Monday, January 23, 2017

2017 club officers installed

After a year as the club's Vice President, Fred Riehm succeeded Merle Boden as President during ceremonies at Friday's annual meeting.  Dave Johnson was unanimously voted in as vice president.
2017 Vice President Dave Johnson, left;
 and President Fred Riehm.

Fred Riehm, left, and Merle Boden.
Barbara Ding will continue as club treasurer and Kathleen Barker remain club secretary.  Merle becomes the club's sergeant at arms for 2017.

Norm Englebrecht is the club's member-at-large. Dee and Pat Mikulak will be Activities coordinators for 2017, overseeing club outings; while Dan Barker will be Raffle chair, aided by Norm.

President, Fred RiehmVice President, Dave Johnson
Immediate Past President  Merle Gordon
Treasurer, Barbra Ding
Jim Roode presents Angler of the Year
award to Dave Boyle.

Secretary, Kathleen Barker
Government Affairs chairperson, Jim Roode
Member at large, Norm Englebrecht
Friends of the Big Thompson, Walt Graul

Activities chair, Dee and Pat Mikulak
Program chair, Dave Boyle
Kids Fishing Derby chair, Keith Gentry
Senior Derby Chair, Ray Park, Keith Gentry
Advertising/public relations, Tom Miller
Historian, Skip Kral
Banner Keeper, Dennis Kelsey

Raffle Chair, Dan Barker
Publicity, Bill Prater
Volunteers of America, John Grady

Webmaster, Editor, Bill Prater
Inventory, Jim Visger

Saturday, January 14, 2017

CORRECTION ON annual dinner time

The annual January dinner and election meeting will be held on January  20, 2017, with dinner service beginning at 5 p.m. at the Chilson Center.  

Annual  2017 dues are now due, so please remit to Barbra Ding.  This dinner meeting includes your spouse as a free guest; others at an additional $5 per person payable at the door.

Friday, January 6, 2017

Ice fishing outing to St. Vrain State Park set for Monday, Jan. 9

We'll be heading out about 9:30 a.m. from the northwest corner of Sam's parking lot on U.S. 34.  There's an admission fee to the state park, so you may want to carpool.  We'll probably start at Sandpiper Pond, one of the first after you enter the park.  It's located just east of the I-25 and Colorado 119 junction; the entrance to the park is about a mile west of I-25.

Not sure how the fishing will be, but the ponds are pretty heavily stocked and they're easily accessible.  You can park quite close to the ponds.  Questions? Call me at 970-988-9174.

Carpooling to Denver Sportsmen's Expo Thursday, Jan. 12

Anyone interested in traveling together to the Expo should meet at the northwest corner of Sam's Thursday.  We'll leave together no later than 10:30 a.m., probably returning by 4 or so.

Admission is $15 but we've got some $3 discount coupons; parking at the convention center is $12.

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Show time! Bat Show, Sportsman's, Fly Fishing show this month

Three large outdoor events - the Denver Fly Fishing Show, Boat Show and Denver International Sportsman's Expo -- are coming in January.  The fly fishing show and boat show are both January 6-8 and ISE is January 12-15.  

Here's a link to Denver Boat Show.
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And here's Denver International Sportsmen's Expo

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Ice on! Terrific day of fishing at Dowdy

Wednesday was the first day of ice fishing season for the Loveland Fishing Club, and each and every angler who made the journey to Dowdy Lake caught a mixed bag of at least 20 rainbows and brown trout. Unfortunately, that was only Dave Boyle and Bill Prater -- but the two of them steamed up the ice, with pretty much nonstop action during the three-hour outing.

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Dave with the first fish of the 2016-17 season.
They found about 7 inches of solid ice, calm, snowy conditions - and not another angler on the lake. Here's Dave, with the first fish of the ice fishing season.

We could have wished for a better turnout, but next time we'll give more warning.  Just a great day to be out before the cold settles in again.  
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Bill Prater

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

First ice fishing of the season! Wednesday, Dec. 13 at Dowdy

Short notice, but the cool gang is heading to Red Feather Lakes Wednesday to pester the first fish of the ice fishing season.  If you want to join us, meet at the K-Mart parking lot at 8 a.m.

Bring your ice cleats, as the lakes are reportedly very slick.   

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Ice fishing tournament again in 2017 at Boyd Lake

For the third straight year, Tightline Outdoors is hosting an "Ice Addiction Tournament at Boyd Lake.  It's be Jan. 7, and the entry fee will be $40, with more than $15K in prizes and cash to be given away.  Time and other details to come.

Last year they pre-drilled more than 400 holes in the ice just east of the jet ski ramp; few fish reported, but they had great prizes.  Here's a link to the Tightlines website:

Boyd is just the closest tournament to Loveland; others will be scattered throughout the season and throughout the state.  Here's a link to the schedule:

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

While the rest of us watched fishing shows and football...

Pat Weller was taming this beautiful rainbow at Twin Buttes.  He reports using "a fly rod using an egg pattern.   Very windy and cold wading!"

Monday, November 28, 2016

Holiday meeting is Tuesday, Dec. 20

As always, no formal agenda for the December.  We'll run over the possibilities for club officers, head for the cookies and coffee, and then have our annual gift exchange.

Remember, if you want to participate, get something (new) for about 10 bucks, and wrap it up but don't put your name on it.  We have a kind of raffle to decide who gets to pick first.

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