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Lake: Pikeview Reservoir

2nd Annual Pikeview Kids Derby

Post By: Coloradomrg      Posted: 4/30/2015 5:13:24 PM     Points: 9181    
Hey everyone!

Mark your calendars!

May 16th
Pikeview Reservoir


Last year we started getting things ready about 7am, and finished up fishing between 11 and 12 if I remember correctly. You can go back to our post about it, or Catmans recent recollection. It really is a good time, for a great cause.

We'll have a potluck cookout afterwards for anyone who volunteers to help.

Thanks to Jim, Bass Pro has graciously donated bait again, and I spoke to Eagle Claw today who will be sending me terminal tackle and some hats to give away. I know Sportsman's Warehouse has donated a gift card, so the event organizer can use that for prizes or any other needed items.

So let's get signed up! Please keep the list going and let us know what you'll be bringing :) We had roughly 50 kids last year folks, the more hands, the better time everyone will have!

1. Coloradomrg (Dave) - Hot dogs and Chips (can bring potato salad if someone else wants to bring dogs.
2. Catman (Buck) - Grill
3. Rsrecurve (Richard) -
4. Anglerwannabe (Jim) -
 Reply by: anglerwannabe      Posted: 4/30/2015 7:22:51 PM     Points: 50256    
I'm bringing the Boss so there's no tellin what we're bringing, but there will probably be plenty of it.

I'm willing to bet Buck votes for egg rolls. lol
 Reply by: Rsrecurvehunter      Posted: 4/30/2015 9:04:46 PM     Points: 1016    
If buck votes for egg rolls, I do too!
 Reply by: Catman1979      Posted: 4/30/2015 9:15:39 PM     Points: 570    
I will cook at request fellas. You want to bring a steak, some hot links, or burgers...I can do that!

Not sure what I will cook as a main course, but I will take requests up until the last few days.
 Reply by: Coloradomrg      Posted: 5/1/2015 8:20:39 AM     Points: 9181    
1. Coloradomrg (Dave) - Hot dogs and Chips (can bring potato salad if someone else wants to bring dogs.
2. Catman (Buck) - Grill
3. Rsrecurve (Richard) -
4. Anglerwannabe (Jim) - The Boss - FOOD
 Reply by: Rsrecurvehunter      Posted: 5/1/2015 11:45:59 AM     Points: 1016    
1. Coloradomrg (Dave) - Hot dogs and Chips (can bring potato salad if someone else wants to bring dogs.
2. Catman (Buck) - Grill
3. Rsrecurve (Richard) - water and soda
4. Anglerwannabe (Jim) - The Boss - FOOD
 Reply by: Coloradomrg      Posted: 5/4/2015 1:10:28 PM     Points: 9181    
Come on folks, let's make this great event even better and make sure we have enough 'coaching' available for all the kids!
 Reply by: anglerwannabe      Posted: 5/4/2015 1:50:16 PM     Points: 50256    
agree Dave.. c'mon folks there's a ton of you here in the Springs.. it's just one day and only about 4 hours.

Bron - drag your butt down here with Bron Jr!
 Reply by: bron      Posted: 5/4/2015 2:44:14 PM     Points: 29819    
We will tentatively agree to join you guys. I can definitely bring plenty of custom baits--Elkinthebag gave me an idea for another one yesterday too.
 Reply by: zekers      Posted: 5/5/2015 6:08:02 PM     Points: 130    
Whats the scoop with the derby...details?
 Reply by: bron      Posted: 5/5/2015 6:25:02 PM     Points: 29819    
Guess I do need to know what time and what I could bring.
 Reply by: Rsrecurvehunter      Posted: 5/5/2015 7:19:21 PM     Points: 1016    
Dave will correct me if I'm wrong but as he stated, we started setting up about 7am. Derby should be from 8-12 and then we will have a BBQ for fish explorer afterwards and buck will be cooking, I love me some of bucks cooking for sure. That dude knows how to cook a feast! Bring some hot dogs and take that off Dave's plate bron
 Reply by: anglerwannabe      Posted: 5/5/2015 8:33:42 PM     Points: 50256    
say what? Last time catman cooked something for me.. it looked like it came from the movie The Towering Inferno! lol I'm convinced he was trying to kill me because I now know a couple of his secret spots.

