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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Okay, it's nearly December, and the ice fishing season is nearly upon us.  Probably a week or two away in the high country; I just saw the post below on http://fishexplorer.com.

I suggest we hope for a continued cold spell, and maybe run to Dowdy or, even higher, Chambers Lake, in a week or so.  We can get the ever-optimistic Norm Englebrecht to go onto the ice fish to check for thickness, and maybe Merle to check for slippery...

Anyone been out to River's Edge or elsewhere this week?  Bill

11.26.16 from: Eric9375
Hiking in the area and stopped by Dowdy. There is thin ice on the West side and in the coves. Open water more in the middle (I didnt check by the dam). Punched through with my spud bar measuring 1/2-3/4 inch by the shore. A good cold spell week and it should be ready. Be safe out there! Bring all your safety gear including a buddy.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Mark your calendar: Nov. 17 for Bruce's!

Okay, nearly time for one of our most popular Loveland Fishing Club trips - Bruce's, for all-you-can eat Rocky Mountain Oysters.  Other deep-fried delicacies also available.

Norm Englebrecht is organizing the trip.  Most of us are carpooling; meet by 11:30 at the Orchards King Sooper's parking lot off 287 and 29th.

Directions:  Take I-25 to Harmony Road in Fort Collins (38E toward Timnath) and head east about 7 miles to Severance.  Look for Bruce's on the left.  Norm's been taking names of planned attendees.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Senior Derby volunteers

I just edited this photo to send to Mike Scheber and thought others might like a copy.  You should be able to download.  Just right click with your mouse and then choose save.  Bill

Meetings set for review of plans for Horsetooth, Pinewood, Carter and Flatiron


Planning for the Next Generation

Larimer County is embarking on a plan that will guide the future management of the County Reservoir Parks and The Ranch Events Complex.
Through a simultaneous effort, Larimer County will be completing The Ranch Events Complex Master Plan and the Larimer County Reservoir Parks Master Plan/ Resource Management Plan update. 
Public open houses will be held from 5:00 pm- 7:00 pm at the following locations:
  • Wednesday, November 16, 2016, Chilson Center, Large Meeting Room, 700 E. 4th Street, Loveland
  • Thursday, November 17, 2016, Larimer County Courthouse, Hearing Room, 200 W. Oak Street, Fort Collins
More information can be found on the county's website, http://www.onegreatcountytoplay.com/

Monday, October 24, 2016

Fishing Derby pond partially drained for storm water project

The Duck Pond at North Lake Park has been drastically lowered in preparation for new storm water pipes running under 29th Street, but Loveland Parks and Recreation is hoping to have it refilled before the 2017 Loveland Police Kids Fishing Derby.

David Bothel, Loveland Parks and Public Ground Supervisor, said the pond still has more than 12 feet of water at its deepest point, and the release of water “was over a period of time through a smaller drain in the bottom of the overflow tower to help minimize fish loss.” 

Friday, October 14, 2016

Bank fishing Monday, Oct. 17 at Riverbend, Fort Collins

The club's finest anglers will be meeting at 10 a.m. Monday in the parking lot of Riverbend Ponds on the northeast side of Fort Collins (see map), weather permitting.  We may go to another nearby pond so call Bill after 10 at 970-988-9174.  The ponds hold a variety of warm water fish; we'll be trying for whatever swims there.  Bring your lawn chair.  

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Friday, October 7, 2016

Help with our booth at the Oct. 29 Halloween Fun Fair

One of the most popular booths at the annual Halloween Family Festival is the club's fishing game, and your help is needed.

We get together between 8 and 9 a.m. for setup, and the costumed kids stream in from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Karol Stroscheim is organizing our booth, and looking for help throughout the morning.  See her at breakfast for signup, or contact her with the hours you'd like to work.  

The festival is in the parking lot just south of the Loveland Museum, 5th and Cleveland.  

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Restoration underway at Pella Crossing open space

Work has begun to rehabilitate Pella Crossing, a popular Boulder County open space property west of Longmont extensively damaged in the September 2013 flood. 

Prior to the flood, Pella Crossing's ponds offered some of northern Colorado's best bass and bluegill fishing.  Crews from Fischer Construction Inc., the Weld County-based company that is Boulder County's general contractor for much of the project, have started the reconstruction that's scheduled to continue through the fall and winter and be completed next spring, according to Boulder County's Parks and Open Space Department.

Pella Crossing, which lies on either side of North 75th Street south of Hygiene Road, has been one of the few county parks to remain closed since floodwaters surged in the St. Vrain River corridor three years ago.
To see the entire Boulder Daily Camera article on the restoration, click here.