right now the dwr's goal is to keep the fisheries with cutts in them in the states control. they dont want them to become endangered so the feds will start regulating them. that is why they plant tigers because they can be used for rough fish control and they wont overpopulate. also rainbows dont reproduce well but where their are cutts they stock sterile bows to minimize hybridizing. sterile/hybridized fish actually grow bigger and faster than normal fish. not saying browns dont get huge but it takes them longer.Jeremy28 said:good at reproducing = more naturally born trout = less cost for dWR...efficient predators = bigger fish....browns usually get bigger....prettier....sounds like a GO to me!
Why? Basic fish management.Jeremy28 said:Just wondering why the Fish n Game doesn't plant any (or hardely any?) Browns in lakes like Kolob, Minersville, Enterprise, Newcastle, or Baker? ITs always the same ol rainbows with an occasional cutthroat. Whats the reasoning for this?
Wouldn't this actually be a benefit and a positive reason for planting brown's in more lakes? If spawning habitat was poor, then this would provide the DWR with a way of controlling brown trout numbers, thus reducing the risk of potential problems due to uncontrollable populations due to better spawning habitat.flyguy7 said:Browns do NOT do well in most stillwaters also because they are a fall-spawning fish. Many of the streams feeding lakes/reservoirs are very low that time of the year, limiting spawning habitat and creating upstream natural barriers.
Now them's fightin' words!!! I really think it would be cool to see a battle between a bait fisherman and a flyfisherman on this. A civil battle of course, but I think it would be very interesting to see.PBH said:I'd also argue your bait theory. In fact, I'd bet I could catch more browns on bait from tibble fork than the majority of flyfishermen. Obviously, it all depends on what bait you are using. Give me a nightcrawler or a dead minnow, and I'll outfish the majority of the flyfishermen!
this is true, but when you catch one big lake brown on a fly rod you start looking for more.Packfish said:If I wanted to catch more browns it would definetly be with bait- I didn't start fly fishing because I thought I would catch more browns with a fly rather than a bullhead or a crawler.
Personally I don' think it would even be a close competition
This year, eh?Jeremy28 said:Anyone sho says that bait fishing is superior to fly fishing is off they're rocker! I used to do nothing but bait fish/jig/troll but once I switched to flyfishing this year...
Wait a minute. Are you telling me that an imitation works better than the real thing? That just plain doesn't make sense!Jeremy28 said:Its all logic.....Fly fishing imitates what they eat better than anything else which = more success.