Been lots of back and forth lately on posting location specific reports up on the internet. I thought it could be a good topic to discuss in its own thread to get everyone's take on it rather than filling up others' posts with debates on this topic. I think if we keep it civil, it could be a productive discussion. I for one believe very strongly in not posting up specific locations when sharing a fishing report, especially when those reports involve great success and pictures. I think a person can share their trip and pictures every bit as effectively without giving away the location. I personally don't understand why a person would even give away their spots to thousands of people they don't know. Positive reports do, and always have increased fishing pressure exponentially. With the increasing difficulty in finding solitude on the water, why are many of us so willing to tell the world where to go? Many use the argument that these rivers are long, not a secret, and that positive reports will do nothing to increase pressure. I think that someone knowing about a river, and them having that river on their radar are two totally different things. We all know of dozens of rivers around the state, but as soon as someone comes online and says "I caught 98749873 steelhead on XXXX River!" Who can honestly say that those who were sitting around wondering where to head that weekend just made up their minds on where they're headed? I've seen it personally on many occasions... Even had a day on a river this year where it was severely overcrowded (more than myself or anyone else had ever seen it), and the majority of those I talked to throughout the day were "checking it out because they heard good reports on the internet." I especially think that it can upset a lot of people when someone posts a specific report on a relatively unknown fishery, even if it's on a well known river. I for one have had my feathers ruffled a few times when someone did such a thing. I have a few of my own little "secrets" about a few rivers that may or may not be secret. And I know I'd be extremely pissed if someone came online and told the world about it just for the sake of bragging. There's my take... What's yours?