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Ralph Price Reservoir Fishing Program

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2020 Ralph Price Reservoir Fishing Permit Sale Delayed

The annual sale of 600 fishing permits for Ralph Price Reservoir at Button Rock Preserve has been delayed this year. The permits, which are only able to be sold in person, traditionally go on sale on a first-come, first-served basis beginning April 1 each year. This year, both sale locations—the Memorial Building in Longmont and Lyons Town Hall—are currently closed for public health concerns related to COVID-19.

Ralph Price Reservoir, Longmont’s primary water supply located two miles within Button Rock Preserve, is open for fishing by permit only from May 1 - October 31. A new sales date for fishing permits, as well as the opening date for the fishing season, will be evaluated and announced later.


License & Permit Required

A Colorado Parks & Wildlife fishing license is required at all City of Longmont fishing areas. An additional, special permit from the City of Longmont is required at Ralph Price Reservoir inside Button Rock Preserve. See details below on cost and purchase options.


2020 Ralph Price Reservoir Fishing Permits

Annual Permit

See information at the top of the page. The 2020 permit sale is currently on hold. It is unknown at this time whether the fishing season will be able to begin on May 1 as planned. Check back with this webpage for updates.

Special Notes

When licenses are available, anglers may purchase up to four Ralph Price Reservoir fishing permits (annual or daily), but must present a current, valid Colorado Parks & Wildlife fishing license for each permit purchased; no photocopies or online receipts will be accepted.
                                   
Youth 15 years or younger may fish at Ralph Price Reservoir without a City of Longmont permit provided they are accompanied by a valid, Ralph Price Reservoir fishing permit holder.


Colorado Parks & Wildlife Regulations for Ralph Price Reservoir

  1. Possession and bag limit for trout shall be two trout.
  2. Tackle restricted to artificial flies and lures only.
  3. Fishing is prohibited from November 1 through April 30 each year.
  4. Boating and all floating devices are prohibited.
  5. Bow and spear fishing is prohibited.
  6. Fishing shall be prohibited on the dam and around the reservoir as posted.
  7. All Tiger Muskies less than 36 inches must be returned to the water immediately.

Visit the Button Rock Preserve webpage to see general preserve rules and regulations.

If you have additional questions, please contact Parks,Open Space & Trails.

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