Reply by: bigmacjack Posted: 9/22/2012 7:06:26 AM Points: 70
If something like this were to happen at my job they would be s*** canned. I could see being lenient if this was 1 lake in Colorado that this happened too, but there are multiple lakes that should have been under salvage. Theres no excuse.
Sorry to sound so harsh boys and girls I'm tired of seeing lakes like this.
Reply by: Killerfihser Posted: 9/22/2012 11:28:27 AM Points: 275
Omg what a total waste, I've fished this lake for many years and this year was the best from shore. It's not that we couldn't predict this was going to happen when we dropped beloew the drainage at the pump house. A fish salvage then, would have been a good decision. WTh mang..
Reply by: jbowen43 Posted: 9/23/2012 9:07:09 AM Points: 282
The policy of stocking these lakes that are subject to a massive draw down and subsequent risk of losing an entire fishery needs to be discussed. IF we're going to spend money on these waters then wouldn't it be prudent to acquire enough water rights to maintain a serious conservation pool? I understand that the turnover in this lake that caused the suffocation of all these fish was an unusual event, but maybe more study is needed to determine how frequent such events might become as the climate changes
Reply by: not too old to fish Posted: 9/23/2012 11:15:49 PM Points: 442
Everybody is so critical on these types of fish kills and they are too difficult to predict to blame anyone. Ketring Park suffered the same fate as Sterling and to show how difficult it is to predict, I fished Ketring park on satuday before the kill and caught several healthy bass. There was no sign of trouble or any dead fish found,but the lake was completely dead by monday afternoon. The article in the paper gave a good explination of this type of fish kill and after reading the article you can see why it is almost impossible to prevent or predict this type of kill.
Did not take long to get the pictures out hope they did not charge you for the park entrance to get those shots because it is evident one would not want to engage in any water recreation. What a shame! Northeastern Colorado fishing will take years to recover from this summer and the small towns such as Sterling, Brush, Ft. Morgan, and Wiggins will lose a bunch of wallet/purse bearing visitors. I just released a nice sized 7-8 pound wiper three weeks ago at Sterling to let it grow until next year. Again, what a shame!!!
i had talked to a girl that came out wearing a orange vest doing servays back in early july. she mentioned that there has not been any wipers stocked in any lakes in three years....jackson, prewitt,n.sterling , jumbo that they do not have any for stocking.......
hay cat catcher ..? where exactually at n. sterling did you take those photo's of all the dead fish...can you please tell us where ..? and the dead fish that is on shore where was that photo taken ??.. and when did you take these photo's..?