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I am a fish biologist. I don't know what CDOW plans are for stocking wipers there in the future. Chances are, it will be a really good wiper lake now matter whether people keep a few small ones or not. Wipers are tempermental enough that they won't all get caught, and probably will continue to be stocked in good numbers as well. Usually, wipers are stocked small (fingerlings), I think. They grow pretty fast. The wipers you catch there this year might have been stocked last year. Two years, and wipers can be 12-15" or bigger if conditions are right. Boyd should be a good wiper lake.

The wipers have been picking up at Douglas Lake. I picked up two 20" wipers there about 10 days ago. Looking at Master Angler records shows that quite a few 29-30" wipers came out of Douglas last year. I hooked and lost one on my fly rod that ripped me almost to the end of my backing twice before getting off. Douglas is a little tougher to figure out this year, because the water level is up so much that most of the shoreline is submerged willow and tamarisk, which snags on everything shore fisherman throw.
 

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Good to hear from you Cutthroat. I've been meaning to get up to Douglas and give it a go but It seems I have to stick close to home most of the time. Do you know how Douglas fishes say in July and August?

Dan
 

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Hmmm... Here's the pictures. Maybe they were white bass(?) But as I recall, there were two tongue patches. Somebody wanna call the DOW and ask? Hehe.. Whether whitebass or wipers, these were too small. Fun lil fish..

"And I made this whole big friggin speech about wipers and keepin em too small...... Now I'm back to questioning the possibility of them being just whitebass.. But ah yes, quite possible because of the two tongue patches and the Boyd Lake site claiming that **wipers are biting in Heron Cove**"


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