Kremmling: We’re lucky; we don’t have to leave |

Kremmling: We’re lucky; we don’t have to leave

Every good fisherman has some sort of secret technique guaranteed to put more fish in their cooler than the average sportsman naively relying on fishing poles and bait.

By applying this technique in such a place where the fish are more willing than most to impale themselves on a hook, you can have a magical morning.

My dad had arrived in Kremmling with just such a technique. Actually we had learned it some 20 years ago on a family vacation during which we stopped in Utah to fish. The guy at the local bait shop shared his secret with us and we actually caught 13 trout that morning. Maybe there was something to this technique, but why had we been chosen for it?

We eventually made it back to our home where this technique was of no value.

Kansas had the wrong kind of fish. Since we were all together again in Colorado it was time to use our secret again. However the folks at the Fishin’ Hole in Kremmling not only knew our secret technique, they had several variations on it bringing it closer to perfection. They did point my dad to a well known secret place to try it out, though.

I left it to my dad and his grandson this time and the results were the same as those 20 years before. All I can say is it involves that delicate combination of air and sugar known as the marshmallow. We had eight nice rainbow trout to cook over our outdoor pit that night, naturally prepared with a secret recipe.

My father declared this morning’s spot as his favorite fishing hole and my son echoed that famous declaration, “This is the life.” Both had made similar comments yesterday at the shooting range and the evening before as we ate at the Rocky Mountain Bar and Grill.

Maybe it is not so much the activity itself as it is the perspective of a visitor that can remind us of the privilege we share in living here. It is inspiring to be reminded that somewhere people are planning to come back next year, or come for the first time, and that there is a sadness experienced by those whose visit to the Kremmling area is over. I get to stay here and I hope I never take that opportunity for granted.

I know we are in one of those times of transition between summer and fall so don’t forget the 4-H Club’s Annual Fall Craft Show and Bazaar on Saturday at the fairgrounds in Kremmling. Contact Shawn at (970) 724-0707 for booth space or more info. Please continue to send items of interest to Larry Ebersole at or P.O. Box 564 Kremmling Colorado 80459.

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