The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Department needs your help ridding waterways of invasive species this summer in the Rio Blanco Water Conservancy District, Green Mountain Reservoir and Wolford Mountain Reservoir. Across the state fishery managers are struggling to keep their waters free of non-native predators like pike and smallmouth bass, and are paying upwards of $20 per fish as a bounty to anglers who aid them by bringing in freshly caught invasive species.
According to Fox 26 Houston:
“From June 1 until Nov. 30, licensed fisherman can earn $20 for each fish they catch and remove from the reservoir and other bodies of water from Stedman Mesa to the Utah border, according to the wildlife agency.”
All you need is a valid CO fishing license and an 8 weight to cash in on your share of the bounty, and help the native fish species of Colorado at the same time!
To get more details about the program, check out this article here.
Source: Fox 26 Houston.
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