Category Archives: Colorado Outdoors ‘Quick Tips’
Fishing with bait is one of the most productive methods for catching fish. It’s also one of the most popular. According to surveys conducted by Colorado Parks and Wildlife, nearly half of the state’s anglers fish with bait. In this “Quick Tips” video, you will learn how to set up a slip-sinker rig for bottom fishing with worms and Powerbait, and how to suspend bait off the bottom using a bobber.
Spincast reels are popular with beginning anglers because they are easy to operate, and they are available in relatively inexpensive rod and reel combinations. In this Colorado Outdoors “Quick Tips” video, you will learn about the different types of spincast reels and how to cast them.
The Colorado Fishing Atlas is a great new tool brought to you by Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s GIS Team. In this Colorado Outdoors Online “Quick Tips” video, you will learn how to use the Fishing Atlas and see an overview of the main functions and features.
Colorado’s big lakes and reservoirs tend to attract the most angling attention, but small suburban lakes and ponds offer great fishing, hours of fun and often provide great belly boating opportunities. In Belly Boat Bassin’ – Part 2, Jeff shares tips that will help both first time and seasoned anglers locate and catch bass in Colorado.Read more
When Colorado Parks and Wildlife Engineering Design Technician Jeff Nielsen isn’t working on the latest construction project, he’s probably fishing out of a belly boat at one of many small ponds or gravel pits on Colorado’s northern Front Range.Read more
Colorado’s archery season may be four months away, but practicing your shooting skills should be a year-round discipline. In this video, hunter education instructor Jim Gilmore demonstrates the proper form for shooting a compound bow. Although shooting techniques may vary slightly among archers, following these basic fundamentals will ensure that you develop consistency and accuracy in your shooting.
For further information about Colorado’s archery-hunting opportunities, purchase the 2012 Colorado Outdoors Hunting Guide. This issue features “Archery Advice,” an in-depth article with tips and strategies from some of the state’s top bowhunters. Included is advice on selecting bowhunting clothing and equipment, shooting techniques and tips to make your big-game hunt more successful. To order the 2012 Hunting Guide, back issues or to purchase a yearly subscription to Colorado Outdoors, call 1-800-417-8986.
Experienced waterfowl hunters understand the importance of using a natural-looking decoy spread to bring ducks within shooting range of the blind. In this video, you will learn about some of the different types of decoys that are available and decoy strategies to pull in even the wariest, hunter-savvy ducks.
Colorado Outdoors “Quick Tips” Videos
Duck decoys are an essential tool for every serious waterfowl hunter. But organizing floating decoys and keeping anchor lines tangle-free is a constant challenge. In this video, you will learn how to setup and breakdown your decoy spread quickly and easily–all while keeping your hands warm and dry on blustery days. This innovative decoy-anchor system is based on the popular Texas-style rig but with a Colorado twist.
Of all equipment carried afield, the daypack is one of the most important yet overlooked hunting items. In this Colorado Outdoors “Quick Tips” video, Jim Bulger, Parks and Wildlife hunter outreach coordinator, discusses items essential to every big-game hunters’ daypack.