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Offline rbobby

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There's pike in the Waterbury reservoir?
« on: Feb 10, 2017, 08:08 PM »
We were set up for trout today on the res. Caught a 14" northern pike?
Never knew they were in there?

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Re: There's pike in the Waterbury reservoir?
« Reply #1 on: Feb 10, 2017, 08:16 PM »
Uh-Oh. They're not supposed to be in there according to the VT rule book. Hopefully they won't go eating all of the trout and smelt in there. Sounds like it was finally starting to make a come back.  :(
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Re: There's pike in the Waterbury reservoir?
« Reply #2 on: Feb 10, 2017, 08:39 PM »
Hope everyone enjoyed pre pike era trout fishing

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Re: There's pike in the Waterbury reservoir?
« Reply #3 on: Feb 10, 2017, 08:39 PM »
Uh-Oh. They're not supposed to be in there according to the VT rule book. Hopefully they won't go eating all of the trout and smelt in there. Sounds like it was finally starting to make a come back.  :(
X2.  >:(

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Re: There's pike in the Waterbury reservoir?
« Reply #4 on: Feb 10, 2017, 08:42 PM »
Well goodbye trout another case of bucket stocking
i told myself id be back by 2 i guess i didnt factor in that the fish were biting

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Re: There's pike in the Waterbury reservoir?
« Reply #5 on: Feb 10, 2017, 08:46 PM »
There's one on the master Angler from there.
Guess it's true?
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Re: There's pike in the Waterbury reservoir?
« Reply #6 on: Feb 10, 2017, 08:55 PM »
Boy that really sucks.   Another trough fishery screwed over by redneck biology.   What sucks if you catch them under the length limit then you have to release them.  So they can reproduce 😨

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Re: There's pike in the Waterbury reservoir?
« Reply #7 on: Feb 10, 2017, 09:10 PM »
Oh hell no! This better not be real! If I catch one I don't think it going down the hole either way....

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Re: There's pike in the Waterbury reservoir?
« Reply #8 on: Feb 10, 2017, 09:15 PM »
crap.

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Re: There's pike in the Waterbury reservoir?
« Reply #9 on: Feb 11, 2017, 06:41 AM »
Sure it was a pike and not a pickerel ?  @)

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Re: There's pike in the Waterbury reservoir?
« Reply #10 on: Feb 11, 2017, 06:43 AM »
I think Bobby knows  a pike from a pic.

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Re: There's pike in the Waterbury reservoir?
« Reply #11 on: Feb 11, 2017, 07:03 AM »
Yep, there's one on the master angler page from there this year... Sorry guys, someone didn't want to travel far to catch big fish, so you all can just stomp the ground...  >:(

Guess now the debate is on whether to put walleye in there... That's how this works, right?

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Re: There's pike in the Waterbury reservoir?
« Reply #12 on: Feb 11, 2017, 07:06 AM »
Yep, there's one on the master angler page from there this year... Sorry guys, someone didn't want to travel far to catch big fish, so you all can just stomp the ground...  >:(

Guess now the debate is on whether to put walleye in there... That's how this works, right?


Knew someone was going to try that one.

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Re: There's pike in the Waterbury reservoir?
« Reply #13 on: Feb 11, 2017, 07:25 AM »
I am 90% sure that the pike on Master Angalers Program is not from the Waterbury Reservoir, and is a typo... I know the guy, and he is one of our biologist sons and I don't think he caught it there... that said if rbobby caught one then that is not good at all. State better do something! So sick of every lake that has trout being contaminated by bass or pike!

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Re: There's pike in the Waterbury reservoir?
« Reply #14 on: Feb 11, 2017, 07:46 AM »
We were set up for trout today on the res. Caught a 14" northern pike?
Never knew they were in there?
WHAT ??? ???

