Occupy Skagit Signage

#17
Cool! I wasn't aware they knew about us!

Am I the only one that sees the irony here:
Contrary to federal law and "The War On Drugs", I can possess pot and smoke it in the privacy of my home and they will ignore me.
But go out and pretend to fish and they are "concerned".

If they are truly concerned about wild steelhead maybe they should be concerned that their broad brush approach has the Skagit numbers propping up fisheries on 'Endangered' runs on other streams instead of a few guys practicing their casting, HOOKLESS, over a healthy run.

Several moons ago I asked a question that went something like this:
"Cripes-A-Mighty! Who dreams up this shit?"
Perhaps, I have the answer to that question...
Fully agree with your stance. I just figured it was worth passing on my discussion.
 

bennysbuddy

the sultan of swing
#18
Yes, we'll all get arrested and when we go to court and the judge hears the charge of "fishing with yarn" . . . .

Leland.
somehow I don't see any Arrests being made, But if it did happenI would forward to a poker game for toothpicks & cigarettes in the county lock up .
 

KerryS

Ignored Member
#19
somehow I don't see any Arrests being made, But if it did happenI would forward to a poker game for toothpicks & cigarettes in the county lock up .
Ha, poker for cigs. I think I know where you played poker betting cigs. Can't do that anymore bennysbuddy, no cigarettes in the county hoscow.
 

Salmo_g

Well-Known Member
#21
Read lots of forum talk about fishing citations for OS. But no one has yet described the citable offense. Perhaps because there isn't one.

Sg
 
#22
Targeting wildlife, regardless of method (yarn, rock, etc.), is considered harassment of wildlife. This has always been my understanding. Practice casting is one thing, but targeting steelhead regardless of what's on the end of your line is another. Just my interpretation.
 

_WW_

Geriatric Skagit Swinger
#23
Targeting wildlife, regardless of method (yarn, rock, etc.), is considered harassment of wildlife. This has always been my understanding. Practice casting is one thing, but targeting steelhead regardless of what's on the end of your line is another. Just my interpretation.
Does that include cameras?

"Targeting Steelhead" ? The burden of proof is on the court. :)
Throwing rocks at sighted steelhead is harassment. Casting a HOOKLESS line into a broad expanse of water is...well...stupid, but hardly illegal.
 
#24
Completely agree _WW_, but it's good to know the law. I've been confronted for "harassing eagles" while riding my bike so it wouldn't surprise me if somewhere someone has been hit with the camera ticket.
 
#26
If your in water,I would,just to keep compliance....intention and targeting are getting sorely confused, if we abide,hopefully the dude will reward!!
 

_WW_

Geriatric Skagit Swinger
#27
I just spoke once again with Sgt. Phillips this morning. He called me to check in and see if our plans had changed, and asked how many folks might show up Saturday. He even gave me the name of a reporter at the Herald that he has worked with in the past to help us try and get some media coverage. I really don't think WDFW Enforcement has a problem with our activity. And I'm pretty sure we have credible science behind us that can prove faux fishing is even less harmful than C&R fishing.

Let's all concentrate on having a good time meeting each other, being photogenic, and trying to act intelligent if we happen to get interviewed...:)

I'm excited!
Now where did I put those bumper stickers?
 

bennysbuddy

the sultan of swing
#28
Does that include cameras?

"Targeting Steelhead" ? The burden of proof is on the court. :)
Throwing rocks at sighted steelhead is harassment. Casting a HOOKLESS line into a broad expanse of water is...well...stupid, but hardly illegal.
One look at my casting and any law enforcement will see that I'm no threat to any fish