“Backcountry on Ice” Fishing Event A Big Hit

The Colorado BHA chapter Denver and Boulder Groups sponsored a “Backcountry on Ice” fishing event on March 6. A group of hardy anglers met for a carpool in Boulder Saturday morning before departing to the Brainard Lake Recreation Area trailhead near Ward, and then hiked 1.5 miles through an elevation gain of 1,000 ft to Brainard Lake.

Former Colorado BHA Board member Russell Bassett took lead in organizing the event and said (in part): “Ten BHA members participated, and there were several firsts, including first fish through the ice, first trout and first fish through the ice in Colorado. Most everyone at least had a bite and two of the guys caught half a dozen fish … everyone was happy to be getting up in the mountains.”“Russ it was an amazing trip especially with such challenging weather,” Colorado BHA co-chair Don Holmstrom added. “Great BHA and outdoor adventure conversations at the Ned restaurant post-trip. Big smiles all around … Professional-level experience from beginning to end. Huge thanks man!”






Upcoming Colorado BHA (and other) events include:

  • Join Denver area BHA members for our first Pint Night of 2022 (on Mar. 10).
  • Denver International Sportsmen’s Expo (March 23-27) Volunteer Signup.
  • “Introduction to Bowhunting on Saturday, Mar. 26, in Carbondale, Colorado.
  • Colorado Fly Girls: Women in the Woods event (April 9) by Amber Leach and Chyanne Davis. Join BHA in conjunction with Tumbling Trout Fly Shop and the Pike’s Peak Chapter of Trout Unlimited for a day dedicated to trout, Colorado’s fisheries, the sport of fly fishing, and strengthening our community of sportswomen. More information to follow.
  • BHA North America Rendezvous (May 12-14) in Missoula (mark your calendars)!
  • Join Colorado BHA for our Annual Rendezvous (June 10-12): “Colorado Backcountry Hunters & Anglers 13th Annual Rendezvous.” Backcountry Hunters & Anglers: 2/7/22.


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