Fishing for Beginners Listing of blogs assigned to this series:
Getting ready for spring: time to study Google Earth
by B. Prater 02.09.22
It appears Google Earth has updated its satellite photos of northern Colorado. Looks like most of the composite photos were taken on clear days in June 2021, giving us an updated tool to study fishing holes from a unique perspective high overhead.
Let's argue: Does size matter?
by B. Prater 08.20.21
One of the many great things about ultralight gear is, it doesn't matter whether your intended catch is a Master Angler class whopper or a small over-achiever.
When (and if ) you should lie about fishing
by B. Prater 06.13.21
The trouble with writing an occasional fish story is, most readers wonít even agree on what kind of fish to catch, much less what to do with it afterward. (Eat that carp? or Let It Live to Bite Another Day?
The Loveland Kids Fishing Derby is back!
by B. Prater 05.09.21
Pandemic caused cancellation of last yearís derby, but volunteers led by Loveland Police are picking up where they left off, prepping for the June 5 event. Know of any other kids fishing days planned that first weekend in June?
Get kids interested and excited to fish!
by J. McFarland 03.22.21
Want your kids having fun fishing and not bored out of their minds? It's up to you to make it happen and here's a way to get started. Start here and see if your kids don't want to go more.
Stop complaining, and start fishing
by B. Prater 03.12.21
The ice is disappearing right under our feet, but determined anglers can find ways to find late winter/early spring fish. We just have to work a little harder for it than folks in warmer climates.
Your First Five Lures
by S. Brands 12.26.20
In this blog I want to focus on the first five lures you will want to add to your tackle box. These lures will catch fish of all species throughout the year when used properly!
Your First Fishing Pole
by S. Brands 12.16.20
In this second blog of my series on how to get started in fishing, I am going to focus on selecting your first fishing pole.The fishing set up I recommend for beginners is the Pflueger President spinning combo.
How to Get Started Fishing
by S. Brands 12.12.20
A new series of blogs on the subject of how to get started fishing. In this blog we will cover the topics of rules and regs and finding a place to fish.
Thank you, Mr. Watson, for taking me fishing
by B. Prater 11.25.20
Nearly 60 years ago, I got my fondest wish for my 14th birthday, a fiberglass fly rod. I hadnít a clue how to fish with it, though neither did Mom or Dad. Fortunately I lived across the street from Mr. Watson.
Making the most of a small pond Part Two: gravel
by B. Prater 06.25.20
Even before bulldozers, settlers along Colorado streams quarried rocks and sand for construction of roads and buildings. Surprisingly, many resulting holes in the ground hold decent populations of fish, and some are open to the public.
Fishing local lakes and ponds
by B. Prater 06.23.20
Options for fine fishing do exist in our gravel ponds and irrigation/water storage lakes, but anyone who tells you to just pull up to a given pond and start fishing doesnít really care whether you catch anything.
Tips on Getting your First Fly Fishing Gear
by M. Snider 06.22.20
This is an intro to beginners wanting to get into fly fishing and have no gear. Here is a list of the basic essentials, and some tips on what to look for.
Intro to Beginner Fishing Series
by M. Snider 06.22.20
Introducing a series of blogs designed for beginner anglers since a lot of people are now getting out for the very first time or picking up the sport again.
Fishing With Our Kids
by L. Tackitt 08.27.19
Two father and son fishing teams, side by side, miles apart in years.
Learning to fish like a kid again
by B. Prater 01.06.19
Truth be told, I was a much better fisherman at age 11 than at 30 or 40. Here's how you, too, can recover angling skills too often wasted on the young.