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Meeting is Monday February 29th at 7:00 p.m at the Silverthorne library. Come on up, learn alot, and let them know what you would like to see done to make the fisheries better. If your of age and not a ding dong like goldie I'll buy you a beer!
 

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Meeting is Monday February 29th at 7:00 p.m at the Silverthorne library. Come on up, learn alot, and let them know what you would like to see done to make the fisheries better. If your of age and not a ding dong like goldie I'll buy you a beer!
Will you buy me a shot if I come up?
 

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my shot of choice is a irish carbomb. i don't think you could handle one of those.


3/4 pint Guinness® stout
1/2 shot Bailey's® Irish cream
1/2 shot Jameson® Irish whiskey

If he likes shitty beer he will drink it...serve him some laker and one shitty taste should offset the other...
 

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Really wanted to attend the meeting but work and family duties called. How'd it go?
 

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Really wanted to attend the meeting but work and family duties called. How'd it go?

Macman, just saw your post. i was in the ER getting stiches in my elbow and X rays of my ribs during the meeting!! but here is the main things to note.


Blue river north may get degraded from Gold metal.

Green Mountian is doomed with the Gill lice and pike. No more rainbows or kokannne being stocked, kill all lakers attitude will never change, and there will be a $20 bounty on pike. The thought is to clear the kokanee and rainbows out for awhile to get the gill lice to subside,as well as to not feed the pike.

They are now getting worried at Dillon that the Arctic Char are going to compromise the kokanne by eating eggs and kokannee fry. There will never be any trophy protection for the browns or rainbows because they eat arctic char. Who knew fish weren't supposed to eat other fish??
 

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Everything and every species takes a back seat to the mighty rainbow trout. Kind of a fragile species to bet all your money on.

I get that trout bring more fishermen and more dollars to the state than other species-due in part to the state being reluctant to stock anything else in most places. But trout and more trout and kill everything else isn't working very well.
 

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Maybe, just maybe someday the CPW will manage a few fisheries in different sectors of the state to meet the predator needs of the anglers whom dont desire kokanee and trout. As of now I can count 2 that have protection on predators...its a damn shame.
 

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Everything and every species takes a back seat to the mighty rainbow trout. Kind of a fragile species to bet all your money on.
Rainbow trout are the keystone of good fishing in colorado. Without them there would be no funding for fish management of any kind.
Kokanne not so much. The avid kokanne guys are fewer than than laker and pike guys, and beginners and tourists rarely cathch kokannee. With out making beginners and tourists happy with rainbow trout. No money would be available for managing bass/walleye waters along the front range.
 

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is there anyone on this site who actually prefers rainbow trout fishing ??? i know id take a trophy fish in 3 days fishing over a cooler full of dog food for the dog. the dog is really annoying with out her trout too! every morning during coffee time she barks at me to get a fish out the freezer.
 

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Rainbow trout are the keystone of good fishing in colorado. Without them there would be no funding for fish management of any kind.
Kokanne not so much. The avid kokanne guys are fewer than than laker and pike guys, and beginners and tourists rarely cathch kokannee. With out making beginners and tourists happy with rainbow trout. No money would be available for managing bass/walleye waters along the front range.
This pisses me off so much.
 

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Green Mountian is doomed with the Gill lice and pike. No more rainbows or kokannne being stocked, kill all lakers attitude will never change, and there will be a $20 bounty on pike. The thought is to clear the kokanee and rainbows out for awhile to get the gill lice to subside,as well as to not feed the pike.
I can see putting a bounty on the Pike (that never should of been there) and stop stocking Kokanee a few years to try to help the gill lice problems but not stocking put and take Rainbows for the Summer season of Tourists and Campers is a pretty Harsh.
 

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They are now getting worried at Dillon that the Arctic Char are going to compromise the kokanne by eating eggs and kokannee fry. There will never be any trophy protection for the browns or rainbows because they eat arctic char. Who knew fish weren't supposed to eat other fish??
Rainbows don't eat Arctic Char.
300,000 Rainbow fingerlings are stocked annually for the sole purpose of growing some trophy Browns.

The Self sustaining Arctic Char population that they worked so hard for is a threat to the self sustaining mini Kokanee population.

Makes me oh soon glad I get to fish Saltwater, lol.
 

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lvrider-You are exactly right. I would rather catch anything other than trout.

I live fairly close to Quail LK down at CS and every spring they stock rainbows 2 or 3 times. Many of them die at the boat ramp and the vast majority of the rest get caught within a week after the hoards of power bait guys show up. Most all of them are 10".

Thats what they call fisheries management? Its a joke.
 

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Rainbows don't eat Arctic Char.
300,000 Rainbow fingerlings are stocked annually for the sole purpose of growing some trophy Browns.

The Self sustaining Arctic Char population that they worked so hard for is a threat to the self sustaining mini Kokanee population.

Makes me oh soon glad I get to fish Saltwater, lol.
20+ inch rainbow in dillon eats lots of other little fish and will not discriminate.
 

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is there anyone on this site who actually prefers rainbow trout fishing ??? i know id take a trophy fish in 3 days fishing over a cooler full of dog food for the dog. the dog is really annoying with out her trout too! every morning during coffee time she barks at me to get a fish out the freezer.
Heres a little secret. Big Bass, Walleye, Lakers, Pike, and Browns all eat stocker rainbow trout. Rainbow trout infuse insane amounts of calories into predators all around the state. Without stocker rainbow trout, trophy fish fishing would be scarce in colorado. And I don't see you bitching about catching rainbows below the Dillon dam.
 
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