Cooler water temperatures remove closures on the Eagle River

Glenwood Springs, Colo. – Recent weather patterns with cooler overnight temperatures and precipitation have led to improved river conditions on the Eagle River prompting Colorado Parks and Wildlife to lift voluntary fishing closures.

Effective immediately, CPW has removed the afternoon (noon to midnight) voluntary fishing closures on the Eagle River from the Eagle County Fairgrounds to the Colorado River Confluence.

“I would like to thank our public anglers and guides for your continued support in conserving our valuable resources this summer,” said Sr. Northwest Region Aquatic Biologist Ben Felt. “Closures are a necessary measure to ensure the resiliency of these fisheries. Without your help, we wouldn’t be able to conserve them for our future generations.”

The full-day closure on the Yampa River from Chuck Lewis State Wildlife Area to the western edge of Steamboat springs remains in effect until further notice.

Anglers are encouraged to check current fishing conditions and fishing closure information on the CPW website or by calling the local CPW Office.

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