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Lake: Chatfield Reservoir
Fish: Tiger Muskie

Fish Species in Chatty

Post By: Bow Sand Hose      Posted: 1/22/2024 1:25:24 PM     Points: 6    
I have fished here for decades, however I have never caught (nor seen caught) brown trout or tiger muskie. These species are indicated in the lake's description.

Just curious if any of you have caught either a tiger muskie or brown trout out of Chatty, and if so, how long ago.
 Reply by: Trailerman      Posted: Jan. 22, 3:52:08 PM     Points: 44
No neither one and never heard of either being caught. The browns is surprising because a good population of them exist just up the river..
 Reply by: Driftinbugz      Posted: Jan. 22, 7:33:55 PM     Points: 760
Way back in the 90's there were tigers, though I never caught one myself I had friends catch some. The chance of any till being there is slim to none. I believe their lifespan is approximately 10-14 years. The browns if there are illusive. I have caught them in the river but never in the lake. In early 2000's I had an opportunity to help with the walley spawning operations and saw a brown come up in the net. I have always been curious maybe this thread will spark some intriguing insite, tight lines
 Reply by: SGM      Posted: Jan. 23, 9:01:40 AM     Points: 23015
I have caught browns in the lake while ice fishing. I have not seen any tigers.
 Reply by: Bow Sand Hose      Posted: Jan. 23, 9:56:16 AM     Points: 6

That is awesome you caught brown(s) at chatty.

My query: what year was that?
 Reply by: bron      Posted: Jan. 23, 12:05:23 PM     Points: 48416
Nate Zelenski told me that he was doing a guided trip on Chatty and his client asked him if there were any pike in there and he told him no--the next fish that they caught was a pike.
 Reply by: panfishin      Posted: Jan. 23, 3:52:40 PM     Points: 9218
I remember seeing the pictures of that pike bron, looked like it had been eating well! I'm actually surprised that more haven't made their way down the river but I guess it is quite a trip for them to get there
 Reply by: SGM      Posted: Jan. 24, 11:36:19 AM     Points: 23015
Bow Sand the last brown I caught from Chatfield was probably 5-6 years ago. Back in the 80s and early 90s we would catch pretty regularly. Since I have moved from the Denver area I only fish the lake 2-3 times a year.

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