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What are the laws on kayak float fishing downstream from Pueblo Reservoir and downstream from the city of Pueblo. I have a friend who grew up just east of Pueblo
and would fish there, but he warned me that this was probably trespass if the river
flows through private land.

I found this article, but it does not clear this up for me.

http://www.fryingpananglers.com/arc...legalities-of-Floating-on-Colorado-waters.htm
 

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http://www.fryingpananglers.com/arc...legalities-of-Floating-on-Colorado-waters.htm

The general perception of the right to float in Colorado over private land is as follows:​
1. A titled landowner owns all of the land from the bank to the land under the river.​
2. The water is public and cannot be owned by the landowner.​
3. Provided a raft or craft floats over the river without touching the sides or the bottom of the river there is no trespass.​
4. If a raft or boat is brought to rest by touching the bank or the bottom of the river either itself or by means of a rope or anchor, that constitutes a trespass.​
5. If a person leaves a raft or boat for whatever reason (except in the case of an emergency) and touches the bottom or the bank that is a trespass.​
6. A craft may remain stationary in an eddy for as long as it may provided it does not touch the bottom or the bank.​
This is the general view on the law and is the advisable approach to take to avoid conflict.​
However, it is not in fact correct.

If I take this interpretation, my question is river access adjacent to public bridges.
 
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