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  2. Got 10' off of Amazon for $11.82. Thanks. Best thread for a long time.
  3. awesome, thank you Sir. Where do I source out the shrink wrap?
  4. Lornce, How do you weld the loops, do you use one of the fancy heat gun setups the fly shops use?
  5. Cool, can't wait to utilize the new launches. it would be great if we could access the launch just upstream of the peace bridge on the south side. It would allow for really sweet night floats lit by the city
  6. Foggy, public waters in Colorado are stocked with rainbows, some stocking is bi-weekly, if we look at the White River in Arkansas, it is stocked with 1.5 million rainbows annually. I think down south they understand there will be losers when we practice this blood sport. Those losers are the fish, down south they support the economic and cultural impacts fishing has on the community and they are clearly putting thier tax dollars to work to bolster the stocks. Interestingly it seems they dont stock near as many browns and most of the rivers can support the browns reproducing naturally, I wonder if we see the same trend here?
  7. Some good sports there, it should be mandatory viewing.
  8. Monger, I personally believe nothing will happen, I have suggested many times on this forum that we as anglers stand true to our beliefs and limit our rod days and catchs on pressured waters. What has been the response; those of an older generation yell and scream about impacting their time on the water. If we are not prepared to sacrifice our time on the water we will sacrifice the fish in said waters. 90% of this forum has count downs to the hills opening, they will come on here complaining about the available runs, the amount of anglers and how the fish are beat up from hooks..... all the while being part of the problem. There are so many waters where you can get stupid tourist troots across this province but you just want to hang out with the crowds in the SW. And now we refuse to give the fish a break, I see fly anglers casting to redded up browns on the bow, and as soon as the weather is acceptable fly anglers are catching slow troots under bobbers, on nymphs in -1. Is this really something your egos need? We are the ones in control of our angling impact, we have the science and the ability; but we as anglers are choosing to not impact ourselves for the betterment of our chosen hobby, shame.
  9. Yonderin, everyone knows only recreational users transfer problem organisms
  10. Hmm, good argument, I never thought of this. Thanks.
  11. BrianR, is there a process for eradicating carp? I would assume poisoning?
  12. FIshteck what have you seen to make this statement? Hikers/hunters on water crossings? Thanks
  13. nothing beats a 4wt.... with a full sink
  14. I've fished tigers in Duck mountain park, they are incredible sport fish. I hope our tiger fishery can be half of Manitobas, if so I'd call it a win.
  15. I agree, 30 fish out of a creek could set it back for years to come... I also fear the cost of replacing some nets is not going to be much of a deterrent. They will just move further upstream where access is more difficult.
  16. They counted over 30 fish in the live well, removed some of the traps and they will be checking the left ones regularly. This may be difficult to catch the offender.
  17. They said they would; I had to go pick up my son and couldn't wait for them. I expect to hear back from them today. I would assume there will be some late nights and overtime for those guys this weekend.
  18. Well said, mind you I tend to call the Bow a creek quiet often.
  19. Hello All, The point of this thread isn't to give myself a digital pat on the back, it's to bring you all aware of what's going on out there. I highly promote self limiting pressure and not fishing during the brown trout spawn. Today I saw the negative of this approach, more fishing equals more eyes on the water. I was out looking for redds and I noticed a huge trap in the water, the size of a 50 gallon drum, just like a crayfish trap magnified 10xs. I had never seen one of these so I pulled it in for a look. inside were some suckers and a brown. I was weirded out. I walked up the creek further and found another, and I started to notice at most of the animal slides into the water were fresh, new cable snares.... weirded out more. Further up the creek I found a make shift live well, stuffed with fish.... stuffed. I didn't go further and called RAP. The CO was horrified as I am. This appeared to be fairly new gear and I speculate this gear was placed after the slow of fishing pressure due to the spawn and/or the snow. Get out there and walk your favorite brown trout haunts, I was last out in this area 3 days ago.
  20. Historically stocking has been attempted across the west with mixed results. My personal experience with stocked fisheries is from the salmon rivers of the west coast where stocked fish were thought of as inferior to wild stocks. The other issue with stocking is it can be perceived as a band-aid solution. As long as money is at hand it is conceivable, but when the funding runs out and the fish flow stops the decline of trout populations typically has not been dealt with and your fishery is no further recovered. That said IF anglers are the issue stocking is a solution, if something else is causing the decline and not uncovered; then stocking is flushing cash down the drain that could be used to address said issue. It is a complicated issue indeed.
  21. I don't believe so, only due to the fact that I have a few buddies that were specifically targeting big browns above the weir starting 30 years ago, those fish have always been there.
  22. Eagle, I will attempt to answer your questions. Once again I have nothing to base my opinions on but my experience. To me it is very encouraging, the previous years legitimately gave me sleepless nights. I basically only fish meat so that cuts out fish that aren't pescatarian, basically never giving me exposure to sub 16-18" troots. This year on good drift days the amount of fish chasing to the boat has been astounding.... one can only wonder why guides are now running this section. a section they didn't care about or fish until last year. Fishless days aren't bringing them up there. I see bundles of Cormorants, I want them dead just on principal. Not many pelicans, Every year there will be 4-8 downstream of Edworthy park, river left in all the reeds. Then I'll see them again down around the Zoo. The ones just below Edworthy are only there until mid July. Fishing pressure has been increasing but yes it is considerably light, and that has to help. There is at least one boat a day there now. If you fish from shore it's tough, real tough. I think most of the action is seen off the shore. Yes cleaned water enters the bow above the calf robe. This effluent warms the river in colder months and dramatically increases the nutrient load both benefitting the "Blue Ribbon" section of the Bow
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