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Photo by Dave Buchanan

Dan Wieckert of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, paddles to shore Monday for a lunch break while fishing Kitson Reservoir on Grand Mesa. Wieckert said he chose Grand Mesa after seeing a Google Earth image of all the lakes available to fish.

The last hook

As Labor Day weekend approaches, time’s running out to fish Grand Mesa

Iron-gray clouds and water the same color, the latter made even more obscure by a quick breeze from the southwest, greeted angler Dan Wieckert when he arrived Monday morning at Kitson Reservoir on Grand Mesa.
Wieckert, however, had driven his pickup camper nearly 2,000 miles from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, so a little wind wasn’t about to stop him from fishing.
“It’s my first time in Colorado, I usually head to Montana,” said Wieckert, an IT specialist back home. “I looked on Google Earth and saw all these great lakes to fish and figured I’d missed this place long enough.”


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