You must retain your first two hatchery fish on the Methow

Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by Lex, Oct 17, 2012.

  1. bennysbuddy

    bennysbuddy the sultan of swing

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    In the past bait was legal on the lake, but as a hatchery only kill fishery knotless nets were required lakeside, haven't looked at this years regs as of yet
     
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    Thinking about the incredible journey that both hatchery or native steelhead make (dams, warm water, ocean predation, nets, idiots, etc) I considerate a a near miracle that they are even in the Methow river! I live within two hours of fishing this River but usually end up fishing a favorite lake in the area instead due to the Godless hoards including a growing number of gear fisherman that plug almost every piece of fishable water.
     
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    Don't let Sophia or wild steelhead down. image.jpg
     
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  4. ak_powder_monkey

    ak_powder_monkey Proud to Be Alaskan

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    question: can you kill hatchery steelhead and throw them back in the river?
     
  5. Jonathan Tachell

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    No it is illegal for recreational fisherman and hunters to waste fish or game in Washington.