Just in case you haven't heard, which if you've been on the site any time in the last couple weeks is unlikely, the Larimer County Fishing Expo
is this weekend. While I haven't been to many fishing expos in Colorado, this one is my favorite.
-All the seminars!
All right, I know that doesn't give you specifics, but if you've been to an LCFE seminar before, you know what I mean. They are small and casual and great. You'll have a chance to shake hands and ask questions to some excellent anglers of all kinds. Dan Swanson
, Chad LaChance
, and Nate Zelinsk
y are the more well known names, and Chris Molloy
will have some good advice for fishing from small crafts. And I think all the above would agree the best seminar is the one on Sunday morning with CPW biologists. I don't know if you're like me or not, but I've been checking the CPW site several times every day waiting for the 2013 Fishery Survey Summaries
. Here's a chance to get that info from the primary source before it hits the site. Bring your questions!
Actually, a couple of 2013 Summaries are available for the Southest region. Also, the CPW website
has a new layout, and I for one like it. Check it out if you haven't yet.
One last piece of useful info is that the whole thing is FREE. Both admission and parking. Last year, I think the weather kept some folks from coming, but this weekend's forecast looks nice. So, while I know it's tough to choose going to an Expo over fishing itself, this one in my opinion is worth it.
Here's what you need to know:
Saturday, March 8, 2014
9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday, March 9, 2014
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
1st National Bank Building at The Ranch
Fishful Thinker Casting Contest
Kids Casting Contest Hosted by Centennial Bass Club
Fishing Tackle and Outdoor Merchandise Available for Purchase
Fly Casting Demonstrations Hosted by Fly Fishing Vendors
Local and State Fishing Clubs
10 a.m. Dan Swanson: Latest Technology in Fishing Sonar's
11 a.m. Chad LaChance: Falling Water Patterns
12 p.m. Nathan Zelinsky: Spring Walleye Tactics
1 p.m. Chad LaChance: Choosing the Right Baits for Any Time of Year
2 p.m. Nathan Zelinsky: Night Fishing Tactics for Walleye
3 p.m. Chris Molloy: Fishing from Kayaks and Small Boats
10:30 a.m. CDOW Biologist: Colorado Division of Wildlife Fisheries Biologist
11:30 a.m. Chad LaChance: Falling Water Patterns
12:30 a.m. Nathan Zelinsky: Spring Walleye Tactics
1:30 p.m. Chad LaChance: Choosing the Right Baits for Any Time of the Year
2:30 p.m. Nathan Zelinsky: Night Fishing Tactics for Walleye
You can visit the official Larimer County Fishing Expo website here
. There you can also find a list of vendors.
And the most current FxR thread with extra info here
I won't be able to make it this year as I'll be with family in Winter Park, but I know many Fish Explorer members will be there drooling over gear, asking questions, shaking hands, and enjoying the atmosphere.