Posted inEnvironment, News, Outdoors, Water

Drought-caused Colorado River fishing restrictions lifted, but it may be a temporary reprieve

By James Anderson, The Associated Press Colorado lifted some fishing restrictions along a stretch of the Colorado River on Tuesday, but biologists warn that historically low water flows caused by a drought in the U.S. West, high water temperatures and wildfire sediment that all starve trout of oxygen could force future bans. On July 7, […]

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Drought, heat and fire prompt fishing ban on 120-mile stretch of Colorado River

By James Anderson, The Associated Press Colorado wildlife officials on Wednesday urged anglers to avoid fishing along a stretch of the Colorado River because low flows during a historic drought in the U.S. West, critically warm water temperatures and sediment runoff from wildfire burn scars are all starving trout of oxygen. The move along a […]

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“Too many uncontrollables”: From coronavirus to wildfires, Colorado’s hunting season brings a slew of uncertainties

Earl Oesterling first noticed the smoke plumes of the Cameron Peak fire near his business, Ivory & Antler Outfitters, in mid-August. He knew that signaled trouble for hunting even beyond the crowds and the drought that already beset the area.  The Jackson County outfitter, located about 20 miles west of what became a massive wildfire […]

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More Colorado fishing holes have closed this year than in the past 10. Anglers are rushing to fill their freezers.

GREELEY — Juan Jiminez comes to Poudre Ponds for the peace. The fish are a bonus. Jiminez, 47, of Greeley works the graveyard shift stocking shelves at King Soopers. He loves to unwind after work at the pond, so much so that he rarely changes out of his khakis. The pond, in fact, seemed to […]