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Old 04-07-2016, 01:10 PM
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Jerry Creek usage

It has been quite a while since I last posted but that is neither here nor there. However, the there question is, can you still fish Jerry Creek lakes in a float tube? Used to be able but don't know if that is still allowed. Have been thinking about taking the 3 weight rod and float tube and go chase some blue gills and some bass.

If you can fish it from a float tube do you still have to release all the fish? Again it's been awhile but have been itching for some blue gill slabs that used to be in the lower lake.......never have fished the upper lake - is it float tubable (new word) also?
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You can still use a tube on either lake but with the recent die offs in the summer the lower lake no longer has any large gills. They opened the lower lake last year in July for 3 days to allow bluegill take. Ute even had people there to drive you up the hill. It was a good time for kids to fish. The upper lake also has some large cutts and browns. Once the spring storms quit the upper lake will fish well for bass and gills especially on the north side and by the berm on the east end.
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You can still use a tube on either lake but with the recent die offs in the summer the lower lake no longer has any large gills. They opened the lower lake last year in July for 3 days to allow bluegill take. Ute even had people there to drive you up the hill. It was a good time for kids to fish. The upper lake also has some large cutts and browns. Once the spring storms quit the upper lake will fish well for bass and gills especially on the north side and by the berm on the east end.
Noted, I still haven't fished that lake for more than an hour one time on foot. Really hoping I get to hit it this year.
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If you're going to fish the upper reservoir on foot be aware of this guy. I've seen them a couple of times
Midget Faded Rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus concolor) Venomous Westslope

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gray or silvery. In juveniles the pattern is distinct, but becomes faded in adults, almost to the point where it is indistinguishable from the ground color.

Habitat: Westslope of Colorado in rocky outcrops.

Size: Length up to 29 inches

Diet: Lizards, rodents and small mammals.

Natural History: Little is known about this species, lots of debate regarding hybrids, ongoing genetic testing will sort out a lot. This subspecies possesses the most toxic venom of the C. oreganus / C.viridis group, although there is apparently considerable variability among local populations. It is even one of the most potent venoms found in North America , It is characterized by the presence of a presynaptic neurotoxin, referred to as concolor toxin, the amount of which varies in individual snakes. Species is in need of conservation.
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If you're going to fish the upper reservoir on foot be aware of this guy. I've seen them a couple of times
Midget Faded Rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus concolor) Venomous Westslope

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Description: The color pattern consists of a pinkish, pale brown, yellow-brown, straw-colored, reddish or yellow-brown ground color, overlaid with a series of brown elliptical or rectangular dorsal blotches. However, most specimens are
gray or silvery. In juveniles the pattern is distinct, but becomes faded in adults, almost to the point where it is indistinguishable from the ground color.

Habitat: Westslope of Colorado in rocky outcrops.

Size: Length up to 29 inches

Diet: Lizards, rodents and small mammals.

Natural History: Little is known about this species, lots of debate regarding hybrids, ongoing genetic testing will sort out a lot. This subspecies possesses the most toxic venom of the C. oreganus / C.viridis group, although there is apparently considerable variability among local populations. It is even one of the most potent venoms found in North America , It is characterized by the presence of a presynaptic neurotoxin, referred to as concolor toxin, the amount of which varies in individual snakes. Species is in need of conservation.
I gave one of those some conservation in Debeque a couple years ago. It was a bigun.
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Good news is that Rattlesnakes do not chase! Just don't step on them.
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I came close to one in the summer of 2015 on the west side of the smaller lake,it started rattling all curled up ready to strike! The little ones are the ones you want to be wary of! I've seen some big bull snakes around the lake.
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Oh great, just what I wanted to hear about Jerry Creek. Snakes and I don't get along. Back in my college days I spent half a summer out in Western Utah, Eastern Nevada mapping for my geology degree. Ran into more snakes that I ever wanted to meet. Don't need no stinking danger worms bothering me while I'm fishing. Could have gone all summer without hearing this revolting news.
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I had some rattlers slither by me when working at Round Mnt near Tonapah.
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