KLICKITAT PRESSURE

Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by Slipstream, May 23, 2014.

  1. danimal

    danimal Inglorious Twohander

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    What would really set that pic off would be to have a unicorn in the net.. photoshop skills,,,, anyone?
     
  2. Slipstream

    Slipstream Active Member

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    You guys should quit screwing around! You only have 3 1/2 hours left to submit your proposals! Tom
     
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  3. Klickrolf

    Klickrolf Active Member

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    Come on guys, think about it. It's a sound proposal with almost no downside but a lot of potential upside.

    Forget about enforcement, if we can't enforce ourselves we shouldn't be allowed to fish. Poachers are criminals, this rule would have no impact on them...obviously.
     
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  4. hydrological

    hydrological beads are NOT flies and snagging is just ghetto

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    ban fishing from a boat, and pressure from guides will no longer be an issue. most will just go back to the yakima. sure, a few of the best ones, the good teachers will still be in buisness, get their dudes into a fish or two, but no more rape pit style fishing. eliminate the boat fishing, and you eliminate alot of the pressure on the wild fish, maybe the majority of pressure. a public resource where everyone still had an opportunity to fish their preferred method. a pipe dream maybe, but could this be even better than a bait ban?
     
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  5. _WW_

    _WW_ Geriatric Skagit Swinger

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    Silly jackass! You can't drown a fish with water!
     
  6. FinLuver

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    If we could only get the rod manufacturers to quit catering the angler, there would be less anglers on the rivers and lakes... ;)
     
  7. constructeur

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    another non sequitur from the Fin man.
     
  8. Rob Allen

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    some people just want their actions to be accepted no matter what it doesn't matter that their actions are bad . they just think you should accept them and if you don't then you are the bad guy.. this entitlement attitude goes much deeper than just fly fishing but fishing is the context in which we wage our battle. some things are bad for sport fishing, some things are bad for the sport of fly fishing and some things are bad for wild fish.. no matter how much some people like to do them and want them accepted they are still bad.

    I'll use the golf analogy again.... would it be ok for a guy to just play through a hole while someone else is playing it? after all they are not keeping you from getting your ball in the hole... that is supposed to make it ok???

    bad behavior on the river should not be tolerated nor should it be accepted by the fly fishing community nor should pushing rivers to overcrowding.
     
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  9. Slipstream

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    Thanks for all the replies to this thread, especially to those who got the point, like klickrolf and many others. It was not about the guides, bait, boats, beads, centerpins, gear fishing or the WDFW at all. IT'S ABOUT THE FISH! Thank you also to anyone who took the time to submit a proposal to the WDFW on any fishing regulation issue. This thread is dead and I suggest to anyone who wants to keep the rants going, start your own thread. Tom
     
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  10. bennysbuddy

    bennysbuddy the sultan of swing

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    I've fished around many a jackass,but never a monkey. Nice to see that at least the animals can fish to gather in harmony unlike the humans.
     
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    freestoneangler Not to be confused with Freestone

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    This furry shit is getting way out of hand.
     
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    First page, first post....great!!! Its a great idea and everyone wins. Boaters, bankies, guides and anglers all win. Will it be hard to enforce? Sure will, but so is speeding and cell phone laws. Just because it's hard to enforce doesn't mean sh*t. Lets do it. for the rest of the cry baby fest on the other 80% of this thread, I think I have an idea of whats going on...

    So we don't want hatchery steelhead in any of our rivers, but we piss and moan when our hatchery plant rivers have too many people on them and they are catching the hatchery fish we want to catch? hmmmm...suspicious. So if this whole fly fishing thing isn't all about catching fish and filling the freezer, and is more about the love of the outdoors and being in nature like so many of us claim....why let the crowds bother us so bad? What happened to "I don't care if we catch anything, fish are just a bonus. I just love being out here?" If that were true, people sharing the same river wouldn't be that much of an issue would it. Ever hear a brand new, first day fly fisher bitch about crowds? nope, because they truly are happy just to be out.

    Lets get real here just for a second please. The more people and guides that are on a river means less chance of a single angler hooking up and that is what everyone is worried about when they see crowds. Nothing more. It lessons the chance you'll catch a fish and that's why people get upset. But please, continue to pass off the selfish motives under "it's for the river", you might fool someone at some point.
     
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  13. Rob Allen

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    nope that's not it.


    less people = a better experience all around. I would like at least one place to go and not get run over by boats or cut off by some jerk. The Klickitat used to be the place. Now it's not. A new breed of angler has moved in and taken over effectively shoving others out of their way.

    if it were up to me i would

    1 quit planting hatchery fish
    2. limit the number of guides to 6 ( first dibs for the guys who have been there the longest)
    3 create stretches where you cannot fish from a boat
    4 create sections where you cannot use bait.
    5 cut some one off or float through them they get to slash your tires.
     
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  14. David Dalan

    David Dalan 69°19'15.35" N 18°44'22.74" E

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    I'm not sure about 1-4, but if needed I think #5 is already doable.
     
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  15. jake-e-boy

    jake-e-boy sans caféine

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    While you're at it maybe you could go back in time and not screw over the yakama nations.