Beginning Monday, Nov. 1 the Colorado Parks and Wildlife lifted the mandatory fishing closure on the 0.6-mile section of the Yampa River downstream of Stagecoach Reservoir dam.

The closure was initially put in place on May 24 to protect fish as a result of sub-optimal flow conditions.

“Stream flow has stabilized at 40 cfs downstream of the dam and all indications are that this will be the case through the spring,” said CPW Senior Aquatic Biologist Lori Martin. “If there are changing conditions during the upcoming winter, we may need to consider another fishing closure. We appreciate the continued patience and understanding of anglers during this difficult water year in the northwest portion of Colorado.”

Visit CPW’s statewide conditions page for more information on fishing closures and fishing conditions across Colorado.

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