Flyfishing only lakes

Discussion in 'Stillwater' started by rudejude, Jan 10, 2007.

  1. If only there was a way to help people more easily interpret the rules. Or if there was a way to let them know before getting into the lake what the rules where. :confused:
    I know we could take an electric and combustion motor, paint red circles with a slash through them and strap them to a tree.
    Then without paint we strap a fly fishing pole to the tree. Then if it's catch and release, we strap a dead guy holding a dead fish to the tree and paint a red circle with slash on the fish.
    I am a problem solver, or not.
    Frank.
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  2. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    When it says motors prohibited. It means that you can't even have a gas motor hanging off the back of your boat. Which I see a lot of gear fisherman do. For instance on Blackmans lake I've seen this happen. SO you tell them but they don't leave.

    Jim
     
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    I know our regs aren't the easiest to interpret. But the regs for Pass are pretty simple to interpret.

    Catch and release. Fly fishing only. Motors prohibited.

    If people have a hard time understanding those rules they shouldn't be fishing. If we're going to put a sign on a tree with a motor and a red slash thru it then we also need to explain to them what catch and release is. And then we need to educate them what the definition of fly fishing is.:confused:

    It's really not that hard. Maybe we should just require people to take an 8 week course on how to read the regs before someone is able to buy a fishing license.
     
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    Stephen Rice Senior Member

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    Yep can't get any plainer that !
     
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    PT Physhicist

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    We already have a way of letting people know what the rules are before getting into a lake. It's called the SPORT FISHING RULES 2006/2007 pamphlet edition.

    Maybe not easy enough for a caveman to understand but if I can do it anyone can.:thumb:
     
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    CovingtonFly B.O.H.I.C.A. bend over here it comes again

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    Watch out those Gieco cavemen are pretty sensitive ;)
    I read also that if it's motors prohibited you can't even have one hanging off the back of your boat, which is fine with me, but I was wondering what the reason is. The only thing I could come up with is they don't want the oil from the motors to drip into the lake. Is there anything else I'm missing?
     
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    alpinetrout Banned or Parked

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    It probably has more to do with enforcement by taking the guesswork and potential argument about whether or not the motor was actually in use out of the equation.
     
  8. Daryle Holmstrom

    Daryle Holmstrom retiredfishak

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    There is a proposal in the '07-'08 regulations that addresses this subject. It is proposal #18 and can be found here: http://wdfw.wa.gov/fish/regs/rule_pr...ls_2007-08.pdf.
    Reply With Quote,

    It passed, I'll be there with my handicap sticker and all and if anyone would wish to join me with my lectric motor I'd be more than willing to share with someone who has cold jabas.

    Daryle
     
  9. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    Your link didn't work for me.

    But on another note,when I first read this title I thought it was about fly fishing only lakes. I was going to give you a few but now I'm not because I would get short of killed ifen I did.

    I believe whoever started this should of asked about them stupid regs,not flyfishing only lakes.

    Jim
     
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    rudejude Banned or Parked

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    Yes I know it was dumb, so stop posting and it will go away:beathead:
     
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    Don't waste your energy, Jim. A person can speed scan only the special rules column of the regs book until they see the words: "Fly Fishing Only." From there, look to the left to see the water's name and to figure out the county. Like how hard is that? The same works for selective gear lakes. If a person had 30 minutes, they probably could cover all the listings in state with the help of a high-lighter pen. I did that once.

    I'll bet, too, that a person could do a keyword search on the WDFW's downloadable PDF doc of the regs. Like, how hard could that be?
     
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    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    I don't lose any sleep over them regs. I could always understand them. I just can't see how anybody could not. All you have to do is read them,not scan over them, read them. But I will not say anymore on these regs as I don't fish there anymore and I probably won't be back to fish.

    Jim
     
  13. Keith Hixson

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    Once saw a guy get a ticket on Browns Lake (Pend Oreille County) for fishing in a float tube with a little electric motor stuck between his legs. No electric motors or any motors on Browns Lake. He knew he'd been had but thought he could get by with it since he was only using a float tube.
    KEH
     
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    rudejude Banned or Parked

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    OK look, like I said the regs are shit, they leave out a lot of stuff, now tell me in the regs it say's that the north fork of the stillaguamish river is from the mouth to the swede heaven bridge, ok understand that and the rules it states, but what about the rest of the river(north fork), it goes past there and does not state if it is closed the rest of the way or what, so I would assume that it is general rules, so with that I agree with a thread put in earlier that there needs to be signs:confused:
     
  15. Jeremy Floyd

    Jeremy Floyd fly fishing my way through life

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    Daryle do you have to hang the little blue handicap thing from the tiller of your motor?

    That would be well worth a beer if I was fishing and saw that. It would crack me up big time.