Sunshine Express Events

2017 Sunshine Express Miramonte Mother’s Day Fishing Derby winners:

1. 21″ Rainbow Trout, 3.59lb – Bob Engel, Norwood – $500 cash (Longest Trout)

2. 2.77lb, 19″ – Alex Sokolik, Norwood – $400 value(approx.) fish replica, Purple Heart Taxidermy, Montrose
3. 2.73lb, 19 1/2″ – Pat Schultz, Norwood – $50 gift cert., Mile Hi Greenhouse, Eckert (Sunshine Express donation)
4. 2.40lb, 18″ – Peyton Porter, Norwood – $50 gift cert., Mile Hi Greenhouse, Eckert (Sunshine Express donation)
5. 2.31lb, 18 1/4″ – John Coppolino, Cortez – $50 gift cert., Shoe Design, GJ
6. 1.74lb, 17″ – Bill Kaup, Montrose – $40 Art Print, Apothecary Shoppe, Nucla
7. 1.63lb, 16 3/4″ – Deana Goff, Mancos – $35 portable air pump, CarQuest, Norwood
8. 1.60lb, 17″ – Nicole Wolf, Norwood – $30 Tie Dye Shirt, Starr’s Guitars, Cedaredge
9. 1.60lb, 16 3/8″ – David Hogge, Montrose – $30 gift cert., Venus Studio, Nucla
10. 1.41lb, 16″ – Walter Costello, Mancos – $25 gift cert., NNTC Wireless, Nucla
11. 1.36lb, 16 5/8″ – Adam Cassidy, Norwood- $20 LED flashlight/lamp, Timberline Ace Hardware, Norwood
12. 1.36lb, 16 1/4″ – Pauline Enos, Nucla – $20 LED flashlight/lamp, Timberline Ace Hardware, Norwood
13. 1.34lb, 16″ – Steve Dunn, Ridgway – $15 Rod & reel combo, Cabella’s, GJ
14. 1.30lb, 15 3/4″ – Kelly Romaine, Norwood – $15 Rod & reel combo, Cabella’s, GJ
15. 1.27lb, 16 1/4″ – Blaine Tedder, Norwood – $15 Rod & reel combo, Cabella’s, GJ
16. 1.23lb, 15 3/8″ – Paula Riley, Nucla – $15 Rod & reel combo, Cabella’s, GJ
17. 1.21lb, 15 3/4″ – Tori Heldman, Gr Jct. – $15 pink hat, Starr’s Guitars, Cedaredge
18. 1.19lb, 15 3/8″ – Michael Rich, Nucla – $15 Rod & reel combo, Cabella’s, GJ
19. 1.16lb, 15 1/4″ – Linda Rich, Nucla – $15 Rod & reel combo, Cabella’s, GJ
20. 1.12lb, 14 3/4″ – Sam Rich, Norwood – $15 Rod & reel combo, Cabella’s, GJ
21. 1.12lb, 14 1/2″ – Valerie Heldman, Naturita – $15 gift cert., Redd’s Mercantile, Nucla
22. 1.08lb, 14 3/8″ – Adam Stegelmeyer, Mancos – $15 gift cert., Redd’s Mercantile, Nucla
23. 1.03lb, 14 3/4″ – Vanessa Velasquez, Mancos – $15 gift cert., Happy Belly, Norwood
24. 0.94lb, 14 1/2″ – Wendy Dunn, Ridgway – $15 Rod & reel combo, Cabella’s, GJ
25. 0.88lb, 14 1/2″ – Jamie Hemphill, Montrose – $15 Rod & reel combo, Cabella’s, GJ
26. 0.79lb, 13 1/4″ – Jared Hemphill, Dove Creek – $15 Rod & reel combo, Cabella’s, GJ
27. 0.70lb, 12″ – Dylan Rich, Gr Jct. – $10 box of Toffee, Ruth’s Toffee, Nucla
28. 0.61lb, 12 3/8″ – Jennifer Oria, Gr Jct. – $10 official playing cards, The Sunshine Express
29. 0.61lb, 11 3/4″ – Cody Young, Norwood – $10 official playing cards, The Sunshine Express
30. 0.59lb, 12″ – Conner Slafter, Ridgway – $10(approx value) gift cert., Blondie’s Drive In, Naturita

