I was in a boat trolling and casting at Humpy hollow. Lost 2 pinks and Landed one before we were boarded by WDFW. All well and good as it seems they do it to me any time of year I am out. I wasn't fly fishing today but buzz bombing it with my non fly friends. This boarding was very odd. Two guys came in pissed off. They didn't ask about safety gear ( life jackets, flares, ect) but straight to licenses and gear. After looking and lecturing how our writing should be in blue or black pen and how the area 8-2 looked like 8-7 on one buddies card they took our licenses and said they'd be back. They came back with tickets in hand. All three of us. "UNlawfully fishing with barbed hook". The barbs WERE pinched. I know this rule. I even pinch everything in rivers.(I pinch down till you run a finger over it and there is no catch on your skin) Apparently, this wasn't enough and in my pointing this out was told there was nothing we could do about it but pay the fine and listen to their story about a guy who caught a chinook with a treble and it damaged the fish so bad it floated on it's side when it was released. ( still trying to figure out how that pertained to us) Oh, and that they could have siezed the fish since they were "illegally caught" I am one of those guys that cheers the WDFW for checking people. I applaud the efforts to catch those who are fishing illegaly. Did I miss a rule all these years? Can you not pinch the barbs and have a bump where the barb was? There is no way the barb was even close to being able to hold a fish. Seems likea BS revenue ticket to me and quite disappointing. I'm pissed,perplexed and it's really not a good feeling to 1) get a ticket 2) Get a ticket for something that I didn't do 3) Be lumped into the category of the mouth breathers who are really breaking the law. This is actually the first ticket I have ever received from anyone. Completely ruined my day. Sorry for the rant. I'm really just stunned.