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07-03-2008 09:58 AM
Neal/CO
Re: Northerns in CO River

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Originally Posted by FishLip
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Originally Posted by Neal/CO
I always wondered why they didn't get sucked out of Williams fork and make their way down into the Colorado? There has always been some in the Platte below 11-Mile.
How have they faired in Elevenmile canyon? I would think that would be much more similar to the Colorado in that area than the Yampa. Just because they are in there, and they can survive, doens't mean they would thrive.

I would think the back eddy's when the Colorado is high would be good spawning grounds for them. Plus there is alot of trash fish (suckers,carp, etc) in a bigger river like the Colorado.

I read once that they think that is how pike got into Cheesman? By escaping 11-MIle and swimming down stream. The same thing happens at Tarryall also.
07-03-2008 09:47 AM
fishlip
Re: Northerns in CO River

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Originally Posted by Neal/CO
I always wondered why they didn't get sucked out of Williams fork and make their way down into the Colorado? There has always been some in the Platte below 11-Mile.
How have they faired in Elevenmile canyon? I would think that would be much more similar to the Colorado in that area than the Yampa. Just because they are in there, and they can survive, doens't mean they would thrive.
07-02-2008 11:22 PM
Neal/CO
Re: Northerns in CO River

I always wondered why they didn't get sucked out of Williams fork and make their way down into the Colorado? There has always been some in the Platte below 11-Mile.
07-02-2008 04:41 PM
Rip Lip
Re: Northerns in CO River

how do ya figure they could get from the Yampa into the Colorado? Yampa to the Green and all the way up the C? Too many dams.
07-02-2008 04:34 PM
DonInDurango
Re: Northerns in CO River

They have been in the Yampa for years. I would expect some to have made it into the Colorado b y now. Same with smallmouth.

But I agree with zman, we do not need them in every body of water in the state! (And I like to catch them, too.)



07-02-2008 03:48 PM
Rip Lip
Re: Northerns in CO River

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Originally Posted by FishLip
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Originally Posted by Edwardslocal
Thats crazy, wonder where it came from
I would say either Williams Fork or Wolford, I still have not heard how they thought the pike ended up in Wolford, other than bucket assumptions. I would imagine once a pike goes downstream through Gore canyon it is not going to make it back up.
Yea, I doubt they could make it back up Gore Canyon once they come down, but then you think of Salmon runs etc., fish can get up almost anything with little water. With Stagecoach only about 25 miles from the Colorado, that is a good possibility as well, but would only be possible via bucket biology. I think there is a better chance of them coming throug the dam at Williams fork and into the river. It will be interesting to see if numbers increase over the years.
07-02-2008 11:32 AM
Neal/CO
Re: Northerns in CO River

If they are in there, then I guess that makes all the discussion about stocking sterile walleye on the west slope a mute point!
07-02-2008 10:48 AM
edwardslocal
Re: Northerns in CO River

I agree phill, im guessing they are few in there, and they wont long enough to reproduce. Well see what happens!!

Eagle River SOON!!
07-02-2008 10:29 AM
fishnphil
Re: Northerns in CO River

Dang that's probably not that great, and I love pike fishing, but we don't need them in every lake and river.
07-02-2008 09:15 AM
D-Moe
Re: Northerns in CO River


I've caught small pike between State Bridge and Dotsero and I know they're in the river below Dotsero, so it makes sense I guess.

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