See how F&W Service has expanded their control over your fishing opportunity. Originally, they just wanted to control the critical habitat, which extended De Beque. Now they control the fishing all the way to Green Mountain.
Of course they are in the Colorado and have been for a very long time. Pike were introduced into Paonia Reservoir and 1973 and have work there way through the system. The gradient of the river is to steep and there are not enough backwaters to harbor many pike. Same with walleye.
Colorado Division of Wildlife put pike in Paonia and Stagecoach. At one point F&WS poisoned the Yampa to remove suck fish and the Army Corp introduced tamerisk on the Colorado for bank stablization. See how helpful the gobement can be.