Saturday, November 23, 2019

Ice Fishing Tournaments Scheduled in North Park (Delaney Buttes, Lake John and Cowdrey Lake)

For those of you interested in tournaments there are two for Ice Fishing in North Park. January 11-12, 2020, which is Saturday and Sunday, at Lake John and Cowdrey Lake. $75 for largest fish taken every hour. $1000 grand prize. Entry fee is $30
On February 1, 2020, Saturday, there will be a tournament on North, South and East Delaney Buttes Lakes. That will also have $75 for largest fish every hour and a $1000 grand prize. Entry fee is $30 as well.
Prior registration by email, , or register at Moose Creek Cafe.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Dee update! Steadily getting better.

Since breaking her right pelvis a month or so ago, Dee Mikulak is making steady progress toward recovery. Pat reports she is now getting around with a cane. We all wish her a speedy recovery.

Monday, November 18, 2019

Annual Nonresident Wyoming Fishing License

For those of you that want to extend your geographic fishing area and want to include Wyoming a Nonresident Annual Fishing License costs $114.00. The daily fee is $14. That means if you go more than 8 times or do a few multi day trips you should buy an annual license. You can also purchase a Nonresident Five (5) Day license for $56.00. Anyone under the age of 14 can fish for free.

One nice thing about the annual license is that it is good for a calendar year from the date you purchase it just like a Colorado State Parks Pass. My license for this year expires on 31 Dec 2019. The annual one I purchased today has a start date of Jan 1 2020 and expires on 31 Dec 2020 so they basically appended the current one which is exactly what the Laramie Fly Shop told me would happen when I spoke with them last week.

Happy fishing,

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Maybe last chance for 2019 open water! Let’s go fish Monday

The way this fall is going we could have a blizzard by Thursday. So let’s hit Rivers Edge on Monday.

The bite has been good early, so think about sucking it up and be on the water around 8:30. Take your choice, Dragonfly, Bass Sandpiper, Jayhawker, on the bank or in your float tube. I for one will be on Jayhawker.

Sunday, November 10, 2019

A busy day on a quiet pond...

So there I was, on a peaceful unnamed pond showing Wayne Baranczyk how it's done, landing and of course bragging about my huge 21-inch rainbow. Unfortunately, he countered an hour later with a whopping 23 inch rainbow, after a fight from a float tube that went on about 10 minutes. I've not posted a video here before, but let's see how it looks.

Friday, November 8, 2019

Kelsey lands a whopping big largemouth

Dennis Kelsey hauled a 4-inch bluegill out of Loveland's Dragonfly Pond on Oct. 25 - which doesn't sound like such a big deal until you hear he traded that little panfish for a 22 1/2-inch largemouth bass.

"I hooked the bluegill behind the dorsal, dropped it in and waited," Dennis recalls. "I didn't have a landing net, so I had to get down on my back and finally landed it."

If my math is correct, that big bass measured 114 percent of the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Master Angler criteria for a largemouth, 18 inches, which puts Dennis in contention for a finish near the top of this year's Loveland Fishing Club Angler of the Year award.

It may also put him in contention for recognition as Loveland's Toughest Angler. I for one would have given a bag of Gulp Minnows to watch him gamely thrash around and then return to fishing getting back to that walker of his...