- June 6: US Forest Service Kids Free Fishing Day
Red Feather Lakes West Lake Day-use area. Space is limited for between 50-60 kids, and each youth age 15 and younger will go home sporting a free, new spinning rod & reel. Youths must be accompanied by an adult and the whole family is invited. Those ages 16 or older require a fishing license. Volunteers are needed for this event to assist youngsters with rigging spin-cast rods, casting, landing fish, etc.
Volunteers contact Lee Evans, Event Coordinator.
- June 10: Board Meeting at 7:00 PM. Members are welcome to attend any board meeting. Check with a Board Member to find out where the meeting is being held.
- June 20: Seaman Reservoir River RestorationIn the aftermath of the High Park and Hewlett Gulch Fires, increased runoff from denuded slopes cut down many creeks and drainages in the burn areas.
One tributary to the Seaman reservoir was affected, destabilizing the creek bed and depositing tons of sediment in the reservoir. In 2012 we worked to stabilize the headwaters of this unnamed creek, and now we’re returning to help stabilize the lower reaches.
Volunteers will be hiking in just over a mile along the reservoir and then installing large in-stream rock structures to reinforce head cuts that continue to unravel in the absence of vegetation.
On-line registration of volunteers from RMF is accomplished via the WRV web site www.wlrv.org. For more information about sign up procedures, see our Conservation page although search for the June 20 date.
- June 27: Poudre/Joe Wright Reservoir. Poudre 9-4pm, then Joe Wright Reservoir for Grayling til dusk (or just meet us at Joe Wright if not interested in fishing the Poudre that day.) See our fishing page and contact Mark Miller. Fishing trip host will be Mark Miller.
Note of the Day:
Beaching a large Pacific salmon can be harmful to the fish if you plan to release it, and trying to lift a big salmon’s head at close quarters may break a fragile graphite rod tip. Guides on salmon rivers from Alaska to Norway prefer wide, long-handled nets that make the last part of the battle safe and easy for all parties involved. —Tom Rosenbauer