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Hester Boy’s Fishing Trip, 2018 Vallecito Reservoir, Colorado

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 07-08-2018


The top picture was made in 2013 from Croll’s Cabins. The bottom picture is from 2018. The reservoir is down 32 feet this year. Management let water out to do some maintenance expecting a large snow melt  and it never happened this year. So, not a lot of water but same amount of fish and they were hungry. Our fishing trip was very successful.

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That is really a dramatic difference. I bet you had to go along way to launch your boat. I wonder how much snow pack it will take to return the lake to its normal level. I suppose the fishes are closer neighbors to each other now. It’s no wonder they’re hungry. They must attack the hook in packs.

Coal Fire was the same. It was just closer to the way it must have been when the Choctaw roamed over it as a happy hunting ground. Only Mrs. Davis was the latest new one to have died (at 94). You probably new her in 1954 as Miss McDaniel, you know, the lady who taught all of us what little math we ever learned. The 1978 class celebrated their 60th anniversary. This is Bob Cummins class (and I believe, Kenneth). Our 60th comes next year. Yeh! Preacher Jack (House) is still going strong at preaching. He was in the ’78 class. All of the others looked about the same, just older and more feeble.

We left the big boat at the marina and the 2 two man boats just down the road a ways but we had to walk about 300 yards to get to them. It was still a lot of fun……Glad you enjoyed the reunion. Don sent me some pictures. He also sent me an email about Mrs. Davis…She taught me as well in a couple of classes.

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