Its not a rumor its true... but they dont want them gone, they want the larger ones that eat the kokes gone so that the kokanee population can take hold and once there is a large kokanee population the smaller lakers will grow to trophy size. However there is a 4 lake trout limit on Granby still, just no size or slot limit.
Granby is more productive than dillion. Plankton abounds there when in comparison to dillion. That is why there are still some nice kokes at granby, even though the mysis compete heavily for the same plankton. At dillion, the mysis rule and consume most of the plankton, thus you are left with small kokes. And yes, that isn't a rumor, it's fact. They want the same thing in pretty much all colorado waters in fact. It's even worse at blue mesa, although it doesn't have to be because biologically the lake can, does, and always did support the two species in relative harmony. The lakers are now consuming many perch in big blue so everything may be changing for the better or worse, nobody is sure yet. The lakers focusing more on the perch will give the kokes some slack, but since perch are not as high in calories as a koke is, the laker's body condition will probably suffer. Of course, this is all speculation. Granby had a forage crash; blue never has. Epic, they never want big lakers back at granby. They want it to be a koke producing machine.
thanks everyone for the info. ultimately as numbers of fishermen increase so should the awareness of management of our fisheries. I am just becomeing aware of what a tough job the d.o.w. has on thier hands keepin people happy and obtaing thier own objectives. hopefully people will start speakin up to the d.o.w. I know I will ! after all, the fish and wildlife belong to US !! I have a one and a half year old grand son and I hope he has better big fish oportunities than we do now.
Not going to affect a lot of fishing areas, Clear Creek Reservoir is the only one I can think of. Camping should be better.
New member here. I started fishing when I moved out to CO just over 4 years ago. I've done a lot of stream and river fishing (both spinning and fly-casting), probably because that is what CO is best known for? But recently I decided I wanted to become a more competent lake fisherman, and catch...
Anyone have any reports on fishing at Vallecito Lake? Northern's, bows, browns? Are there other fish here? Taking my 12 year old son there next week and we'd love to get into a snake or two but also want to catch some trout. Any guidance on tackle/lures/bait would be much appreciated.