Colorado Parks and Wildlife will give away kokanee salmon in Durango, Nov. 13 and 20 at 3 p.m. at the parking area on Smelter Place. The parking area is located just off County Road 210 which is located immediately to the north of the Office Depot shopping center.
Anyone wanting fish must present a valid 2014 Colorado fishing license. Kokanee are currently being spawned at Lake Nighthorse.
The number of fish each person receives will be determined by the number of kokanee collected during the spawning operation and the number of people who show-up for the giveaway.
People interested in receiving fish should bring a small cooler. Most of the kokanee are from 10 to 13 inches in size. This tasty fish can be filleted; many people prepare them in a smoker.
Kokanee are a freshwater, land-locked sockeye salmon. It is not native to Colorado but is well suited to Colorado's large reservoirs and is a popular game fish.
For more information on kokanee and all Colorado's fish species, go to: cpw.state.co.