1st Trout – Adam Cassidy, Norwood – $15 Rod & reel combo, Cabella’s, GJ
31. $10(approx value) gift cert., Blondie’s Drive In, Naturita – random draw
31. $10(approx value) gift cert., Blondie’s Drive In, Naturita – random draw
32. $10(approx value) gift cert., Blondie’s Drive In, Naturita – random draw
33. $8 beef Jerky pack, Ray’s Good Stuff, Montrose – random draw
34. $8 beef Jerky pack, Ray’s Good Stuff, Montrose – random draw
35. $8 beef Jerky pack, Ray’s Good Stuff, Montrose – random draw
36. $8 beef Jerky pack, Ray’s Good Stuff, Montrose – random draw
37. $8 beef Jerky pack, Ray’s Good Stuff, Montrose – random draw
38. $8 beef Jerky pack, Ray’s Good Stuff, Montrose – random draw
[total prize value $1593]

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Take Mom Fishing

Popular Mother’s Day event known for great fishing and fun

Norwood, CO, 3/31/17: It’s time once again for the Sunshine Express Miramonte Mother’s Day Fishing Derby, at Miramonte Lake on Sunday, May 14, 2017, from 6a-3p, with $500 in cash and more prizes up for grabs.
Miramonte Lake, located in the Dan Noble State Wildlife Area, is approximately 20 minutes south of Norwood, Colorado, and will be the place to be for Mother’s Day.


Fishermen and women from all over the western slope as well as neighboring states show up every year to have a shot at catching the longest trout and the $500 top prize, and are invited once again to test their luck on Sunday, May 14, 2017, between 6a-3p.


“With some of the state’s best fishing, in one of it’s most beautiful and wildlife rich locations, right at the base of Lone Cone Mountain, Miramonte Lake is the perfect place for a beautiful Mother’s Day gathering, bringing together family and friends for fishing, fun and lots of great prizes!” said KingDaddy, Sunshine Express editor, publisher and event organizer, adding, “It is our way of giving back to the community and saying thanks Moms.”


“We also want to say thank you,” added KingDaddy, “to CPW for making the event possible and to our sponsor Timberline Ace Hardware in Norwood & Telluride, with special thanks to The Country Lodge in Montrose and Cabella’s in Grand Junction for their donations, as well as to all of the fine area merchants who donated prizes to be given away.”


Over $1000 in prizes from western slope businesses are up for grabs with a top prize of $500 cash for the person who weighs in the longest trout.
Only *one* trout per participant may be weighed in and all participants must possess a valid Colorado fishing license and abide by all laws governing fishing in the state.


Entry into the derby is only $10/person for any age. Entry forms will be available at the lake the day of the derby and also can be found online along with directions/map, conditions, tips and more at: sunshineexpressmedia.com/sunshine-express-events
For more information, interviews or to donate a prize contact The Sunshine Express at 970.864.2142.


Everyone is invited to join in this family fun Mother’s Day event. See you there!

[Media contact: Mikey, aka KingDaddy, 970.864.2142, westerncoloradoevents@gmail.com]

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2017 Contest Rules

All entrants must check in prior to fishing, at registration table by the 2nd boat ramp near the dam campground.
All Colorado State fishing regulations apply, 4 trout bag limit, EXCEPT that only one (1) trout per participant will be eligible for weigh-in for prizes.
$10 entry any age. Fishing begins at 6a, fish from shore or boat.
**Only one fish may be weighed in per entrant. All fish must be weighed in before 3p to qualify for prizes, no exceptions.**
Top prize awarded for the longest trout (1st tiebreaker: length of tail at fork, 2nd: girth inches, 3rd: weight). Subsequent prizes awarded for heaviest fish, 2ndheaviest and so on. Extra prizes (if any) will be given away in a random drawing during awards ceremony.

 

2017 Sunshine Express Miramonte Mother’s Day Fishing Derby prize list:

1st Trout – Cabella’s Rod & reel combo ($15)

1. $500 – cash (Longest Trout)

