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Old 11-06-2008, 10:05 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Haven't seen much in the way of reports from Chatfield these days. Is everyone going to Spinney instread? Anyway, whats going on at Chatfield these days? Are we still having the problems with Shad like we have had the last couple of years?
Just checking. Thanks for any input you guys.
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Old 11-06-2008, 10:29 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Still lots of shad and a lot less walleyes than there used to be. Plenty of slimers to go around, but even those have been harder to find the past week or two (not that I would look for slimers ). I don't fish for bass and haven't stumbled on any for awhile now, but there are lots of little smallies in there and I hear they've been biting. They close the ramps on 12-1 this year, so only ~3 weeks left to be on the water - hopefully it'll pick up between now and then. Haven't been able to pull a decent eye out of there for awhile now.
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I think alot of them got sucked into the S Platte last year. I killed em' at the spillway.
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was walking the dog and thought i'd walk over and check it out. spillway is loaded with big nasty shad right now.
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Thanks for the reports guys. Being 30 miles north of Chatfield, I knew I could count on my fellow members to give me the scope.
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Is the bite tough just due to the super abundance of shad now?
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Is the bite tough just due to the super abundance of shad now?
Of course, but fish are more than catchable.
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was walking the dog and thought i'd walk over and check it out. spillway is loaded with big nasty shad right now.
Thanks for the heads up, time to get some catfish bait.
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I think alot of them got sucked into the S Platte last year. I killed em' at the spillway.
Many people said: those fish won't be missed....plenty of fish to go around.....we'll see next year......can't fish that place out in one spring......

Don't get me wrong, once they're in that spillway.....HARVEST AWAY!

Well, next year has come and gone....and Chatfield isn't 1/3 the walleye fishery it was last year.....I originally thought that the fish population was high enough to sustain a year like that.
(I also slaughtered them in the spillway....and the inlet) (both of which could be controlled by DOW) call me a hypocrit, but THEY ARE letting it happen

Anyways, it will be YEARS before it recovers true bummer damn those walleye are good eatin ........in moderation
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I read a report of some dude hitting walleye, at night, with white 4" tube jigs near the north boat ramp. This was last week.
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