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Post By: anglerwannabe      Posted: 6/5/2020 8:30:39 PM     Points: 57539    
ok my apologies for yelling.. but this is a great weekend to stay home and watch TV. do chores, hang out and play video games...

First weekend of June is free fishing weekend. Don't need a license or anything. Pretty much everywhere is extra jam packed with people.

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If that isn't enough to keep you home.. check out the weather reports for your areas you like to go. Pretty much everything I'm seeing is 20 to 30 MPH sustained winds across CO for both Saturday and Sunday.. here in the Springs we're supposed to have gusts up to 70 MPH

Seems like a good time for my truck to get a hand washing.
 Reply by: team FMFO      Posted: Jun. 5, 8:54:12 PM     Points: 3779    
LOL Jim , you got it All right . You know where I live and the Lake and marina will be CRAZY !!! The wife and I are going to the valley to shop and eat at our favorite Mexican restaurant that just re-opened. :)
 Reply by: bron      Posted: Jun. 5, 9:15:01 PM     Points: 37348    
My plan as far as fishing. Plan on having Captain Doughball drive all over on his learners permit but no fishing.
 Reply by: team FMFO      Posted: Jun. 5, 9:17:09 PM     Points: 3779    
^^^ Awesome , have fun.
 Reply by: Smelly      Posted: Jun. 5, 9:18:35 PM     Points: 24246    
No worries Jim. I Ďm Gonna take some of brons advise . And go fish a local spot he suggested. Looking for the highly prized , and much sought after. Rubber lipped, trumpet mouth golden fish . Donít anticipate much company . But who knows?
 Reply by: Bubba02STi      Posted: Jun. 5, 10:52:22 PM     Points: 515    
We may try and get some sunrise fishing in Sunday if the winds havenít picked up again from Saturday. Betting most people who will be out for the ďfree weekendĒ arenít your typical anglers and wonít bother until late morning at the earliest.

If things donít play nice we might go for a bike ride the wash The Yeti. Anything to make an excuse to not do hard work.
 Reply by: bobcats92      Posted: Jun. 6, 12:23:03 AM     Points: 333    
I got one of those time-delayed slots to enter Rocky Mountain NP tomorrow at 8am. I'm thinking maybe local travel bans might keep the tourist riffraff out of the way, lower-mid level lakes might be thawing (thinking Sprague, Dream, Moraine Park), fish could be getting hungry and no one has been up there for could either be amazing fishing or could all still be iced over. Can't cant any fish if you line isn't in the water! Will report back. I'm thinking the NP might have a couple less worm dunkers out for free fishing weekend...

 Reply by: Hawaiian Punch      Posted: Jun. 6, 5:23:33 AM     Points: 7473    
My fishing buddy's going out,but I'm going to pour B.B.s and tie crawler harness on the back porch. NWS got nothing nice to say . . ,.
 Reply by: anglerwannabe      Posted: Jun. 6, 5:31:34 AM     Points: 57539    
these are not temps but the wind forecast for today! lol
 Reply by: Hawaiian Punch      Posted: Jun. 6, 7:05:02 AM     Points: 7473    
I'm in Arvada and it is dead calm . . . . .only time will tell.
7:04 am Sat
 Reply by: A10FLYR      Posted: Jun. 6, 8:32:41 AM     Points: 44    
Chatfield at 7 am, 48 mph wind!!
 Reply by: Hawaiian Punch      Posted: Jun. 6, 9:26:57 AM     Points: 7473    
9:20 . . . . .And the wind cried Mary!
 Reply by: phidoux      Posted: Jun. 6, 9:30:14 AM     Points: 6079    
We're at jmart as I type 86* 24mph winds at 930 am and only going up on both. Just going to sit in the rocking camper and watch the tents go flying past. I do feel sorry for them though.
Tomorrow dosent look any better.
 Reply by: anglerwannabe      Posted: Jun. 6, 5:00:07 PM     Points: 57539    
Don't know about anyone else. But wind is insane here right now
 Reply by: Anteroman      Posted: Jun. 6, 5:54:15 PM     Points: 5167    
It is very windy off and on in South Park, if your headed in this direction bring your 1/2 ounce jigs, the 1/4ís wonít get it done this weekend!
 Reply by: bron      Posted: Jun. 6, 6:08:28 PM     Points: 37348    
It looked like a hurricane for a bit in Wheatridge. We got our errands and mowing done early because it was obvious it was coming.
 Reply by: nparker      Posted: Jun. 6, 6:12:52 PM     Points: 1802    
Good exercise in a float tube fighting the wind at N Park. Trout like wind.
 Reply by: RogBow      Posted: Jun. 6, 6:20:29 PM     Points: 1871    
Must have been quite a show at various boat ramps today.
 Reply by: Nallywacker      Posted: Jun. 6, 7:02:57 PM     Points: 105    

How was RMNP, Iím headed up that way tomorrow myself and wondering how it is? Hoping for the same as you with the time slots etc.
 Reply by: motoxxx43      Posted: Jun. 6, 9:39:32 PM     Points: 2353    
A great app for the wind is "windfinder". It has proven to be another good tool for forecasting.
 Reply by: bobcats92      Posted: Jun. 7, 3:41:53 PM     Points: 333    

It was pretty crowded. Surprisingly so, actually. Bear Lake trailhead was full when I got there at 8:45, I was the last vehicle let in and they started turning folks around.

Dream Lake-- Dream is fully thawed. Fish were pretty sluggish. Only saw one or two cruisers, no real surface activity to speak of. There were probably 15 nice greenbacks clustered up tight by the inlet stream, couldn't get any of them to take, but they were sitting in probably 2-4' of water.

Moraine Park-- The stream is totally blown out right now. Water is rushing up over the banks of the stream and the surrounding lowlying area is essentially flooded. No action.

In all, a beautiful day! A no-fish day in the park is still a day well spent.

 Reply by: JIGORNAUT      Posted: Jun. 7, 3:42:46 PM     Points: 324    
Was driving home from Big Mac 6/6/20, was in the wind from Big Springs to Denver, the closer I got to Denver the worse it got, when I hit Hudson, it was unbelievable, it was like driving inside a low level tornado, never seen anything like it, and that wasnít even the worse of it.

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