David Harrison is a freelance writer who lives near Chatfield Reservoir and Waterton Canyon in Littleton, CO. He has published articles in In-Fisherman, North American Fisherman, Colorado Outdoors, Salmon/Trout/Steelheader, Bass Anglers Magazine, and FLW Bass Magazine.
To generate ideas for articles David works with local guides to compare notes while also leading the fishing part of the Skyline Hunting and Fishing Club. This club is over 50 years old and includes more than 1000 members who enjoy access to a shooting range and a fleet of fishing boats. Membership is limited to the employees and retirees of the Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company and the United Launch Alliance.
Yearly family vacations from Kansas to fish in Colorado put David in contact with large Pike and Rainbows a couple of times a year while wading Spinney Mountain Reservoir and the Dream Stream. During Graduate School in Engineering a part-time job as a fly-fishing guide in Summit County kept a line in the water. Eventually a guided pike trip to Spinney with Nathan Zelinsky set up through Fishexplorer.com led to new insights about high mountain lakes. Those insights led to a breakthrough article on the difference between Colorado Pike and Midwestern/Canadian pike in the April 2010 In-Fisherman magazine and a stream of articles since.
Davidís current goal is to promote Colorado fishing to locals and tourists alike. The combination of great fish and great scenery is actually underappreciated outside of the fly fishing circles. The articles, projects, and local presentations are designed to help anglers understand the process of hunting for fish, especially the details that are not covered online and in print.
Current interests include developing a positive position for Northern Pike and Tiger Muskies within Colorado and encouraging more anglers to challenge themselves in local and national tournaments.