Friday, June 22, 2018

An excellent time to hit the streams

Terry Wickstrom is reporting that this year's river conditions are far superior to this time in recent years, with runoff peaking early in most streams.  You can read his complete report in the June 20 Denver Post:

Boat motor running rough?

Here's a suggestion for Boat People:  Walt G, Dennis K and I were talking at Friday breakfast about gas additives, after I had trouble with a flooded motor. 

Dennis referred Walt to a friend, who confirmed that Star Tron was a fine gas additive, that really cleans up foul stuff in the engine, and has a stabilization good for two years rather than the usual one.  It's available in a number of places, including Wal Mart and Bass Pro that we know of.  He also suggested switching your boat motor to ethanol free gas - 87 or 91 octane, as a way of reducing water in your gas.  One place that carries it is a station west of Berthoud on West Mountain, just east of 287.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Charlie needs our prayers

Long-time club member Charlie Higgs has undergone surgery for stomach problems. Rick Golz reports he is in Intensive care at Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Senior Derby planning session set for Friday, June 29

From:  Ray Park & Warren Wolf -----------------------------  Derby Chairman

We will have a short meeting for all Committee Chairman and Committee members on Friday, June 29, 2018 at 2:00 PM in the Cherrie Room at Chilson Senior Center.

All factors of this year Sr. Derby will be discussed. We will try to keep the gathering around an hour. All members are welcomed and look forward to all idea's. If you have seen something within the Derby you do not like, lets see if we can change it.

Committee Chairs:

Warren Wolf,  Keith Gentry,   Ray Park ---------     Senior Facilities Contact
Keith Gentry -------------------                                  Registration
Tom Boesch -------------------                                  Food 
Barbra Ding ----------------------                               Food Handling and Distribution
Arnie & Karol Stroschein  -----------------                Prizes
Bill Prater ----------------                                         Photo's
George & Skip Kral ----------------------------            Poles and Equipment
John Gwinnup -------------------------------                Chairs
John Grady ------------------------------                      Out side Fire
Dennis Keisey -----------------------------                   Signs
Tom Miller -------------------------------                       Fish Cleaning & Measuring
Dave Johnson --------------------------                      Traffic Control
Ray Petersburg & Dave Boyle ----------------------- Golf Carts    ( Only if Needed )

Thursday, June 14, 2018

First Girl Scouting went well; another one Tuesday!

June 12 was the first Girl Scout angling day at Swift Ponds, and our first venture without the usual live bait went well, though a bit slow.

We did learn that fishing with small (1/32 and 1/64 oz.) jig heads - tied directly on the line and below a bobber - cut down drastically on fish mortality.  We used a variety of artificial baits, including Gulp minnows, maggots and trout worms.  Minnows seemed to work best for girls who actively cast and retrieved their baits versus simply watching for a bite, with white maggots seeming to attract bluegill as well.

We had a great turnout of club members, allowing us to spend quality time with the girls, and your help will be needed again Tuesday, June 19, at Colorado Youth Outdoors' Swift Ponds.  Fishing begins at 9:30 and runs through 12:30.

Fishing Club volunteers and Girl Scout anglers. Photo
by Don Knudsen

Friday, June 8, 2018

Karol's having a potluck star party!

 Loveland Fishing Club members are invited to Karol's House for a potluck star party.

Date:  Saturday, June 23rd, 2018                 
Time:  3:00 p.m until sometime well after dark……..
Address:  11040 Flatiron Mountain Road, Loveland, CO 80537
This is just above Flatiron Reservoir, West of Carter Lake.
Potluck:    Bring a side dish or dessert for pulled pork please.
Karol will be supplying the pork, drinks, service, napkins, etc
Also bring a chair and a blanket because it might be cold.
to Karol 970-308-2126 Cell
or email her at
If you have a telescope (either solar or stellar) please bring it, since there are pretty dark skies up there.

Girl Scout fishing Tuesday at Swift Ponds

Our annual outing with the Girl Scouts at Swift Ponds takes place this Tuesday, June 12, and Tuesday, June 19.  DATE CORRECTED. Your help is needed to make this a memorable experience for the girls.
Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.  Try to be there by 9.  Poles and such will be provided; enter through the main gate and you'll be directed to where we'll be fishing.  For more information contact Dave Johnson,

Directions:  Take Interstate 25 north to Windsor Exit 262, turn right onto Highway 392. Take Highway 392 east to County Rd. 5, turn left onto County Rd. 5. Take County Rd. 5 north to County Rd. 36 (Ketchter Road). Turn Left onto County Rd. 36, the Swift Ponds gate will be on your left.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Horsetooth smallies

Horsetooth is fishing very well these days, as attested by Wayne Denbar and one of a fair number of smallmouth brought to boat Wednesday.

Photo by Bill Prater

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Jumbo walleye

Barb Ding, left, and Kathleen Barker display some recent extractions from Jumbo Reservoir. 
Photo by Dan Barker