An update from CPW regarding voluntary fishing closures on the Colorado, the Eagle and the Roaring Fork Rivers will be lifted, effective today - August 10th. The specifics of the closures are as follows:
Staff have retrieved and reviewed temperature data for the Eagle, Colorado, and Roaring Fork rivers relative to the current fishing closures. Conditions have improved in several sections.
After consideration of water quality and streamflow conditions, weather forecasts, and internal conversations, we will be lifting the following closures, effective today August 10th:
Colorado River from State Bridge to Red Dirt Creek confluence (from the Red Dirt Creek confluence downstream to Rifle, the voluntary full day closure will remain in place)
Eagle River from Wolcott to upper boundary of Gypsum Ponds SWA (from the upper boundary at the Gypsum Ponds SWA to the Colorado confluence, the voluntary after 12pm closure will remain in place).
Roaring Fork River from Carbondale to the Colorado confluence (voluntary after 12pm closure will be lifted for the entire segment).
All of the Yampa River closures remain in place, and there are no other waters at this time that warrant any other fishing closures.
Thank you all for your continued support and understanding as we navigate these challenging conditions.
As always if you have any questions regarding closures or regulations head over to Colorado Parks and Wildlife's website or give the Glenwood Springs office a call at (970)-947-2920. We and CPW thank every angler for their continued support and cooperation with this matter.