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Old 10-03-2006, 11:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Anyone know where I can catch some river chubs near Boulder or Longmont for my fall walleye fishing?
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Old 10-03-2006, 11:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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is it legal to gather them in that drainage or is it just a gear restriction?
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Old 10-04-2006, 10:25 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Make sure to check the regulations first. You can catch Creek Chubs out of Boulder Creek near Walden Ponds. Use a size 16-20 pheasant tail nymph, under a casting bubble, or via fly rod. Every now and then youll also hook onto a brown trout. The creek was closed due to New Zeeland Mud Snails last year, Im not sure if the closure is still going.
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I catch them very regularly in the Big Thompson on small trout lures. I have also trapped them in the Oligarchy (sp?) ditch that runs through Longmont just downstream of Harvard St. in the deeper hole below the waterfall.
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Old 10-04-2006, 11:45 PM   #5 (permalink)
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it's illegal to take bait fish out of any body of water in boulder county as well as many surrounding counties. weld county is cool though. i think it is illegal to take bait fish from ANY natural stream in the state.

read "USE AND COLLECTION OF BAIT FISH" which starts on page 5 of the 2006 regs. part D on page 6 is the relavent one here. try to make sense of it. it is worded horribly.
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Old 10-05-2006, 02:20 AM   #6 (permalink)
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1. The seining, netting, trapping, and dipping of fish is prohibited statewide in all natural streams;
springs; all waters in Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Clear Creek, Denver, Douglas, Gilpin,
Elbert, Jefferson, and Park counties; and all public standing waters in Rio Grande, Saguache,
Conejos, Costilla, Alamosa, Mineral and Hinsdale counties in the Rio Grande drainage.
a. Fish handled or produced on commercially licensed aquaculture facilities are exempt from
this regulation.

2. The only fish species allowed to be taken and used for consumption or personal use as bait
(either alive or dead) by fishing, seining, netting, trapping, or dipping are minnows, bluegill,
hybrid bluegill, carp, sunfish, gizzard shad, sculpin, white and longnose suckers, yellow perch
and rainbow smelt. Statewide bag limits apply to sunfish, bluegill, hybrid bluegills and yellow
perch.
a. Restrictions on Live Fish Used as Bait.
The use of, or possession of live fish for use as bait is prohibited in the following waters:
1 All waters east of the Continental Divide above 7,000 feet elevation
2. The Arkansas River above Parkdale Fremont and Chaffee counties
3. Watson Lake - Larimer County
4. All waters west of the Continental Divide, except in Navajo Reservoir.

3. The only fish species allowed to be taken for commercial use are minnows gizzard shad,
white and longnose suckers and carp.
So by #1 you cant use a net in those areas..
So by #2 those are the only fish you can use as bait in this state (was revised to this year)



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Oops! Always a good idea to read those regs. So based on #2, the creek chub has higher regards than a perch or a sunfish?
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actually creek chubs are okay to use as they are in the definition of "minnow" as provided in the regs.
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actually creek chubs are okay to use as they are in the definition of "minnow" as provided in the regs.
Thats a good point alot of things are classified as minnows including goldfish.



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"creek chub" is a very genaric name that gets applied to many small creek fish i would get an accurate id of the ones in a particular river or stream and be sure they fall in the right classification before using them for bait
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