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troutdoorsman 03-27-2010 11:51 PM

Comins Lake
 
Has anyone here fished Comins Lake near Ely NV? I have recently read a lot about it being a great trout fishery but has been turned into a pike lake illegally. I'm wondering if it's worth the trip out there for a big pike or are they smaller in size?

webrx 03-28-2010 09:41 AM

Re: Comins Lake
 
I wonder if the same guy who illegally introduced pike to davis lake introduced them to comins also? Davis lake only cost millions to clean up due to its proximity to other waterways. I don't know much about comins, and hopefully comins can't allow the pike to get into other waterways.

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Guest1 03-29-2010 12:12 AM

Re: Comins Lake
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by packfancjh (Post 86896)
Has anyone here fished Comins Lake near Ely NV? I have recently read a lot about it being a great trout fishery but has been turned into a pike lake illegally. I'm wondering if it's worth the trip out there for a big pike or are they smaller in size?

Call the regional fisheries office. I'm sure they will know. How big they are depends on a lot of variables. How long they have been in there. What they are eating. Pike eating trout can get to over 20 lbs in 4 or 5 years. Females anyway, males don't get much over 30" generally. How warm the water is. For example, in warmer water they get big faster but die much younger. Truely big ones tend to come from cooler waters, where they grow much slower but live a much longer time.

If the Pike in there are an invasive species, they will probably want them out of there. Pike can do bad things to trout fisheries. It is extremely annoying when people decide to become bucket biologists, and monkeying around with lakes and streams. There are places where millions of dollars a year are spent trying to get a species out of a system. Look at the Yellowstone river. What they need to do is start offering really big rewards for information leading to the prosecution of the people running private stocking programs, and then when they catch them, come down on them like the hammer of God.

sinfly 03-31-2010 05:31 PM

Re: Comins Lake
 
I know Cave Lake up near Ely is still a pretty good trout lake.

troutdoorsman 03-31-2010 06:18 PM

Re: Comins Lake
 
I have heard that also. I don't want to fish trout out there though I want a big toothy pike.


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