PUBLIC FISH SALVAGE
May 11, 2005
The Colorado Division of Wildlife (DOW) has authorized
a public fish salvage at three bodies of water in southeastern Colorado
beginning May 15. The waters are: Upper Queens Lake, Nee So Pah
Reservoir (also know as Sweetwater Reservoir) and the small, separated
eastern most pool of
Nee Noshe Reservoir.
The salvage was authorized because water levels in the lakes have
become extremely low and a significant loss of fish is imminent.
Bag and possession limits are still in effect, but fish may be taken
by any technique including archery, snagging or using nets.
All anglers must have a valid Colorado fishing license, but the
requirement for a second rod stamp is waived for anglers who want
to use more than one pole.
Bag limits are 20 of each species for catfish, wiper, perch, and
crappie. The bag limit is 10 of each species of saugeye, walleye
or bass. There are no limits on suckers, carp, pike or shad.
The shoreline around these lakes may be soft and muddy so anglers
should use extreme caution due to slippery and dangerous conditions
around the water’s edge.
This emergency regulation does not allow for trespassing on private
property. Anglers should still respect the rights of private property
owners and use only recognized public access points.
For more information call the Larmar office of the DOW at (719)336-6600.
For more information about Division of Wildlife go to: http://wildlife.state.co.us.
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