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Lake: Lake Avery (Big Beaver Reservoir)

first day out on canoe

Post By: rippinlipps      Posted: 6/4/2014 8:18:58 PM     Points: 114    
ok, my neighbor gave me a canoe (about 14 ft i believe). i will be buying a 12v 32lb thrust trolling motor for it.
question, what paperwork if any is needed to operate? i doubt a registration is needed since i dont think there is a serial plate and isnt gas operated?.
i know floatation devices are needed per person, a whistle or horn. and a green light if running at night?
planning on trying it out on a lake maybe this weekend near meeker. elkhead res. here in moffat is nes-quik and the yampa river is too dangerous and fast for fish right now(not like its much fishing these years anyways). aldrich i heard had some lake trout in the 90s, but i went there a few years ago and didnt get a bite,but noticed fry swimming. but the road is washed out this year, so ive been told.
so i guess we will try out lake avery, and i can use some jigs and vertical jig with a few different sizes for panfish and maybe a fat cutbow. maybe a scatterrap for a brown or two..really wish they would improve the fishery here in moffat county, residents result to driving an hour for good fishing meanwhile have yampa running through backyards.(makes me miss being in jersey,sad right?)
i think some stocking and some different species would keep anglers interested locally(talked to quiit a few people who are interested in walleye being introduced into elkhead).instead time and money is spent fruitlessly shocking the river for northern pike.
sad story this fishery is.ive heard of only 2 or 3 people catching catfish from elkhead in past 10 years.(was drained about7 years ago).

i only wish to fish

 Reply by: Speedingduc      Posted: 6/4/2014 8:35:19 PM     Points: 425    
I believe if you have a motorized boat you will have to have it registered. If you don't use the motor then no need to register, that shouldn't matter what kind of boat it is.
 Reply by: anglerwannabe      Posted: 6/4/2014 8:40:31 PM     Points: 56794    
you put a motor on it, you have to register it.
 Reply by: rippinlipps      Posted: 6/4/2014 10:57:02 PM     Points: 114    
im assume "motor" is the broad term meaning other than manual powered. and not "motor" meaning gas. ok guess i got to look up regestering the boat..