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Offline kpetro

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That infamous perch lake up Poudre canyon
« on: Jan 08, 2022, 12:02 PM »
Hey all!  I'm pondering a trip up to, you know, that lake.  Has anyone been up there and know if the ice is safe yet?  This recent warm weather's got me a little worried.  Thanks in advance!

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Re: That infamous perch lake up Poudre canyon
« Reply #1 on: Jan 08, 2022, 12:28 PM »
I'm usually there 3-4 times by now. but not this year. Im sure you can find safe ice near the inlet end.  By the dam its prolly dicey. but I don't know  ;D

go and then we'll all know!  I know I'm getting close to going Im needing a Perch fix!  Prolly tuesday or wednesday
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Re: That infamous perch lake up Poudre canyon
« Reply #2 on: Jan 08, 2022, 12:54 PM »
Haha.  It's a little troubling when Mr. Thicka Fuggin' Nuff uses the word dicey!  We may head there anyway, or come up with a backup plan.  There's always lakers...

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Re: That infamous perch lake up Poudre canyon
« Reply #3 on: Jan 08, 2022, 01:30 PM »
Haha.  It's a little troubling when Mr. Thicka Fuggin' Nuff uses the word dicey!  We may head there anyway, or come up with a backup plan.  There's always lakers...

Like I said Im sure it'll be Thickafugginuff near the inlet! ;D

Lakers-Ugh :P
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Re: That infamous perch lake up Poudre canyon
« Reply #4 on: Jan 08, 2022, 03:57 PM »
I bet there is enough ice by the isla and inlet like Slayer said.  A little hike around the sketchy dam area.  I was there 13 days ago and it was 60% open water all over the place - even the inlet.  A day after that it got cold and has been cold enough.  I would go but have my sights a little further out.  Maybe later this week.

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Re: That infamous perch lake up Poudre canyon
« Reply #5 on: Jan 09, 2022, 11:08 AM »
3 inches in front of the dam. I didn't fish it that is still too sketchy in front of the dam for me.


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Re: That infamous perch lake up Poudre canyon
« Reply #6 on: Jan 09, 2022, 11:16 AM »
Two words: methane pockets
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Re: That infamous perch lake up Poudre canyon
« Reply #7 on: Jan 09, 2022, 11:47 AM »
Like these? ;D

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Re: That infamous perch lake up Poudre canyon
« Reply #8 on: Jan 09, 2022, 11:58 AM »
Yup  :roflmao: :roflmao: :roflmao:
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Re: That infamous perch lake up Poudre canyon
« Reply #9 on: Jan 09, 2022, 12:18 PM »
3 inches in front of the dam. I didn't fish it that is still too sketchy in front of the dam for me.


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Re: That infamous perch lake up Poudre canyon
« Reply #10 on: Jan 10, 2022, 01:34 PM »
Like these? ;D

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Surprised you weren't spearing in that thing!  ;D

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Re: That infamous perch lake up Poudre canyon
« Reply #11 on: Jan 11, 2022, 04:04 PM »
Went there today.  Made the crossing that minimized the up/down hiking.  Got 20 perch in 45 min.  Probably caught 50 before noon and then left.

The crossing looking back.


Biggish perch, about 9"


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Re: That infamous perch lake up Poudre canyon
« Reply #12 on: Jan 11, 2022, 04:27 PM »
Nice Shoe!

Are they back to "free" winter days, or is it still 7 bucks a car??

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Re: That infamous perch lake up Poudre canyon
« Reply #13 on: Jan 11, 2022, 05:38 PM »
$7 per car per day.  I wanted an annual, but they've gone to permanent windshield stickers.  Hate those.  So, I passed on that.  About 7" ice where I fished.

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Re: That infamous perch lake up Poudre canyon
« Reply #14 on: Jan 11, 2022, 05:57 PM »
Sweet Tacos!
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Re: That infamous perch lake up Poudre canyon
« Reply #15 on: Jan 11, 2022, 06:40 PM »
Nice!  That’s a good pile of meat, but it’s a lot of filleting for those little guys.  I did it last year, and I’ll prolly do it again soon. ::)
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Re: That infamous perch lake up Poudre canyon
« Reply #16 on: Jan 11, 2022, 06:43 PM »
We should have a CF perchfest at said lake.
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Re: That infamous perch lake up Poudre canyon
« Reply #17 on: Jan 11, 2022, 09:41 PM »
Nice!  That’s a good pile of meat, but it’s a lot of filleting for those little guys.  I did it last year, and I’ll prolly do it again soon. ::)
You are so right Nate.  It was about 40 minutes of filleting that I will never get back.  Wife and I had perch tacos for dinner tonight.  They were tasty but only about 2 meals for us in that pile.  Also, on the plus side...they are fun to catch...tested a new fish finder and pencil weight...and I got some exercise.

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Re: That infamous perch lake up Poudre canyon
« Reply #18 on: Jan 12, 2022, 12:33 AM »
Nice!

We hit that place religiously going to school in the early 90's. As fishery students we thought the next state record was in there.  We never had a meat count like that but I think our fish were bigger.  ;D But memory has a funny way of doing that. ;)

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Re: That infamous perch lake up Poudre canyon
« Reply #19 on: Jan 12, 2022, 02:25 AM »
Nice!

We hit that place religiously going to school in the early 90's. As fishery students we thought the next state record was in there.  We never had a meat count like that but I think our fish were bigger.  ;D But memory has a funny way of doing that. ;)

Fahrenheit, you are absolutely correct. There was a time when 11 inchers were the norm, & you would always get a few much larger. It's never been the same, since they drained it. (In the early 2000's I believe). Never understood why, you would think it has had enough time to recover.

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Re: That infamous perch lake up Poudre canyon
« Reply #20 on: Jan 12, 2022, 08:53 AM »
It needs walleye and smallies…that would help.  And be fun.  ;)
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Re: That infamous perch lake up Poudre canyon
« Reply #21 on: Jan 12, 2022, 10:03 AM »
Sunday and MLK day look excellent weather-wise! Maybe hike to the back side and catch some larger ones?
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Re: That infamous perch lake up Poudre canyon
« Reply #22 on: Jan 12, 2022, 10:25 AM »
I could prob do either day.  Monday looks warmer!   ;D
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Re: That infamous perch lake up Poudre canyon
« Reply #23 on: Jan 12, 2022, 10:43 AM »
Cool. Tentatively Monday. Anyone else care to go thin the herd?  The occasional brown is always a plus.
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Re: That infamous perch lake up Poudre canyon
« Reply #24 on: Jan 12, 2022, 11:36 AM »
Long ways and a long walk for 5” perch

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Re: That infamous perch lake up Poudre canyon
« Reply #25 on: Jan 12, 2022, 12:16 PM »
Long ways and a long walk for 5” perch

Lots closer than boysen or Keyhole, plus get some exercise.  You should try it- ;)
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Re: That infamous perch lake up Poudre canyon
« Reply #26 on: Jan 12, 2022, 12:54 PM »
I get all the exercise I need walking 18 holes three times a week 👍 no need wasting calories on sub par perch lol

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Re: That infamous perch lake up Poudre canyon
« Reply #27 on: Jan 13, 2022, 09:43 AM »
Cool. Tentatively Monday. Anyone else care to go thin the herd?  The occasional brown is always a plus.

I might be up for a Monday hike. I'll let you know this weekend

 



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