The Fishing Guides Alliance is working to spruce up the popular boat launch at Westbank

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The Roaring Fork Fishing Guide Alliance recently worked with Gould Construction to upgrade the boat launch on the Roaring Fork River at Westbank.
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The Roaring Fork Fishing Guide Alliance (RFFGA) recently coordinated a project to improve conditions at the Sam Caudill State Wildlife Area/Westbank boat ramp, which is one of the busiest boat ramps on the river Roaring Fork.

RFFGA President Kyle Holt coordinated a project. He said the condition of the ramp was poor, with loose and large rocks, making it difficult for guides and other river users to maneuver their vehicles and trailers in and out of the river access. .

In coordination with Gould Construction and Colorado Parks and Wildlife, three road base loads (120 tons) were added to the ramp. “The result is a smooth, safe launch that guides and river users can now enjoy,” Holt said. “Thank you to Mark Gould Jr. and his team for coordinating with the RFFGA and prioritizing this project. Thank you also to all members and associate members who contributed financially to this ramp project.



RFFGA is a local non-profit association formed by professional fishing guides to champion their local outfitting industry and give guides and anglers a voice in the community. Its service area includes the Roaring Fork and central Colorado region, as well as the Eagle, Roaring Fork and Colorado rivers. Since 2014, the organization has worked closely with Colorado Parks and Wildlife on several projects in the area, including the creation and installation of signage at the Bob Terrel State Wildlife Area/Carbondale boat launch. , spawning area closure signs on the Roaring Fork and Colorado Rivers, and fishing closure signs on area rivers during periods of excessively warm river temperatures in four of the past five summers.

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