Occupy Skagit Redux

_WW_

Geriatric Skagit Swinger
#1
After aquiring new information and reconsidering the impact that this event can have if timed properly, it has been moved up to April 6th. We are fortunate that of the nine commissioners, one of them lives in Skagit County and one in Whatcom County. This event, as Leland perfectly phrased it, a "Wade In" is going to be in their backyard one week before their April meeting. Its a perfect opportunity to let them help take the message to WDFW and others.
 

KerryS

Ignored Member
#2
OCCUPY SKAGIT ~ the mother of all wade ins!

Hope to see as many of you as can make it. Start planning now. If we can get enough people to join in they will notice.
 
#4
I'll be there. I'm sure this info will come out later, but if there is a chance to do a bit of a meet up that morning, I think that would be great. I'd like to put some faces to you guys, and maybe even learn a bit first hand about the river. I've never fished there myself, though I hope to get up there sometime before April if it's possible/open.

Anyway, looking forward to this.

Cheers,

Jason
 

KerryS

Ignored Member
#5
I'll be there. I'm sure this info will come out later, but if there is a chance to do a bit of a meet up that morning, I think that would be great. I'd like to put some faces to you guys, and maybe even learn a bit first hand about the river. I've never fished there myself, though I hope to get up there sometime before April if it's possible/open.

Anyway, looking forward to this.

Cheers,

Jason
Jason,

There will be plenty more information to come. We finalized the date last night and we have some other things in the works that will be presented here. Everything is still in the planning stages although there are those of us that want this to go off as a grass roots protest without a ton of planning and organization. Reality says to have something that is effective there needs to be certain aspects of our protest well planned and organized. Keep checking in as others will be giving out more information as it becomes available. One thing that will get us attention is having as many people join in as possible. April 6, 2013. Thanks for your support.
 
#11
Has anyone thought to include folks that fish gear.....? Other fishing sites, the numbers could double with an all across the board frontline of like minded steelheaders ,just sayin. Ill do my best to be there myself! I wish us luck, I remember having to renew my licence to keep fishing the spring run....
 

doublespey

Steelhead-a-holic
#12
Has anyone thought to include folks that fish gear.....? Other fishing sites, the numbers could double with an all across the board frontline of like minded steelheaders ,just sayin. Ill do my best to be there myself! I wish us luck, I remember having to renew my licence to keep fishing the spring run....
Gotta agree with Bhudda, getting gear fishers involved would really take Occupy Skagit to the next level of effectiveness as far as getting attention.

I know many gear fishers that are just as passionate about the loss of the C&R season on the Skagit as we are. It would also send the message that Occupy Skagit is not about how we each choose to fish for Steelhead, it's about our shared -opportunity- to be able to fish the Skagit during those peak months.

I'll be there!

Cheers,

Brian
 

miyawaki

Active Member
#13
Has anyone thought to include folks that fish gear.....? Other fishing sites, the numbers could double with an all across the board frontline of like minded steelheaders ,just sayin. Ill do my best to be there myself! I wish us luck, I remember having to renew my licence to keep fishing the spring run....
Yes, we thought of it and yes everyone is invited and we are reaching out. Just because I stated yarn flies on a fly fishing site, don't think that I won't edit it to apply to all fishing persuasions.

Leland.
 

KerryS

Ignored Member
#14
Any and all are invited; we don't care what people fish with or how they fish, even bead fishers and plunkers. Personally I draw the line at gill netters.
 

_WW_

Geriatric Skagit Swinger
#15
I am not registered at any gear-fishing sites. I would urge those of you that are to spread the word and refer them to these threads. Remember...no hooks!