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: 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. Dont 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,