Fellow anglers! Now is the time for us to speak up to the Colorado Parks Department about boat inspection procedures and what will apparently be drastically reduced launch windows at most Colorado waters this year.
Here is a link to the draft inspection regulations and the Parks Dept. page concerning them. http://parks.state.co.us/...g/NewBoatInspection/
I just received this info late today and haven't analyzed the proposed regulations in detail yet, but at first glance they look to be pretty onerous if you fish more than one water much, or if you take your boat out of state. They will be voted on February 20 so please review them and make your opinions known to the Parks Board before then.
It also looks like most waters will be limiting the hours we can launch any watercraft. Larimer County Parks is proposing no launches before 6:00 AM or after 10:00 PM. Lots of us like to be on the water way before 6:00 AM, so speak up or the pleasure boaters will get their way and we'll be hosed!
This is something we all need to be vocal about!!