Dan I read on another site the guys where cathching alot of saugers off the rocks by the dam towards evening, using white and chart. twisters with a minnow. going to go try it friday afternoon. Never fished bear creek but i haven't had much luck at chatfield yet. though seen some guys last friday night pulling cranks in 8-10 at chatfield doing pretty good with 100' of line out. They where all pretty small though but bigger then my two small ones.
I might have to give it a try Friday too. Hopefully I will have my boat out the shop by then. I know they have a limit of 10hp engines. Do I have to take my 25Hp off? or am I ok with just removing the tank? Let me know if you know.
The local fishing shop proprietor has records on how many Tiger Musky fingerlings have been dumped into Bear Creek. If my memory is right, it's about 30,000 in the last 20 years or something like that. Where'd they all go?
They dont reproduce, they release so many fingerlings cause only about 10% are going to survive and not get eaten by fish. Then out of those alot are going to get to die of natural or enviromental causes in 20 years. Then ontop of that you have fisherman keeping them when they catch them. So by now we are probably down to like 2%
Okay ePic, that's informative. So being conservative and saying 20,000 are released, and 2% survive, leaves 400 Tiger Muskies, minus 200 caught in 10 years, leaving 199 Tiger Muskies for me, and 1 for you. ;D If only I can catch the first one.
I've heard of fly fishermen in tubes complaining of "bite-offs" so there must be a couple left in there.