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There just aren't enough wiper fishermen to justify the expense-

Simple government mathematics.
 

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Ya ever been at 11-mile when the kokes are going good in the summer? Easily 150 boats out there every frickin day dragging cowbells and corn-
 

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I'm not saying there isn't some anglers that love catching kokes, but I think there's at least as many anglers that love catching wipers. I'd be willing to bet there's more cars heading to Nebraska from Colorado to catch wipers on a weekend than there is boats targeting kokanee on 11mile and BlueMesa combined.
 

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I'd be willing to bet there's more cars heading to Nebraska from Colorado to catch wipers on a weekend than there is boats targeting kokanee on 11mile and BlueMesa combined.
hmm thats a stretch. especially on bm those jokanee fisherman get asses to elbows. like a swarm of flies around ****.
 

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On two bodies of water.... When the wiper bite is on out in Nebraska everything seems packed and there are just as many green license plates as there are Nebraska plates. Include all the guys that head to Kansas to get their wiper fix and it's quite a few people.

Wipers offer a little bit of everything for everyone... Kokes don't. How many bodies of water can you catch kokes from shore mid summer?
 

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Does Colorado really have many good lakes for wiper habitat? I can only think of a couple. I head to Nebraska and Kansas for my warm water fish.
 

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Neal don't know about them wipa
 

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Does Colorado really have many good lakes for wiper habitat? I can only think of a couple. I head to Nebraska and Kansas for my warm water fish.
I can think of double digits... and several of them as good as you could possibly ask for. Just gotta stock them.

CO is trying to have their own wiper program where they are hatching them local. It's extremely difficult. From what I am told, the striper is a moody ***** and catching her when she is ready has been a challenge. Hopefully they will get better at it.
 

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I can think of double digits... and several of them as good as you could possibly ask for. Just gotta stock them.

CO is trying to have their own wiper program where they are hatching them local. It's extremely difficult. From what I am told, the striper is a moody ***** and catching her when she is ready has been a challenge. Hopefully they will get better at it.
I've heard conflicting reports. At the round table meeting they said everything was rocking and rolling. Since then I've heard they haven't been very successful.
 

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a lot more wiper lakes than koke lakes, I have fished 9 in SE colo and some in neb, ok and tx. a lot of guys that fish walleye are only doing that because they cant get wipers now. I would rather catch 1 wiper than50 walleyes. I would rather be skunked fishing for wipers than catch a boat load of trout or kokes
 

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I used to fish the Nee Gronde tournament a looong time ago and the Wipers were a blast to catch.
Thanks for all you guys efforts to get more going in Co.
 

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If they can keep water in the South Platte system??? Then Jackson, Prewett, and North Sterling should recover. The northern biologist puts both fry and fingerlings in those lakes. Pueblo only gets 600,000 fry each year. At 1 to 2 percent survival it just isn't enough �� we are trying to get them to raise fingerlings at the PLO hatchery, but that may be a lost cause?

It is amazing how many cars with CO license plates fill the lots at Big Mac!! They also like myself stay at the local hotels and eat out, but the CDW doesn't care about that!

Unfortunately warm water fisherman are not as organized as TU! We are trying to change that!
 
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