|By Bill Prater|
- Fishing Calendar updated for April (click here)
- Carter, Horsetooth open for boating April 1 (no fooling)
- City technology park appears to include new fishing access near Jayhawk Ponds
- Patience, Spring is Coming
But they also know I read way more about the subject than folks who spend too much time near the water. That's why a recent survey of area bookstores was so personally discouraging. It seems they just don't make good fishing magazines the way they used to.
It is, in short, a wretched state of affairs for the avid angler reader, one made bearable only by the realization that spring has finally arrived, and a few fish are actually starting to bite.
Front Range water temperatures are rising slowly, but rising. Dixon Reservoir west of Fort Collins is always one of the first places to warm, since it's shallow and weed-filled. The surface temperature at the north end of the lake was about 50 degrees this weekend, and a few bluegill and small crappie were starting to hit.
There has been pretty heavy fishing traffic in the Boyd Marina inlet, but as of March 30 no water was coming in from Horseshoe; no water coming into Loveland Lake yet either. Frank Zupanc, who knows the water better than most, reports very few bites, even around usually reliable Lon Hagler. But he's optimistic, and he, John Grady and Jim Kucera have put together an optimistic angling schedule for the month. You'll find the dates on the club calendar, by clicking here. http:www.lovelandfishingclub.org
Meanwhile, attracting little attention in the proposed city purchase and development of the old Hewlett Packard property is the inclusion of 129 acres of open space - including some very interesting ponds now walled off from the public Loveland Recreation Trail by a 10-foot tall fence. To see what I'm talking about, click here: http://mapq.st/eNsdD
| -Carter Lake North and South ramps and Horsetooth Reservoir Inlet Bay and South Bay ramp, April 1 - September 30, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., 7 days a week -Horsetooth Reservoir Satanka ramp won't open until May 26, with these hours: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., closed Mondays and Tuesdays except for holidays. |
-Carter Lake North Pines ramp opens starting April 1, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., but will also be closed Mondays and Tuesdays except for holidays