Anglers allowed to keep all the fish they catch at southern Colorado reservoir

Posted at 6:31 PM, May 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-26 20:33:26-04

MONTE VISTA, Colo. – There’s no money reward this time, but Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials hope you’ll help them catch hundreds of fish from one southern Colorado reservoir that will undergo repairs.

Anglers are being authorized to keep all the fish they catch from the Trujillo Meadows Reservoir, as it will be drawn down through the summer to accommodate dam repair.

That work is expected to begin this fall.

The reservoir is north of Cumbres Pass and Highway 17 on U.S. Forest Service Road 118 in Conejos County.

“As the reservoir is drawn down fish will die, so anglers are encouraged to harvest and keep all the fish they can,” a CPW spokesperson said.

If you’re planning to help, keep in mind you must have a 2017 Colorado fishing license and can only use legal methods of take.

Anglers can continue to harvest all the fish they catch through Dec. 31.

The salvage order, however, does not apply to the Rio De Los Pinos River which supplies water to the reservoir.

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