All I know is last year it seemed like all the kids had a pretty good time and we had a pretty good time.
 Reply by: bron      Posted: 5/6/2015 6:34:09 AM     Points: 29819    
Never been to this lake. What do you target for the kids? We gonna try and get them on stocker bows or set them up for panfish with worms and bobbers or something else?
 Reply by: Coloradomrg      Posted: 5/6/2015 7:21:53 AM     Points: 9181    
1. Coloradomrg (Dave) - Hot dogs and Chips (can bring potato salad if someone else wants to bring dogs.
2. Catman (Buck) - Grill
3. Rsrecurve (Richard) - water and soda
4. Anglerwannabe (Jim) - The Boss - FOOD
5. Bron -
6. Allison (event organizer) - + 1 - Dessert

Typically we just try to get the kids on the plentiful stockers Bron. That goes for if it's this derby, or anytime I take someone there with kids.

There are a lot of stunted sunfish, though the weather will dictate if they want to play or not. There is also a chance at a decent saugeye, though the bucket brigade has messed that up pretty bad the past few years.

Last year DOW brought a little measuring trough so that we could keep record of who caught what, and 99% of the fish caught were released to see another day.
 Reply by: bron      Posted: 5/6/2015 7:26:59 AM     Points: 29819    
I'm not sure how to edit the food list--put me down for red chili please. I assume I can use a Coleman stove there. I'll make sure I have plenty of trout bait then. I'll try to put out our poles for carp if we have time and Blake and I will let the kids reel them in if we get lucky.
 Reply by: Coloradomrg      Posted: 5/6/2015 10:32:32 AM     Points: 9181    
1. Coloradomrg (Dave) - + 2 - Hot dogs and Chips (can bring potato salad if someone else wants to bring dogs.
2. Catman (Buck) - Grill
3. Rsrecurve (Richard) - + 2? - water and soda
4. Anglerwannabe (Jim) - + The Boss - FOOD
5. Bron - + 1 - Red Chilli
6. Allison (event organizer) - + 1 - Dessert

Bron, when we do the lists like this, you just copy the latest version and then paste it to a new post :) then you can modify or add to is as needed! There are some large carp in this lake... I just have never targeted them. I know carpquest (John) has done some video there.

I'm going with Allison on the 15th to get snap/swivels and split shot to round out the tackle that we need to get all the kids started.
 Reply by: bron      Posted: 5/6/2015 12:54:03 PM     Points: 29819    
Jim, if we leave our house at 5:30 like we normally do on fishing trips do you think will get there early enough to fish before the set-up? What time do the kids get there?
 Reply by: anglerwannabe      Posted: 5/6/2015 1:05:24 PM     Points: 50256    
kids show up around 8 AM

we could possibly get our lines wet
 Reply by: bron      Posted: 5/6/2015 1:34:54 PM     Points: 29819    
Good--that's my favorite time of the day for fishing. Most my biggest catches come right at dawn.
 Reply by: Catman1979      Posted: 5/6/2015 4:33:56 PM     Points: 570    
Zekers! Hope you can make it brutha, will be good to see yeah and swap some Pueblo stories and lies.

It is a kids fishing derby at Pikeview, and a cookout afterwards. As mentioned, we will be gettin' the little crumb snatchers hooked up mostly on stockers. It's pretty much a few hours outta anybodies day, and we cook it up afterwards. And as mentioned, I will be cooking, as well as cookin' up whatever anybody brings from steak to salmon I got you covered.

I still have yet to figure out what to cook as a general meal. I might get crazy and bring some stuffed flank steak :)

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It really is a blast, and the kids really do appreciate folks helping out.
 Reply by: zekers      Posted: 5/6/2015 4:57:15 PM     Points: 130    
I'll have to work out the details, but I'll try to bring my 3 tax deductions down. Sounds like a fun time! Buck, that flank steak will probably seal the deal! Once I firm up, I'll find out what you guys want me to bring!
 Reply by: Catman1979      Posted: 5/6/2015 5:09:41 PM     Points: 570    
Awesome, that would be great man! The thread will stay active up until then. They put a good event on, kids got all kinds of freebies last year.

