With more that 6,000 miles of gin-clear streams and some 2000 lakes and reservoirs, Colorado is truly an angler’s paradise. Get the most out of your time on the water this year by purchasing the 2013 Colorado Outdoors Fishing Guide. This issue features tips on catching alpine brookies, Blue Mesa kokanee salmon, bruiser browns at Delaney Buttes State Wildlife Area and backcountry trout in the Maroon Bells Wilderness Area. In addition, anglers will learn how to use the “Alabama Rig,” an innovative, multi-lure fishing method. Finally, competitive angling is one of the fastest-growing prep sports. High school students can learn how to get involved in this exciting opportunity by checking out “Friday Night Bites,” an in-depth look into the world of high school competitive fishing. Subscriptions to Colorado Outdoors magazine or individual copies may be purchased by calling 1-800-417-8986.
A week later, I was back in class, learning more about how to cook wild game from professional wild game chef Jason Nauert.