EA's 2016 Wiper Summit Recap - Colorado Fishing Forum

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 02-18-2016, 01:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
dieseldoctor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 2,235
Default EA's 2016 Wiper Summit Recap

http://www.borntofishmedia.com/2016-wiper-summit-recap/
dieseldoctor is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 02-18-2016, 03:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
P I K E
 
TthePikester's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Westminster
Posts: 9,902
Default

WoW! Eric that survey doesn't surprise me one bit. Like we talked about at the summit, if the CPW takes their creel surveys at a trout lake surveying trout fishermen the results are not going to lean towards a predator species like Walleye, Pike or Lakers!!!
THX for your recap!!!
__________________
I'm losing my mind, but if I keep the part that tell me when I have to pee I should be OK!
TthePikester is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-18-2016, 03:55 PM   #3 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 9,427
Default

very good Eric thanks for the recap, wish we could have made it but Warren got tied up at work.
__________________
c
walleye seeker is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 02-18-2016, 04:55 PM   #4 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 294
Default

Thanks for the recap Eric,


Was there a general point or conclusion to the meeting?


Is there goal to increase Wiper fishing opportunities in Colorado?
nutmg1 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-19-2016, 09:31 AM   #5 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
dieseldoctor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 2,235
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by nutmg1 View Post
Thanks for the recap Eric,


Was there a general point or conclusion to the meeting?


Is there goal to increase Wiper fishing opportunities in Colorado?
The general point was to hopefully help the CPW realize wiper fisherman aren't a fringe group as they've been described in the past. There are two types of wiper fisherman those who've caught wipers and are forever hooked chasing the species, and anglers who've yet to catch their first wiper. I think in numbers alone we accomplished that although I was getting frustrated throughout the meeting when we were being described as "the best of the best wiper fisherman in the state".... Granted there were quite a few good sticks in the room but that has nothing to do with the overall decline of many wiper fisheries across the state. When wipers are semi abundant in a body of water it isn't rocket science learning how to catch them. Some guys prefer chasing boils others like using mussels on the bottom. I guess my point with that is we were there as concerned anglers not as an ego driven group that wanted wiper fishing great again for ourselves. One of the biggest reasons I want wiper fishing to get close to what it was years ago is it'll sell more fishing licenses.

You take a buddy that's never been fishing to catch a trout they may or may not get hooked on fishing. You take that same buddy wiper fishing chances are he's buying an annual license tomorrow and asking when you guys are going again!!!!

I don't necessarily want increased wiper angling opportunities in Colorado I want them to take care of the ones we currently have. When there's a supply issue with fry either growing fry or obtaining fry from other states think outside of the box.... or better yet go back through the notes of the people that ran the program in the late 90's and see what they did to create so many phenomenal wiper fisheries.

Another misconception by some of the walleye anglers in the state is the Wiper Anglers want to "shoe horn" wipers into each and every fishery that's ever been stocked with wipers. Most of us also enjoy catching largemouth, smallies, and walleyes. We want balance just as much as the tournament guys or the guys that run down to Pueblo every Friday night for a few keepers to take home. I wouldn't include this in my blog but at one point a few walleye anglers had the CPW biologists shifted over talking about walleye and quite honestly it was a slap in the face to all the anglers in attendance. I'm glad one of the walleye anglers showed up and talked about his concerns with wipers in Pueblo. He took time to attend the meeting and I really appreciate his input.... That being said when they started getting in depth about the walleye spawn in Cherry Creek someone should have re-focused the meeting.

The meeting was awesome and like I mentioned in the blog the lines of communication are still open between wiper anglers and the CPW.

PS... It's a fine line I have to walk here so I can continually work with the CPW and cover these meetings for anglers who aren't able to make it. That being said I'm a small businessman and some of the things that happen when it comes to how our fisheries are managed drive me nuts. If I neglected a certain segment of my customer base and used inaccurate data to adapt my business plan moving forward I would have been out of business a long time ago. I know the CPW isn't a business, but maybe if they ran it more like one we'd have a better product. Sorry for getting off topic and a little mini rant there. I'm passionate when it comes to our fisheries and helping my fellow anglers.
dieseldoctor is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Colorado Fishing Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2016 - Winter Nymph Swap cocarp Fly Tying 81 04-13-2016 08:24 PM
Wiper Summit 2016!!! TthePikester Colorado Fishing Lounge 15 02-13-2016 06:18 PM
Wiper Summit 2016 Neal/CO Announcements and Events 102 02-12-2016 07:27 AM
One Week Till Wiper Summit Neal/CO Announcements and Events 26 02-12-2016 07:27 AM

» Forum Search
» Insurance
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:54 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL3
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.