What do you do in this situation?

Freestone

Not to be confused with freestoneangler
#16
Well, I am not always so civil. On another day, I saw 2 guys lifting wild steelhead for pics and video. They kept that wild steelhead on forever in 3' of water while the guy with the camera took a million miles of footage. Then, when they decided to finally land the fish, does the guy in the water go put the camera down and help? No, he stands there as the angler starts backing up the bank to drag the fish up. Let's just say that I didn't keep my mouth shut so at least he stopped short totally beaching it. However, I also called it in when they kept lifting wild fish for photos and videos.
 

GAT

Dumbfounded
#18
I'm not so sure you could classify the gnat brain angler as a poacher. It is very possible he did manage to kill the fish with the rough handling but you're not sure that he did. I doubt if an officer would show up just because you watched the guy abuse the bull trout.

This is why I didn't suggest calling the Turn in a Poacher phone number available in most western states.
 

KerryS

Ignored Member
#19
Freestone and Nooksack have the right idea and I know Freestone is better looking than I and I bet Nooksack is also. Might have something to do with people skills.:D
 

bennysbuddy

the sultan of swing
#22
Freestone and Nooksack have the right idea and I know Freestone is better looking than I and I bet Nooksack is also. Might have something to do with people skills.:D
I think your onto something there Kerry, I neverthought that I needed people skills until about the age of forty when I realized I wasn't bullet proof anymore...
 

bennysbuddy

the sultan of swing
#26
I would pull my waders down a take shit right there and say hey dude come look at the shape of this thing.

Hopwfully he gets wierded the fuck out
I'm wierded out just reading about it !!! I'm wondering how this would help educate people on how to release fish & explains now why I see why people pack guns while fishing. I would question the sanity of somebody that wants me to check out his shit for worms or whatever..
 

10incher

Active Member
#28
The guy should be peeled. Yes, I said peeled. But unless your willing to do the peeling there's probably no headway to made in conversation. You just size them up, decide if you want to fight that day and do what makes sense. Odds are that YOU would be the one in trouble if you started a fight over the matter. Which is just adding insult to getting your a$$ handed to you.

Then again, if no one ever steps up this jackhole will just keep doing things like this. I can't say what I would have done. I wasn't there. I'm pretty sure I would have handled it like you did.
 
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Evan Virnoche

Guest
#29
You could say u were looking to buy the same ros and ask for a test chucker. Then two hand swing that bitch into the deepest fastest current and take off running
 

Peyton00

Active Member
#30
You could say u were looking to buy the same ros and ask for a test chucker. Then two hand swing that bitch into the deepest fastest current and take off running
LOL.

Then in his rage, he shoves your face in that steamy shit you just took, and gets it all over your fancy DRYFT waders.;)