Post By: GoodFisher Posted: 5/21/2012 4:08:13 PM Points: 41
Hey all. Hope everyone is enjoying our spring. We returned Friday morning from a week in Florida. What a blast. Thursday the wife and I are headed up to Granby for a week of camping and fishing. I have not fished Granby except for the hardwater and am looking forward great trip. Jeremy, Deb and I are staying at the Stillwater campground and will be fishing with Kayaks. We hope to catch up with you on the water. I will give you a call when we get settled maybe Friday morning. We plan on doing dinner at your workplace one evening.
ahh florida. i love florida. used to have family in west palm. i might be heading up thursday myself to granby. usually two 9 foot pontoons one blue silver one yellow silver, both with humminbird 140c fishfinders. btw, its just as good open water as on hard water, imo. if we make it up we'll keep an eye out for some yaks. gl to ya when you get out on the water. good bring fresh sucker meat.... if you can. always helps with the jigging btw again, nice yak fishin boat.
Well the vacation was a major upset. We got there Thursday around 1:30. Found our site (#66) in the typical afternoon blowing wind 15 to 20 mph sustained with gusts of 35. oat was low 40's deg F. We comenced to set up camp when were greeted by the camp host, rather nice fellow. Well my wife asked we will call him Jim, when would they turn the lights on in the rest room, also the power for the hand driers she was told he had no idea. He then added that actually there was not hot water for showers.(This is a Federal park) They had on demand hot water heaters. installed but the pipes. and there wasn't enough plumbers to get to that for awhile. There was another building that had the h20 generator installed and there no leaks in that building but they were still waiting for an electrician to run a circuit toe the heater. When my wife asked when all the services would be continued, Jim told her around the middle of sumer. Oh! this is a federal park. By this time my wife was livid. She goes on about how she had been camping there for over 20 years, and that she had secured our favorite spot for 6 nights in December. She then asked how she was supposed to shower and his answer was take a cold shower or jump in the lake, whoo wrong answer. We left so I could calm the woman down and begged her to just deal with it and maybe it would be fun getting Stanky together for the week. Shortly after I had to use the faciltities When I went in I too noticed that there were not lights. I looked in the toilet stall to see if they were clean and My God it looked like some left oh I dont know Looked like a nasty Easter Basket with too much shredded paper in it. Grossest site I ever saw. Well I chased down Jim and asked if he knew that there was a mess in the restroom and he softly said Again, and proceded to tell me the plumber on site would fix it and as of this afternoon it still wasn,t repaired. I didn't mind the 1/4 mile walk to the fuctional restroom because I do need the exercise. The days were in the middle 40's and the winds were 15 to 20 mph sustained and 35 to 40 gusts night temps about 27 deg. Finally last night it was down to about 27 deg with 25 to 30 winds and 50 mph gusts. Let me tell you, those were the worst 3 days of camping I ever experienced. There was no way that I could possibly have enjoyed the rest of my spring vacation there. So we dragged up this afternoon. I didn't get to fish at all. I never evn took the kayaks off the trailer it was just too windy. Good news is I didn't get much sun but I came home with one hell of a windburn. Maybe now will my wife will realize she wants a motorhome.
dang goodfisher... sorry to hear that "w" word got ya and the lack of facilities... the scenery is always a great thing about that lake. i headed up too in our new boat but was greeted by the blizzard and several inches of snow. i know how it is not getting to fish.... hope ya get out in the yaks and get a mack to tow you around for abit next time eh.
Reply by: GoodFisher Posted: 5/30/2012 9:41:18 AM Points: 41
Saltyfresh, Aspen Leaf is our new favorite winter place to stay. Jeremy is always the best and will help out in all ways. I plan in making a few of my many winter fishing days two or three day fishing trips with the help of the Lodge. Moose Manor is starting to feel like home.. bratfish, no fishing when you plan for it sucks for real. I think I may ge to cherry creek friday. weather is looking good after tomorrow.