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The presence of northern pike has prompted CPW and the Rio Blanco Water Conservancy District to work with a group of partners to support the northern pike reduction efforts. Supporters of the program include the Town of Rangely, Rangely Area Chamber of Commerce, Upper Colorado River Endangered Fish Recovery Program and the Colorado Water Conservation Board.

Licensed anglers can earn $20 for each northern pike caught and removed from Kenney Reservoir, the White River, and other waters, from approximately Stedman Mesa to the Utah border.

To participate in the angler harvest incentive within the Rio Blanco Water Conservancy District's boundaries, anglers should bring their freshly caught northern pike to the District office at 2252 East Main Street in Rangely during typical business hours, 7 am to 4 pm Monday through Thursday, and 7 am to 3 pm on Friday. The District will administer the cash harvest incentive with funds provided by CPW through a Colorado legislative bill that appropriates severance tax dollars to the Species Conservation Trust Fund.

For more information about the angler harvest incentive program contact CPW Northwest Region Senior Aquatic Biologist Lori Martin at 970-255-6186.

JUNE 6, 2020 - JUNE 7, 2020, the partners are looking forward to hosting a weekend fishing derby and expo. The derby is a great chance for local residents to learn more about fishing, water, and recovery efforts. CPW staff will be at the event to answer questions and to provide a $250 prize for the most smallmouth bass brought in during the fishing derby. 

Scheduled activities include interactive learning opportunities, a hands-on display of an electrofishing boat, and an aquarium display including Colorado pikeminnow and razorback sucker.

Stock Image courtesy of CPW

As OUR COUNTRY SLOWLY STARTS to REOPEN AGAIN (from the COVID-19 pandemic) and continue to enjoy outdoor activities, ALL outdoorsmen (man, woman, child) should follow the guidelines set by These guidelines include; social distancing, the Leave No Trace principles, including pack-in and pack-out, to keep outdoor spaces safe and healthy.
Colorado 2020 Fishing Incentives at Kenney Reservoir - Includes Pike bounty and Smallmouth Bass Derby

Submitted by:  TBC Press
Posted on: 05/18/20
News # 13565
With the warm weather and plenty of social distancing on the shorelines, Colorado Parks and Wildlife and local partners are back with a way for anglers to make a little money and help remove invasive, predatory fish when they’re fishing at Kenney Reservoir and on the lower White River.

To control an illegal introduction of northern pike in Kenney Reservoir, CPW and the Rio Blanco Water Conservancy District are again teaming up to offer a $20 reward for each northern pike turned in between May 15 and November 30, 2020. There is no limit on how much an angler can earn and there is no limit on the number of northern pike that you can catch and keep. 

Colorado 2020 Fishing Incentives at Kenney Reservoir