Thursday, October 7, 2010

While the rest of us fish for stockers ...

John Plog displays a couple 7-pound salmon he hauled in on a trip to Ketchikan, Alaska, on Sept. 14.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Some boat ramps closing down for season, none local for now

DENVER, Colo.--Boat ramps and watercraft-inspection stations at two popular impoundments, Jumbo and Turquoise, have closed for the season and other boat ramps across the state will be closing soon. Seasonal closures will remain in effect until inspections for invasive mussels and other aquatic nuisance species resume next spring.

Hand-launched, non-motorized watercraft, such as kayaks, canoes, belly boats, sailboards, rafts, float tubes, windsurfer boards and inner tubes are permitted and will not be affected by the closures.

Loveland area waters like Boyd and Horsetooth will remain open until late November, weather and water levels permitting.  Lake Grandby inspections will be shutting down Oct. 31.  Here's a link to the DOW's website about inspections:

Alan Anderson wins club tournament. Again!

Alan Anderson, who won the 2008 tournament at Flatiron Reservoir, came out on top again on Tuesday, Oct. 5, with a winning stringer of trout of 48 inches.  He received the revolving Grand Champion Trophy from last year's winner, Dominic Scavullo.

Leland Carpenter  was second with a total catch of 45 1/2 inches, and Bob Roelofz was third with 31 inches.
Prizes included cash for the winners of $50, $30 and $20.  
Photo by George Kral

Friday, October 1, 2010

Don't miss the annual Club Fishing Derby Tue Oct 5

Grab your cans of corn and a handful of nightcrawlers! The 4th annual club fishing derby is set for 8 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Oct. 5, on the banks of Flatiron Reservoir. (NOTE CORRECTED DATE)

Cash prizes will be given for biggest and smallest fish and for the longest stringer of fish.  The winner gets his or her name engraved on the revolving trophy, won last year by Dominic Scarillo, who also earned the right to be chief cook at this year's free picnic to follow.  There's no entry fee and no charge for the food!

The rules are simple:  any legal form of fishing is permitted, but you're limited to one pole and a single hook, according to derby organizer Frank Zupanc.

Flatirons is part of Larimer County Parks and Open Space, so there's a fee for entry.  To carpool with someone who has a park permit, meet at the southeast corner of the K-Mart parking lot by 7:30 a.m.