Big DEAD Native on a stringer - Upper Hoh???

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  1. Marty Leith

    Marty Leith Member

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    I heard a rumor that a flyfishing guide was written a ticket for posessing a dead wild steelhead on the upper Hoh, using scent, and barbed hooks??

    Seems odd :hmmm:

    Can anyone verify?
     
  2. Brazda

    Brazda Fly Fishing guide "The Bogy House" Lodge

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    Yea I seen a guide with a dead fish on a stringer, also saw Brian down at Oxbow watching, guy was acting like a ding dong all day doing everything he could to stay one hole ahead of me, did'nt stop us from catching but it was commical seeing him run like a crazy man whenever we were close.
     
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    was this today?
     
  4. Matthew Gulbranson

    Matthew Gulbranson Resident Swinger

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    Good question...was at oxbow yesterday at camp when I see this patrol truck pull in quick, he hops out and runs down to the river. I walk over to his truck and see a few guys in a raft On the computer in his rig that had just been by a few minutes ago. Wonder if it was them? Wanted to ask him but he zipped off. Whatever they did it wasn't good.

    Brazda, said hello to you on the river today...all I can say is I wish I was in your boat instead of another day of the skunk!

    Cheers,
    Matthew
     
  5. Jim Kerr

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    This was today.
     
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    dougisnow Doug

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    interesting story so far. I've never fished the Hoh but I gather it's fly and barbless only? odd a GUIDE (and a flyfish guide? no less) would break these rules. :beathead:
    I'm in portland and steelhead my local rivers, but never made a trip to the Hoh yet, but I hear it has big fish. :) Hope to get up there someday soon now that I'm a spey freak. :) how's it fishing so far this spring? any advice for a rule abiding and clean releasing guy from OR? :thumb:
     
  7. Stonefish

    Stonefish Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater

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    Busy few days for Mr. Fairbanks. I talked to him Saturday afternoon. Someone had reported a raft fishing the closed section of the upper Duc.
    Not sure if he ever found them.
     
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    Can we out the individual. I imagine that a bad reputation is bad for business.
     
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    No it's not flyfishing only but it is single barbless selective gear rules

    Tim
     
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    If I knew who it was, I sure as hell would. Total BS.
     
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    Maybe there's an alternative explanation. . .maybe a hatchery fish or something. . .but if not then I'd say (in this day and age) outting them would be fine. Don't even need a name or anything. . .how about the make of the rig or a vague description, and let nature take its course,

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  12. Keith Hixson

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    Careful Gentlemen: Everything I've read has been rumor or speculation. Don't make decisions about anyone without knowing the facts. Assume: Making an ASS out of U and ME. Jumping to conclusions based on rumor and assuption is a dangerous way to live. Also it can get you sued.

    Keith
     
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    No one is gonna get sued....
     
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    Keith makes a good point...does anyone have any updates regarding this issue? If this is factual I'd like to know who would be foolish enough to do this.
     
  15. Keith Hixson

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    Dustin, if anyone makes accusations that may cause this particular person financial harm and the accusations are false, then you are in big trouble. People have been sued for less than this. What I am saying if someone losses financial gain because they were named or identyfied by description then they could potentially sue. The following could possibly be a dangerous action unless you have iron clad facts. [Can we out the individual. I imagine that a bad reputation is bad for business. ] Must be careful when doing such especially on an open forum like WashingtonFlyfishing. If you have the truth and can prove its the truth then you have no worries, but be careful. I just don't want anyone making a mistake and doing harm to an innocent guide and then getting themselves sued.
    Use caution and common sense.

    Keith
     
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