Just updated my TWRA stocking report file and saw they just stocked a couple thousand 10-16" rainbows in a local lake/pond.
How long will they be easy prey for the boy for some fast action C&R?
I've hit metro lakes in Denver the day after a stocking and couldn't keep em off the lines... Same pond a week later, nada.
Is this a sign of immediate over-harvest, smartening of the fish themselves, or just the stock-truck effect wearing off?
Don't have much time this weekend, but could probably get out there next weekend...
The warm-water fish are tight lipped lately... Hard to even buy a pond gill.