Colorado River license requirements

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  1. Spiltbeerpirate

    Spiltbeerpirate Newbie

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    Hey all,

    Got a specific question that I have not been able to get an answer to:

    When fishing the Colorado river, on the California side, on the CRIT reservation, will your state fishing license suffice, or are you required to get a CRIT reservation license?

    I've made a couple calls to the DFG and the dodos that I talked to couldn't give me a straight answer and said they would research it and call me back. Needless to say, I didn't get a call back.

    Anybody know the answer to this question?
     
  2. Professor

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    My understanding is if you are on shore, the applicable shore license is all you need. In a boat you need the applicable shore license and a river stamp from the other side of the river. This advise could also get you a big ticket.
     
  3. ib12fish

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    I just got back from the lower river and if you fish from a boat you need a river stamp on your CA fishing lic but if you fish any of the lakes on the AZ side you need a AZ lic. The stripers are bitting really good at night on the river.
     
  4. the hook

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    If the lake is part of the river, like martinez, the stamp should be good as long as you are in your boat. Write that in sand.
     
  5. mooningu

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    If you're only fishing from shore on the CA side, then no you do not need a river stamp.

    If you are in a boat then yes.
     
  6. ISLAND BOUND

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    Go to a DFG office and buy a colorado river stamp, they are only a few bucks. Not exactly sure if you need it to fish from shore, but I usually get one when I buy my lic anyway.
     
  7. Sluester

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    I asked the local Warden down there about this. He said with a ca fishing license and the stamp you can fish either side of the river..and you can fish any back water and from shore. The border is split down the middle. $3 stamp ain't shit.

    If you fish the reservation you have to buy a separate license from them.
     
  8. hugothefishguy

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    that is corect mike if fishing from shore you only need ca. lic. if on a boat you need a special colorado river stamp if you fish from the indians property you need a lic from them.be carefull because some parts of the river that you think is california its actually arizona, be safe and just buy the triple stamp.
     
  9. Spiltbeerpirate

    Spiltbeerpirate Newbie

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    Thanks! I was most concerned with what to do when on Indian land. As I figured I should just keep buying the Indian lic. which ends up costing about $20 for the weekend. But I go about 3 times a year, so that adds up. All well, I mostly go to camp and get away, fishing is just a bonus.

     

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