Fishing in Southwest Colorado

Narraguinnep

Reservoir 

McPhee

Reservoir 

Summit

Reservoir 

Puett

Reservoir 

Dolores River

Twin Spruce

Ponds

Dolores River

@ McPhee Dam

McPhee Reservoir
Fishing Regulations:

  • All largemouth and smallmouth bass between 10 and 15 inches in length must be returned to the water immediately upon catch.

  • There is no bag or possession limit for walleye.

  • Snagging of kokanee salmon is permitted from September 1 through December 31.

Property name: San Juan National Forest
Fish Species:

Ease of Access: Easy
Boating: Motor boats
Fishing Pressure: Medium
Stocked: Catchable trout, Sub-catchables and Warmwater
Non-native Species Info: Northern pike and walleye have a negative impact on the fishery. Anglers can help CPW control these fish by keeping their legal bag limit.
Elevation(ft): 6,927

Driving Directions

 
 

Dolores River
Specific Area: From the confluence with the West Fork of the Dolores River downstream to the standing water line of McPhee Reservoir
Fishing Regulations:

  • The taking of kokanee salmon is prohibited, except from November 15 through December 31, when snagging is permitted.

Property name: Joe Rowell Park
Fish Species:

Ease of Access: Medium
Boating: Non-motorized
Fishing Pressure: Medium
Stocked: Catchable trout and Sub-catchables
Elevation(ft): 6,927

Driving Directions

 

Twin Spruce Ponds

*Great location to take kids and a mellow spot to learn how to paddle board and kayak!

Property name: Twin Spruce Ponds SWA

Fish Species:

Ease of Access: Easy
Boating: Non-motorized
Fishing Pressure: Medium
Stocked: Catchable trout
Elevation(ft): 7,292

Driving Directions

Narraguinnep Reservoir
Property name: Narraguinnep Resevoir SWA
Fish Species:

Ease of Access: Easy
Boating: Hand launched
Fishing Pressure: Medium
Stocked: Warmwater
Elevation(ft): 6,684

Driving Directions

 

Summit Reservoir
Fishing Regulations:

  • The minimum size for largemouth bass is 15 inches in length.

Property name: Summit Reservoir SWA
Fish Species:

Ease of Access: Easy
Boating: Hand launched
Fishing Pressure: Medium
Stocked: Sub-catchables and Warmwater
Elevation(ft): 7,389

Driving Directions

 

Puett Reservoir
Property name: Puett Reservoir SWA
Fish Species:

Ease of Access: Easy
Boating: Hand launched
Fishing Pressure: Medium
Stocked: Warmwater
Elevation(ft): 7,272

Driving Directions

 

Dolores River @ McPhee Dam
Specific Area: From McPhee Dam downstream approximately 11 miles to the Bradfield Bridge
Fishing Regulations:

  • Fishing is by artificial flies and lures only.

  • All trout must be returned to the water immediately upon catch.

  • There is no bag or possession limit for channel catfish, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, northern pike, walleye, green sunfish, bluegill, bullhead, yellow perch or crappie.

Driving Directions

 
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ANS Stamp Requirements


Motorboats and sailboats must have an ANS Stamp prior to launching in Colorado in 2019.

 

Boat owners are required to purchase the ANS Stamp and operators must retain proof of purchase (electronic or printed receipt) on his or her person, the motorboat or sailboat, when operating the vessel (C.R.S. 33-10.5-104.5). 

 

  • Motorboats and Sailboats from Colorado - $25.00

    • ​​Colorado residents will purchase the ANS stamp at the time of registration. If you register/renew your vessel online or via a registration renewal postcard, the cost of the ANS stamp appears as part of your total amount due. You do NOT need to manually add another $25 to your payment for an ANS Stamp.​​

    • Motorboats or sailboats documented by the U.S. Coast Guard or otherwise exempt from in-state registration can purchase purchase their ANS stamp online or at any sales location​  beginning January 1, 2019​. 

  • Motorboats and Sailboats from Another State - $50.00 

    • Non-residents can purchase their ANS stamp online or at any sales location​  beginning January 1, 2019​

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