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CPW is reminding anglers to monitor water temperatures

Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Glenwood Springs, Colorado CO

Drought conditions and low water flows throughout the state have Colorado Parks and Wildlife reminding anglers to monitor water temperatures when out fishing.

Several water-specific recommendations have already been released this summer. However, aquatic biologists recognize that fish can be stressed by temperatures in many different cold-water fishing locations.

“Handling fish in waters that are 68 degrees and above can put undue stress on them, causing mortalities and compromising the fishery as a whole,” said Ken Kehmeier, senior aquatic biologist for the Northeast region. “We ask that anglers keep in mind the production opportunity of a fishery and not solely the fishing opportunity. Get out and fish, but bring along a thermometer and try to fish early in the day for the best opportunities.”


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