A couple of weeks ago we had “kids fishing day” here at the refuge. Once a year several of the national parks host this event.
Here at Monte Vista a pond was pumped full of water and 750 rainbow trout were brought in. The kids were allowed to keep 4 fish and if they caught a ‘tagged’ fish, they got a prize. The turnout this year was low and less than 100 fish were caught. We also had a fishing day for the local nursing home and a day for disabled kids. The refuge will no longer pump water into the pond and, we have been told, the water level will drop about 10 inches a day. So, the whole point of this story is, we get to fish all we want!