30 lb steelhead on the hoh

Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by TomB, Feb 21, 2009.

  1. KerryS

    KerryS Ignored Member

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    We has a species support the extinctsion of many other species. During your lifetime many runs of fish have gone extinct and many more will follow. Breaking someone nose will not change that.
     
  2. koolminx

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    It was s figure of speech... I hit like a girl anyway...
     
  3. sothereiwas

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    Protection requires money, and the money doesn't go where there is no interest.
     
  4. Jmills81

    Jmills81 The Dude Abides

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    the dead horses are piling up. Bottom line, shitty, shitty, shitty thing that happened....

    How can we turn this into a good thing, i/e more Education

    before we have hurt feelings here...as it seems like we already have

    other option...close the thread down
     
  5. Coach Duff

    Coach Duff Banned or Parked

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    And just as it's always been, our ranks donate what amounts to a piss in a bucket as far as your and Herl's so called bullshit "protection money" goes. Hence our lobby being by far the weakest, easiest ignored, never taken seriously of all the folks who care about wild steelhead. We come across as elitist, self serving phonies. Do you know how pathetic we would look if they closed C & R and we disappeared? The Wildcatters would be pissing all over themselves laughing, saying "I told you so!". But then again some of you have no damn idea what I am talking about.

    And you could close every river in Washington to fishing, alot of us would still be active in fish conservation and river stewardship. I for one, would still find a way to the Northwest in summer and hike up into headwaters just to observe steelhead. I would still write letters, kick in money, and try to stay involved. A bunch of us would. I've done it before and will do it again. When folks like Herl admit that without fishing there would be no interest in a bunch of wild steelhead and no more "protection":rolleyes: really he speaks only for himself. In fact, that is most hypcritcal self serving comment in this whole group of posts. So really we are charging the state a C & R "tax" so they can keep our interest in saving the greatest game fish that swims? No, I don't need to catch steelhead to fight for their interests. But then again alot of us will always carry that steelhead gene in our blood as native Washingtonians, Oregonians, BC natives, California folk and Idaho born and raised anglers. The steelhead means much more to us than a fucking two month shitty C & R season. I KNOW I speak for many others in saying this from the heart.
     
  6. koolminx

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    Well said, I totally respect that! I am also glad that you're doing what you do with your support and donations. I personally only donate to to Muscular Dystrophy and Cancer funds. The rest goes into auto restoration...

    Best of fishing to you folks! I'm done with this thread :) I do hope it caught peoples attention with these last couple day's of postings :D


    -Koolminx
     
  7. HauntedByWaters

    HauntedByWaters Active Member

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    Word Coach!

    You are a true steelhead Ambassador and a crazy fucker (in a good way).

    I think I love you.

    Thank you, thank you, thank you.
     
  8. James Mello

    James Mello Inventor of the "closed eye conjecture"

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    Jeezus... I just jumped on this and was hoping that it was not true. ANY angler in this day and age who takes a fish like that really should consider why they are fishing for steelhead in the first place. Hatchery fish, yes bonk 'em, they were put there for that purpose, wild fish, no! Any ideas on who the guide was?
     
  9. cuponoodle breakfast

    cuponoodle breakfast la flama blanca

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    From what I've read, there was no guide.
     
  10. herl

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    Good for you coach. I'm glad that you would continue to fight for Steelhead after we are no longer allowed to fish for them. I imagine I would too, but the truth is that there would be less interest, across the board - and you know it. I'm not saying there is enough now, but there would be less. We need more people willing to walk the walk, not fewer.

    My only point is that it is not hypocritical to participate in a C & R fishery for a depressed run of fish. I think the minimal damage inflicted by hooking mortality is far offset by the enthusiasm generated by an open fishery. How are you going to explain to a newcomer what it means to fish for and even catch steelhead, and why it is worth fighting for?

    As for my comment being self serving and hypocritical, I will own the self serving part - I (selfishly) want to live in a world where there are steelhead that I am allowed to fish for. I want that for me, and my kids, and their kids. I have and will continue to fight for it. I'd be willing to bet your motives are just as selfish. But, how was my comment hypocritical?

    And, I am not talking about any specific CnR season, I am talking about being able to simultaneously practice CnR AND be rightfully pissed off when someone purposefully kills a wild steelhead.
     
  11. nutsack angler

    nutsack angler newb

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    no there was not, the guy walked in on his own and got what he paid for
     
  12. SpeySpaz

    SpeySpaz still an authority on nothing

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    important point.
    every guy who's pissed off by the thought of that fish lying on the beach bleeding out (legally taken or not, it sort of pushes a button for steelheaders with runs under such pressure already), might want to consider taking a break from posting here and use the same amount of time emailing their representatives, encouraging them to push for hatchery reform and sound fisheries management.
    Mention they should be voting in favor of HB 2266.
    Also, write a check to CCA/WSC etc...they need to build the warchest now. Time to get behind them and throw a shoulder to the wheel, gents.
    I'll get off the soapbox now.
    http://www.washingtonflyfishing.com/board/showthread.php?t=55261
     
  13. Andrew Kirkland

    Andrew Kirkland cuttlover

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    Can anyone recount the most recent facts of this story? I have read many differing accounts and I am curious what really happened out there. I know this may be a moot point as all that matters is that a 30# SH wasn't able to reproduce:(, but sometimes a lot can be learned from the facts.
    Also I would be curious to hear this englishmans' story.
     
  14. Big Tuna

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    That would take all of the fun out of a thread like this.
     
  15. Randall Dee

    Randall Dee Castaway

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    Yeah, why muck it up with facts. :clown: