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Youth Day Camp 2014
July 31, Thursday

Selected photos from the third day of Youth Conservation and Fly Fishing Day Camp of 2014, Thursday, July 3. You may click on each photo to see a larger sized image. From the larger image, you may “right-click“ to get a dialog box to save the larger image to your hard drive.
 
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Swift Ponds Introduction with Dennis Galyardt

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Dennis Galyardt explains
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Swift Ponds guidelines
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Swift Ponds species
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Still water casting techniques

Casting at Swift Ponds

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Anna & Amy G.
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Anna’s forward cast
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Anna with Swift Ponds bass
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Colin with bluegill
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The far side of the pond
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The far side of the pond
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The far side of the pond
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Evan’s blugill
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Tyler gets a strike–Dave M. looks on
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Tyler works it in
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It’s a rod bender
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Colin has one on
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Another bluegill as Dennis G. watches
     

Chasing carp at Swift Ponds

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Tyler stalks a likely spot
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Not a carp, nice bass
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There’s one in this area
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Yep, got one on
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Can I snack while waiting?
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It will tire soon.
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Okay, I’m getting tired.
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Finally getting closer.
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Just slip this net under it.
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Nice carp.
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A smile to go with it.
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Ready to head back into the water?
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There you go.
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Meanwhile, Rob has a rod bender.
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Just a little closer, please.
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Now to the surface.
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Another good one
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Carp face
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Rob will pull up bass too
 
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Tyler stalks another carp
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Looks like another one
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Some tail flapping
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Closer to the shore
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Closer
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Almost there
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Another carp landed
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Nicely posed with rod

Group photos at Swift Ponds

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Camper group
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Camper group
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Camper group
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Camper group
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Campers and mentors
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Campers and mentors
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Campers and mentors
 

Fish sampling by electroshock and netting with Ben Swingle of Colorado Parks and Wildlife

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Ben Swingle explaining sampling
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Into the Big T
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Electroshock sampling
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Electroshock sampling
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Buckets for fish
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S small corner
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Net sampling
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Closing the net
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More electroshock sampling
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A deeper part of the river
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Spreading out
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Returning to evaluate
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Gather around
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One bucket of fish
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Buckets of fish
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Carp
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Brown trout
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Measuring board
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Sucker
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One of ten species found
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Another of ten species
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Two more of ten
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Yet another
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A diverse fish population

Restoration/Conservation Project at Centennial Park, Loveland

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Ben Swingle explains flood effects
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Ben outlines the restoration needs
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Ben describes the project
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Campers gather trees & shrubs
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Madeleine moves out to plant trees
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Planting along the bank
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Planting near the road
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Moving on down the road
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Anna puts a sapling into the ground
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Evan buries one
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Evan tamps down the planting
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Colin prepares his planting
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Carson makes sure it’s grounded
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Working the south side of the pond
   

Arapahoe Ponds

Our campers worked so quickly and efficiently that we had time at the end of the day to spend a short amount of time at the Arapahoe Ponds. As everyone was quite spread out and the time was short, we only got a few snapshots.

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Carson working a spot
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Bailey snags a bluegill
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Evan’s bluegill
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Anna’s bluegill

Last updated on 11 Aug, 2014