Lake Granby in Arapaho National Recreation Area with Zeb, Soapy Smith and JB Duck

After stopping at the Visitor Information Center in Granby, Colorado we follow suggestions and take US 34 to County Road 6 to Arapaho National Recreation Area.   We pass this tractor, on a sign post.

Great sign

Great sign

Soon we arrive at Arapaho National Recreation Area.   Lake Granby is frozen and there are some snowmobiles on the snow covered frozen lake.

Lake Granby

Lake Granby with snowmobile

Many people love to ice fish and this is a great place.   These humans are setting up to ice fish.

Getting ready to ice fish

Getting ready to ice fish

Often humans set up shelters while ice fishing.   Here we have three shelters.

Ice fishing shelters

Ice fishing shelters

There are several on the lake today.   Some people do not use a shelter.

Ice fishing

Ice fishing

It is easier for us to see the fishing process without shelters.   This weekend there will be 3 Lakes Ice Fishing Contest.   Many humans will fish and compete for cash prizes.   For information about this contest visit http://www.Colorado.com   Scroll down a little to the Calendar of Events and click on 3 Lakes Ice Fishing Contest in Granby.   There is a lot of snow here.   We three ducks are on a snow bank by Lake Granby.

Zeb, Soapy Smith, and JB Duck on cold snow

Zeb, Soapy Smith, and JB Duck on cold snow

It was about 10 degrees here when we visited Friday.   We did not sit on this snow very long.   Near the end of Lake Granby is Arapaho Bay Campground.   The section with cabins is closed for the winter.

This camping area closed for winter

This camping area closed for winter

There are other campgrounds and picnic areas along the lake also.   We want to come back here in the summer.   We are on the bridge over the waterway connecting Lake Granby with Lake Monarch.

Bridge over waterway between Lake Granby and Lake Monarch

Bridge over waterway between Lake Granby and Lake Monarch

We hope you visit this very pretty area some time this year.   Maybe even this weekend for the 3 Lakes Ice Fishing Contest.

Bass Pro Shop

More sporting supplies, more mounted animals and more fudge.  Life is really good for us.  Last time we went to Cabelas sport store.  Cabelas is new in Denver.  Now we are talking about Bass Pro.  Bass Pro has been in Denver a few years and we love this store.

Bass Pro has all the normal sporting supplies required to be a top sporting goods outfitter.

Love this entrance and welcome greeting

Love this entrance and welcome greeting

They have so much fishing gear and so much hunting equipment.  Here I am with many duck decoys.

I am with all these duck decoys

I am with all these duck decoys

Bass Pro also has guns, ammunition, a special gunroom and a gunsmith.  But one of the best things, besides the restaurant is more wonderful fudge.  Fabulous!

Let’s see what we found.  Furniture, such as these lamps, made for the sportsman.

Clever lamps

Clever lamps

Also for the ice fisherman, place these shelters on the ice for your comfort and protection.

Comfort on the ice

Comfort on the ice

This stuffed bear looks so alive and ready to pounce.

Slightly frightened

Slightly frightened

This is new.  Bass Pro has a great aquarium by the elevators, and now a pond with these live ducks.  The sign said they are Ruddy Ducks and as they are new to Bass Pro they are a little frightened.

Ruddy ducks behind me

Ruddy ducks behind me

More duck relatives in Denver!

My Alaska cousin and I spotted great toys.  The ATV would be so much fun in the mountains.

An ATV would be so much fun

An ATV would be so much fun

But the humans said no.  Then we found the boats.  We learned to love boats in the Caribbean.

So many boats at Bass Pro

So many boats at Bass Pro

But again, the humans said no.  Now we do feel like human kids.  But, since the humans do take us places we are very happy ducks.

Enter this store

Enter this store

Before enjoying the great outdoors, visit Bass Pro or any of our exceptional sporting stores.  For more information about Bass Pro look at http://www.BassPro.com