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Lake: Mack Mesa Lake
Fish: Northern Pike

Mack Mesa Reservoir being drained

Post By: ass bass or cash      Posted: 4/13/2021 6:39:10 PM     Points: 2234    
Never heard of this body of water before....

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 Reply by: Ajax5240      Posted: Apr. 13, 7:03:49 PM     Points: 33319    
Stop moving fish in buckets... and, lakes will stop getting poisoned / drained...
 Reply by: ass bass or cash      Posted: Apr. 13, 7:13:17 PM     Points: 2234    
From the 2020 stocking reports, it looks like there were alot of fish in that lake.....or maybe a few dozen fat Pike
 Reply by: walleyeshark      Posted: Apr. 13, 10:49:15 PM     Points: 143    
CPW figures that someone put northern pike in there. They caught some adults and are moving quickly to take care of the issue. It's over by Loma....
 Reply by: Ryan      Posted: Apr. 14, 8:05:20 PM     Points: 2599    
Sorry, but I will never understand the vendetta that CPW, or certain individuals have against predator fish like carp and Macs. They are self sustaining and can grow to trophy size. For whatever reason, the lakes in Colorado can grow truly world class pike, upwards of 40” in size, and CPW will try to kill them in support of 8”-10” sticker trout. Insane.
 Reply by: River_FlyFisher      Posted: Apr. 14, 9:52:29 PM     Points: 3106    
Dang, didn't know Carp were predator fish... lol 😂 😉
 Reply by: Smelly      Posted: Apr. 15, 12:56:34 AM     Points: 26516    
Let me help explain it Ryan. M . O . N . E . Y. ! That “ for whatever reason “ that pike self sustain . And get to trophy size in Colorado. Is because they get to feast on a steady diet of stocked fish. Not only trout , but walleye, bass , catfish and sunfish all require some degree of stocking out here to support the fishery. That little stocked trout that every likes to pick on ? He PAYS THE dam BILLS FOR ALL OF THOSE OTHER FISH OUT HERE IN COLORADO ! The overwhelming majority CO fishermen fish exclusively for stocker, slimmers and whatever else you call them. All most people want is to catch a few fish and take them home for dinner. So next time you get get one. Don’t just disgustedly throw him back. Give him a hug and a smooch and gently release him. Cause without him a resident fishing license in Colo would cost more than an out of state hunting license would,
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