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Today on my way to Jefferson i drove by Tarryall reservoir. It is totaly full. I saw fish popping on the surface. My guess is the DOW is keeping it closed to allow the fish to get a little bigger, but it should be open soon.

I also saw a bear on my way too. Super cool...
 

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i hope so that used to be one of my favorites to take my aluminum boat out on. i kileed the trout and pike. also a great ice-fishing lake.
 

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I hope pike will be in this fishery like in the past. Probably they will just manage it for cookie cutter trout. I doubt they would ever stock pike anywhere in CO. How sad to see it go from good pike to all stockers.
 

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Yes I bet they will not stock pike in there either. It's a damn shame too. I had an interesting discussion with an 11-mile cdow ranger. He told me to harvest all the pike I caught. I asked why, like I was stupid to their agenda. So the trout fishing will improve he says. I asked him if this lake fished good for trout 10-15 years ago. Yes he said. I asked him if there were pike in the lake then. Yes, in fact there were more pike in the lake back then than now. I told him the pike weren't hurting anything then and they aren't hurting anything now, and if the two have co-existed for that damn long they can co-exist now, told him nicely of course. :)

God bless the pike and the cdow needs to stop blaming them for their crappy stocking program which is the real reason. Haha you should see the stupid crap they do. I remember them stocking trout at 11-mile a couple years ago and there was a huge flock of pelicans eating the stockers like they were tic tacs. I think the damn pelicans eat more trout then the pike. Seriously have you ever seen the size of the pelicans at the mile or spinney?
 

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You say that to be funny, but when ocean fishing it happens alot (well maybe not alot) but I've caught 4 fishing in North Carolina and 1 fishing in Florida. It is a pain in the butt getting your lure back. Especially if you didnt notice the bird picking up the lure in mid air and you set the hook thinking something hit it on the drop. Then you notice the bird falling into the water.
 

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accidentaly hooked a seagull at delaney buttes last year, the wind was blowing and i made a cast and he flew into my line i was not really sure what to do, never really fought a bird in the air with my equipment before, finally my lure came untangled and fell off and he flew away, that bird probably stayed away from people for a while.
 

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Yes I bet they will not stock pike in there either. It's a damn shame too. I had an interesting discussion with an 11-mile cdow ranger. He told me to harvest all the pike I caught. I asked why, like I was stupid to their agenda. So the trout fishing will improve he says. I asked him if this lake fished good for trout 10-15 years ago. Yes he said. I asked him if there were pike in the lake then. Yes, in fact there were more pike in the lake back then than now. I told him the pike weren't hurting anything then and they aren't hurting anything now, and if the two have co-existed for that damn long they can co-exist now, told him nicely of course.  :)

God bless the pike and the cdow needs to stop blaming them for their crappy stocking program which is the real reason. Haha you should see the stupid crap they do. I remember them stocking trout at 11-mile a couple years ago and there was a huge flock of pelicans eating the stockers like they were tic tacs. I think the damn pelicans eat more trout then the pike. Seriously have you ever seen the size of the pelicans at the mile or spinney?

If there are pike signs that are preaching CDOW propaganda at a lake, I put up my own signs that discredit the CDOW and encourage anglers to release pike.
I am passionate about catching pike. They should mostly be released. What the CDOW and TU do to pike and how they spread these lies to gullible people is unforgivable.
Abomb, check out my website. PM me if you want the link.
 

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Thats so crazy that you said that. When I was fishing Quincy yesterday I thought to myself "Im going to make a sticker that says' "Please release ALL Tiger Muskies as they can NOT reproduce on their own" And put it over the size limit signs.


-Jay
 

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it is kindof funny that a fish like a tiger musky you should even have to tell people to let them go. but the big ego takes over, i'm a fisherman and i caught a huge fish!!!just look!!!! hey take a picture and some measurements and have a reproduction made. they are cheaper and they look better longer than a mounted fish. pictures can last just as long as a mount too. then you'll know that that big hog is still swimming and may be able to live out his life on his own terms... that feels good to watch the big ones swim away.....i think its cool that some of the catch and release records in the state are bigger that the kept fish.ie(musky) kudos to the fellas that didnt let their ego's get in the way and they let them pigs go.. so maybe i might catch and release them some day...
 

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I too have seen them stock Elevenmile and the birds do eat a bunch of trout. It is silly to because all the stupid a$$ DOW has to do is STOCK AT NIGHT!!! &^%&$%&#&^^$&#$&$* bastards. I kept ten huge pike one day and I will never do it again. I still feel bad about it to this day. I ate almost all the fish but still it took all winter. If I want pike for dinner I will only keep one for that night only and it will be no bigger then 10 lbs.
 

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Love those PIKE! I question the signs "Harvest the Pike!" and so do others. Anglers really hold the key to the future of pike fishing in Colorado. The mentality is changing and more folks are putting back the pike.

However I will go so far as to say that pike populatios DO in fact need to be managed. A breeding predator such as the pike could have a serious impact on all other fish in the ecosystem if left unchecked. But they should be managed as a trophy sport fish held in high regard. Slot limits, keep limits should be established and modified continuously as needed.

I never heard anyone say..."I'm spending 3 grand to go to Canada so I can catch some stocker trout!"
 

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Love those PIKE! I question the signs "Harvest the Pike!" and so do others. Anglers really hold the key to the future of pike fishing in Colorado. The mentality is changing and more folks are putting back the pike.

However I will go so far as to say that pike populatios DO in fact need to be managed. A breeding predator such as the pike could have a serious impact on all other fish in the ecosystem if left unchecked. But they should be managed as a trophy sport fish held in high regard. Slot limits, keep limits should be established and modified continuously as needed.

I never heard anyone say..."I'm spending 3 grand to go to Canada so I can catch some stocker trout!"
Amen brother.
 

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In fact I consider the people who take advantage of harvest the pike, harvest the lake trout, or harvest the non native gamefish in the Colorado basin as THIEVING POACHERS. Keep a small amount please and throw most things back.
There are plenty of fish in Colorado that are meant for harvesting reasonable amounts. Brook trout, yellow perch, crappie, and most walleye populations. Surprise!!! These fish I listed are actually the best eating.
 

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Does anyone know what they plan to stock in Terryall? I'm sure there is a proposal, draft or something that outlines what they plan to do here. It had pike at one time but other than what Dennis Mckinney wrote in his book about SWA's, I have no other knowledge.

I ran a few internet searches looking for any info but gave up after a while. A real internet slueth could track it down without too much trouble.
 
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