Friday, July 19, 2013

Club outing to Swift Ponds Thursday, Aug. 15

Our friends with Colorado Youth Outdoors have invited us to fish again at Swift Ponds north of Windsor, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 15.

Fishing is catch and release only; barbless hooks recommended.  You're free to fish at any pond on the facility; in the past we've kinda scattered all over the place.  Fishing can be very good, especially for largemouth bass.

The facility has restrooms and a drinking fountain, but you might want to bring drinks and a picnic lunch.  Thanks to Dave Boyle for making the arrangements.

Annual picnic is Tuesday, Aug. 20

This year's picnic will be at the covered picnic area at Old Fairground Park; your spouse or significant other is welcome. We need to get a headcount to make sure we have enough food for everyone, so if you didn't already sign up at Friday breakfast, please let George Kral, know you're coming.

Steak, chicken, corn and other good things will be served beginning at 5:30 p.m., but you're welcome to come from 3:30 on. Bring your own knife and fork. Tom Boesch is in overall charge of the event; John Gwinnup is lining up volunteers to bring in their grills to cook the meat, and Tom Miller is again providing everyone with fresh-picked corn from his garden.

Also, please bring a dessert, hot dish or salad, enough to serve 5 people. If you're last name begins with A-G, please bring dessert; H-O, a hot dish; and P-Z, a salad.  The club will provide the rest.  We'll be under the group pavilion.  Note the picnic is in lieu of our usual monthly meeting at Chilson Center.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Little girls and fishing

 The club had another great time with Loveland Girl Scouts on Tuesday, July 16 and Wednesday, July 17, at their annual Jamboree at Lon Hagler.  We hosted more about 120 girls, demonstrating techniques where needed and generally enjoying the giggles and occasional fish