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Old 04-16-2014, 11:31 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Good news for Fish hunters. Lake Granby was just stocked with 3 truckloads of Rainbows among them 7000 catchables, the effort to get them stocked early (when available) was full of red tape where simple things like plowing the boat ramp and moving some ice off the boat ramp turned into a major event when dealing with Government agencies. After not getting any Rainbows prior to Memorial day last year and being shorted the last several years this is a step in the right direction and hopefully the rest of the allotted 55,000 catchables will be coming soon. The shore fishing at Granby is dependent on Stocker size Rainbows and the last few years the fishery has suffered. Not only good news for anglers but also for our feathered friends, last spring there was one lone starving lost Pelican on Granby while 28 fat and sassy ones were stuck like glue to one of my little (well stocked ) private ponds and the newly arriving Osprey's will be looking at lots more opportunities for an easy meal and acrobatic diving shows this year. The bulk of the fishing on Granby including most of the very popular ice fishing is for naturally reproducing Lake trout and thankfully we are not dependent on hatchery trucks to deliver them, not only do they provide Granby with a year round supply of the best eating fish under 22"s full of omega 3s from their diet of Mysis Shrimp the large ones bring anglers in from all over for a good chance at a large sized fish. If it wasn't for the abundant lake trout there would not be much to fish for at Granby and it would look like the dead sea of Dillon Reservoir with out of control Mysis Shrimp and sucker populations that the Lake Trout help control so not only a great benefit to Anglers they help the health of the lake.

In other news at the state of the fish meeting on March 19th the local biologist proposed taking off the slot limit of 26"- 36" lake trout at Grand lake that has been there for 40 years and is the last protection on Lake trout in any of our local lakes. It was overwhelmingly decided to keep the slot on Grand lake year round and change the limit to 4 fish in aggregate with trout and Kokanee. This is a great victory for anglers, the slot is very important at a small lake like Grand that gets lots of pressure on a very slow growing specie that takes over 30 years to become trophy sized fish that are very few and far between. It was also decided that Granby would get a one over 22" limit on Lake trout if the limit on smaller ones is raised.
Still plenty of ice on Granby and good ice fishing now but conditions can change quickly.
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Old 04-16-2014, 02:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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That is good news. Thank you for your involvement & influence up there! I hope to book at least one week of Grand County lodging this spring thanks to the lakers. They are good for the economy, like you said.
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And in other news.... I observed while on route...

They just turned on the willow creek pumps.

RIP granby ice.
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Thanks for the update Steve... SO glad Granby is getting some bows stocked!!!
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Nice! Glad to hear it.
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turning the jacuzzi jets on!
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And in other news.... I observed while on route...

They just turned on the willow creek pumps.

RIP granby ice.
Its still possible Granby will have some safe ice for a while.
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That's a lot of hose. Everyone involved...Nice job!
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Thanks Steve for your tremendous efforts! Good stuff!
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