Yakima River Poachers...or were they?

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Derek Young, Apr 11, 2013.

  1. bennysbuddy the sultan of swing

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    No I would tell you to show your badge or fuck off....
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  2. Derek Young 2011 Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Guide Of The Year

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    Luke, you do recognize that the deformity you see is actually a beheaded trout, right? ;)

    Actually, they had 12-14 fish lined up on the bank, slit from the head to tail. The story just isn't believable - who catches 14 fish at a lake, puts them in a white plastic grocery bag, then drives 20 miles away to a secluded section of a different river to clean them? I didn't see any rods, but they were probably in the back of their truck.

  3. Patrick Gould Active Member

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    One theory: They left Matoon because they were 2-4 fish over the limit and didn't want to get busted for that.
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  4. Brian White Recovering Bugmeister/Troutlandish?

    Reading this makes me want to do a Cedar River poaching rant but I must.....restrain myself.....don't want it interfering with my Friday night sense of well being.
  5. Chad Lewis NEVER wonder what to do with your free time

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    Derek, good work.
  6. Rod Wittner Active Member

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    Thanks for paying attention and taking the time to report it, Derek. Nice job.
  7. Alex MacDonald Dr. of Doomology

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    You did good, Mr. Young; I'd have probably done something similar. Maybe one of these days I'll have to get myself a fancy phone so i can take videos.