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Should walleye be allowed to thrive in Steamboat

  • Leave em be and see if they survive, but put a limit on them like other lakes have.

    Votes: 10 23.3%
  • Help them thrive in Steamboat, it'd be cool to have an eye lake in the mountains!

    Votes: 19 44.2%
  • Get rid of them, Steamboat's a trout lake.

    Votes: 5 11.6%
  • I'd rather have the CPW stock bluefin tuna like they have at Opry's hotspot on the South Platte Rive

    Votes: 9 20.9%
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Back in the 90s the Wyoming DOW lost millions of fingerling trout for two straight years in Seminoe. They attributed it and the loss of trout at next door Pathfinder to walleye predation. So they started stocking trout in the 9-10" range and that fixed the problem. Kind of like what we do at Spinney to get the stocking's past the pike.

Downstream at Glendo they gave up decades ago and let the walleye's take over. Which was smart! Glendo is a totally different kind of reservoir
with a lot warmer water, thus it can support shad, crappie and perch. Glendo fish grow three times as fast as walleye's that live upstream in Seminoe and Pathfinder.
My Buddy got a real nice Rainbow last year at Glendo... over 23".... Fatter than F--K !!
Of course, We were targeting Walleyes, But WTF?
They are few and far between, however....
 
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