How much lass crowded is the penisula vs the S rivers?

freestoneangler

Not to be confused with Freestone
#46
Answer to that is a cross the board 'No.' As for the Columbia, or rather our side, the use of gill nets is now band. Commercial's can still use purse seine type nets, but that would be interesting to watch given the flow of the river. Talk is Washington may soon follow suit.

At least with that type of net you can do a 'catch and release.' No such with gill nets ... everythings dead when you pull it up.
Fred, you may rue the day you made this post. There's a bow wave of baby-boomers in retirement years now and are looking around for the last few good places to hang their hats. No sales tax on fishing stuff and uncrowded rivers aren't usually in the "cons" column :).
 

danimal

Inglorious Twohander
#48
The mayor was involved - her stance was that the kill fishery was needed to maintain the interest in fishers coming to forks.
Then everyone on this board should consider it their duty to call-or email- the mayors office in Forks and inform them that WE(as a collective) will not be heading out to forks to fish,spent money on food,lodging,fuel,cheap booze,,until she changes her voice on the matter regarding WILD FISH!!

Bet that will put her pantys in a wad:eek:

Last time I was on the Pen- I watched two guides in two days kill fish for their clients on da HOH.
Really stomach wrenching stuff right there:mad:
 
#49
Easy to say from MI!!
I do not support a kill fishery on OP wild steelhead. Some of the Forks locals have been kicked to the curb over the last 15 - 20 years when you include their logging restrictions.
What's that vampire thing they have now??
Empathy can be a good thing.
Merry Christmas
 

freestoneangler

Not to be confused with Freestone
#52
Then everyone on this board should consider it their duty to call-or email- the mayors office in Forks and inform them that WE(as a collective) will not be heading out to forks to fish,spent money on food,lodging,fuel,cheap booze,,until she changes her voice on the matter regarding WILD FISH!!

Bet that will put her pantys in a wad:eek:

Last time I was on the Pen- I watched two guides in two days kill fish for their clients on da HOH.
Really stomach wrenching stuff right there:mad:
Well, that would not have been the guide I floated with a week ago. He told us a story where a client got rather testy about not being able to keep a fish even though it was made crystal clear that was not an option. This is one guide I will call for future floats... need more like him!
 
#54
Then everyone on this board should consider it their duty to call-or email- the mayors office in Forks and inform them that WE(as a collective) will not be heading out to forks to fish,spent money on food,lodging,fuel,cheap booze,,until she changes her voice on the matter regarding WILD FISH!!

Bet that will put her pantys in a wad:eek:
Thing is...they don't give a shit and would probably rather not have fly fishers up on their rivers anyways. The poaching will always happen, not gonna break that mindset. It should start with the guides, who need to realize that those fish are worth way more when they're alive and still in the river river, than the cost of one guide trip with dead fish for client.

That and the state needs to tighten up on guide licenses. Insured, no out of state bullshit. The Montana contingent needs to stop whoring this out with a trout mindset during their off season.
 

freestoneangler

Not to be confused with Freestone
#55
....That and the state needs to tighten up on guide licenses. Insured, no out of state bullshit. The Montana contingent needs to stop whoring this out with a trout mindset during their off season.
Are there honestly that many MT guides that leave the freeze-up for wet, cold, near fish-less rivers of WA? Most I know spend off seasons guiding close to the equator.
 

JesseC

Active Member
#59
I can personally name more than four.
According to two reputable sources - there's a lot of guys that SAY they won't - but when they have a bitching client the club swings. I personally hope there are more than four - but that's the number I've heard.

In any event - the law will have to change before the vast majority of guides stop.
 

freestoneangler

Not to be confused with Freestone
#60
No good reason not to do so IMO. Make every river in the state, no bait, single barbless, C&R and be done with it. Works for both hardware and fly-fisherman alike. Let's face it, we're not likely going to see numbers allowing harvest to return anytime soon and, if it is going to happen, we need policy like this to have any hope.