Thursday, December 7, 2017

Holiday meeting is 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 19

As always, no formal agenda for the December.  We'll run over the possibilities for club officers, head for the cookies and coffee, and then have our annual gift exchange.

Remember, if you want to participate, get something (new) for about 10 bucks, and wrap it up but don't put your name on it.  We have a kind of raffle to decide who gets to pick first.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Road trip to Bruces! Wednesday, Dec. 6

It's early December, a time when Norm Englebrecht starts getting hungry for Rocky Mountain oysters.  Which means it's time for one of the club's most cherished traditions:  a road trip to Bruce's!Spouses are encouraged to come along on this one; assure them that alternatives meal choices exist, but the big draw is All-You-Can-Eat Oysters.  Image result for Rocky Mountain Oysters

The plan is to gather at the southeast corner of the King Sooper Parking Lot off Lincoln Avenue and 29th Street at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3, and carpool to Bruce's, a half-hour or so northeast of Loveland.  Or just meet us there about noon.  It's a pretty big place, but we make up a pretty large crowd, so let Norm know whether you plan to join us.

DIRECTIONS:  Take I-25 to Harmony Road in Fort Collins (38E toward Timnath) and head east about 7 miles to Severance.  Look for Bruce's on the left.  Or take Colorado 392 through Windsor to U.S. 85, then go north about 4 miles to first street in Severance.  To read about what you're getting into, click here.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Time for a new LFC hat!

It's been nearly 15 years since charter members got a hat with the Loveland Fishing Club logo.  Most are getting kinda dirty and worn.

So get yourself a new one!  George Kral has lined up a local embroiderer to create some flashy new ones.  You have a choice of three styles - one with a bass, a walleye or trout.  Cost is about $25.
Contact George as soon as possible - Friday at breakfast, or click here to e-mail him.

Here's what they look like (plus the club logo on the front)

Friday, November 24, 2017

Boyd about to shut down on boating

Tom advises that the last day for trailered boats at Boyd Lake will be this Thursday, Nov. 30.  That leaves Lon Hagler and I guess Boedecker between now and spring.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Last day for Horsetooth, Carter boating will be Sunday, Dec. 3

That'll be it for the season, folks.  The Horsetooth South Bay ramp and North ramp at Carter will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, except for Thanksgiving. 

No definite date has been set for Boyd, where boating remains open seven days a week at least through November. 

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Fishing! Friday Nov. 10 after breakfast (and on Thursday)

Okay, last week at Carter worked pretty well:  good turnout, reasonably good trout fishing.  Kind of a rotten week, but the forecast looks good for Friday. 

Want to try Carter again, or somewhere else?  We can decide at breakfast - or discuss on the Facebook page.  Click here.  If you don't have a Larimer park pass we can carpool.

Wayne and I are heading to Windsor Lake around 10:30 a.m. Thursday if anyone wants to join us.  We'll meet by the boat ramp, a few blocks north of downtown.

Friday, November 3, 2017

Fishing after breakfast - let's do it again

Per our earlier discussion, about a dozen of us fished Carter Lake after Friday's breakfast.

We didn't demolish the local fish population but everyone caught at least a few, no one fell in, and a chilly morning turned into a beautiful day. So a throw a pole in the truck again next Friday and, weather and spouse permitting, let's do it again.

Open to suggestions on where, but Carter seems like a good option. Or perhaps Rivers Edge? Follow the discussion on the Facebook page.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Fishing after breakfast Friday­čśĺ

It’s supposed to be downright balmy Friday, so let’s go fishing. I’m thinking Carter Lake, recently stocked with trout, but we can finalize that at breakfast.  There’s a Larimer County Parks entry fee, but some of us have permits, and we can carpool.

So bring a pole and your favorite bait to breakfast. If we do settle on Carter, we can gather around the boat ramp on the northeast end of the lake.  Questions? Drop me an email by clicking Here.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Want to fish after breakfast on reasonably warm Fridays?

Richard asked at our October meeting whether anyone was planning a Carter Lake bank fishing trip anytime soon.  I don't think there was, but it raises a reasonable follow-up question:  While we wait on the lakes to freeze over, should we try our luck from the bank after breakfast, weather permitting?

We could try:

  1. Rivers Edge or the Recycle Pond, right down the road from Perkins
  2. The north end of Carter Lake, off the boat ramp
  3. Boyd Lake marina bay
  4. Horsetooth, South Bay or maybe the outlet.

We could plan a regular Friday outing and then decide yes or no at breakfast.  If it's to Carter or Horsetooth we could carpool for those lacking a Larimer County parks pass.  Just bring your pole and some worms (and maybe a folding chair for you old-timers) to breakfast and maybe put it to good use.

Any interest?  You can't respond on this blog, but I'll move the conversation to the Loveland Fishing Club Facebook page, and hope for some comments.  If you haven't signed up yet, e-mail Jim Roode with a request to be added.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Fishing in a steady, icy rainfall, Don Knudsen caught only a single fish during the Loveland Fishing Club's annual tournament Wednesday, but the 17 1/4-inch largemouth earned him bragging rights, $25 and his name on the club's rotating trophy as top angler.

John Gwinnup also earned $25with the largest non-bass of the day, an 8-inch crappie.

Temperatures hovered around 50 degrees throughout the morning, but we had a strong turnout and a great time at Swift Ponds, as guests of Colorado Youth Outdoors.

2017 tourney winners - John, left, and Don.  That's Leland Carpenter, last year's winner, in the background.