1. Coloradomrg (Dave) - + 2 - Hot dogs and Chips (can bring potato salad if someone else wants to bring dogs.
2. Catman (Buck) - Grill, Bleu Cheese Stuffed Flank Steak
3. Rsrecurve (Richard) - + 2? - water and soda
4. Anglerwannabe (Jim) - + The Boss - FOOD
5. Bron - + 1 - Red Chilli
6. Allison (event organizer) - + 1 - Dessert
 Reply by: Rsrecurvehunter      Posted: 5/8/2015 6:17:00 PM     Points: 1016    
Buck, your making my mouth water!

1. Coloradomrg (Dave) - + 2 - Hot dogs and Chips (can bring potato salad if someone else wants to bring dogs.
2. Catman (Buck) - Grill, Bleu Cheese Stuffed Flank Steak
3. Rsrecurve (Richard) plus 1 - water and soda
4. Anglerwannabe (Jim) - + The Boss - FOOD
5. Bron - + 1 - Red Chilli
6. Allison (event organizer) - + 1 - Dessert
 Reply by: Rsrecurvehunter      Posted: 5/8/2015 6:17:22 PM     Points: 1016    
Buck, your making my mouth water!

1. Coloradomrg (Dave) - + 2 - Hot dogs and Chips (can bring potato salad if someone else wants to bring dogs.
2. Catman (Buck) - Grill, Bleu Cheese Stuffed Flank Steak
3. Rsrecurve (Richard) plus 1 - water and soda
4. Anglerwannabe (Jim) - + The Boss - FOOD
5. Bron - + 1 - Red Chilli
6. Allison (event organizer) - + 1 - Dessert
 Reply by: bron      Posted: 5/8/2015 9:34:33 PM     Points: 29819    
Am I ok for the stove? Dont want another ranger Stalin run in like Stearns.
 Reply by: anglerwannabe      Posted: 5/9/2015 4:00:42 AM     Points: 50256    
we haven't had a problem so far bron.. we set it on the tailgate of a truck.
 Reply by: Coloradomrg      Posted: 5/11/2015 7:01:33 PM     Points: 9181    
No rangers to be weary of. City utilities owns the water, city parks manages the trail and parking lot. We've had a few gatherings there, and no issues at all.

Anyone else? I'll be doing the shopping Friday for the dogs/bun/chips at Costco after my trip to sportsmans.

 Reply by: anglerwannabe      Posted: 5/11/2015 7:03:21 PM     Points: 50256    
we're bringing some boarshead brats and some nurnberger brats

1. Coloradomrg (Dave) - + 2 - Hot dogs and Chips (can bring potato salad if someone else wants to bring dogs.
2. Catman (Buck) - Grill, Bleu Cheese Stuffed Flank Steak
3. Rsrecurve (Richard) plus 1 - water and soda
4. Anglerwannabe (Jim) - + The Boss - FOOD = brats
5. Bron - + 1 - Red Chilli
6. Allison (event organizer) - + 1 - Dessert
 Reply by: bron      Posted: 5/11/2015 8:08:28 PM     Points: 29819    
Need my grill Jim or do they have them there?
 Reply by: anglerwannabe      Posted: 5/11/2015 8:12:53 PM     Points: 50256    
go ahead and bring it along my friend!
 Reply by: bron      Posted: 5/11/2015 8:50:02 PM     Points: 29819    
Okey dokey
 Reply by: nodak kid      Posted: 5/11/2015 10:39:10 PM     Points: 362    
If the weather looks decent I'd be interested in bringing my two rugrats down. Any age restrictions or registration stuff to deal with? Place is stocker heaven. Caught some bass out of there a couple weeks back. Sunnies, bass, stockers, saugeye, carp for sure in there. Heard rumors of musky in there over the years. Never seen one or know anyone who caught one though. Help out however I can.
 Reply by: Coloradomrg      Posted: 5/11/2015 10:53:47 PM     Points: 9181    
The derby is for the boys and girls club kids - though you are welcome to bring your own kids to fish also :) Mine comes along to help and to fish.
 Reply by: elkinthebag      Posted: 5/11/2015 11:19:55 PM     Points: 2088    
Might not make it to help but I can tie a bunch of leaders and hooks up so all you have to do at the lake is slip on a weight tie on a swivel, bait the hook and catch the fish.
 Reply by: Catman1979      Posted: 5/12/2015 1:39:28 AM     Points: 570    
Anything will help out Elk. Anybody that has had to fish with a large group of kiddos will know that something like that would be a huge help :)
 Reply by: Coloradomrg      Posted: 5/12/2015 6:09:14 AM     Points: 9181    
Thanks for the offer elk, but eagle claw sent over 300 snelled hooks so we can do just that :)
 Reply by: Coloradomrg      Posted: 5/13/2015 7:47:58 AM     Points: 9181    
So far the weather looks to be working in our favor. Going to be a good day all around!
 Reply by: Rsrecurvehunter      Posted: 5/14/2015 6:03:14 PM     Points: 1016    
The girls are undecided at this point

