Rainbow trout in a fishing net.

Voluntary fishing closures in the northwest region

July 19, 2022

Several days of above-average air temperatures and river temperatures quickly approaching and in some cases exceeding 71°F have prompted Colorado Parks and Wildlife to extend and implement new voluntary fishing closures on the Colorado, Eagle, and Yampa Rivers.

Beginning Wednesday, July 20, CPW is implementing the following voluntary fishing closures in effect until further notice.

Full-day voluntary fishing closure on the Colorado River from Bair Ranch in Glenwood Canyon downstream to the Hwy.13 bridge in Rifle. The full-day fishing closure now applies to the entire stretch of the Colorado River from State Bridge downstream to Rifle.

Fishing closures