A man waist deep in water holding a silver fish and his fishing rod

Available fishing waters are: Pretty Water (limited hours during waterfowl season, October-February), Cibola Lake (6,500 acres) and 1,080 acres of the Colorado River and the Old River channel. Fishing is permitted March 15-October 1, unless otherwise stated. Powered personal watercraft are permitted only on the main channel of the Colorado River (no wake zones at all other sites). Available freshwater species include largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, striped bass, crappie, tilapia, channel catfish, flathead catfish and bluegill.

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Cibola Fishing and Boating Brochure 2022-2023

Fishing and boating are permitted in designated areas during specific times of the year subject to the regulations provided in this brochure, the Refuge’s general brochure, and Title 50, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) and state fishing regulations.

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