New licenses required starting April 1; CDOW provides a wealth of online angling information
SUMMIT COUNTY — With the ice starting to melt off streams and lakes, it’s time to get ready for the fishing season. That includes getting a new license for the year, as all 2009 licenses expired the last day of March.
And the Colorado Division of Wildlife’s fishing report is available online starting April 13. The report provides a comprehensive guide to statewide fishing conditions, stocking information and weekly angling tips.
Anglers can purchase 2010 licenses and stamps online at this link, by phone at 1-800-244-5613 or at statewide DOW offices and license agents. The 2010 Colorado fishing regulations brochure, with important information on statewide rules, license fees and limits is available at the same locations.
New this year is an improved interactive flip-format brochure at this Colorado Division of Wildlife link. The all-new online brochure features embedded instructional videos, links to related web content, a convenient “search” feature and magnification options for improved readability. Anglers can flip through pages with the click of a mouse and can easily print content for later viewing.
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To help plan your fishing adventures, CDOW has compiled a feature-length DVD about fly fishing in Colorado, with a year-round tour of fly fishing adventures spanning the entire state, from the loftiest reaches of alpine lakes to warm-water reservoirs and all points in between.
Fly anglers of all skill levels will benefit from this comprehensive video. Each monthly entry provides recommended destinations, fly-fishing techniques, major insect hatches and proven fly patterns. An innovative chapter menu allows viewers to navigate quickly through the pages of a fly-fisher’s annual journal. The DVD is available online at this link.
For further information on Colorado fishing opportunities, please visit the DOW fishing web site.