May 14, 2014 2:06 PM by Elaine Sheridan
Spring is here and the rivers and lakes are calling, so Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) will be putting out a statewide fishing report to help make sure they're successful.
The report will include current conditions and tips for fishing success. CPW also releases a stocking report that lists bodies of water where catchable trout have recently been released.
"This is a free service we provide to help encourage people to get out and fish Colorado's many great waters," said Doug Krieger, a senior aquatic biologist for Colorado Parks and Wildlife in Colorado Springs.
There's no shortage of opportunities for anglers to choose from in Colorado's 6,000 miles of streams and more than 2,000 lakes and reservoirs, including 322 miles of Gold Medal waters for a chance to reel in a trophy class trout.
"We've recently doubled the amount of Gold Medal waters in Colorado," Krieger said. "There's never been a better time to get out and give fishing a try. Our biologists in the Southeast Region have even produced a forecast guide to the best fishing places for 2014."
Anglers wishing to contribute information to the weekly fishing report can submit their fishing tips or conditions reports to firstname.lastname@example.org. The weekly deadline for submissions is 5 p.m. on Mondays.
CPW works hard to maintain the most accurate fishing report, but keep in mind that conditions change on a constant basis.