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Spring fishing closures in effect near Glenwood Springs

Aspen Times Staff Report
Aspen, CO Colorado

GLENWOOD SPRINGS ” The Colorado Division of Wildlife is reminding anglers in the Glenwood Springs area that annual spring fishing closures are now in effect through May 15.

The closures are in place to protect spawning rainbow trout, which congregate at the confluences of several tributaries to the Colorado and Roaring Fork rivers in the spring. The fish behavior gives anglers an unfair advantage, so the DOW places the restrictions to protect fish populations during the spawning period.

The closures, which have been in effect since 2001, are also in place in the fall, when brown trout are spawning.

Closed to fishing through mid-May are:

– The Roaring Fork River ” 50 yards upstream and downstream of the confluences with Four Mile Creek and Three Mile Creek, as well as a half-mile up those creeks.

– The Colorado River ” 50 yards upstream and downstream of the confluences with Grizzly Creek, No Name Creek and Canyon Creek, as well as a half-mile up those creeks.

Signs have been placed near the closures and the closures are detailed in the DOW’s annual fishing regulations brochure. Violators face a minimum $68 fine for fishing in the closed areas, according to the agency.


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