Friday, January 31, 2020

So here's where Dave Boyle's been hiding...

Got a cryptic note from our Fishing Club bud, with reports of a "Grand Slam in Sanabell. Snook,Red Fish, Trout. Plus Lady Fish."

Unless he found this snook in the King Sooper's seafood aisle, here's proof he's putting his vacation to good use:

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Good day on the ice in North Park

Half a dozen of the Loveland Fishing Club's finest braved a little cold and wind this week west of Walden, and enjoyed a good day at Delaney Buttes. Things got slower on Wednesday at Lake John, but hey, it's almost February.
Club newbie Larry Haagenson landed this chunky rainbow.

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Board meetings now starting at 9:30 a.m.

Slight change in hours for the monthly Loveland Fishing Club Board meeting:  9:30 a.m. on the Monday before the club's monthly general meeting. The change is reflected on the club calendar.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Dan Barker is 2019 Angler of the Year

With a 19 3/4-inch white bass, Dan Barker was declared Loveland Fishing Club Angler of the Year for 2019, in a year of submissions that included 11 Colorado Master Angler class fish.

He just eased past second-place winter Dennis Kelsey with his enormous 22 1/2-inch largemouth  from Dragonfly Pond.

Bill Prater finished third with a 34 1/2-inch channel cat out of Pella Crossing near Hygiene. All three were caught and released to bite another day.

The fish looked like Dan had force fed it a high carb diet in an aquarium, but as you can see below, it was tricked by one of Dan's slow death rigs while trolling Boyd Lake.  The beast measured 116.2 percent of the Colorado Master Angler criteria for white bass.

Kelsey scored his big largemouth on Oct. 25, an entry that measured 114 percent of Master Angler criteria, large enough to win most years. 

Too bad Dan didn't have a scale to weigh this fatty. 

2020 Club leadership announced

By unanimous membership endorsement, Jim Baxter will be Club President for 2020 and Doug Money will serve as Vice President.

Outgoing President Jim Visger will serve as Parliamentarian. Barb Ding continues in her role as Treasurer, and Christine Weiss as Secretary. Jim Roode will continue as Government Affairs liaison, and Norm Englebrecht as Member at Large.

Vice President Doug Money, left, and President Jim Baxter

From left, Jim Roode, Doug Money, Jim Visger,
Barb Ding, Jim Baxter and Christine Weiss.

Here is the updated list of Loveland Fishing Club and other
leadership positions for 2020

President, Jim Baxter
Vice President Doug Money
Past President Jim Visger
Treasurer Barb Ding
Secretary Christine Weiss
Government Affairs Jim Roode
Member at Large Norm Englebrecht
Raffle Chair John Gwinnup
Friends of the Big Thompson  Walt Graul
Membership Open
Activities Chair Open
Program Chair Tom Miller
Kids Derby Rick Golz
SR Derby Kathleen Barker
Advertising/pr Tom Miller
Historian Skip Kral
Webmaster Rick Palmieri
Editor Bill Prater

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Nebraska pike play hard to get

Here’s Wayne Baranczyk with a northern pike taken during the club’s north central Nebraska fishing trip this past weekend. Unfortunately it was the ONLY fish taken. Not sure what happened, but at least no one got bitten.

Monday, January 13, 2020

OK Carter Lake Wednesday

Tom, Don, Dennis and yours truly are planning to pester the Carter Lake trout population starting about 10 a.m. Thursday, not Wednesday as originally scheduled. Wind and other weather permitting (and we’re pretty tough), we’ll meet near the north boat ramp. This is open water fishing at its finest, so leave your augers at home.

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Visger doing well after back sugery

Jim is up and around, even going on a short walk Tuesday, according to Merry Rue. He's cut back on pain meds, always a good sign, and getting his appetite back.

Told you to go fishing Tuesday...

Okay, fishing was a bit slow in the morning at River's Edge, but as the morning wore on the bite got better, culminating in Jim Clune's 20-inch rainbow.

Photo by Bill Prater

Sunday, January 5, 2020

Ice and everything else looks good for Nebraska

Norm has been talking with the ranch manager and everything looks green for this weekend’s ice fishing trip for Nebraska northern pike.

The ranch will provide a stove, refrigerator, microwave and other gear, along with bedding and an outdoor grill. Club members are meeting at the McDonalds in Wellington at 6:30 a.m. Friday.

Rich is feeling better

Rich Radies is home and feeling pretty spunky.

Thursday, January 2, 2020

International Sportsman's Expos in Denver

A few of us have talked about going to the International Sportsman's Expos in Denver on Thursday January 9th. If you want to ride share, we plan on meeting at Sams parking lot in Loveland and leaving around 11 since the exposition opens at noon. A few may want to leave earlier and have lunch in Denver or somewhere on the way since that's around lunch time.

Discounts for tickets may be available at a few businesses. The Denver Post had some recently that Bill Prater grabbed. They must be getting wise to seniors since the only age discounts are for youths 15 and under!

Colorado Convention Center
700 14th St.
Denver, CO 80202

Thu..  Noon - 8pm
Fri...   Noon - 8pm
Sat..    10am - 7pm
Sun..  10am - 5pm


Adult Admission - $16.00
Active Military - Free with Mil ID
Youth 15 & under - Free!

No Pets

No Weapons, Firearms or Ammunition