You have to love it ... let the air out of the Clowns tires ...

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by fredaevans, Jun 1, 2012.

  1. fredaevans

    fredaevans Active Member

  2. Bill Aubrey

    Bill Aubrey Active Member

  3. Jim Ficklin

    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

    Montana justice in action! Wonder if OM Jim was the vigilante? Kudos to whoever it was.
  4. Salmo_g

    Salmo_g Active Member

    If those are wild trout, and I think they are, that fine is pretty light.

  5. Steve Call

    Steve Call Active Member

    Agree! I don't know the MT sanctions but you'd hope the judge would levy the max fine for each fish over the limit.
  6. fredaevans

    fredaevans Active Member

    "Davis claimed the fish were his and he was charged with unlawful possession. He pleaded guilty Tuesday in Madison County Justice Court, was fined $640 and lost his hunting and fishing privileges for a year. Schmidt was fined $135."

    Well an easy bet is they both participated fully not expecting to get 'caught.' As noted above, I thought the fines were pretty darned light. There is no way you can be 32 fish 'over limit' and not know what you're about.
  7. Thomas Williams

    Thomas Williams Habitual Line Stepper

    Slap on the wrist, those guys will be out the next weekend fishing license or not. Shameful.
  8. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

    Good grief, there are signs all over that say closed and no fishing below the dam. I guess that they don't know how to read. I talked to a guy that fished the Beaverhead below the dam when it was closed He got a $135.00 fine. I guess that people are stupid no matter where you fish.

    But to take pictures of them and show them of takes real ass holes. There are really some nice Browns in that stretch in the open areas below that dam.
  9. triploidjunkie

    triploidjunkie Active Member

    Letting the air out is smart, even SOP in Montana. In Washington the person calling it in probably would have been arrested too for letting the air out.
  10. Brian Miller

    Brian Miller Be vewy vewy qwiet, I'm hunting Cutthwoat Twout

    Hmmm, drill two holes across a Schrader valve tool cap, put it on a split (key) ring and clip to your pack/vest?
  11. Abomb

    Abomb Active Member

    Idiots, judge let them off light. Pisses me off, that river is phenomenal. Those kids are screwed though. Talked to some buddies in Bozeman who said the word is out on these two. They should be nervous leaving their vehicle unnattended from now on.
  12. P.Dieter

    P.Dieter Just Another Bubba

    and dressing up like a game warden takes some real balls too.

    put on your glasses ya old fart ;)
  13. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

    I realized what I did after read the story the second time. It was put out there so I just left it there.

    Sometimes things get fuzzy and I don't look to close at things. That's how I make things go wrong.

    Hell. I ain't perfect.
  14. Alex MacDonald

    Alex MacDonald Dr. of Doomology

    Good... better they learn quick, they're still young enough for shock therapy.
  15. speyfisher

    speyfisher Active Member

    Hey, I like that idea.