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Free Salmon Dinner!

Guest Blog by: Robby Richardson 10/16/2012

The kokanee salmon spawn at Roaring Judy Hatchery has begun!  Every friday through October, there will be a salmon give away of 10 fish to every person with a fishing license.  The give away starts at 9 a.m. and lasts until all of the fish that were spawned over the week are given away.

This give away has been going on for many years and draws people from all over the state as well as several from neighboring states such as Utah!  If you want to be sure to get your 10 salmon, show up early.  Most give aways have cars lining up on thursday night to be first in line!  If all of the cars go through and there are still fish left, you can go through again and get 10 more salmon along with a special 20 fish possession voucher.

Come take advantage of some of the best eating fresh water fish in Colorado!

Sport Fish Colorado and Ice Fish Colorado was created in late 2009 by Robby Richardson. Robby has had an intense passion for fishing and the outdoors since he was first able to walk. His grandpa was a great outdoorsman and his father took him fishing quite often as a child. As Robby grew so did his passion for fishing and in high school he began fishing as much as he could in between school and the sports he played. It was at this point in his life that he decided he would like to help other people enjoy the sport he loved so much and that guiding would be the best way to do that. Robby then attended college at Western State College in Gunnison where he found himself in the epicenter of many great fishing and outdoor opportunities! He immediately fell in love with this part of God's beautiful county. The following summer, he was blessed with a job as a fishing guide working for the concessionaire at Elk Creek Marina. This was his first guiding experience, but he immediately took to the responsibility of helping people have fun catching fish! Over the next four years Robby built up his clientele base guiding out of Elk Creek Marina on Blue Mesa and Morrow Point Reservoirs. Unfortunately, there were several factors limiting the flexibility of Robby's goals as a fisherman and a fishing guide so in the fall of 2009 with the help of his mentors and friends, Linnie and Konrad Krauland, he started Sport Fish Colorado. Robby is very thankful to God for blessing him with this opportunity! Robby's vision for Sport Fish Colorado and Ice Fish Colorado is to continue to advance fishing and ice fishing in the beautiful state of Colorado by providing as much information and instruction possible in an effort to help fishermen and fisherwomen of all experience levels build their confidence as anglers. He strives to do this by teaching and putting into action the latest techniques and technology so that they can succeed and have fun using these tools and techniques with him and on their own. After all, fishing is all about having fun and enjoying God's beautiful outdoors!
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Member comments
JKaboom, CO   10/17/2012 7:35:17 AM
That's pretty neat thanks for the info - I never heard of this.
 
cookster, CO   10/17/2012 8:21:13 AM
Last year they gave out 4 fish instead of 10. Not worth the drive from eastern colorado.
 
Tbubb, CO   10/17/2012 3:21:12 PM
Wish they had one a little closer to home... I think that it is GREAT that they choose to salvage the fish instead of toss them out.
 
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