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Lake: Horsetooth Reservoir
Fishful Thinker

CPW fish sampling video

Post By: Fishful Thinker      Posted: 3/9/2019 11:23:06 AM     Points: 10609    
Hey all, here's a video we produced to showcase how CPW studies fisheries to determine management and stocking decisions. I'll be glad to answer any questions you may have. CL

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 Reply by: FishSeal      Posted: Mar. 9, 11:32:04 AM     Points: 9660    
FT,

That was awesome!! Very well done sir!!

FS
 Reply by: Hawaiian Punch      Posted: Mar. 9, 11:35:19 AM     Points: 4061    
Walleye . . . .what Walleye? I ain't seen no Walleye here!
I've said it before,want to see what really lives in your local lake?
Go work the nets and get ready to loss your mind.
 Reply by: Fishful Thinker      Posted: Mar. 9, 11:38:18 AM     Points: 10609    
Very humbling, ain't it Hawaiian Punch? Every time I sample with them I consider taking up golf or something...CL
 Reply by: Hawaiian Punch      Posted: Mar. 9, 12:02:27 PM     Points: 4061    
One morning at C.C. or Chatty will mess you up . . .humbling don't begin to explain the shear size and amount of eyes that get caught and milked.
 Reply by: FishSeal      Posted: Mar. 9, 12:13:50 PM     Points: 9660    
Humbling... yes.
As a biologist, it drives me insane. I KNOW the fish are there... now to just get them to BITE!!
Do a Poudre river sampling and see how many trout you sample. You'll be thinking differently from there on.

What's also a fact, is that these guys go out, rain, shine, blistering hot, and freezing cold, all to make sure that we have a good time fishing.

FS
 Reply by: brookieflyfisher      Posted: Mar. 9, 12:39:35 PM     Points: 6098    
^ seconding FS and CL's points. Doing fish sampling either for a job or as a volunteer has completely changed the way I fish. It's for sure made me a much more effective angler.
 Reply by: panfishin      Posted: Mar. 9, 8:29:32 PM     Points: 7772    
This is something that I would love to do! Might be tough to make it work this year but I would love to help out with this next year for sure
 Reply by: Goosehunter82      Posted: Mar. 9, 8:38:33 PM     Points: 44878    
Great video Chad.
 Reply by: mackinaw electric      Posted: Mar. 10, 7:50:06 AM     Points: 9    
Volunteered for the kokanee milking at wolford this year...gives you a real appreciation for how much work it is to set up the trap, get the barge out to the trap when its cold and dont want to start, the cold conditions handling the fish in freezing water with just wool gloves to grab the kokes...back breaking hunched over cleaning the eggs after the milt...all so we can have the privilege of fishing...that brown and all other rainbows caught in the koke trap were returned and still swimming...
 Reply by: RogBow      Posted: Mar. 10, 8:31:27 AM     Points: 1660    
Must be 100 walleye for every 1 we catch haha. Great video.
 Reply by: anglerwannabe      Posted: Mar. 10, 8:54:42 AM     Points: 47982    
good stuff
 Reply by: skiman      Posted: Mar. 10, 10:47:36 AM     Points: 1988    
Thanks for the educational and informative report.
 Reply by: Fishful Thinker      Posted: Mar. 10, 8:19:19 PM     Points: 10609    
RogBow...nice try but it's more like 1000 walleye for every one we catch. You would be shocked at how many walleyes there actually are and especially by how big they are. I saw two twin 15lbers in one net in September at a very popular local lake...I've never heard of one legitimately over 10lbs being caught by anglers there. It's humbling what actually lives in our lakes compared to what we catch.

Thanks all for tuning in! CL
 Reply by: mrkspringer      Posted: Mar. 11, 11:34:42 AM     Points: 0    
Very cool video thanks for sharing. I've always mostly bass fished horsetooth in the past. I sold the bass boat and bought a Lund deep V and been chasing walleye the last couple years mostly fishing the eastern planes lakes and have neglected horsetooth. Now it's back on my list. Thanks!
 Reply by: 3wayfisha      Posted: Mar. 11, 12:18:11 PM     Points: 164    
Thanks for sharing. Im entertained at how a YouTuber comments how he is surprised there is mercury in the fish. Along with fish sampling the state releasing toxicology reports as mentioned in the video and I highly suggest checking them out
 Reply by: Coyute      Posted: Mar. 11, 12:19:15 PM     Points: 109    

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