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Chapter Meeting: Subaru-able Venues in South Park and Understanding Native Brook Trout Resilience
May 11, 2022 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Michele White and George Valentine Present!
George Valentine is our CSU Scholarship recipient for this year.He is a Master’s student in the Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology department. George plans on pursuing a career as a federal fisheries biologist.
George will be discussing his research into brook trout resilience in their native range, the eastern US.
Drive, Park, and Fly Fish the High Country.
Many brookie fishing venues in South Park are easily accessible in a sedan type of car with public access to streamside fishing with parking, toilets, and maintained footpaths. These high alpine creeks and ponds are a great way to escape the summer fishing pressure we see at better known fly fishing venues in South Park, such as the Dream Stream and Eleven Mile Canyon. Another positive aspect of fly fishing for brookies at these higher elevations, is that the air temperature is cooler and the air quality is wonderful above the haze of smoke during wildfire season.
Michele White is a retired geologist. She owns Tumbling Trout fly shop in Lake George, Colorado and is a professional fly fishing guide. She has been fly fishing and rowing a river dory with her husband on the Great Rivers of the West for more than 20 years. She also serves as V.P. of Education for the Pikes Peak Chapter of Trout Unlimited in Colorado Springs and volunteers on regional conservation projects.