2. $400 value(approx.) fish replica – Purple Heart Taxidermy, Montrose
3. $50 gift cert. – Mile Hi Greenhouse, Eckert (Sunshine Express donation)
4. $50 gift cert. – Mile Hi Greenhouse, Eckert (Sunshine Express donation)
5. $50 gift cert. – Shoe Design, GJ
6. $40 Art Print – Apothecary Shoppe, Nucla
7. $35 portable air pump – CarQuest, Norwood
8. $30 Tie Dye Shirt – Starr’s Guitars, Cedaredge
9. $30 gift cert. – Venus Studio, Nucla
10. $25 gift cert. – NNTC Wireless, Nucla
11. $20 LED flashlight/lamp – Timberline Ace Hardware, Norwood
12. $20 LED flashlight/lamp – Timberline Ace Hardware, Norwood
13. $15 pink hat – Starr’s Guitars, Cedaredge
14. $15 gift cert. – Redd’s Mercantile, Nucla
15. $15 gift cert. – Redd’s Mercantile, Nucla
16. $15 gift cert. – Happy Belly, Norwood
17. $15 Cabella’s Rod & reel combo – Cabella’s, GJ
18. $15 Cabella’s Rod & reel combo – Cabella’s, GJ
19. $15 Cabella’s Rod & reel combo – Cabella’s, GJ
20. $15 Cabella’s Rod & reel combo – Cabella’s, GJ
21. $15 Cabella’s Rod & reel combo – Cabella’s, GJ
22. $15 Cabella’s Rod & reel combo – Cabella’s, GJ
23. $15 Cabella’s Rod & reel combo – Cabella’s, GJ
24. $15 Cabella’s Rod & reel combo – Cabella’s, GJ
25. $15 Cabella’s Rod & reel combo – Cabella’s, GJ
26. $10 box of Toffee – Ruth’s Toffee, Nucla
27. $10 official playing cards – The Sunshine Express
28. $10 official playing cards – The Sunshine Express
29. $10(approx value) gift cert. – Blondie’s Drive In, Naturita
30. $10(approx value) gift cert. – Blondie’s Drive In, Naturita
31. $10(approx value) gift cert. – Blondie’s Drive In, Naturita
32. $10(approx value) gift cert. – Blondie’s Drive In, Naturita
33. $8 beef Jerky pack – Ray’s Good Stuff, Montrose
34. $8 beef Jerky pack – Ray’s Good Stuff, Montrose
35. $8 beef Jerky pack – Ray’s Good Stuff, Montrose
36. $8 beef Jerky pack – Ray’s Good Stuff, Montrose
37. $8 beef Jerky pack – Ray’s Good Stuff, Montrose
38. $8 beef Jerky pack – Ray’s Good Stuff, Montrose

 

Current Conditions & Forecast

The current weather forecast for May 8 at Miramonte Lake is:

Abundant sunshine, 61°HI (RealFeel® 68°)
Precipitation 5%, wind NW 5 mph, Gusts to 14 mph

Current conditions as of April 13: Water level is good and mostly clear. Both boat ramps are open. Fishing action is reported to be already decent. Road is in good condition. Watch for abundant deer and elk on road.

Recommendations & Tips
Trout fishing at Miramonte Lake is generally best at night, however fishing is also good in the daytime. Rainbow Trout in the 12-18+” range are abundant and activity picks up after ice-off with good to excellent conditions the norm through Memorial Weekend. Be ready for the possibility of a big fish anytime, but particularly early or late in the day. Below are some of the lures and baits that have been reported to work at Miramonte Lake:
Lures: Crayfish fly or lure patterns, Kastmasters, Panther Martins, Super Dupers, Rapalas, Tasmanian Devils
Baits: Crayfish, Worms, Salmon Eggs, Power Bait (best colors: Rainbow, Orange, Chartreuse, Lime Twist, Corn Yellow)
Have you caught fish at Miramonte lately? Email your results to us!

Helpful Fishing Links:

About Miramonte Lake

Colorado Fishing Regulations

Statewide Fishing Conditions

Fish Species Identification

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How To Get Here:Driving directions to Miramonte Reservoir from Norwood:
1- Go east on CO 145/Grand Ave for 1.7 miles. 2- Turn right onto Rd 44Zs(Dolores-Norwood Rd.), follow for 13.3 miles. 3- Slight right onto L40 Rd/Miramonte Rd, follow to lake, about 3 miles.

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2016 Sunshine Express Miramonte Mother’s Day Fishing Derby Prize Winners

