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Old 11-24-2009, 08:23 AM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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At the gas station pictured in the "Can anyone identify this location" thread below.
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Old 11-24-2009, 08:44 AM
 
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
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If you have to walk--especially for several miles--to get to the fishing spot, it will be better yet. Just way too many people and too few fish.
I concur. The best fishing I've had in the past year was someplace that I had to hike 6 miles into the mountains to a particular spot. Then had to hike 6 miles back out after fishing.

The only time I've fished in Wyoming was the Green River way up by where it comes out of the Wind River Range. But it was a poor time of season (meltoff = high waters = poor fishing) so I can't make a judgement on it.

I've been told there's excellent fishing to be had in Minnesota, Canada and Alaska. Tons of natives, not stocked.
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Old 11-24-2009, 09:43 AM
 
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That's the key; Minnesota, Canada, and Alaska. Supply and demand. I've never been to these places; always wanted to go and several construction friends of mine have and have told me after you fish there, you almost have to psych yourself up to fish here.

Good points by 80'skeys and Jazzlover here. There is an interesting site that illustrates what Jazzlover was referring to regarding whirling disease. Google in whirling disease; the Colorado Division of Wildlife has some good stats on it.

What is kind of depressing about it is it has gotten into the state hatcheries as well as the lakes. I wasn't aware of this till it hit hard in Colorado in the late 90's. It apparently isn't a problem with bass, catfish and other warm water species. It IS a problem with the rainbow trout, especially the young. Sadly, I have seen this problem firsthand. And the Division of Wildlife people ARE trying to find a solution.

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Old 11-24-2009, 11:38 AM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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You folks want some snakeheads? Where I live is ground zero for them.
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Old 11-25-2009, 07:22 PM
 
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Thanks everyone here for your information.Now i am ready to go to Colorado.
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Old 11-25-2009, 07:46 PM
 
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Its a surprise if outsiders are not welcome to fish ? How come ?
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Old 11-25-2009, 08:26 PM
 
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Its a surprise if outsiders are not welcome to fish ? How come ?
Imagine you spent the money to buy some land on one side of a beautiful section of river that was never overfished just so you could make sure it would be there for you and your children. Now imagine what would happen if a magazine article told a couple million fishermen about how great the fishing was on that river.

You'd have boats/float tubes going down the river, people wandering in from adjacent properties, neighbors renting out their shores, etc.

After your section of the river became just as overfished as the rest of the rivers you'd still have the hassles of trespassers and paying property taxes but wouldn't even have a decent fishing hole to yourself. In that situation would you welcome the outsiders?
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Old 11-25-2009, 10:22 PM
 
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No.I Wouldn't.
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Old 11-26-2009, 11:10 AM
 
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I'd get a liquor license and sell beer to the visitors whom I'd greet with open arms.

It's the same in every state, during fishing and hunting season most of the locals "carp" and "beef" about all the non-local sportsmen who visit to enjoy their sports. Nothing new, the plains Indians whined about the white-eyes shooting buffalo from passing trains.
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Old 11-26-2009, 11:13 AM
 
Location: Coeur d'Alene Idaho
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Nope don't do it.. For fishing you have to come to Coeur d'Alene Idaho.. we can beat Colorado hands down any day of the week.
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