DOW TO HOST ANGLER ROUNDTABLE MEETING ON PROPOSED CHANGES TO FISHING REGULATIONS

Aug 19, 2005

The Colorado Division of Wildlife (DOW) will host an angler roundtable meeting on Aug. 31 at 6:30 p.m., at the Holiday Inn Denver Central, northwest of the I-25 and I-70 interchange. Discussions at the meeting will center around final DOW recommendations on fishing regulations for the next 5 years.

A proposed change to the walleye regulations statewide will be one of the changes discussed. This proposal lowers the daily bag and possession limit for walleye, saugeye and sauger to five fish in the aggregate, except in the Arkansas Drainage, where on waters without size restrictions, the bag and possession limits would remain 10. On all waters with size restrictions, only one fish greater than 21 inches in length may be kept per day.

The proposed walleye regulations continue the 18-inch minimum size on brood lakes (Chatfield Reservoir, Cherry Creek Reservoir, Horsetooth Reservoir, Pueblo Reservoir and Aurora Reservoir.)

The proposal also lengthens the size range (between 16 and 20 inches in length) for the one fish daily bag limit on Carter Reservoir, with a possession limit of two walleye.

Impoundments considered quality walleye waters (Adobe Creek Reservoir, Barr Lake, Bear Creek Reservoir, Bonney Reservoir, Boulder Reservoir, Boyd Lake, Jackson Reservoir, John Martin Reservoir, Jumbo Reservoir, Lake Arbor, Lonetree Reservoir, Nee Gronda Reservoir, Nee Noshe Reservoir, North Sterling Reservoir, Prewitt Reservoir, Standley Reservoir and Trinidad Reservoir) would have a 15-inch minimum size limit either added or continued.

Other key proposed changes to the regulations that will be discussed include:


  • New definition of artificial fly and lure
  • New definition of bait that includes scented manufactured plastic worms and grubs
  • Change in the regulation concerning the take of lake trout at Granby Reservoir
  • Changes in the statewide bag and possession limit table


Anglers are encouraged to attend and voice their opinion or learn more about the proposed changes.

The final regulations will be approved by the Colorado Wildlife Commission at their meeting in Lamar on Sept. 8.

For more information about Division of Wildlife go to: http://wildlife.state.co.us .

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