ok so ive never even considered carring a gun while fishing. BUT, im thinkin im gonna change my mind about that one. after being tracked (hunted) by a cougar/mountain lion the size of a vw bus while fishing the yakima last winter, and with all the bear/cougar/etc problems theyre having in the lowlands even this late into the summer, i think its time to have some protection. i'm almost predominantly fishing on my own in mostly very very secluded areas, so theres another reason to bring some extra enforcement. does anybody else carry firearms while theyre in on the fish? im not 21 so no handguns suggestions, and dont even start me on bearspray. what does everybody else carry? .17hmr? small, compact, easy to carry via strap or strapped to your backpack .204? .223? lemme know your thoughts on this one.