Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Our thanks to Keith and Kay Gentry

Keith Gentry, who has led the club's highly successful and rewarding support of the Loveland Fishing Derby for several years, is relocating to Sterling, CO right after this year's derby. He and wife Kay were recognized at Tuesday's general meeting with a plaque of appreciation.

Club President Jim Visger, left, presents a plaque to Keith Gentry.
(Kay missed Tuesday's meeting, home packing; so she also missed out on cookies eaten in her honor)

Monday, May 20, 2019

Thompson Schools fishing Canceled

The fishing for Thompson Schools has been canceled and will be rescheduled for sometime in September

Set aside Saturday, June 1 for annual Kids Derby

Please plan to volunteer with the June 1 Loveland Police Kids Derby.

Under the oversight of Keith Gentry, the club's role in the annual event at North Lake Duck Pond is taking shape.  We'll be handling event registration, tackle loans, measurements and the free raffles and prizes for biggest and smallest trout.

The Saturday, June 1 event opens at 8 a.m. and runs until 3 p.m.  If you've not signed up yet to volunteer, look for the signup sheet at Friday breakfasts.  This is our largest annual volunteer project, and one of the most fun and memorable.

As in years past, Colorado Youth Outdoors will be cleaning and cooking the kids' fish, and Colorado Parks and Wildlife will stock the pond with trout.  Loveland Kiwanis clubs will provide family priced food and drink and Colorado FOP lodge 27 and 52 will provide free child identification cards to children up to age 14.  The event is sponsored by Loveland Police.

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Dave Boyle outlasts a blue cat

Looks green to me, but Dave says he got the best of this blue catfish last week, using 6-pound test line and a lot of patience to get the 25-incher to the boat.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Location for Tuesday's Thompson Schools fishing

Weather looks bleak for Tuesday, so we'll let you know if there are changes, but for now we're looking to help with a day of fishing for adaptive needs kids from Thompson Valley nmddle schools.  

It's set for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, at a private pond just north of the Big Thompson River west of Namaqua Road in Loveland; enter from the Eisenhower Bridge construction site, the same as last year.

About 65 students are signed up to participate.

Check out Cindy’s Navajo smallmouth!

Walt Graul concedes he’s mostly driving the boat this week down at Navajo, stopping  occasionally to admire Cindy’s fish - in this case a big hen weighing about 5 pounds! 

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

More from Jumbo... possibly the same fish

The latest reports from the Jumbo trip are still looking good, with good fishing to go with splendid weather.
Rick Golz and dinner.

Norm, Rick and Leland with the day's catch.

Monday, May 13, 2019

Fishing looks good at Jumbo...

The walleye bite is looking good at Jumbo Reservoir, based on some early photo submissions from Rick Palmieri, aboard Norm Engelbrecht's boat. They're threatening to eat some of these...
John Grady with 11-inch crappie

Norm, pointing where to cast next, and Leland Carpenter.

Friday, May 10, 2019

Jumbo anglers - sure we believe you. But we want photos!

Looks like more than two dozen club members are heading to Jumbo next week, and looking at the prospect of balmy weather. Have to be folks taking their cell phones or cameras - and we want to see some photos. Some with fish would be nice, but let’s see what you got.

You can post directly to the club Facebook page, and we’ll add to this blog. Or e-mail toBilljohnp@gmail.com And we’ll post to this blog.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019


If the weather forcasters are accurate Monday should be a great day for fishing and Tuesday won't be too bad either at Jumbo Reservoir. Lodging will be at either the Sedgwick Antique Inn or the Budget Host in Julesberg.

I suspect that most of us already have a boat buddy or know who they are sharing a room with but without a contact person for this trip there hasn't been much information or co-ordination about that. I'll send an email to everyone on this list and anyone else planing on going that isn't on this list can contact me and I'll do the best I can to let everyone know who is with who and who needs a boat to be on or needs to share a room.

Club members going;
Dan & Kathleen Barker
Dave Johnson
George Mayes
Jim Visger
Arnie & Karol Strochein
Ray Park
Larry Seib
Tom & Judy Boesch
Richard Radies
Norm Engelbrecht
Leland Carpenter
John Grady
Merle Boden
Rick Palmieri
David Boyle
Steve Cadle
John Gwinnup
Ray Petersburg
Charlie Higgs
John Nuspl
Rick Golz

Rick Palmieri