West Denver Trout Unlimited


September 13, 2021

Help Wanted for Fall Conservation Projects

by: Ed Calmus

Sunday, Sept 26th
Empty mono-filament recycling canisters at Georgetown and Clear Lake, download data logger on South Fork Clear Creek. Collect limnology data at Georgetown and Clear Lake. Hike into Herman’s Lake and collect limnology data. Herman’s Lake is barren but there is a chance to catch Greenback Cutthroats in Herman’s Gulch. The hike to Herman’s Lake is about 3 miles. If volunteers do not want to do the hike into Herman’s Lake there is always fishing at the inlet to Georgetown – the browns and rainbows should be running out of Georgetown Lake.
Contact Keith Greenwell to get involved.

Tuesday, Sept 28th
River Watch and macro-invertebrate samples in Clear Creek canyon. Contact Dennis Wiles.

Tuesday, Oct 5
Download data logger on Chicago Creek (above Idaho Springs Reservoir), collect limnology data at Idaho Springs Reservoir and Chicago Lake #3. This is about a 4 mile hike with the last mile off trail. The reward is a chance to catch decent sized rainbows at one of the few high mountain lakes in Colorado with rainbows. If the hike to Chicago #3 is too far there is the option of fishing Idaho Springs Reservoir. Contact Keith Greenwell.

Sunday, Oct 10
Download Data loggers at Beaver Brook (about a mile walk on a service road to above Golden Reservoir)
West Chicago Creek (< ¼ mile)
Soda Creek (roadside)
North Fork Clear Creek (roadside)

Rick Dornfeld will download data loggers at Woods Creek and two sites on Jones Pass. He’ll also empty mono-filament recycling canisters at Urad Reservoir. Fishing at Urad for Brookies, Rainbows, Cutts and Tiger Trout. Rick has not set a date for this project. Contact Rick Dornfeld to get involved.

There is also a possibility of assisting USFS and CPW is stocking greenback cutthroats in the West Fork of Clear Creek. Probably during the week of Sept 20th. We will send an email as soon as the date is confirmed.