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Nature & Wildlife
2017 April/May
Pg 10 - The Sunshine Express
Popular Mother¡¯s Day event
known for great fishing and fun
Norwood, CO, 3/31/17: It¡¯s time once again for the Sunshine Ex-
press Miramonte Mother¡¯s Day Fishing Derby, at Miramonte Lake
on Sunday, May 14, 2017, from 6a-3p, with $500 in cash and
more prizes up for grabs.
Miramonte Lake, located in the Dan Noble State Wildlife Area, is
approximately 20 minutes south of Norwood, Colorado, and will
be the place to be for Mother¡¯s Day.
Fishermen and women from all over the western slope as well as
neighboring states show up every year to have a shot at catch-
ing the longest trout and the $500 top prize, and are invited
once again to test their luck on Sunday, May 14, 2017, between
¡°With some of the state¡¯s best fishing, in one of it¡¯s most beau-
tiful and wildlife rich locations, right at the base of Lone Cone
Mountain, Miramonte Lake is the perfect place for a beautiful
Mother¡¯s Day gathering, bringing together family and friends for
fishing, fun and lots of great prizes!¡± said KingDaddy, Sunshine
Express editor, publisher and event organizer, adding, ¡°It is our
way of giving back to the community and saying thanks Moms.¡±
¡°We also want to say thank you,¡± added KingDaddy, ¡°to CPW for
making the event possible and to our sponsor Timberline Ace
Hardware in Norwood & Telluride, with special thanks to The
Country Lodge in Montrose and Cabella¡¯s in Grand Junction for
their donations, as well as to all of the fine area merchants who
donated prizes to be given away.¡±
Over $1000 in prizes from western slope businesses are up for
grabs with a top prize of $500 cash for the person who weighs in
the longest trout.
Only *one* trout per participant may be weighed in and all par-
ticipants must possess a valid Colorado fishing license and abide
by all laws governing fishing in the state.
Entry into the derby is only $10/person for any age. Entry forms
will be available at the lake the day of the derby and also can be
found online along with directions/map, conditions, tips and more
For more information, interviews or to donate a prize contact The
Sunshine Express at 970.864.2142.
Everyone is invited to join in this family fun Mother¡¯s Day event.
See you there!
[Media contact: Mikey, aka KingDaddy, 970.864.2142, email to:]
Take Mom Fishing!
Special project studies new strain of Rainbow Trout
DURANGO, CO: Interested in catching a 20-inch rainbow trout?
Thought so.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife is asking for help from anglers to
learn about the ¡°catchability¡± of different strains of rainbow trout
that are stocked in reservoirs.
Aquatic biologists have stocked Pastorius Reservoir with 800
of a new strain of rainbow trout as part of a special project. To
increase angler interest and participation in the project, CPW is
also stocking 100 rainbow trout ¡°broodstock¡± which are in the
16-20¡±-plus inch range.
To determine how the fish respond to bait, lures and flies, CPW
has ¡®marked¡¯ the 800 fish by clipping the small adipose fin that
is located on the backs of the fish. Starting March 29, anglers at
Pastorius are being asked to record the number of fish they catch
that are marked (no adipose fin) and unmarked (adipose fin
present) and to answer a five-question on-line survey.
CPW Needs Anglers Help