drained so that repairs can be made to a dam outlet structure.
Colorado anglers will have a chance to win boats and fishing gear at two upcoming fishing tournaments sponsored by Colorado Parks and Wildlife. The fishing tournaments are free and open to anyone with a 2016 Colorado fishing license. No pre-registration is required.
A group of young fly-fishing enthusiasts have banded together to establish a fly-fishing club at Delta High School. The club has 12 members, including two females, and is headed by Pete Lousignont, club president, and Matthew Bohling, vice president.
The word "launch" is universally understood by anglers as the act of casting off a raft into the river for a fun-filled day of fishing. However, local Delta fishing equipment provider and entrepreneur, Chris Mortimer, is ready for another kind of launch -- one where he introduces his new business and a line of unique gear specifically designed for the "wilderness athlete."
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