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I guess they're a competitor for Ken and Don. Anyway, I haven't seen a recent issue in King Soopers here in CS for over a month. Same with Walmart. I never bought the mag-I'd just leaf thru it. :) Anybody else notice its hard to find?
 

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quit buyin it a long time ago. way to many ads not enough local stuff the the price went way up. dont even pick it up when i see it in the store.
 

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They're not competitors if you buy both.   ;D  Kirbydog --- If you do see this issue, you definatly have to read it. Eric did an article on Marys Lake. The guy he quoted sounded brilliant, really knew his stuff.   ;) 

On a sad note though, I heard that Giles Alkire passed away. He was a great writer, and a kindred spirit to all of us anglers. He will truely be missed.   
 

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Bummer about Giles-I went to his place one time up in Greeley and we just started talking about fishing and he went on and on. Knew his stuff about the north area lakes.Always wished I could B.S. with him again.
 
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Kirby those bigger stores are slow about getting new issues. Your best bet is 7-11 they are usually really prompt about getting new issues out.

Giles was a legend to Colorado outdoors and will be missed dearly. His passion for the outdoors is unmatched and he was so unselfish with giving out great information. I'm sure he is somewhere up in the clouds hunting and fishing with his kin folk with a smile from ear to ear.
 

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F&H news is good if you want to learn how to catch fish we dont have here? Kings and Steelhead.




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Sorry to hear about Giles, I enjoyed reading his stuff. His writing will never be matched.
I have to agree with you Jay, there is always a bunch of stuff in Hunting and Fishing News, that has nothing to do with Colorado.
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Couldn't agree more...Giles down home writing style was always entertaining to read. The way he explained fly fishing was awesome...Nothing scientific just find something in your box that somewhat resembles what you see flying around and toss it over to where the fish are!!! I hope the Colorado news papers do something to honor Giles he without a doubt deserves it. Giles knew no strangers if you stepped foot in his store he would talk to you like he had known you for years. Suggesting a few lures and even if you didn't buy any and just stopped in for advice he would invite you back to swap stories. Some of my favorite stories of Giles is when they started by Giles talking about being a little kid and ridding on his fathers back to go fishing in the back country. He shared so much its almost surreal..I've been saving his articles for a long time now and plan to fish some of his favorites this spring. What a great man...
 

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that is too bad about giles, his articles weren't the standard bs most of the others are. that mag has gone in the crapper as of late. a few months back they had 4 different writers writing about the same lakes, i think it was chatfield, how many different opinions about the same place do you need. i've got issues from way back and the people writing the articles actually used to fish the places. no it seems like it is just a bunch of guys calling different bait stores and getting their opinions of the lakes, sometimes it seems like they are trying to see how many lakes they can group under one listing. they will basically give a report and then group like 5 lakes under the report, what a bunch of bs. if ya dont fish it dont write it.. they must get paid by the report. maybe i should do that? sounds like an easy way to get money. if ya just make it up who will know anyway.
 

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I've only been a suscriber for less than 2 years, but I wouldn't say it's gone downhill. I think Eric and Dale Darling are excellent writers. Both of them seem real down to earth and know how to keep stories/reports entertaining. The last issue covered the Miracle Mile which I had never heard about untill recently posting a question about Cheyenne on this site. As I'm sure I'll fish there sometime in the next 6 months, it was informative to me. There was also an article on Pearl Lake near Steamboat. I have heard there are Grayling in Pearl. Me and 2 of my buddies are taking our families on a camping trip to Stagecoach in the spring, so I also enjoyed that article. Since it is a  Colorado magazine they're bound to cover the same areas more than once, but I'm glad they do. Last year I read everything on Spinney and look forward to more.
I guess if you've read the mag for years or have already fished all the places, you could have a different opinion. It won't be the same w/out Giles, but I think they still have lots of talent, and if anything I like the mag more now than I did when I suscribed.
 

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it used to be much better, with a lot more articles pertaining to colo fishing rather than other states(i.e. steelhead fishing)anyone ever caught a steel head here in colo???
 
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Not personally but I saw 1 come out of gross. 38inch 16 lbs. At least the guy who caught it called it a land locked steelhead and said he had caught them up there before?? can't really say it was a steelhead but!
 

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Zman, you should worry about that steel plate in your head.........Must be a pain setting off all of the metal detectors at the airport..........

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Haven't read it in the last two years. It used to have some okay information. I always thought that it's hatred (sp) of northern pike always saying to kill them made me angry. It was a pretty biased magazine in many ways. I always liked the local writers and their columns and that's it. I personally loved reading ed marsh but then again if I remember correctly he was a pike killer too, but god bless him he gave great info (even though I fish none of his lakes) and he seemed like a normal guy who loved fishing. The rest of it stunk IMO.
 

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Haven't read it in the last two years. It used to have some okay information. I always thought that it's hatred (sp) of northern pike always saying to kill them made me angry. It was a pretty biased magazine in many ways. I always liked the local writers and their columns and that's it. I personally loved reading ed marsh but then again if I remember correctly he was a pike killer too, but god bless him he gave great info (even though I fish none of his lakes) and he seemed like a normal guy who loved fishing. The rest of it stunk IMO.
Is there anything that you or your brother like, or at least don't have some kind of conspiracy theory about?? I agree with some things that you say and admit that youguys make some valid points and arguments, but banging the same 'ol drum over and over about how the DOW is out to ruin your lives is really getting old. I'm not trying to stir up a hornets nest, just stating my opinion. Everybody that has read your posts on this forum know that you guys know what you're doing when it comes to fishing, but the "Evil Empire is Screwing us over" theme is really getting stale. ??? ???
 

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he is right about colo wanting to get rid of the pike, i'd rather catch pike than trout also. read the latest in-fisherman, they have a really good article about minnesota actually managing alot of their lakes for trophy and quality pike fishing, pike seem to actually be one of their main focus's there.colorado just doesn't care about pike.
 

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If it was that important to me I would think about moving to a state where they occur ther naturally instead of trout. I like to catch pike ,perch, walleye, and one day I hope to catch a muskie, but those fish are novelties in this state. Trout are the predominant fish here and I can live with that, I like having the opputunity to catch other species, but they (DOW) are limited in what they can provide, correct me if I'm wrong(cause I don't know for sure)but I think the problem with pike and others on the west slope is because of the squawfish and chubs, wich have been designated as endangered by the Feds, the DOW is doing what is mandated to them in regards to fish species over there.
 

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i don't know about the squaw fish, but in the infisherman article, minnesota actually stocks the pike and they don't necessarily depend on natural reproduction. it is just a good article on how they manage the perch, walleyes,pike and other fish all in the same ecosystem. i'm sure colo has some kind of goofy adgenda about getting rid of pike. all you have to do is try to decipher how they wrote the definition to artificial lures in their new booklet to realize that there is a goofball running things somewhere.
 

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i don't know about the squaw fish, but in the infisherman article, minnesota actually stocks the pike and they don't necessarily depend on natural reproduction.  it is just a good article on how they manage the perch, walleyes,pike and other fish all in the same ecosystem. i'm sure colo has some kind of goofy adgenda about getting rid of pike.  all you have to do is try to decipher how they wrote the definition to artificial lures in their new booklet to realize that there is a goofball running things somewhere.
You won't get any argument out of me on the "Brainiac" that they have writing those.
 
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