Author Topic: Cold Lake Lakers,, The Loss Of A Fishery.  (Read 1961 times)

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Cold Lake Lakers,, The Loss Of A Fishery.
« on: March 18, 2013, 04:59:14 PM »
So I was just checking out the new regs regarding Lake Trout in Cold Lake and I see the SRD is not learning anything in this province. They upped the size resrtiction from 60cm to 75cm.  For crying out load do you ever just feel like screaming sometimes. Why can't they get it through their thick F'n sculls this is no way to run a fishery. For the vast majority lake trout fishing is not a meat fishery its a trophy fishery, why on Gods green earth do they insist on killing the trophy fish. This lake is getting very popular and these new rugulations do absolutey nothing to protect the fish. Who in the world wants to eat a 15# plus Laker, they have to be without a doubt one of the poorest eating fish,, no the poorest eating fish we have. The small ones not so bad but those big fish blahh. All they are are a Trophy catch,, take a quick pic and toss it. Gee whiz let a guy take home a 40 - 50 cm fish for the pan,, good enough.

Nope SRD will do their thing. Let people fish it out until its collapsed then just shut er down,, way easier for them to control and fine people on a closed fishery.

Uterlly fricken disgusted..
« Last Edit: March 18, 2013, 05:03:31 PM by walleyes »

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Re: Cold Lake Lakers,, The Loss Of A Fishery.
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2013, 08:46:21 AM »
You are so right, Terry.  SRD could not organize a two man crapping contest in a tenholer, let alone manage it. 

Quite some years ago, we had "steaks" from a 20 odd lber, that had been given to me.  We expected some fine eating,(similar to a chinook) what a major disappointment.  I did them on the barbecue, and as they were cooking with the fat rendering out and dripping onto the hot coals, caused my neighbour to take notice.  Never in my life had I smelled something so hideous.(I guess that unforgettable odour)  All the doctoring in the world could not have made those laker steaks palatable.  The smell & taste still linger whenever I see a trophy laker.  I even tried smoking the remainder.  Not good, as I was told that I should find a new residence out in the back to share with my dog, if I EVER did another large laker again!!  Our cats & the neighbour cats ate well.  My son's inlaws who live a block from the lake and have a cottage on the lake will not eat anything over 5 lbs.

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Re: Cold Lake Lakers,, The Loss Of A Fishery.
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2013, 10:55:37 AM »
No different with the absurd way they manage walleye in Alberta no surprise here.

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Re: Cold Lake Lakers,, The Loss Of A Fishery.
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2013, 11:06:18 AM »
Very true Paul.

Wonder how long until these lakers are on a tag system as well. This province will not stop until every lake is on a tag system for walleye. You can not tell me that is not their agenda.. Cash grabbing socialist pigs..

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« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2013, 05:15:20 PM »
Ahhhh! LOLOLOL!  :) never mind I was going to try and introduce some reason to this thread but it would just bounce off the empty walls.

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« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2013, 05:19:25 PM »
Always willing to hear another side deerman..

But in this case we have seen the results of the other side for 30 plus years now,, there is not much that can be said to back up the methods used by SRD. But please enlighten us all the same.

We will keep it civil..

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Re: Cold Lake Lakers,, The Loss Of A Fishery.
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2013, 08:03:59 PM »

No thanks.."Why can't they get it through their thick F'n sculls this is no way to run a fishery" looks to me like you've made up your mind and are not willing to look at any other view point.

Can you answer one question for me though?  What possible reason would "SRD" or Fish & Wildlife have for purposely screwing up a fishery?

walleyes

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Re: Cold Lake Lakers,, The Loss Of A Fishery.
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2013, 08:42:10 PM »
No thanks.."Why can't they get it through their thick F'n sculls this is no way to run a fishery" looks to me like you've made up your mind and are not willing to look at any other view point.

Can you answer one question for me though?  What possible reason would "SRD" or Fish & Wildlife have for purposely screwing up a fishery?

Easier management. It takes time and dedication and money to manage a proper system. Hatcheries, patrols, inventory it takes people that care about a project not people just put in a position to earn money.

It is much cheaper and easier to have it fished to the point of collapse then just shut it down,, let it rebuild itself then repeat the process,, it's a brain dead method that they have been using for 30 years now. Except someone came up with the idea of a tag,, now they have us by the short and curlies,, now they have yet another cash cow to bleed..

What other possible reason is there for the insanity they call fish management in this province.
« Last Edit: March 20, 2013, 06:39:24 AM by walleyes »

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Re: Cold Lake Lakers,, The Loss Of A Fishery.
« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2013, 12:59:50 PM »
This is an absolute outrage and it is crazy to kill all those big fish.  Apparently they will get 6-7 years more spawning out of the fish from 65-75 cm, but what's the point of eating a nasty old trout over 10 pounds anyways?  There isn't one!  Now, people are going to kill even bigger fish and the numbers they take home wont be down too substantially over keeping fish over 65 cm.  People who want to keep lakers are going to kill bigger fish when they may have already kept their one smaller fish earlier in the day under the old regs.  Big fish will really take a beating now and get wiped right out now that Cold has become so popular as the management of other recreational fisheries has gone down the toilet due to the current management.  It's already not the lake it was 2-3 years ago for average size of big fish, their frequency has been less and less each year due to pressure and retention.  Now more big fish are going to die needlessly.  I have had it and am sick to my stomach about the state of our natural lakes.  Alberta is awesome at managing trout streams and stocked Rainbow lakes, but not good at our other fisheries. 

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Re: Cold Lake Lakers,, The Loss Of A Fishery.
« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2013, 10:40:33 PM »
I 100% agree my first few i kept from cold lake back in 2007 i cooked up and didnt taste that great at all unless you smoked it. i havent kept one since really. makes me wonder if the men making these rules have even held a fishing rod :/

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Re: Cold Lake Lakers,, The Loss Of A Fishery.
« Reply #10 on: April 21, 2013, 07:39:59 PM »
The smaller ones are actually not bad at all no walleye but hey eaten fresh its still fresh fish.

I hope as times goes on and some of the old gaurd in both the SRD and our local communities pass the torch onto younger more up to date thinkers.

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Re: Cold Lake Lakers,, The Loss Of A Fishery.
« Reply #11 on: April 22, 2013, 08:27:28 AM »
The smaller ones are actually not bad at all no walleye but hey eaten fresh its still fresh fish.

I hope as times goes on and some of the old gaurd in both the SRD and our local communities pass the torch onto younger more up to date thinkers.
Looking forward to trying some smoked laker's. I hear they taste good.
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Re: Cold Lake Lakers,, The Loss Of A Fishery.
« Reply #12 on: April 22, 2013, 09:11:14 AM »
The smaller ones are actually not bad at all no walleye but hey eaten fresh its still fresh fish.

I hope as times goes on and some of the old gaurd in both the SRD and our local communities pass the torch onto younger more up to date thinkers.

  Change is a good thing.

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Re: Cold Lake Lakers,, The Loss Of A Fishery.
« Reply #13 on: May 02, 2013, 10:48:01 AM »
i'm with "walleyes" on this one 100%
large cold lake lakers taste like a$$
and they ARE brood stock.
this province forgets the "S" in SRD stands for "Sustainable"
slot size limits are the only way to manage a fishery.
every walleye lake in the province is suffering from their decisions as well.
Never met a fish I didn't like!!

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Re: Cold Lake Lakers,, The Loss Of A Fishery.
« Reply #14 on: May 02, 2013, 10:49:15 AM »
ps.
if someone started an official petition i'd bet they'd have no problems getting a kerjillion signatures....
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