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Voluntary Fishing Closures Set in Western Colorado

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Due to high water temperatures and low flows, Colorado Parks and Wildlife is implementing voluntary fishing closures between 2:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. on sections of the Eagle River, Colorado River, Crystal River, and Roaring Fork River in Northwest Colorado. The fishing closure is effective immediately, until further notice.

Although anglers are not legally prohibited from fishing in these stretches, CPW is asking anglers to fish early in the day and find alternative places to fish until conditions improve.

Emergency Fishing Closure on Yampa River Lifted

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Colorado Parks and Wildlife is lifting the mandatory fishing closure on the sixth-tenth mile section of the Yampa River below the dam at Stagecoach State Park, effective immediately.

Due to minimal snowpack this past winter resulting in low stream flow during the hottest time of the year, the agency implemented the closure on June 14 to protect the popular fishery.

Since then, CPW has been continuously monitoring conditions on this stretch of river.

Free Fishing this Weekend Across Colorado

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Colorado's annual free fishing weekend is coming Saturday and Sunday. Fishing licenses will not be required anywhere in the state for people of all ages.

Although a license will not be required, Colorado Parks and Wildlife will be enforcing all other rules set for the sport. For those who become "hooked" after a free weekend, licenses are available from hundreds of businesses across the state, or at CPW offices.