The general point was to hopefully help the CPW realize wiper fisherman aren't a fringe group as they've been described in the past. There are two types of wiper fisherman those who've caught wipers and are forever hooked chasing the species, and anglers who've yet to catch their first wiper. I think in numbers alone we accomplished that although I was getting frustrated throughout the meeting when we were being described as "the best of the best wiper fisherman in the state".... Granted there were quite a few good sticks in the room but that has nothing to do with the overall decline of many wiper fisheries across the state. When wipers are semi abundant in a body of water it isn't rocket science learning how to catch them. Some guys prefer chasing boils others like using mussels on the bottom. I guess my point with that is we were there as concerned anglers not as an ego driven group that wanted wiper fishing great again for ourselves. One of the biggest reasons I want wiper fishing to get close to what it was years ago is it'll sell more fishing licenses.Thanks for the recap Eric,
Was there a general point or conclusion to the meeting?
Is there goal to increase Wiper fishing opportunities in Colorado?