Sunday, June 21, 2015

Float tubing Tuesday June 23 at Horsetooth

Lou Colton, Jim Roode and Bill Prater plan to scare the smallmouth population at Horsetooth into submission at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 23.  Short notice, but join us if you choose.  With the current water levels, there should also be decent shoreline fishing.

Just meet at the Marina Bay boat ramp; no boat sticker is needed unless you use a motor but there is a $7 access fee.  If you come later, we shouldn't be hard to find.

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Great day at the 2015 Kids Derby

Threatening thunderstorms never materialized Saturday and northern Colorado kids and their parents turned out by the hundreds for a memorable day at the 2015 Loveland Police Fishing Derby.

More than 500 young anglers registered, and many caught fish.  Winner of the top prize for biggest fish, a 15-inch rainbow trout, was 8-year-old Ariana Pendon of Denver.  Sidney Bray, two months shy of two-years-old, might have won for youngest angler, but earned a rod and reel, tackle box and tackle for the smallest trout, a 9-incher.

More photos will be posted soon.  Great job, everyone!

LFC derby coordinator Larry Seib, with 8-year-old Ariana Pendon.

Little Sidney Bray, winnrer of the prize for smallest trout, had to wait until after her nap to get the news aboout her win.  

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Loveland Police Kids Fishing Derby is Saturday

Let's be out at North Lake Park Duck Pond by 7 a.m. Saturday to get things ready for the kids.  The derby will run from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. but you know the grizzled derby veterans will be out early to stake out the best spots.

The derby, sponsored by Loveland Police, is for kids under age 15.  Larry Seib, former Loveland Police Chief, is the club's tournament chair this year.  As always, no license is required for them or their parents, and it's free.  The club will handle event registration, provide loaner tackle, run the free raffle and measure the fish.

  • Colorado Youth Outdoors will provide education and instruction on how to clean and cook fish, and fry up the kids' catch.   
  • Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers will provide education and leadership in Colorado law and fishing ethics. A new demonstration area will be available for everyone to practice and learn new skills before hitting the pond.
  • The Loveland Kiwanis are at the event to provide family-priced food. All proceeds will be used in Kiwanis children's programs in our community.
  • Colorado Fraternal Order of Police Lodges 27 and 52 will provide FREE child identification cards. These are valuable cards to keep updated information on your child. Please register your child the day of the event before they begin fishing. Registration areas are located at the west parking lot Loveland High School and Shelter #2 on the west side of the duck pond. For more information, call 962-2229