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In oklahoma in the Illinois river, they use stockers as bait for stripers.
 

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Its all a matter perspective and situation. In AK, "Slimers" are highly revered and protected. Either way you gotta love them , predetor bait, sportfish, and a mainstay for good fishing in damn near all of our cooler waters. They are the most important part of our fishing economy.
 

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Slimers are used here as Striper bait too... Some guys use them for blue and flathead cat bait as well. Oily meat means nice scent trail. :)
 

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Its all a matter perspective and situation. In AK, "Slimers" are highly revered and protected. Either way you gotta love them , predetor bait, sportfish, and a mainstay for good fishing in damn near all of our cooler waters. They are the most important part of our fishing economy.
They also make a rose bush grow to the clouds with buds bigger than apples!!!
 

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I don't like it for here. Not enough water, more trophy fish getting killed.
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I don't like it for here. Not enough water, more trophy fish getting killed.
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I'm contemplating giving up fishing in colorado. Douche bags from out state are ruining it. Cotton pickers don't understand the antero effect. Used to be badass bobo pond but every Tom dick and hick know about it from the Internet. I'd focus on work here and save up for real fishing trips. Might have to go to Costa Rica and do some hobie fishing in some warm water next trip.
 

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Yep, don't let the state border gate hit ya in the ass on your way out!!! CYA!!! >:D:thumb:>:D
 

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I'm contemplating giving up fishing in colorado. Douche bags from out state are ruining it. Cotton pickers don't understand the antero effect. Used to be badass bobo pond but every Tom dick and hick know about it from the Internet. I'd focus on work here and save up for real fishing trips. Might have to go to Costa Rica and do some hobie fishing in some warm water next trip.
Livrider it seems you have become a true fanatic and I can relate
I found the more fanatical I got about big fish and lake trout, the farther I was willing to go to find them, and the more I disliked being around other fisherman. An extra 4 or 6 hours in the truck became no sweat. These places are kept silent and never talked about, not even to some of my close fishing buddies. You don't have to go all the way to Costa Rica for killer fishing but damn I could use a trip like that right now.
All together giving up fishing at places like Blue Mesa was not a option for me. One thing I did to make it more interesting was to advocate my local fisheries, let the CPW know what I found through my catch logs, and what my opinions are that may improve the fishery in the long run. Although I have got absolutely no where with my efforts and pretty sure I have never influenced a single decision.
 

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I'm contemplating giving up fishing in colorado. Douche bags from out state are ruining it. Cotton pickers don't understand the antero effect. Used to be badass bobo pond but every Tom dick and hick know about it from the Internet. I'd focus on work here and save up for real fishing trips. Might have to go to Costa Rica and do some hobie fishing in some warm water next trip.

Antero is still a great fishery.... I used to think the same **** you did until I decided to shut the hell up and fish it, and caught slobs.

Instead of gettin mad... Use different tactics. Fish when nobody is there (think miserably windy conditions). The hogs are still in there... They just aren't gonna bite easily for the assholes who fish within easy parking access or the boat ramp.

The same applies for anywhere else here.
 

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Its all a matter perspective and situation. In AK, "Slimers" are highly revered and protected. Either way you gotta love them , predetor bait, sportfish, and a mainstay for good fishing in damn near all of our cooler waters. They are the most important part of our fishing economy.
Yep. In Alaska they are, uh, what is the word I am looking for, uh... native?
 

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WOO! LOOK AT ME OVER HERE! I AGREE WITH BOONDOCK! :-X
Come on now, we love each other and agree on more things than we know :embarassed::eek::cool:
 

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Yep. In Alaska they are, uh, what is the word I am looking for, uh... native?
Ya you got your steelhead, and your stream resident rainbow which are the same species. Alaska also stocks a very large mount of rainbows raised in hatcheries just like ours.
 

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Are you forgetting that Colorado has native trout also?

The discussion is on "slimers," which is a term of endearment for rainbow trout-- And more specifically "1st and second year" stocked rainbows.

Only native trout to Colorado are cutthroat.
and they are NOT slimers.
 

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The discussion is on "slimers," which is a term of endearment for rainbow trout-- And more specifically "1st and second year" stocked rainbows.

Only native trout to Colorado are cutthroat.
and they are NOT slimers.
My bad. I've honestly never heard the term "slimers" until I saw it on this forum. I thought it just meant trout in general.
 

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Antero is still a great fishery.... I used to think the same **** you did until I decided to shut the hell up and fish it, and caught slobs.

Instead of gettin mad... Use different tactics. Fish when nobody is there (think miserably windy conditions). The hogs are still in there... They just aren't gonna bite easily for the assholes who fish within easy parking access or the boat ramp.

The same applies for anywhere else here.

last antero trip we were the last group off the lake. it was so windy we could barely see the parking lot through all the snow. i dont think we caught anything over 18in and we were slaying them. it was -12 when we got to the truck. i will say i caught my smallest ice fish there. only fish i caught that was smaller was a bobo from rampart. i also havent hiked too far from the parking lots. that trip we hiked to about exactly the middle of both parking lots on the dam. are you talking about fishing the opposite end of the lake from the dam? you have any pictures of antero hogs from the past 3 or 4 years??? ive driven past the lake during the tourneys and i dont think there was anywhere you could set a hut that wasnt 100 feet from someone else. the whole lake was covered. most of those tourneys no one catches anything over 20in... so for a lake to have tons of hogs shouldnt someone catch one with 200 guys on the water???

last 11 mile trip i saw a dude beat a ma bobo over a rock that he caught fishing right in front of the boat ramp. so hiking across the lake isnt always necessary. ive seen lots of pictures of guys with hogs on boat ramps... boat ramps are usually right by the parking lots ;] i also heard and saw pics of 2 more ma bobos caught right at the boat ramp by shore guys.

ill put a few more trips into antero to see if i cant get luckier than the 200 guys who fish it every tourney.
 
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