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Fishing

Welcome to the Southern Ute Reservation Fishing site.

Fishing

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.

Non-Members

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)

Age 2-Day 5-day Season
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.
$5 n/a n/a
Permit Replacement
All non-Tribal fishermen needing to replace lost or damaged fishing permits can purchase duplicates at the Southern Ute Division of Wildlife Office.
$5 n/a n/a

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.

Permit Replacement

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.

Documents

2017-2018 Fishing Proclamation

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
Southern Ute Indian Tribe 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)