Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Delaney Ice Out Is ON! This Week!

Okay, the cool gang is headed for Delaney Buttes in search of legendary ice-out trout.
Several of us are heading up Thursday and it looks like Walt is heading up Wednesday and coming back Thursday.

If you're interested, we're lining up transportation and motel arrangements.  e-Mail Jim Roode.  We'll be staying at the North Park Inn.

The latest reports are the ice is receding at all three lakes, making the trout susceptible to shoreline fishing.  Wear your woolies.

North Delaney Buttes is Gold Medal water and fishing's pretty darned good at all three.  Special regulations apply.  Click here for more information.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Sean Dunlavy, park manager at St. Vrain State Park and a ranger at Boyd for seven years prior to that, is looking for potential volunteers to provide information to the public on the importance of catch and release and flies and artificial lures only.

"I would like to try for a weekend or two in April and/or early May when a few volunteers could sit at a table near Bald Eagle Pond (with, or without, a ranger) and explain to the public why some ponds, and the public, benefit from Catch and Release and Flies and Lures Only," he says. (Bald Eagle is the state park's catch and release only pond managed for largemouth bass.)  

He's also looking to build more "partnerships" with organizations like ours, and is willing to help promote the club when circumstances permit.  He's also looking for help with cleanup days, fishing clinics and other future events.

Interested?  Call Sean at 303-522-4602.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Pella Crossing to reopen April 14

Reconstruction of Pella Crossing on the south edge of Hygiene is almost complete. Boulder County is finishing fixing the breaches between the ponds, rebuilding the trails, and restoring the trailhead. The park will reopen on April 12 at 4 p.m. following a ribbon-cutting ceremony hosted by the Boulder County Commissioners and Parks and Open Space staff.  A guided hike follows the ceremony.  
One of the best warm water fisheries in Boulder County, Pella Crossing's five ponds were breached during the 2013 flood.  For more information click here:  http://www.bouldercounty.org/os/parks/pages/pellacrossing.aspx

Sunday, March 12, 2017

A quick update on 2017 boating

A few folks have already had their boats in the water, but high winds are mostly wiping out the advantages of unusually warm weather.

Your fishing license is good until April 1, and you can buy a new one online at this link.

Boyd Lake is open for the season, with boat ramps open daily from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.  It appears there won't be any new fees assessed for invasive species inspection in Colorado, but that probably won't be the case for long.  If you take your boat to Wyoming and now Nebraska, an annual one-time fee is assessed.

Horsetooth and Carter open April 1.  Here's the inspection and launch schedule.  Remember, at these lakes you can only launch during these hours, but you can remain on the lake after hours.

Good luck, and wear your darned life preserver.

Horsetooth Reservoir Boat Ramp Hours
Starting April 1, 2017
South Bay ramp:7 AM – 7 PM, 7 days a week
Inlet Bay ramp:7 AM – 7 PM, 7 days a week
Satanka ramp:8 AM – 4 PM, Friday - Sunday

Carter Lake Boat Ramp Hours

Starting April 1, 2017
North ramp:7 AM – 7 PM, 7 days a week
South Shore ramp:CLOSED
North Pines ramp:CLOSED