Originally Posted by Tangler
Pretty cool, Neal. What are the wiper addicts club's goals?
To at least maintain or increase the stocking levels we enjoyed last year. Example= North sterling got 50,000 fingerlings and 500,000 fry, as did Jackson. John Martin got 1,000,000. There is space available at the Pueblo hatchery to raise fingerlings for Pueblo and John Martin. But there is a thought that wipers don't warrant the investment in time or space. To give you an idea how it works now. Pueblo has received about 1.2 million fry in the last two years and are only scheduled to get 400,000 in 2016. Only 1-2 % of fry survive unfortunately. Because of the importance of Pueblo as a brood stock lake for walleye, Pueblo will never go back to the historic levels of stocking it once enjoyed!
We also want the Arkansas drainage limit to be changed from 20 frickin fish per day to separate limits for both white bass and wipers.
To expand the Sunshine bass program!!! This is where they cross white bass eggs with striper milt. Striper eggs are so delicate that we cannot so far raise our own wipers, thus we are dependent on out of state sources for our wiper fry
Two Buttes is now on its way to becoming a viable Sunshine bass fishery! I also suggested using Chatfield as a test fishery as well.
If we can keep water in the newly filled Henry, Meredith and John Martin reservoirs we would like to bring those lakes back to the wiper fisheries they once were??