#1-Arnulfo(Arnold) Dominguez, Norwood – 17″, 1.47lb – Longest trout – $500 cash
2- Annie Slafter, Ridgway – 1.56lb, 16 1/4″ – Moonstone earrings & necklace set – $100 – Cowgirls, Durango
3- Levi Tatum, Naturita – 1.43lb, 16 1/8″ – G. Cert. – $50 – Sunglass Headquarters, Telluride
4- Sam Rich, Norwood – 1.43lb, 16″ – G. Cert. – $50 – Tobacconist & Lifted Gifts, Cr Butte
5- Michael Rich, Nucla – 1.43lb, 15 1/2″ – G. Cert. – $50 – Shoe Design, Gr Jct
6- Kenny Montoya, Nucla – 1.38lb, 16″ – G. Cert. – $50 – Glass Doctor, Gr Jct
7- Blaine Tedder, Norwood – 1.34lb, 15 3/8″ – G. Cert. – $35 – Uptown Salon, Norwood
8- Kelly Romaine, Norwood – 1.34lb, 15 1/4″ – G. Cert. – $35 – Notah Dineh, Cortez
9- Debbie Slafter, Ridgway – 1.32lb, 15 5/8″ – G. Cert. – $30 – Venus Styling Studio, Nucla
10- Wendy Dunn, Ridgway – 1.27lb, 15″ – G. Cert. for 1 Lg pizza – $25 – Maggies Pizza, Norwood
11- Duane Renfro, Gr Jct – 1.25lb, 16 1/4″ – Box of Toffee – $25 – Ruth’s Toffee, Nucla
12- Steve Dunn, Ridgway – 1.23lb, 15 1/8″ – G. Cert. – $25 – The Good Life Pet Supplies, Cortez
13- Darrold Pickens, Mancos – 1.21lb, 15″, tail 1″, girth 7 7/8″ – Tee Shirt – $25 – Starr’s Guitars, Cedaredge
14- Medie Greager, Norwood – 1.21lb, 15″, tail 1″, girth 7 5/8″ – G. Cert. – $25 – Hitchin’ Post, Norwood
15- Bev Montoya, Nucla – 1.21lb, 14 7/8″ – G. Cert. – $25 – Hitchin’ Post, Norwood
16- Cody Young, Norwood – 1.19lb, 14 3/4″ – Car Floor Mats – $25 – CarQuest, Norwood
17- Paula Riley, Nucla – 1.16lb, 15″ – G. Cert. – $25 – The Apothecary Shoppe, Nucla
18- Trevor Paulson, Norwood – 1.14lb, 15 1/2″ – G. Cert. – $25 – Redd’s Mercantile, Nucla
19- Linda Rich, Nucla – 1.14lb, 14 1/8″ – Kids fishing pole – $25 – Ace Hardware, Norwood/Telluride
20- Marion Rhodes, Placerville – 1.12lb, 15 1/2″ – G. Cert. – $20 – Total Image Salon, Norwood
21- Craig Greager, Norwood – 1.12lb, 14 3/4″ – G. Cert. – $20 – Pony Expresso, Dolores
22- Chester Riley, Naturita – 1.10lb, 15 1/2″ – G. Cert. – $20 – 5th Ave Grill, Nucla
23- Adam Stiegelmeyer, Mancos – 1.10lb, 15″ – Custom Golf Balls – $15 – The Sunshine Express, Nucla
24- Randy Bauer, Gr Jct – 1.10lb, 14 1/2″ – Custom Golf Balls – $15 – The Sunshine Express, Nucla
25- Joseph Stollsteimer, Norwood – 1.10lb, 14 3/8″ – Custom Golf Balls – $15 – The Sunshine Express, Nucla
26- Oren Lonberg, Nucla – 1.08lb, 14 3/4″ – G. Cert. – $15 – Happy Belly Deli, Norwood
27- Jeremiah May, Montrose – 1.08lb, 14 5/8″ – G. Cert. for SM 2 topping pizza – $7 – Dominos Pizza, Montrose
28- Woodfin Pattishall, Norwood – 1.08lb, 14 1/2″ – Toad’s Fly Box – $5 – Toad’s Fly Shop, Montrose
David Adams, Naturita – First Fish – Fishing Creel & Styrofoam Bait Cooler – $26 – Ace Hardware, Norwood/Telluride
Honorable Mentions:
29- Shelly Sommermeyer, Montrose – 1.05lb, 14 1/2″
30- Junior Ponce, Telluride – 1.05lb, 14 1/4″
31- Conner Slafter, Ridgway – 1.03lb, 14 1/2″
32- Claude Lefevre, Montrose – 1.03lb, 14 3/8″
33-John Riley, Nucla – 1.03lb, 14 1/4″
34- Deana Goff, Mancos – 1.03lb, 14 1/8″
35- Tom Maestas, Mancos – .99lb, 14 1/2″
36- Jacob Montoya, Naturita – .99lb, 14 1/4″
37- Pauline Enos, Nucla – .94lb, 14 1/2″
38- Greg Sederberg, Placerville – .94lb, 14 1/8″
39- Shantel Riley, Naturita – .92lb, 14 1/4″
40- Deborah Paraday, Norwood – .88lb, 13 1/4″
41- Kaustine Wilcox, Redvale – .85lb, 13 3/8″
42- John Coppolino, Cortez – .79lb, 14″