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Lake: Green Mountain Reservoir
Fish: Northern Pike

Need advice about slingbow fishing

Post By: Monster fishman      Posted: 4/16/2019 6:14:14 PM     Points: 0    
Hi all new to sling bow fishing wanted to know if there is any rules too get northern pike at green mountain res. From what I read and understand you can do it for pike here. Need to know good places to use it lakes rivers also if you need training or licence. Any help wanted.
 Reply by: Hawaiian Punch      Posted: 4/16/2019 7:19:25 PM     Points: 8993    
FYI . .most folks here are rod and reel kind of folks,not much info coming out of here about sling bow as most folks here hold sling bow in the same group as spear fishing.The pike crowd are not going to give away much if anything as they prize pike and keep that info to themselves.
My advice is to look for a sling bow forum.
Good luck!
 Reply by: anglerwannabe      Posted: 4/16/2019 8:37:37 PM     Points: 63752    
wise Dan wise
 Reply by: fishMA      Posted: 4/17/2019 8:02:35 AM     Points: 15    
You definitely need a license and please read the regulations. Your best bet is the couple weeks after ice off otherwise most pike will be too deep.
 Reply by: Freestone303      Posted: 4/17/2019 10:12:44 AM     Points: 454    
I would check with the state, who makes the regulations, than us bunch of yahoos on a fishing forum. Especially when asking about killing a prized gamefish, something a lot of anglers would frown upon.
 Reply by: Hawaiian Punch      Posted: 4/17/2019 11:15:50 AM     Points: 8993    
Anglerwanabe . . . . .spring thaw? Grumpy old man syndrome?
 Reply by: anglerwannabe      Posted: 4/17/2019 11:25:10 AM     Points: 63752    
was referring to your reply.. very sage advice
 Reply by: masteroftheloch      Posted: 4/17/2019 12:58:40 PM     Points: 164    
bow fishing for pike is un-cool in Colorado. if I see ya out there, I will make sure to make it difficult for you to shoot them. sorry but get a rod and reel and let the big girls go.
 Reply by: elkinthebag      Posted: 4/17/2019 1:32:48 PM     Points: 2088    
Harassment of hunters and fishermen can become a felony offense no mater how they choose to do there thing and stay on the legal side. I catch them on the spin gear ,fly rod and I will get my bow out sometimes in the spring and summer I agree with let the big ones grow but there are plenty of 20-25” eaters to be Had. Go ahead and try to harass me when you don’t have a clue what I am doing. I have had lots of people mad at my in eleven mile while I was shooting carp a fish that can slowly take over that lake and ruin all the fishing.
 Reply by: Dakota Dude      Posted: 4/17/2019 2:16:11 PM     Points: 2481    
Monster Fishman, I'd call the GFP to get your answer.

Threatening people for enjoying a legal activity (or at least trying to determine if slingbow fishing is legal) is completely uncalled for and unwarranted. Bowfishing is legal on certain bodies of water in CO and there is a bounty on pike in GM.
 Reply by: masteroftheloch      Posted: 4/17/2019 2:59:57 PM     Points: 164    
Im not gonna harass anyone. Im just not gonna sit tight and let arrows and spears fly at trophy pike. Ill come have a chat with ya... and then insist I show ya how to catch them...not shoot them. I could care less about bow fishing for carp dude. lol
 Reply by: skiman      Posted: 4/17/2019 3:04:33 PM     Points: 2453    
Page 7 of the 2019 Fishing Regulations define “slingbows”, and on page 8 of the regs, states that they are a legal method to take carp and pike on all waters except those with specific rules prohibiting their use.
Whether you agree with this or not is irrelevant. Harassing someone over their decision to use a slingbow certainty IS illegal! Just sayin!
P.S. Green Mountain Reservoir has NO catch or possession limit on Northern Pike, along with several other impoundments. (See page 3 of the regulations.)
 Reply by: cookster      Posted: 4/17/2019 4:08:52 PM     Points: 64340    
 Reply by: Monster fishman      Posted: 4/17/2019 6:36:25 PM     Points: 0    
Thanks for all of your input. I was going for smaller pike just because I think it's unfair to get trophy fish that way .
 Reply by: Monster fishman      Posted: 4/17/2019 6:41:04 PM     Points: 0    
Masteroftheloch I will welcome any fish advice using rod and reel if you see me rest easy that I will not go for trophy pike. I will leave those to you guys.
 Reply by: CACHEM ALL      Posted: 4/18/2019 1:39:22 PM     Points: 204    
 Reply by: Rip Lip      Posted: 4/23/2019 1:32:45 AM     Points: 138    
My advice spend as much time as you can at Green Mountain. I wouldn't go anyplace else. It is loaded with pike, and you will find them all over the shallows.
 Reply by: Sailfish7      Posted: 5/16/2019 8:11:40 PM     Points: 22    
I believe the DNR does not want pike in Green Mtn. and used to pay for pike brought in. They still may. Contact Silverthorne DNR office for info. Happy hunting.
 Reply by: Sailfish7      Posted: 5/16/2019 8:17:47 PM     Points: 22    
Anyone know if the boat landing is open yet?
 Reply by: Lil minner      Posted: 7/13/2019 6:56:30 PM     Points: 70    
Just my 2cents on bow fishing in general.... It's a blast. It's also one of the most effective way we have short of killing a whole lake to deal with invasive species. I love catching Pike on the rod and reel but bowfishing for them there should be a good challenge. I don't know if you can use a boat at night on that lake but I'd opt for going at night with lights, all the boat traffic in the day will make it that much harder to cut the glare and see the fish. If you do go during the day, get the best pair of polarized glasses you can get and try to position yourself as high above the water as possible. And for all the haters, I exclusively bowfishing invasives.
 Reply by: JohnnyW      Posted: 7/13/2019 7:42:26 PM     Points: 840    
I am still waiting to see any Pike harvested from GMR by bow and arrow. Talk about a witch hunt. Lol

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