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Re: There's pike in the Waterbury reservoir?
« Reply #15 on: Feb 11, 2017, 07:50 AM »
Yep, there's one on the master angler page from there this year... Sorry guys, someone didn't want to travel far to catch big fish, so you all can just stomp the ground...  >:(

Guess now the debate is on whether to put walleye in there... That's how this works, right?
Should STOMP the ice hole that put them in there! Pure BS right there

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Re: There's pike in the Waterbury reservoir?
« Reply #16 on: Feb 11, 2017, 07:56 AM »
Unfortunately if there are 14" specimen in there it means they've been breeding, and we're seeing the first generation starting to make its presence known... and unfortunately they will most likely thrive there.

the punishment that should be visited upon the perpetrators cannot be accurately described in the words provided by the English language.
May the fish be with you.

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Re: There's pike in the Waterbury reservoir?
« Reply #17 on: Feb 11, 2017, 08:07 AM »
I am 90% sure that the pike on Master Angalers Program is not from the Waterbury Reservoir, and is a typo... I know the guy, and he is one of our biologist sons and I don't think he caught it there... that said if rbobby caught one then that is not good at all. State better do something! So sick of every lake that has trout being contaminated by bass or pike!

Let's hope that is the case here, and that rbobby's fish was a pickerel!

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Re: There's pike in the Waterbury reservoir?
« Reply #18 on: Feb 11, 2017, 08:31 AM »
Let's hope that is the case here, and that rbobby's fish was a pickerel!

Hope it was a pickeral!? Hope those are not in there now also!

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Re: There's pike in the Waterbury reservoir?
« Reply #19 on: Feb 11, 2017, 08:36 AM »
Hope it was a pickeral!? Hope those are not in there now also!

Would much rather have it turn out to be a pickerel than a pike!

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Re: There's pike in the Waterbury reservoir?
« Reply #20 on: Feb 11, 2017, 09:44 AM »
Yep, there's one on the master angler page from there this year... Sorry guys, someone didn't want to travel far to catch big fish, so you all can just stomp the ground...  >:(

Guess now the debate is on whether to put walleye in there... That's how this works, right?
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Re: There's pike in the Waterbury reservoir?
« Reply #21 on: Feb 11, 2017, 01:07 PM »
Sure it was a pike and not a pickerel ?  @)

Definitely a pike.

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Re: There's pike in the Waterbury reservoir?
« Reply #22 on: Feb 11, 2017, 03:20 PM »
Definitely a pike.
That sucks. I'll send an email to shawn good, would be nice to know if F&W wants us to kill anything that is obviously bucket introduced.

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Re: There's pike in the Waterbury reservoir?
« Reply #23 on: Feb 11, 2017, 08:48 PM »
If anyone catches another "Pike" out of the dam it would be a good idea to snap a picture and post it for verification.  @)

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Re: There's pike in the Waterbury reservoir?
« Reply #24 on: Feb 14, 2017, 05:03 AM »
Anyone confirm this yet????

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Re: There's pike in the Waterbury reservoir?
« Reply #25 on: Feb 14, 2017, 05:38 AM »
here's hoping that it was something that got too big in somebody's fish tank as a pet and they let it go, making it the only one.
May the fish be with you.

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Re: There's pike in the Waterbury reservoir?
« Reply #26 on: Feb 16, 2017, 10:36 AM »
Waterbury res has been getting worse by the year- Last winter I saw multiple people with red snake like parasites in their perch. I wouldn't eat any fish from there after that.
Load it, Drive it, Park it
Bait it, Jig it, Hook it
Catch it, Clean it, Cook it
Simply put just get out/ and do it

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Re: There's pike in the Waterbury reservoir?
« Reply #27 on: Feb 16, 2017, 05:46 PM »
Never had any wormy perch from there.

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Re: There's pike in the Waterbury reservoir?
« Reply #28 on: Feb 16, 2017, 06:53 PM »
I pulled a lake trout out of Seymour once that had long red worms in its abdominal cavity. It also had rubber bass worms in its stomach and I think it was awful anemic because its flesh was white instead of that orangish color. It was pretty gross.

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Re: There's pike in the Waterbury reservoir?
« Reply #29 on: Feb 16, 2017, 07:37 PM »
I had a perch carcass I just filleted from Colchester pond that was slowly moving...... Couple tapeworms. And white worms in the flesh..... It all went into the trash. Never again!!

 



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