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Old 09-05-2022, 01:52 PM
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Default Ever wonder what we’d fish for….

If Parks hadn’t stocked everything.
Rainbows, Browns, Brookies gone.
We’d all be looking for a single bull trout.

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Old 09-05-2022, 02:55 PM
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If it wasn't for trout species.I wouldn't be a fisherman.Ice fisherman perhaps for warm water fish. Chasing slough sharks not my thing.Although i have never gone after them on the fly.Perch caught were only ,because the illegals were stocked in a trout fishery
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Old 09-05-2022, 08:23 PM
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Yep, a lot of streams I fish these days wouldn't have any trout of any kind.
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Old 09-06-2022, 07:35 AM
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Probably be way more Cutthroat trout around.
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Old 09-06-2022, 07:51 AM
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Bring back Brookies
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Please no! Unless in a very strict closed ecosystem!

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Old 09-06-2022, 08:01 AM
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Probably be way more Cutthroat trout around.
And not much else!

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Old 09-09-2022, 10:49 AM
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And not much else!

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We wouldn't have the North Ram River fishery without a stocking program. That beautiful stretch of river would be void.

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Old 09-06-2022, 06:22 PM
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Probably be way more Cutthroat trout around.
Or none left at all. If only the streams which have naturally occurring cutthroats was all we had to fish, we would have a lot less cutthroat trout streams to fish and a lot more anglers on those streams.
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Old 09-06-2022, 06:38 PM
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Since fish have been stocked for about 100 years in Alberta anglers should be very grateful for what fish we have. Aside from the trout stocked, many lakes were stocked with walleye, perch, pike, whitefish and even some salmoniods( that didn't take). We wouldn't be fishing for whitefish in Gull lake or for perch in Sylvan lake. The whitefish originally in Pigeon were a strain that only grew to 2 pounds. Now we have jumbos that were stocked in the 1930's. If we hadn't built dams on rivers like the North Saskatchewan we would still be fishing bull trout in Edmonton and even further downstream too.

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Old 09-08-2022, 11:02 PM
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If Parks hadn’t stocked everything.
Rainbows, Browns, Brookies gone.
We’d all be looking for a single bull trout.

Don
I do not understand this statement.
Are you for or against stocking?
Genuinely mystified...an axe to grind or just your random thought?

Cheers.
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Old 09-09-2022, 12:28 AM
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I do not understand this statement.
Are you for or against stocking?
Genuinely mystified...an axe to grind or just your random thought?

Cheers.
Read Don’s post’s, he always has an axe to grind. Never has a sharp one I guess… Not sure.
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My grandfather when he came to Canada in the very early 1900 wrote letters back to England on how good the fishing was in every small creek an river in southern part of the province. He first worked at the bar u ranch so pikisko creek highwood river an he had mentioned taking creels of fish out of Sullivan an trap/flat creek. Never said species but it would have been cutthroat an bull trout.
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Old 09-09-2022, 08:20 AM
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My grandfather when he came to Canada in the very early 1900 wrote letters back to England on how good the fishing was in every small creek an river in southern part of the province. He first worked at the bar u ranch so pikisko creek highwood river an he had mentioned taking creels of fish out of Sullivan an trap/flat creek. Never said species but it would have been cutthroat an bull trout.
Sure would be interesting to go back to a time when Alberta’s population was around just over 70,000.
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Old 09-09-2022, 07:07 AM
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Read Don’s post’s, he always has an axe to grind. Never has a sharp one I guess… Not sure.
In some cases I don’t sharpen to get more blows in.
In your case, dull is best

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Old 09-09-2022, 08:00 AM
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Ah, Crazey, you still hanging around?

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Old 09-09-2022, 08:01 AM
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No!
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Old 09-09-2022, 08:38 AM
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In some cases I don’t sharpen to get more blows in.
In your case, dull is best

Don

This made me chuckle but not too loud as I am on stand.
Thx

I go back to my old haunts to wet a line and tell my son stories of how thick the fish were then areas developed and forgot about the natural resources but thankfully along the way some worked hard to attempt to keep something viable so we have natural parks, stocked lakes and streams etc which is better than the way we were going.
I guess it’s a balance which is hard to maintain constantly.


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Old 09-09-2022, 07:13 AM
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I do not understand this statement.
Are you for or against stocking?
Genuinely mystified...an axe to grind or just your random thought?

Cheers.
Just pondering how things have changed. There are those trying to turn back the clock without considering the changes that exist now.
Ripping up all the damns, stop people with their cows, machines in the bush, reduce population to <250,000, remove irrigation.
Without ramdon stocking that was done, there wouldn’t be much to fish for.

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