The club is open to all, but club events take place during the week and we meet at Chilson Senior Center in Loveland, CO. Our basic purpose is to fish, but we're easily distracted by the chance to work with youngsters or improve northern Colorado outdoor resources.
Matt Snider, our guest speaker at the June 21 is following up with a nice discount for the 12-month premier subscription to www.Fish Explorer.com.
At minimum you should be signed up for a free membership, which gives you access to some great fishing information for lakes and streams across the state. FxR+ gives you historic fishing reports for the same water, lets you maintain a private fishing journal, view wind forecasts, check barometric pressure history and look up moon/sun times.
Normal annual subscription is $39.95; with the discount it's $31.
Friday, June 10, from Kara Lamb, Bureau of Reclamation:
"I've gotten some questions about why Pinewood Reservoir is low while snow melt run-off is under way. The reason it is lower is because we need to maintain some operational flexibility as we prepare to finish filling Carter Lake, then switch operations over to finish filling Horsetooth Reservoir. Because Pinewood sits in the middle of the Colorado-Big Thompson Project's southern power system, it sometimes bears the burden of providing the flexibility we need as we move water around. With one unit at the Flatiron Power Plant down below still undergoing maintenance, this flexibility is even more important. As more of the upper mountain snow pack starts to melt and come down, however, we will see Pinewood start to rise again--that could be as soon as this weekend."
Kara also reports that we've reached a full reservoir elevation at Carter Lake, and the pump will go off June 11. That means a little more water will go into Horsetooth and it will see its water level elevation continue to rise.
June 7, 2011: This from Amy Ryel, Colorado Division of Wildlife:
Sumner Lake in southeastern New Mexico will be temporarily closed to boating after Quagga mussel larva were discovered in the lake's water.
State parks officials say the mussels can destroy drinking water infrastructure, and they want to prevent the spread of the invasive species to other bodies of water. Sumner Lake State Park will remain open, according to officials. Sumner Lake is the first body of water in New Mexico to see Quagga mussels, although some lakes in adjacent states including Colorado have the mussels. State parks officials will be out at all lakes across the state, spot checking boats for zebra and Quagga mussels to prevent species from spreading. The mussels clog pipes, pumps and water cooling intake valves on engines, according to the State Parks Division.
A full set of photos from the June 4 derby has been posted to the Loveland Fishing Club's Flickr account. You can look them over, download them for your own use or to send to a friend, or print. Click on this link: http://www.flickr.com/photos/lovelandfishingclub/sets/72157626767670795/detail/ Click on an individual photo to see it full size, or click on the word "Slideshow." You can also "right click" on a photo for other options, including the ability to save or print. Photos by Bill Prater.