Twelve members of the Bassmasters Fishing Club volunteered their time in December to install ten Mossback fish habitat structures at Clear Creek Valley Park. The structures were placed on two catch-and-release ponds at the park and are expected to contribute to a more active, happier fish population.
The group also installed nine posts for fishing regulation signs as part of their community outreach program to improve the fishing experience at numerous location along the Front Range. The club’s volunteer labor and cost of the Mossback structures are valued in excess of $1,500.
The Bassmasters efforts are in advance of a planned spring stock of sterile Grass Carp in an effort to control the pond weeds in an ecological manner for better public fishing opportunities. This was part of Adams County Open Space grant that Hyland Hills received in 2017.