1. Coloradomrg (Dave) - + 2 - Hot dogs and Chips (can bring potato salad if someone else wants to bring dogs.
2. Catman (Buck) - Grill, Bleu Cheese Stuffed Flank Steak
3. Rsrecurve (Richard) plus Scott - water and soda German potato salad
4. Anglerwannabe (Jim) - + The Boss - FOOD = brats
5. Bron - + 1 - Red Chilli
6. Allison (event organizer) - + 1 - Dessert

  
 Reply by: anglerwannabe      Posted: 5/14/2015 6:23:00 PM     Points: 50256    
are you talkin bout you and Buck? ya'll are pretty
 Reply by: Rsrecurvehunter      Posted: 5/14/2015 6:27:58 PM     Points: 1016    
Exactly who I'm talking about Jim!
 Reply by: bron      Posted: 5/14/2015 6:36:37 PM     Points: 29819    
Oh Lord...what have I got myself into? Hope there aint a dance off at the end of this.
 Reply by: anglerwannabe      Posted: 5/14/2015 6:44:51 PM     Points: 50256    
don't ja worrie nun bron ewe r purdy two.
 Reply by: bron      Posted: 5/14/2015 7:10:58 PM     Points: 29819    
I have a good optomitrist you should meet Jim.
 Reply by: Coloradomrg      Posted: 5/14/2015 9:21:28 PM     Points: 9181    
I'll bring the sauerkraut since Scott has the potato salad
 Reply by: Coloradomrg      Posted: 5/15/2015 8:09:50 AM     Points: 9181    
1. Coloradomrg (Dave) - + 1 - Hot dogs and Chips, Sauerkraut, grill
2. Catman (Buck) - Grill, Bleu Cheese Stuffed Flank Steak
3. Rsrecurve (Richard) plus Scott - water and soda German potato salad
4. Anglerwannabe (Jim) - + The Boss - FOOD = brats
5. Bron - + 1 - Red Chilli
6. Allison (event organizer) - + 1 - Dessert

That's 11, and we may pick up a few of the other city utilities folks. I'll make sure there are plenty of dogs to go around :)

I'll bring a 10x10 pop-up shelter and a table, if anyone else has a shelter, that might be nice to have. Also, bring your own chairs folks, there is no seating at the lake :)
 Reply by: Catman1979      Posted: 5/15/2015 3:11:47 PM     Points: 570    
Wrapped up and ready! Had to cook a few up for myself. I will promise not to eat them all :)
 Reply by: Rsrecurvehunter      Posted: 5/15/2015 3:31:48 PM     Points: 1016    
I don't know if I believe that Buck!
 Reply by: Rsrecurvehunter      Posted: 5/15/2015 4:07:29 PM     Points: 1016    
Looks like the girls at coming too
 Reply by: bron      Posted: 5/15/2015 5:34:49 PM     Points: 29819    
On simmer...trucks loaded to a point.
 Reply by: Coloradomrg      Posted: 5/15/2015 7:27:47 PM     Points: 9181    
Spent some time helping Allison pick out some prizes today at sportsmanship warehouse. That was fun! :)
 Reply by: anglerwannabe      Posted: 5/15/2015 8:14:09 PM     Points: 50256    
bron.. mm that's looks like a pot on a stove.. do I need to show you what a truck looks like?

Woo hoo BP donated 6 cartons of worms.. a bunch of power bait and a couple things of wax worms... oh and two $25 gift cards.

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