Hi Eric. I go to Minnesota every year to fish for Northerns. By far, my favorite way to hunt these guys is trolling a 3/8 to 1 oz. spinnerbait, about 2.5 mph. I generally get into 15-20 feet of water and usually just on the edge of the first drop off. I used to use spoons quite a bit, Daredevils, Red Eye, and even old faithful (as my Dad would call it)...the Johnson weedless silver minnow!
I haven't been out pike fishing here but I've been told that you can crush them at Spinney.
Trout unlimited probably supported the pike and bass removal but it was DOW that removed them to restore or attempt to save the pike minow and sqaw fish, Also removing above species and catfish out of the lower colorado.
Since the 1980s a group of us would go on several annual backpack/fishing trips to alpine lakes (snowmass, stout creek, various sangre de cristo lakes, capitol (now fished out ? ) constantine - just to name a few.
We are now in our 60s so for the past couple of yrs we've selected a base camp...
Whatever Happened to the Bragging Board? Maybe I’m missing it but I don’t see it and I remember it being one of the major threads on here at one point. I really enjoyed looking it over.
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Wondering if anyone has a boulder boat works boat and what your thoughts are about how it performs on Colorado rivers. I currently have a two person cataraft which I might keep, but need a bigger boat to accommodate a growing family. I would be looking to use it on the Colorado, Roaring Fork, N...