Every once in a while Lake City receives a note of notoriety and I have just discovered a most interesting one. On the east side on Gunnison Avenue just down the street from Dan’s Fly Shop is a placard stating that the tree beside which it stands is the largest narrow leaf cottonwood tree in the state. This is very amazing considering the number of large cottonwoods in Lake City alone. If you are out for a stroll be sure to wander by this majestic old tree and wonder, as I do, how old it actually is and how it has survived the many changes that have come to Lake City over those many years.
Current Fishing and Weather Conditions
Our very hot summer has suddenly given way to cloudy skies and misty days and shivery cold mornings. Shorts and tank shirts have been replaced with long pants, sweat shirts, and wool socks, We are at last blessed with some afternoon showers and are hoping that this change is a forerunner to a very snowy winter. The streams are still much more shallow than usual but are cooler, and fishing is productive for those with the patience to pursue.