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Not that I don't like you all here, your all a great bunch of guys, but aren't there any Colorado Women Fishermen sites or forums? I have been looking and looking for one, and i know that i am not the only woman who loves fishing. All i can find are sites for Womens Pro Bass, Womens fly fishermen, and Im neither so probably would not relate too well on the boards.
 

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Koni-My girlfriend fishes out of my boat once in awhile-does that count? But honestly, she doesn't get all that excited about fishing, mostly she reads in the boat and takes in the scenery. Sometimes I'll hand her the rod with a fish on but even then she's pretty ho-hum about it. You're unique!!! 8) Ed
 

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well if anyone does know of any sites let me know. I did meet one lady last year who loved fishing too and had done some ocean fishing before. Im just not a bass pro and have never tried fly fishing. Thanks.
 

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Women fly fishing is very big in this state, and I think thats pretty much where it ends. The rest of the fisherwomen dont seem to need to segergate themselves from the men when it comes to regular shorline or boat fishing.
 

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Hey Koni

My lady has been getting into fishing. Last year she was excited enough to stay on the lake with me until we came home with unusually dark tans. This year she's already begged me to buy her a personal fishing rod. She says that now she's got the hang of it, she wants her own equipment instead of using my stuff.

She already caught her 1st fish of the year at Barbour Ponds near Union! That made me a happy man!!

I'm sure there are many more fisherladies out there. But just none who have found this site besides you. Plus, I think you are a little more addicted to fishing than other women which is great!
 

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Im not trying to segregate myself here. Really. I love this fourm and to talk about fishing. I ramble on at home about fishing all the time. My husband likes to fish but he is not addicted to it like i am, which is wierd, as it is usually the other way around in most households. Im happy to be here, really, I was just wondering where all the women were who like to fish.
 

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The reason I started fishing is because my mom took me to the lake every other weekend, or down to the platte for some night catfishin. My dad fished too but just not as often he was workaholic so he would only fish on family camping trips or if he went on boyscout trips with me. But my mom's entire family were weekend warrior fisherman every weekend out on the boat or the river, so I fished lots growing up.
 

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I see more and more female anglers on the water everytime I go. No slouches either...these gals can fish! I did some research as well and there are in fact mostly women flyfishing groups, workshops and the like.

I see a few ladies on bass water with spin-gear so my guess is they hang out at some local BASS clubs. The guy to gal ratio is probably 10 to 1 but I am sure you can find a gal-pal willing to join you on the water.

What kind of fishing do you like to do? Maybe we can generate some interest in that area. Get the ball rolling.

Here are a few bass clubs that I know of (if you are interested). Sorry I can't give first hand knowledge of these, maybe some other folks can provide more info.

http://www.dalyadventures.com/dnvbass/dnvbass.htm

http://www.coloradobassfederation.org/milehibasspioneers/

http://www.coloradobassfederation.org/
 

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mattsabasser,

Thanks for the website info. What kind of fishing do i like to do? Well, i like to fish for wipers for sure, and catfish, but it's exciting when you catch some of the other types of fish too, and my goal this summer is to learn how to fish for walleye. I've caught one bass, and that was by accident at Chatfield, on a crawdad tail. I like to fish for fish that put up a good fight, i use mainly live baits, or muscles, shrimp and that sort of thing.
 

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I did that once on the Cape Fear in North Carolina didnt know what to expect. The Catfish "GUIDE" (I call him that not because he was a guide but because he fished the river since he was like 2 and knew every inch of that river in NC) I was fishing with him and he asked if I wanted to try something fun. Having about a 6 pack of beer in me (Army days use to drink too much back then) I said yes probably way before I should have. He pulled his boat up onto a sandbar and had me get out then explained he wanted me to put on some neoprene gloves he handed me slide out on that log over there and reach under the log and grab the catfish that was under there with my hands. I of course laughed at him and he said watch. Sure enough he walked up there and explained to me that he was simply and slowly moving his hand under the log tell he found the Catfish, I was still thinking he was full of crap. He said its mouth will be open just lip it like you do when your taking the hook out. and with that he snatched this catfish out from under the log and it was probably a little larger then 10lbs. I ofcourse had to try this.
He found another log he thought was good, and out on it I went. I reached under there and sure enough there was a Catfish under there and it was huge (Never saw it, and my woman says it gets bigger everytime I tell the story but it was a big one) when I grabbed its lip, just like when we take the big Flatheads off in the boat. It pulled me off that log and into the water so fast it wasnt even funny I didnt even have time to say OH $%*^!!! Of course the guy I was with wasnt saving my life he was laying on the boat laughing so hard he almost fell out of the boat. I dragged my soaking wet butt to shore and climbed back into the boat. He said he forgot to tell me about that part by accident.
He then told me when they were younger they use to use meat clevers and just drive the hook into them, back before all that "hippie conservationist stuff happened" (edittted a little) One thing I miss about NC the backwoods oldtimers they use to crack me up. I guess I made them chuckle a few times here and there too.
 
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