I went to Harvey Gap last night and was shocked to learn they are going to drain the lake and salvage fish effective immediately. The guy (Darrell) at the gate was pretty upset and said there was no notice given to anyone. The stated logic is that they need to inspect the outlet. Supposedly they have not ever inspected the outlet which I find hard to believe. I suspect this is another step in the USFWS crusade against pike and smallmouth. The timing is very suspicious considering the recent "this is the way it's going to be" meeting regarding Rifle Gap's long term management plan back in April. Anyway, they've been stocking Tiger Muskie for the past three years and are trying to save some of them but aside from that, here's yet another example of a great fishery destroyed. It will take years to re-establish it and I seriously doubt that CPW has any plan to make it anything other than yet another lame ass stocked trout fishery. Let's hope perch and pike make their way back into it and maybe within ten years it will be close to the fishery it is today. I feel like I found out a friend is terminally ill. Sickening. Very angry.
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