Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Warm, sunny weather drew thousands of youngsters to downtown Loveland for the annual Halloween Family Fun Festival and the club's "fishing" booth. An unending line of costumed fairies, superheroes and witches waited for a chance to catch the candy and Colorado Parks & Wildlife badges and whistles dispensed by delighted club volunteers organized by Karol Stroschein.
The Loveland Fishing Club is donating $1,500 to the Loveland Fire Rescue Authority to help equip a newly certified rescue diver. The award is in memory of club members Dale Owens, who drowned in a Sept. 3 accident while fishing on Blue Mesa Reservoir, and the late Dominick Scarillo, who was rescued by Loveland firemen in 2013 when his canoe capsized on Rist Benson Reservoir.
The grant will defray costs to equipment a diver with the wetsuit, drysuit and other gear for lake rescue efforts. "The club has limited financial resources, but this is something we felt would be an important enhancement to water safety in our community," said Club President Bill Prater. "Since Dale's tragic death, we've been more concerned than ever over minimizing the risks involved in our sport. And this seemed an excellent way to honor the memory of our two friends Dale and Dom."
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Our friends at http://fishexplorer.com have added a page dedicated to fishing in the state directly to our north, a good source of information for anyone planning a trip. Here's the link: http://www.fishexplorer.com/wy/.
If you're unfamiliar with the site, take a look around and then sign up for membership. Established in 2006, Fish Explorer has information on more than 1,100 lakes and rivers in Colorado, California, Florida, Texas and now Wyoming. It also has regular articles by knowledgeable anglers.