One of the most peaceful ways to spend summer afternoons is out on the water trolling for fish. The serenity of the river or lake, coupled with the challenge of fishing leads to a no brainer of summer pastime. Signal family member, Chuck Winters, shares his favorite parts about summertime fishing excursions.
When did you start fishing?
When I was 7 or 8 years old. I recently rekindled my passion for it.
Where do you normally fish?
Living in western Colorado gives me a lot of options, but lately I have been exploring the Grand Mesa National Forest. It has over 300 lakes and streams with 125 fishable ones.
What stokes you out most about being out there?
The sounds of nature, the thrill of the catch, knowing where my food comes from and the walks into some of these places are worth it alone.
What is the biggest fish you’ve ever caught?
Northern pike when I was growing up in Northern Minnesota. It was around 20lbs!
If you could fish with anyone in the world who would it be?
With my Dad and Grandfather in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness of Minnesota, just like we used to. Its going to happen next summer with Dad. I will also definitely fish with Gramps somewhere.
Best/ worst parts about fishing:
Its all good!! Someone once said "A bad day of fishing is better than a good day at work!"
Full Name: Chuck Winters
Goofy or Regular? Regs
Snowboard Stance? +15, -15, 22.5 inches
Favorite snowboard? That's a hard question to answer as a collector with 35+snowboards. Last season I fell in love with the Yup. Fast, playful, floaty along with being quick, and clean turning. Other than that my Epic is a pow slayer, love jibbin around on my Lib Boxscratcher and its always a good day on my 92 Craig Kelly.
Home Mountain? Last season it would have been Loveland.
Dream Snowboarding Destination: Hokkaido, Japan and the European Alps