|Services were held Tuesday for Dave Harem, who passed away Thursday, Feb. 16. Here are early arrivals from the group of more than two dozen club members who came to pay their respects.|
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Okay, maybe he was not alone in keeping us amused. Leland came across the following on YouTube:
Monday, February 20, 2017
The first time I went fishing with Dave Harem, it was 23 degrees below zero when he and I and a dozen other club members dragged our sleds onto Lake Grandby for my very first experience fishing through the ice.
The wind was howling as it’s supposed to in January in Grand County, and the fish were nowhere to be found, which sometimes happens in January in Grand County. Dave was sitting on his overturned bucket facing me, and made an observation that I treasure: “You know, Bill, I think we do things like this just to show ourselves we still can.”
Dave taught me how dead stick in one hole while ice fishing, while jigging with the other; and he and Jim Roode taught me and others how to tie a fly, in a Chilson Center class. Dang, he was a neat old dude, quiet in a group but a real talker one-on-one. And he was as tough as they come,
I remember the first time I saw him out fishing - out float tubing by himself – flipping his way through the weekend jet ski traffic on Boyd Lake. And who can forget his legendary archery elk hunt a few years ago – when he could barely walk prior to his knee replacement surgery? He somehow managed to get away from that enraged mother bear when he got between her and her cub, and come back home to tell us about it. Like many in our club, including the second club member we lost last week, World War II veteran and teacher Bob Kuhn, he was one of a kind. As Tom Miller says, “We’ve really got to enjoy our time together. You never know when things will change.”
|Above are the club’s charter members who attended the 2015 annual dinner: left, Dave Harem, Norm Englebrecht, Lou Colton, Walt Graul, Dottie Bechtel, Jim Clune, George Kral, Bob Roelofsz, Skip Kral, Tom Miller and Bob Ray.|
Saturday, February 18, 2017
Viewing for Dave will be at Viegut Funeral Home Tuesday, Feb. 21 from 6 to 7 p.m. with Rosary to follow. Mass of Christian burial will be held at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Parish on Wedesday at 10 a.m. with viewing one hour prior to Mass, with reception to follow. Cremation will follow services.
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Dave Harem, one of the club's founding members and a former club treasurer, died Thursday at his home in Loveland. He had been in ill health following surgery.
Dave is survived by his wife Mary and daughters. Funeral services are pending.
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
In our continuing drive to motivate anglers to look ahead to spring, it is good to note that the Colorado Division of Parks and Wildlife has just updated its fisheries surveys of lakes across the state, with several northern Front Range lakes updated in 2017. This includes discussion of fishing prospects, 2016 stocking and results of gill net surveys conducted last summer and fall. (For some reason there’s been no update of Horsetooth since 2013). I’m including links below to survey information updates in 2017.
Among other things, the report indicates “walleye fishing at Boyd Lake should be excellent in 2017,” with gill net survey showing walley abundance in the lake at its second highest level since the late 1970s. (2010 was better). And Rivers Edge should continue to improve.
Okay, ice is melting and the winds are howling, always a good time to read about fishing. Nebraska Outdoors, ever on top of things, has just published its 2017 fishing forecast. Among other things, they predict some of the best walleye fishing in the state will come from the Panhandle - particularly Minatare, Winter Creek and Box Butte. Best white bass prospects: Swanson, Harlan and McConaughy. I'm organizing my gear this evening. Here's a link to the report: