Ban On Steelhead Fishing From Boats?

Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by Bob Triggs, Oct 28, 2009.

  1. Trent

    Trent Ugly member

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    I'll add bears and dynamite to that list.
    Those damn suicide bears are something else. They'll go and run into the water and blow themselves up so that the fish will go belly up and float down to their hungry bear buddies. Martyrs, they are called...I think that the crazy bastards are a detriment to the survival of our steelhead. I've tried, but with no success to make it illegal for bears to get dynamite. I have even tried getting it so that they have to pass an FBI background check and a 5 day waiting period...alas no success. They have deeper pockets than I alone, but I'm sure if we get together on this and work as one, we will get this taken care of. I am more than willing to accept your donations of $29.95 deposited to my bank account...it is for the fish after all.
     
  2. John Hicks

    John Hicks Owner and operator of Sea Run Pursuits

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    You generate quite a bit of your income from this very subject. Just how much of your income percentage wise would you say is generated strickly from fishing from the boat?

     
  3. gearhead

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    didn't read it all, but wow, when you hens get your feathers wet, ya sure do cluck alot. why does it seem that too many in the flyfishing community have this, "Everybody but Me Attitude". it seems bug rods are increasing by almost double each year, on our streams, while the gear guys are staying about the same, i would submit that shore fishing flyfishing, is and does carry with it an increasing impact on these fisheries. you can't just keep pointing your finger at a gear guys. you have to take responsibility for your own actions, elitist or not. ya want to save fish, stop fishing, stop fishing in streams with wild fish, put your money and your time where your mouth is. anybody can be a bitch! its easy.
     
  4. gt

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    ..........not on my river, not my guide business, not with my boat...........


    about sums up the conservation perspective of the posters to this thread, pathetic. and let me say, once again, this is EXACTLY why the commercial interests keep on winning while the sport fishers keep on loosing. the bottom line seems to be, at least on this BB site, '....i want my share....' now that's a real conservation stance to adopt. but guess what, there are actual conservation oriented folks and organized groups that are going to stuff this down the sport fishing communities throats, and more power to'um.
     
  5. Be Jofus G

    Be Jofus G Banned or Parked

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    Best damn idea I've heard all day. :rofl:
     
  6. the_trout_bum

    the_trout_bum ifish

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    SG,

    In no way did i imply that the money out of a clients pocket meant more to me than the quality of the experience and time spent on the river. I was soley trying to emphasize that the use of boats, in certain cases, are the only way to improve, and get the best of, the time spent on the water. I love what I do and the way I do it, and have had nothing but great experiences with fishing my clients out of a boat.

    On a side note, the way i run my boats is the exact opposite of how a westside gear-chuckin outfit would run. I'm not making the cast, im not making the mend, im not setting on the fish, and im fighting or landing it either, thats all in the clients hands. Im just there to provide professional instruction and 'guide-ance' to bring the cliental up to the skill level where he or she can do that all on their own. Thats the beauty of flyfishing. You, the client, are performing all the motions of the sport, and you, the client, gets the reward when you get to see a fish in the net that you just cast to, set on, fought and landed on your own. All of that tied together sends a client home with more than a 'fish pic', but improved skills learned that he/she will utilize later on in life.

    And to tie it back to the 'original' thread topic, i utilize a boat to do so.

    troutbum
     
  7. KerryS

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    Now, this is how you build comraderie and consensus amoungst the fly fishing community.:eek:
     
  8. Derek Young

    Derek Young Emerging Rivers Guide Services

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  9. Charlie Erdman

    Charlie Erdman In search of steel

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    Can anyone comment on the reasons why fishing out of a boat on the section of the Sandy above oxbow is not allowed? Thanks.
     
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    Charlie,

    A coworker who's fished the Sandy for many years said it's to improve the quality of the fishing experience, I guess by eliminating any conflice between bank and boat anglers. There is no biological or fish management reason.

    Sg
     
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    GATOR9 Hey you guys

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    I am so f-----g confused and depressed now that there is only one thing let to do.
     
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    GATOR9 Hey you guys

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    learn not to crash and don't leave any marks on the rocks
     
  15. Bob Jones

    Bob Jones Still truckless now farther away

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    I didn't read though to see if anyone got the whole story on the Deschutes in Oregon from what I did ssee it wasn't complete and mine won't be totaly either because I don't have stats or the official reasons for the rules. Here I go, 35 years ago my son and I were invited to join a group going to the Deschutes for a week to fish and relax what a great time that was. My sons an I have gone back almost every year since to spend as much time as we could, this now includes the grandsons. As far as I know the basic rules have not really changed in all that time. We spent many years hiking up and down the good trail that follows the old railroad bed, now the past 5 years my son has a drift boat so we can join the elite. The rules basicly have been no bait, barbless hooks, no fishing from a floating devise, fish on the indian side only with a indian permit, no camping on the indian side, and keep only 2 fish between 10 and 13 inches. So! this seems to have done very well for the river is wonderfull to fish and only the steelhead and salmon regulation's may change. There is 100 miles of lower river before getting to the dams and most miles are full of fish. There doesn't seem to be a need to fish from a boat you stop where you want to fish and get out and fish. the guides do well and handle multiday trips and get booked up and we still fish the same spots that we've always liked but we can now ride or float down to them and we can camp at our favorite spots if they aren't taken first. thanks for listening. Bob