Colorado Parks and Wildlife goes social to share fishing updates with followers

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— Colorado Parks and Wildlife has found a seat at the social media table for sport fish. And Northwest Colorado anglers who have liked the agency on Facebook and followed it on Twitter already have picked up on some valuable information to guide their spring fishing trips.

Parks and Wildlife reported this week on its CPW Fishing Facebook page that Casey’s Pond and Fetcher Pond within Steamboat Springs city limits have been stocked as of Tuesday with catchable, 10-inch rainbow trout. Both ponds are ideal for family fishing. Casey’s Pond is at U.S. Highway 40 and Walton Creek Road. Fetcher Pond is on Fetcher Park Drive off Pine Grove Road west of the stoplight on U.S. 40.

In addition, Nofsger Reservoir, southeast of Hayden on Routt County Road 27, was stocked with trout this week.

Parks and Wildlife spokesman Randy Hampton wrote in a news release that the Facebook page is meant to allow avid anglers to ask questions, share tips, read about the latest fishing conditions and post pictures of their catch.

CPW Fishing also reported this week under a link to statewide fishing conditions that there is fishable water at Elkhead Reservoir State Park east of Craig and northern pike are being taken from the shallow coves.

The report has this to say about the current fishing at Stagecoach State Park: “Anglers casting from shore have been landing plenty of 18-22 inch trout. Pike activity will pick up soon. Much of the shoreline is exposed for fishing and ice-off is just around the corner. Tailwaters fishing has been great with many 18-inch plus sized trout being caught. Pearl or orange scuds, zebra midges, and RS2s have been doing the trick for tailwaters anglers.”

The Twitter handle @CPWFish also recently was launched.

To reach Tom Ross, call 970-871-4205 or email tross@SteamboatToday.com

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