Talk fishin’ with wildlife division
GLENWOOD SPRINGS The Colorado Division of Wildlife is hosting an Angler Roundtable in Glenwood Springs Wednesday.The roundtable will give people who like to fish the opportunity to hear about the wildlife division’s management of various streams and lakes in northwest Colorado. The audience also can ask questions and make suggestions about management practices.Scheduled presentations will provide information on potential changes in regulatory definitions of “bait” and “artificial fly and lure,” according to a press release from the wildlife office. Other topics to get anglers’ juices flowing include recent efforts to enhance area fisheries and fish habitat.New issues affecting fishing in the Roaring Fork basin also are up for discussion. Anglers are curious if there will be long-term implications from the flash flood earlier this month at Seven Castles that has kept the lower Fryingpan River cloudy for so long. The torrent in Seven Castles Creek swept red dirt and rock into the river and also is affecting the Roaring Fork River in the midvalley.The wildlife division also will discuss the rehabilitation project it started this summer at Lake Christine in Basalt.The meeting is at 6:30 p.m. in the Glenwood Springs Community Center at 100 Wulfsohn Drive.The Colorado Division of Wildlife is the state agency responsible for managing wildlife and its habitat, as well as providing wildlife-related recreation. Hunting and fishing license fees, federal grants and Colorado Lottery proceeds through Great Outdoors Colorado provide funds for the Division of Wildlife.
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