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Hello, I'm new to the forum so i hope someone can clear up a rumor I have been hearing for a couple days.

There is talk of a 16 lb Walleye that was supposedly caught at the North Sterling in the past couple of weeks. I am friends with the Rangers and they have not heard of anything but that doesn't mean anything sometimes!! If anyone has any info either way I would greatly appreciate it. The guy is supposedly a brick layer from Loveland. If he did really catch this PIG I would like to be one of the first to congratulate him as it appears that not very many people know about this, at least out east!
 
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North Sterling holds some huge fish. I've only seen really big wiper come out of there - never seen (or heard) of a walleye that big being caught out of there. That would have to be about a 40 inch fish. :eek:

It's possible but not probable.
 

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Will have to agree with Mr. Ed on this.  I have fished N. Sterling quite a few times and I really have hard time imagining that it could produce that big of a walleye.
 

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camocommando said:
Hello, I'm new to the forum so i hope someone can clear up a rumor I have been hearing for a couple days. 

There is talk of a 16 lb Walleye that was supposedly caught at the North Sterling in the past couple of weeks.  I am friends with the Rangers and they have not heard of anything but that doesn't mean anything sometimes!!  If anyone has any info either way I would greatly appreciate it.  The guy is supposedly a brick layer from Loveland.  If he did really catch this PIG I would like to be one of the first to congratulate him as it appears that not very many people know about this, at least out east!
The only bricklayer from Loveland I know is ManybearsBell he is a retired Fireman(Loveland) I think if he caught something like this he would have e-mailed me a pic so I could feel the pain for not being retired. But you never know, he could have been out with that school teacher(that is also retired) Damn you guy's! and caught it. I know Rex, go's after them walleyes at home in his back yard. If that's you guy's...save a couple of fish for us working stiffs. Ranger Dan A.K.A. the MasterBaiter
 

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Will have to agree with Mr. Ed on this.  I have fished N. Sterling quite a few times and I really have hard time imagining that it could produce that big of a walleye.
why NOT? i've also fished there and it has great walleye habitat. maybe not that large but who knows??? the wipers usually get going this month for their false spawn in the creek arms.
 
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Raven - I agree the habitat is great but unfortunately, that lake has had a couple of things against it the past few years. Draw downs have been huge the past couple of summers and last year (or was it the year before?) they had to transfer a bunch of shad from Cherry Creek there because the forage population was really low. Reason I'd say it would have to be a 40 inch fish is because I'm willing to bet any fish of that size out of there is going to be kinda' thin.

I think it has potential - would be better if the draw downs weren't so big. I've seen huge wiper and catfish pulled out, and even huge drum pulled out, but the walleye catching the past couple of years has been a bit thin. The lake doesn't get the pressure that other lakes get (which is good) so it is possible there's an old fish like that swimming around.

If it happened - terrific! Maybe things are turning around.
 
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I agree with those of you that doubt that a fish of this size was caught. But i have to say that the walleye and saugeye that i caught in the last two years were actually in very good shape. The growth might have slowed but the fish that are of legal size, I have cleaned had plenty of fat in them. The wiper on the other hand are SKINNY. I caught a 32.5 incher last year in May that only went 14.5 lbs and a 28 incher in July that only went 9lbs.

I don't know what the difference is between the two but the walleyes are in a lot better shape. The DOW netted a 38 inch Notrhern last fall and it looked to be in pretty good shape as well. It is kind of puzzleing to me!! Last two years i probably averaged 3 days a week on the Lake and caught plenty of eyes', even had quite a few days of 50 plus fish, just not many over the 15 inch mark. Almost all of them were 14 to 14.5.

If the state would hurry and get the fish screen in this fall in a couple of years it could be unbelieveable!!!

I heard that this phantom fish was supposed to be in some type of fishing news publication. The only one i can find online is a picture of the Colorado Fishing and Hunting News. There is a huge Walleye on the cover and a heading that reads "North Sterling Heats Up". but i don't subscribe and am not sure where to find one. Anybody have one that might be able to tell me where that fish was caught.

Tight lines!!!
 

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GMCO45 said:
I have fished N. Sterling quite a few times and I really have hard time imagining that it could produce that big of a walleye.
I'm sure that just about everybody would have said the same thing about Standley Lake prior to 1997.
 
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