sounds like you had a senic day.
Abomb said: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?
Amen brother.Mattsabasser said: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!"
waterwolves said:They should put smallmouth in there along with muskie. I know they won't Because they suck.