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Lake: Ralph Price Reservoir (Button Rock)

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Post By: jshanko      Posted: 3/27/2022 5:11:41 PM     Points: 12652    
Fishing permits for Ralph Price Res. go on sale April 1st. Only 600 available, $20 for utility customers (Longmont/Lyons), $30 for nonresidents. Fishing starts May 1 to Oct 31.
 Reply by: jake3008      Posted: Mar. 27, 7:50:35 PM     Points: 148
Are you allowed to bring a guest on your permit or does every individual need to have one?
 Reply by: jshanko      Posted: Mar. 28, 11:14:32 AM     Points: 12652
Must have individual permits. In the summer watch out for Rattle snakes.
 Reply by: tigerSmith      Posted: Mar. 28, 1:16:50 PM     Points: 0
I am fairly certain the DOW quit stocking Button Rock, waste of money
 Reply by: jshanko      Posted: Mar. 28, 3:14:07 PM     Points: 12652
If you look at the stocking report CPW has stock fish the last two years.
 Reply by: ND Transplant      Posted: Mar. 28, 3:27:27 PM     Points: 13256
@tigerSmith I fished the crap out of it last year. It's an excellent fishery. They stocked it with 80,000 cutbows actually. I spoke with the Ranger several times about it.
 Reply by: tigerSmith      Posted: Mar. 28, 3:32:54 PM     Points: 0
I think they have zero plans to stock it in the future with this years fish being diverted to other waters. The rangers don't have any influence on the stocking since they don't actually raise any fish.
 Reply by: ND Transplant      Posted: Mar. 28, 3:37:20 PM     Points: 13256
@tigerSmith maybe, neither of us know for sure. You're right about the rangers having zero influence but that wasn't why I brought them up. I was simply relaying their report to me.
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