The Colorado Division of Wildlife is making a splash with a complete overhaul of the annual Colorado Fishing brochure.
The redesigned brochure features full-color graphics and detailed watershed maps that indicate where anglers can access some of the states popular fishing waters, and where special regulations apply. Theres a new photo guide to Colorado sport fish next to an easy-to-use reference on statewide possession limits.
We took a hard look at how we could make the information more organized, dynamic and interesting for anglers, said Amy Nickelson, brochure editor for the division. By doing so, we have created a tool for anglers to help them understand the regulations, and have enjoyable and successful fishing trips.
A list of Gold Medal Waters and state fishing records are also included in the new larger-sized brochure, along with tips on where to fly fish, ice fish, fish with your kids, catch big bass and much more. Important information on protecting state waters from the spread of aquatic nuisance species like zebra mussels, quagga mussels and rusty crayfish has also been reorganized for easy reference. The new brochure includes step-by-step instructions on how to clean waders and gear to help stop the spread of these species.
The division of wildlife reminds anglers that the new fishing season begins on Friday, April 1, and licenses for the 2011 season are on sale now at license agents, division of wildlife offices, online and by phone.
Copies of the 2011 Colorado Fishing brochure are available where fishing licenses are sold. The online brochure can be viewed in multiple formats at: http://wildlife.state.co.us/RulesRegs/RegulationsBrochures/.
The online version of the brochure has video clips throughout the publication. These videos are an effort by the division of wildlife to educate anglers angling opportunities and tactics, and on how to teach children to fish. Several of the clips come from the Divisions Fly Fishing Colorado DVD. To purchase the full version of the DVD please visit http://wildlife.state.co.us/wildlifestore/.
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A Colorado fishing license is required for anyone 16 and older who fishes in Colorado. An annual fishing license is $26 for Colorado residents and $56 for nonresidents. Seniors 64 and older who are residents of Colorado can purchase an annual fishing license for $1. The Division also offers five-day and one-day fishing licenses for anglers who are going on a shorter outing.
Anyone who purchases a Colorado fishing or hunting license, must also purchase a Colorado Wildlife Habitat Stamp. The stamp is $10. Since state lawmakers approved the stamp in 2005, funds from the program have helped conserve more than 90,000 acres and opened more than 16 miles of new fishing access for anglers.
Fishing in Colorado is a great pastime, said Greg Gerlich, aquatic section manager with the Colorado Division of Wildlife. From urban bass lakes to high mountain fly-fishing streams and for young and old alike, Colorado offers something for everyone.
For more information about fishing opportunities in Colorado, go to http://wildlife.state.co.us/Fishing/.
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