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Old 04-07-2016, 06:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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With all the problems with Hatcheries and Gill lice it sure seems like now would be a great time to invest in self-sustaining species.
Granby would be a great candidate as they can feed on the abundant Mysis shrimp, give us a new sports fish while being a great food source for Large Lake Trout.
The Hatcheries can't keep up with the demand for Rainbows as it is.
If they can come up with a 73 page Lake management plans for a little 360 acre lake like Rifle Gap why can't they figure out how to do an enhancement project at a 7,200 acre lake that would actually make a big difference in the overall health of the lake while reducing the dependency of hatcheries.
I've mentioned this at DPW meetings, talked to Brett Johnson at CSU and Jon Ewert and Sherman Hebein with the DPW about it without any results.

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Old 04-07-2016, 06:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I don't know anything about whitefish other than the few things I've read. But your last sentence says it all.

Spitt'in into the wind.
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seems like allot of time availible for lake killing, not much time for enhancment work..would really suck to have that job, I watch those kill boat in Blue Mesa in the Fall , 6-9 guys out in boats all day netting and killing, thats allot of time and labor that could be used for making things better.
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been saying this for years, but nobody wants to listen to the words from a fat boy.
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I've heard you, I was told that introducing a new species in this day and age would be impossible but I'm not buying it, Whitefish are native to Co. rivers.
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Anyone have an idea on cost to stock whitefish versus rainbows? I know this topic has come up before at meetings, what was the reason it has been shot down by cpw?
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Anyone have an idea on cost to stock whitefish versus rainbows? I know this topic has come up before at meetings, what was the reason it has been shot down by cpw?
Cuz then lakers would grow bigger and stronger and make more laker babies and be much more difficult for the cpw to eradicate from a body of water...
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been saying this for years, but nobody wants to listen to the words from a a member who had been a dooshbag for 80% of his early existence here
there I fixed it for you...
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there I fixed it for you...
I still am a douchebag... Doesn't change the fact that I'm right and demand credit for such, smee.
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We still need all the Rainbows we can get in Granby, thats what keeps the shore fishery going.
Lake Whitefish would live in deep water feeding on Mysis Shrimp and spawn in the fall, hopefully some would spawn deep enough for eggs to survive the fluctuating water elevations. BTW they started pumping Willow cr. spillway today.
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