The Colorado Division of Wildlife has issued a reminder to anglers that new fishing regulations are in effect for 2011. The new regulations were developed through an extensive public process last summer and fall as part of the Division’s five-year review of fishing regulations in the state. The new regulations were passed by the Colorado Wildlife Commission last November.
New statewide regulations include a prohibition on transporting bait fish between bodies of water and on transporting crayfish on the Western Slope. Additionally, to protect native and endangered fish populations in the Colorado and San Juan River basins, a number of creeks, streams and rivers now allow for unlimited take of non-native fish including channel catfish, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, northern pike, walleye, green sunfish, bluegill, bullhead, yellow perch or crappie.
This regulation expands existing regulations and covers sections of the following waters: Animas River, Blanco River, Colorado River, Dolores River, Eagle River, Florida River, La Plata River, Los Pinos River, McElmo Creek, Mancos River, Navajo River, Piedra River, San Juan River, San Miguel River and White River.
Anglers will also find new water-specific regulations for several locations throughout the state.
For more information, visit: http://wildlife.state.co.us/
source: Colorado Division of Wildlife