Triploids at Beaver

#3
I'm more excited about the ones that were stocked all over the place last spring that have had all summer to get some real water muscle on them. Fresh out of the hatchery mushy fish aren't all that fun out of the box. It's sorta like arm wrestling someone who just got silicone bicept implants. :beer2:
 

SmokinAces

Keepin' It Reel
#4
for those of us who can't make the trip to rufus woods, or afford the gas, i think these lunkers at beaver will do just fine. the only problem is that im sure it will be littered with powerbaiters and plunkers :mad:
 
#5
You can bet the bank that it will be man :( 3,000 trips is a lot of fish though and they'll generally turn off of powerbait and the like before they'll turn off to flies.
 
#7
for those of us who can't make the trip to rufus woods, or afford the gas, i think these lunkers at beaver will do just fine. the only problem is that im sure it will be littered with powerbaiters and plunkers :mad:

its not like there is anything wrong with bait. just another method of catching fish. yea yea they may swallow the hook, they are hatchery fish though, not wilds.
 

SmokinAces

Keepin' It Reel
#8
its not like there is anything wrong with bait. just another method of catching fish. yea yea they may swallow the hook, they are hatchery fish though, not wilds.
I actually agree with you here. The wdfw puts those fish in there bc people buy licenses to catch and keep these hatchery fish. I always just wonder what would happen if people just practiced catch and release on these bad boys. They are already 3 to 5 pounds and a couple of years of not being caught could produce some trophy fish pushing 10 lbs. Just a thought, i could be wrong. Theres no way this could happen in an urban enviornment and i understand that. I might have to give this lake a try a couple weeks after it gets stocked and the fish start turning to flies.

tight lines all
 
#9
I actually agree with you here. The wdfw puts those fish in there bc people buy licenses to catch and keep these hatchery fish. I always just wonder what would happen if people just practiced catch and release on these bad boys. They are already 3 to 5 pounds and a couple of years of not being caught could produce some trophy fish pushing 10 lbs. Just a thought, i could be wrong. Theres no way this could happen in an urban enviornment and i understand that. I might have to give this lake a try a couple weeks after it gets stocked and the fish start turning to flies.

tight lines all
They have trips in Squalicum. I usually C&R them though. Do they plant Trips in lakes to kill the stunted fish as they do the Tigers and Browns? Or is it simply to increase the amount of fishers on a lake?
 

David Holmes

Formerly known as "capmblade"
#10
I always just wonder what would happen if people just practiced catch and release on these bad boys.
tight lines all
I wonder if there's enough food in that lake to support 5 TONS of resident rainbows. I kinda doubt it.

Although every year someone says that an 8 or 10lb fish was caught, but I've never seen it.
 

SmokinAces

Keepin' It Reel
#11
I wonder if there's enough food in that lake to support 5 TONS of resident rainbows. I kinda doubt it.
Yeah, there is no way that beaver lake has enough food to support that many large trout. I just find it kinda ridiculous when people go there and pull out 25 lbs of trout. I understand keeping a couple for the smoker or to eat, but to load the freezer up, that just kinda nuts in my opinion. But hell, people are gonna do what they're gonna do.
 

Kent Lufkin

Remember when you could remember everything?
#12
I wonder if there's enough food in that lake to support 5 TONS of resident rainbows. I kinda doubt it.
Doesn't matter. We both know that the vast majority of the planters in Beaver will be leaving in a bucket within a day or two after they've arrived. That's why they call it 'put & take'.

K
 
#13
I never understood why people would want to eat those anyway.....they taste like crap....ok...they taste bad. (don't actually know what crap tastes like)