West Denver Chapter Trout Unlimited
Board of Directors has decided that, in order to take part in any chapter-sponsored or chapter-organized event, all participants must sign in advance the liability release form provided below. A parent or guardian must sign on behalf of any minor participant. The chapter member leading the event is responsible for providing release forms to all participants. They are to be signed prior to the event, and retained by the event leader as custodian. Click here to download the Liability Release Form and deliver to the event leader.
Want a Fishing Buddy?:
If you want to find a Fishing Buddy, or volunteer to be one if asked, contact Gil Hassinger by calling him at 303-980-5616 or emailing him at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Last year we conducted a survey to see what the Chapter members were interested in. One of the suggestions was to have more fishing trips that were close to town and only a day long, similar to the Fishing Buddies program that Gil Hassinger runs. So we‚have started a Facebook Group called “WDTU Fishing Trips.”
When you join this group, you can post messages saying, for instance, that you want to go fishing on the South Platte next Wednesday and wonder if anyone would like to join you. Or you can ask what flies are working on the Arkansas. Or you could tell about the success or lack thereof on a recent trip. There is actually no formality involved, just a way of chatting with fellow Chapter members.
If you are interested in joining the group, you will need to join Facebook (http://www.facebook.com) if you are not already a member. Then we will have to become Facebook Friends (email@example.com) and I will add you to the group. Hopefully this will lead to a lot of great fishing trips this summer.
Grand Teton Camping and Fishing Trip
Several members of WDTU are taking a camping and fishing trip to Grand Teton National Park and are inviting members who are interested to come along. The dates are Tuesday, July 17 through Sunday, July 22. We will be camping at Colter Bay campground which is a National Park Service campground run by Grand Teton Lodge Company. We chose it because it has tent sites PLUS shower facilities. Here are some other details:
1. Colter Bay is close to the Snake River for fishing AND has a number of hiking trails nearby. We’re told that there are plenty of other fishing opportunities in the vicinity.
2. While there are no reservations available, if we arrive before lunch time we can most likely get a space.
3. There are over 1,000 camping sites in Grand Teton National Park, and they don’t often all fill up.
4. If Colter Bay campground is full we can drive to a nearby campground and stay one night and come back to Colter Bay in the morning.
5. You will be responsible for your own transportation, food, campground costs, etc.
6. Our plan is to leave very early in the morning, probably around 3:00am, in order to get a campsite. We should be there by 12:00. You don’t have to leave at the same time as us; you can come later (or earlier for that matter).
Grand Teton Lodge Company’s phone number is 307.543.2811. The Colter Bay website is http://www.gtlc.com/lodging/gtlc-campgrounds-colter-bay-village.aspx, and the National Park website is http://www.nps.gov/grte/index.htm .
If you’re interested in participating in the trip, contact Randy Cordova at 3/940-5997 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.