Author Topic: There's pike in the Waterbury reservoir?  (Read 5955 times)

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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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  I don't think "that's how it works"?   Vt. biologists will make that decision.   I don't want to think that "bucket biologists" will make that decision??   
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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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Re: There's pike in the Waterbury reservoir?
« Reply #30 on: Feb 17, 2017, 05:47 AM »
Is it possible pike found there way in there naturally.
They are a more "native" species than trout. And before we came along stocked themselves all over.
Pike heard about all the spineless softflesh trout in Waterbury and came down on the Mayflower!
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Re: There's pike in the Waterbury reservoir?
« Reply #31 on: Feb 17, 2017, 07:16 AM »
Is it possible pike found there way in there naturally.


They do exist in the Winooski, at least I've caught pike near Bolton, but I don't think they can get to Waterbury by themselves... I don't think any fish can get there by itself with two dams to cross.
May the fish be with you.

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Re: There's pike in the Waterbury reservoir?
« Reply #32 on: Feb 17, 2017, 08:18 AM »
Unless an eagle dropped it in there, which... Is a possibility.

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Re: There's pike in the Waterbury reservoir?
« Reply #33 on: Feb 17, 2017, 09:30 AM »
 Maybe Bigfoot put it in there ?

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Re: There's pike in the Waterbury reservoir?
« Reply #34 on: Feb 17, 2017, 10:08 AM »
Bait bucket biology by bigfoot... silly  sasquatch, stick with berries...
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Re: There's pike in the Waterbury reservoir?
« Reply #35 on: Feb 17, 2017, 11:17 AM »
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!!

Agreed!  I'll never keep anything out of Colchester Pond.  I remember "Perch Bait's" first big smallmouth.  We had the canoe on Colchester Pond drowning some worms when his "Snoopy Pole" slammed down against the side of the boat and he started screaming for help (he was probably 12 at the time ;D).  He pulled it together and ended up landing the biggest smallie I'd seen in a LONG time!  We decided to keep it.  What a mistake ... so full of white worms in the meat that we had to throw the whole thing away.  Made me sick for killing that fish for nothing.  There and Arrowhead Lake, pretty much everything gets thrown back for that reason.

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Re: There's pike in the Waterbury reservoir?
« Reply #36 on: Feb 17, 2017, 04:58 PM »
I've been hearing that pike get caught every now end then at the reservoir.
It's been like that last couple years.

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Re: There's pike in the Waterbury reservoir?
« Reply #37 on: Feb 21, 2017, 06:53 PM »
I kid you not, I hooked a beaver in there one time and brought it all the way in...   BIT ME IN THE ASS and swam off with my oar!!   :o
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Re: There's pike in the Waterbury reservoir?
« Reply #38 on: Feb 21, 2017, 07:12 PM »
They do exist in the Winooski, at least I've caught pike near Bolton, but I don't think they can get to Waterbury by themselves... I don't think any fish can get there by itself with two dams to cross.

Everyone automatically assumes it was a person who did it...the mob mentality on that front is rediculous.  Who knows how they got in there?  Does that part really matter to the fishery?  I'm sure the tank scrubbers that are stocked there don't know any different.  I will make note of the location though because pike that eat trout grow fast! 
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Re: There's pike in the Waterbury reservoir?
« Reply #39 on: Feb 21, 2017, 09:51 PM »
Everyone automatically assumes it was a person who did it...the mob mentality on that front is rediculous.  Who knows how they got in there?  Does that part really matter to the fishery?  I'm sure the tank scrubbers that are stocked there don't know any different.  I will make note of the location though because pike that eat trout grow fast! 
Do you have a different theory as to how they got there?  Because I can't think of another likely scenario, other than human activity.

 


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