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Lake: Dowdy Lake

Live bait

Post By: Wiley      Posted: 12/15/2018 1:57:19 PM     Points: 550    
Are minnows legal to use at Dowdy?
 Reply by: ronco      Posted: 12/15/2018 2:06:10 PM     Points: 277    
Elevation is listed at 7,890 feet, can't use minnows above 7,000 feet

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 Reply by: Kev-o      Posted: 12/15/2018 5:38:52 PM     Points: 53577    
Like stated above no live minnows there. I do believe if theyíre dead before hand its ok.
 Reply by: dg0515      Posted: 12/15/2018 8:20:41 PM     Points: 0    
You should give up fishing if you need minnows. Unbelievable
 Reply by: skiman      Posted: 12/15/2018 8:26:52 PM     Points: 2033    
^^^unbelievable response!
 Reply by: Wiley      Posted: 12/15/2018 8:41:01 PM     Points: 550    
Right on thanks for answering my question. Lol however I might be just giving it up, Or I might freeze some of the minnows I already have! Tight lines to you all!
 Reply by: spinn3r      Posted: 12/15/2018 8:46:05 PM     Points: 6650    
Unwarranted reply, dg0515. Whatever we know now, there was always a time when we didn't know it. No point making fun of someone asking a question, no matter how basic it may seem to you.

Those who've been to Dowdy before are aware that it's relatively easy to catch fish there, and that it can be done with almost any trout ice fishing method you can think of. Minnows, dead or alive, are not necessary.

 Reply by: dg0515      Posted: 12/15/2018 8:54:00 PM     Points: 0    
Using minnows ruins our fisheries. Tough love, I'm not sorry.
 Reply by: TADA32      Posted: 12/15/2018 8:54:59 PM     Points: 9722    
How does it ruin fisheries? explain please
 Reply by: dg0515      Posted: 12/15/2018 9:07:43 PM     Points: 0    
Most minnows are suckers or some kind of invasive species. Do I need to explain how that can ruin a fishery or are you good?
 Reply by: bron      Posted: 12/15/2018 9:11:01 PM     Points: 29819    
Try Gulp products Wiley, are going too far, simple question and answer sir.
 Reply by: Wiley      Posted: 12/15/2018 9:18:31 PM     Points: 550    
Itís all good I donít get worried or offended by whatís said on here. Iíve never been up there so I figured Iíd ask. Just itching to get on the ice and officially start my season. So all is well with me my friends! Lol as long as the game warden doesnít have a problem with the bait I use I could care less what anyone else thinks. We all have opinions.
 Reply by: TADA32      Posted: 12/15/2018 9:18:35 PM     Points: 9722    
Last time I check fatheads are part of the pimephales family. Which are from here in north america. I think you should fact check a little more. As many fish are not native to our waters anyways... I think you should calm down a little about the minnows. I am guessing you may be trolling but still...
 Reply by: Wiley      Posted: 12/15/2018 9:32:52 PM     Points: 550    
My goodness calm yourself. Thatís why there are regs on where you can and canít use aquatic live bait. Thatís why I asked. Iím sure your aware that there are lots of waters that do allow such baits and lots of anglers use them in said waters. And when bought from a reputable supplier with proof of purchase itís perfectly legal. But if you believe this is an erroneous policy then yes I would like you to write a full essay detailing the risks of allowing live bait to be used in any water and please submit it to the Colorado DOW so that they may take your concerns into consideration and possibly change current policies for the betterment of all of us. My sincere apologies for making your blood pressure rise.
 Reply by: TADA32      Posted: 12/15/2018 9:36:22 PM     Points: 9722    
Are you talking about me? I know my rules I was asking dg why hes so against minnows. I already know anything above 7000 feet or on the west slope needs to be dead, and I mean dead.
 Reply by: Wiley      Posted: 12/15/2018 9:44:49 PM     Points: 550    
Iím talking about dg having a hissy because minnows are used as bait
 Reply by: Wiley      Posted: 12/15/2018 9:51:43 PM     Points: 550    
Anyway I got the answer I needed so anymore discussion on wether or not minnows are going to take over the world should probably be done in a new thread. Thanks again!!
 Reply by: Hawaiian Punch      Posted: 12/16/2018 8:34:27 AM     Points: 5332    
dg0515 . . . . .Contempt,pryer to investigation . . . . .look before you leap! We have the whole minnow thing under control,here in Colorado.Minnows come from comericial minnow farms.The farm can only sell noevasive minnows. (thats why you got to have a reciept from your bait shop for your minnows!)
Its also why I can't go out to any old pond and sein minnows,then transport them to my favorite lake to fish with.(sad face emojo)
Next time,do your homework first,then open your yap!

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