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I started a new aurora res. topic cause the other ones are dated.3 of us rode mtn bikes around to back of lone tree cove on sat about 8am.Beautiful day,no wind.What a difference a year makes! Where last spring we sat on a sandy beach,now we were confronted with about 20-25 ft of weeds and small trees between us and the water.It was like this pretty much everywhere but the dam.Anyway a hatch of black mayflies? sarted the trout to slurping and I caught one on a bubble dragging a minnow.(I didnt bring any flies!)A14" bo,missed 2.Then put on a silver bouyant and missed 4 hits.Action then totally died.It was tough fishing with all the weeds so we went to the dam,lots of people but still plenty of room especially with bikes. I threw out 2 rods with floating jig head/minnow combos and missed a bite in 5 mins. 10 mins later I caught a 18"male bo,then another 10 mins another male bo at 16".Then the howling gale hit and the rollers got to about 3 ft.We were standing about 15 ft up the dam and still getting wet!Any way caught the last bo,a female with beautifully formed skiens of eggs inside,a 18"er. On an egg sac.had the wind cooperated, I think we would have slayed them!I'll tie up these eggs and use them next trip to aurora.

Heres a picture from lake powell I got off the internet from WaynesWords:
 

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Slayer,

Yes sir, the Stipers have the run of the lake and if you  can locate the schools you can have a hundred plus fish a day during early Spring.

I went out a couple of years back with a buddy 2nd weekend in May and slaughtered them. We stayed for four days, and estimated the average striper at three pound. We ended the trip with over 960 lbs over the four days. We were wearing duct tape over our fingers to keep them from going raw, and chucking aspirins before we left to minimize some of the pain we were feeling in our finger joints.  We brought back two coolers with about 75lbs worth of Striper fillets.

I try to make it out in May whenever I can.

It was a fishing experience I will never forget!!

Pete
 
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Slayer,

Yes sir, the Stipers have the run of the lake and if you  can locate the schools you can have a hundred plus fish a day during early Spring.

I went out a couple of years back with a buddy 2nd weekend in May and slaughtered them. We stayed for four days, and estimated the average striper at three pound. We ended the trip with over 960 lbs over the four days. We were wearing duct tape over our fingers to keep them from going raw, and chucking aspirins before we left to minimize some of the pain we were feeling in our finger joints.  We brought back two coolers with about 75lbs worth of Striper fillets.

I try to make it out in May whenever I can.

It was a fishing experience I will never forget!!

Pete
I'm sure it's legal and you have every right to keep that much fish and you probably ate it all, but don't you think it's a bit excessive?

I have friends that do that and then spend the next month trying to give it all away. A year later they throw a bunch of it away.
 

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I'm sure it's legal and you have every right to keep that much fish and you probably ate it all, but don't you think it's a bit excessive?

I have friends that do that and then spend the next month trying to give it all away. A year later they throw a bunch of it away.
I was wondering the same thing. I noticed that stripers have no limit in Utah and, having no experience fishing for them, I wondered what led to this? Do stripers lie dead on the banks due to lack of food or something? Someone spent the better part of a day, if not two, cleaning fish I'd say! I've had a few times in which I had to throw away fish I'd forgotten in the freezer and I have since decided to keep a lot fewer of them. In Colorado, it's often a necessity to be conscious of this if you want your kids to continue to catch fish as they grow older.

But I am curious about the reasons for the striper limits in Utah...
 

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There is a website called Wayne's Words. He is the bioligist in charge of Lake Powell. He has been requesting for about four years now that people harvest as many stripers and small smallmouths as possible. I guess there are several massive year classes of stripers and they are trying to establish Gizzard Shad there. They even played with the idea of trying to net stripers to reduce their numbers. For some reason at Lake Powell almost all eggs hatch because of the lack of silt and current.
 
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There is a website called Wayne's Words. He is the bioligist in charge of Lake Powell. He has been requesting for about four years now that people harvest as many stripers and small smallmouths as possible. I guess there are several massive year classes of stripers and they are trying to establish Gizzard Shad there. They even played with the idea of trying to net stripers to reduce their numbers. For some reason at Lake Powell almost all eggs hatch because of the lack of silt and current.
Let the slaughter begin!
 

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C'mon folks do the math, 75lbs of fillets less 960 lbs of fish... most of them went back into the lake; you'd need a moving truck to haul all that fish home... lighten up!

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Yeah,I was wondering when somebody would comment on the powell picture..It was dated something like 2-25-05 I think..Can you imagine,I dont think even I would take that many-well,maybe not..I hope to be at Poweell a couple times this year!
 

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Are you kidding me; there were people from all adjoining states trying to catch as many as possible to fill freezers for themselves friends and family.

Look at this way, imagine Safeway opening their doors and asking you to come and get free beef; unless your a vegitarian or hate beef, we'd all show up with our vehicles for a years worth of meat... foggetaboutit!

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When do the stripers really start hitting at powell? Any good times of year anybody?
 

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Stripers are already going good at Powell. Check out Waynesword.com

If I were you Bear I would make the trip! You are only what three hours away?
 
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