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I decided to go to Stanley Lake after work because I heard that the wipers were hitting. Since I live right by Stanley I did not go till almost 6pm. Got there and fished the mouth of the inlet for 2 hours then it started to pour good thing I had my rain jacket with me. Saw other fisherman pull in wipers with crawdad fishing from shore. Saw one guy pulled in a fat 25 inch wiper then it went cold nothing after that because it rained hard. Notice that my reel was feeling weird and what do you know the cap for my reel had fell off so packed my stuff and was gonna call a day but decided to pull out my yozuri and try the inlet because I have caught wipers there before. The water in the inlet was cold. After so many cast got little nibbles on my lure but did not know what it was. I was down to my last couple of cast and then BAM a 20 inch wiper took my yozuri took me a good couple of minutes to pull him in. I thought there were gonna be more wipers in the inlet but nothing. Started to get dark so called the wife to come and pick me up. Not bad I quess. There's huge wipers in Stanley u just have to be patient to catch them. Here's the pic of the wiper
 

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No but there are not alot of fishing spots there everyone fishing the inlet are throwing their baits all to the same spot so get ready for alot of lines getting tangled up.
 

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Yo Mark This is Tony Did i meet you out a cherry creek and we went to chatfield together? If so ive been trying to call you but it always goes to your voice mail nice fish man.
 

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yeah i did my wife has my phone most of the time so if she does not recognize the caller she will not pick up sorry about that i'll pick up when i have the phone
 

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Nice wiper, man. Does it have three eyes or glow in the dark? Its scary to think of all the radioactive materials that washed into Stanley from Rocky Flats over the years.
 

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I thought there were gonna be more wipers in the inlet but nothing.
[Start Bitching] Every pic I see of you guys with big wipers your standing inside which makes me think you keep every big fish you catch. Thats why there wasn't "gonna be more wipers in the inlet". Wipers can't breed and if the DOW doesn't keep up the stocking program of them their gone!!! [/End Of Bitching]

This isn't aimed at one person and is just my opinion!!

FLAME AWAY. I CAN TAKE IT. Im going to hug a tree now!!!!

-Jay
 

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LOL no it's normal actually that's what i use to think until i talked to the ranger there and he told me stanley has good water because it feeds all of Arvada and some of Westminster so just going off by what the ranger says.
 

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LOL Jay im going to catch some wipers this weekend and ill take pics of me releasing them so you dont have to hug a tree. After u see the pics u can hug a woman LOL.
 

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Regarding keeping what you catch,, Wiper is about the only fish I will keep and enjoy the taste of. I will only keep what I and my family will eat in the next week but I do keep 2-3 fish if I am lucky enough to catch them.
I personally don't think that keeping fish as defined by the regulations will have a big negative impact on the fishery. Maybe I am naive but the way I see it is that there are bag limits imposed at lakes and they are there for a reason, the DOW or whomever controls the stocking should have and are paid to have a sound fisheries management plan to replace fish as the resource becomes depleted.
I feel differently about fish that are able to spawn and have not kept a bass in the last 20 years. Walleye, I think I have kept 5 in the 5 years I have fished for them, Crappie,, I have kept a few over the years but again, no more than I could eat in a couple meals worth. Trout, I don't like the taste so unless my wife is requesting trout for supper, I return them as well.
There are and always be a variety of opinions on this subject, I may not always agree with people who always keep everything they catch but as long as they are within the law and eat what they catch It is there prerogative and it?s not my place to ask them to change.
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Brett
 

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Check out this website discussing the radioactive releases into Stanley.

http://www.cdphe.state.co.us/rf/contamin.htm

Before they built holding ponds in the 70's, that stuff just flowed right out of Rocky Flats. Don't get me wrong, I like fishing Stanley and will continue to eat walleyes from there, but don't think for a minute that its not buzzing with radiation.

Kinda reminds me of the three eyed fish on the Simpsons. Mmmmmm....plutonium (in my best Homer voice)
 

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I agree with brett in many parts of his posts, I disagree in others but like he said it is a matter of opinion.
Personally, I don't like to see everyone keeping every big fish they catch, but one every once in a while is okay. I particularly think it is okay to eat stocked fish. When I fish a high mountain lake like vega or taylor reservoir that has trout with orange meat I will keep some. I'm sure I'd keep some wiper too. Maybe you should throw back the bigger wipers like that and keep the smaller wipers you catch so everyone can enjoy catching a big fish like that. Example I caught a 20" 4 lb rainbow at taylor this weekend I threw it back. Instead I kept 2 16" 2 lb. fish and another smaller bow. You can still have a fish dinner and let the bigger fish continue swimming.
End of rant and by the way that is a great wiper!
 

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Where I come from, we call Wipers hybrid bass, or just "hybrids". As I understand it, they are a cross between white bass and striped bass. I believe that these fish are sterile and cannot reproduce, but have to be stocked yearly. Again, thats been my understanding for years, but it could be incorrect.
 

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nice fish. i didnt realise there were wipers in stanley. good job
 

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Bubba said:
Where I come from, we call Wipers hybrid bass, or just "hybrids". As I understand it, they are a cross between white bass and striped bass. I believe that these fish are sterile and cannot reproduce, but have to be stocked yearly. Again, thats been my understanding for years, but it could be incorrect.
You are %100 correct. Thats why it pains me to see people keeping so many big fish that cant breed. Same holds true for Tiger Muskies and Saugeye. If the DOW stops stocking wiper due to funding or budget cuts than a once great Wiper lake will be gone!!! Look at Quincy w/ The tiger muskies. At one point in time it was one of the best lakes in the USA for them and now your lucky to see one let alone catch one.

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-Jay
 

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Its scary to think of all the radioactive materials that washed into Stanley from Rocky Flats over the years.
If you are scared of this then don't drink El Dorado Spring Water. It comes from below Rocky Flats.
 

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Got Muskie,

Eldorado Spring's water comes out of groundwater near South Boulder Creek, and where they collect it is just below Elldorado Spring's State Park. This would put it above Rocky Flats in the water table. I also do not think any drainage runs from Rocky Flats towards the South Boulder Creek Drainage, so it is highly unlikely to get any radioactive waste or other types of contaminants moving towards South Boulder Creek. Where they did have drainage from Rocky Flats was flowing more towards Broomfield and the east.
 
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