Colorado Fisherman Forum banner
1 - 11 of 11 Posts
G

·
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I went there yesterday, fished from a boat. Not one bite. Lets just say the fishin' was good the catchin' was not good.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
935 Posts
Me and a buddy were there boatfishing without a bite yesterday.  The day before, I caught some trout trolling crankbaits, and the day before that my limit of trout and a decent wiper fly fishing a clouser minnow.  Yesterday just wasn't one of those days.

From I-25, I would take the Wellington Exit, which puts you on highway 1. Go West on Highway one, and stay on it. It turns south for a couple of miles, then West for a few. Where it turns South again, there is a hairpin turn North onto 15 rd (or Terry Lake). about 1-2 miles up 15, you'll see the small brown signs pointing out the way to Douglas (Turn left on 60 Rd, then north on the road next to the small electrical substation). That will take you right into Douglas and by-pass all the lights & traffic through Fort Collins.

Douglas is more than 10 ft. higher than in the past few years, and the lake spread out so much as it filled that the volume is probably 4-5 times greater than last year.  Not having much real structure except the dam, the fish are probably spread out.  Some days I go there and nail the 20+ inch wipers, but mostly I get a lot of trout when wiper fishing there. 

Speaking of wipers, I saw that Whole foods is selling 12-14" wipers as "whole striped bass" and nice walleye fillets for 12.99 #.  The prices make it extry worthwhile to catch them myself.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,797 Posts
Speaking of wipers, I saw that Whole foods is selling 12-14" wipers as "whole striped bass" and nice walleye fillets for 12.99 #. The prices make it extry worthwhile to catch them myself.
do you know if these are somehow farmraised or if they are wild caught where is the nearest commercial fishery for wiper and walleye?
is commercial fish for them allowed in CO? hope not
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
935 Posts
roadkill said:
Speaking of wipers, I saw that Whole foods is selling 12-14" wipers as "whole striped bass" and nice walleye fillets for 12.99 #.  The prices make it extry worthwhile to catch them myself.
do you know if these are somehow farmraised or if they are wild caught where is the nearest commercial fishery for wiper and walleye?
is commercial fish for them allowed in CO? hope not
Yes, they are farm-raised fish. There are a few circle-tank aquaculture operations that raise wipers for commercial sale as food. One CSU grad from a few years ago tried to get one going in a warehouse in Denver a few years ago.
 
1 - 11 of 11 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top