Non-Member Fishing is temporarily suspended due to the Covid-19 Outbreak. Tribal Members and their immediate family members may still access the rivers at the designated fishing access locations. Lake Capote is also closed to the general public at this time.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Stream Fishing Permits
Southern Ute Tribal Members
Enrolled Southern Ute Tribal members, both juveniles and adults, must have in their possession a Southern Ute Fishing Permit when fishing on the Southern Ute Reservation. No state fishing permit is required and enrolled status allows for fishing on all waters within the Reservation boundaries. See Stream Access for specific restrictions regarding access on tribal assignments, allotments, and private property. A Tribal member fishing permit is issued free of charge and is valid for the calendar year in which it is issued. A Tribal member must show proof of enrollment by presenting his or her tribal census card.
All non- members must obtain a Tribal fishing permit to fish on designated Tribal waters. A Colorado State fishing license is not required to fish on Tribal waters but is required to fish on private property. See Stream Access for specific access restrictions on Tribal assignments, allotments, and private property.
Fishing Permit Fees (Non-members)
|Juvenile (12 years and under)||$10||$15||$30|
|Adult (13 years and over)||$20||$25||$50|
|2-day Access Permit (13 years and over)|
Required for any non-fishing adult wishing to accompany a non-member fisherman on designated Tribal waters.
All non-Tribal fishermen needing to replace lost or damaged fishing permits can purchase duplicates at the Southern Ute Division of Wildlife Office.
Two-day access permits are required for any non-fishing adults (13 years and over) wishing to accompany a permitted fisherman on designated tribal waters. The access permit fee is $5.00 per adult and the permit is valid for 2 consecutive days when accompanying a permitted fisherman.
All fishermen needing to replace lost or damaged fishing permits can purchase duplicates at the Southern Ute Division of Wildlife office for a $5.00 replacement fee.
Fishing Permit Vendors
In addition to the Southern Ute Division of Wildlife office, fishing permits are available through the vendors listed below. Contact the Division of Wildlife for up-to-date information on permit availability.
|Vendor||Address||City, State, Zip||Phone||Hours of Operation|
|Division of Wildlife Resource Management||116 Memorial Drive, Annex Building|
P.O. Box 737
|Ignacio, CO 81137||(970) 563-0130||Mon-Thur: 7am – 12pm, 1pm – 5pm
Fri: 8am – 12pm, 1pm – 5pm
|Sky Ute Casino – Gift Shop||14324 Highway 172||Ignacio, CO 81137||(970) 563-6269||7 days: 7am – 11pm|
|Thriftway||15051 Highway 172||Ignacio, CO 81137||(970) 563-9456||7 days: 6am – 10pm|
|Duranglers||923 Main Avenue||Durango, CO 81301||(970) 385-4081||Mon-Sat: 8am – 7pm
Sun: 9am – 5pm
|Float ‘N Fish||#4 County Rd 4251||Navajo Dam, NM 87419||(505) 632-5385||7 days: 7am – 5pm|
|Lake Capote||389 Highway 151||Pagosa Springs, CO 81147||(970) 883-2273||7 days: 8am – 6pm (mid-May – mid-Sept)|
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