Picnic Point Report/Warning

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  1. Ben Waldschmidt

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    Come to think of it...When I left PP that afternoon when the cars got broken into, as I was driving up the hill about 50 yds. from the gate, I saw some guy standing just off of the shoulder, acting a bit weird. I thought that maybe he was waiting to take piss, but I couldn't figure out why he didn't then just walk into the brush a ways and let 'er rip. Maybe he was involved, cuz it sounds like the windows were all broken not long after I left. Maybe I'll take after Arthur and roll up with pedal-power:thumb:
     
  2. Arthur Vakulchik

    Arthur Vakulchik Young Gun

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    well went out again today and got skunked!!!! didnt even catch a dang bullhead! did see some fry or bait fish jumping right as my fly snapped off and my leader got all tangled form my eagerness. by the time i tied on a new leader and fly all the little fishies were gone. but i did find a buzz bomber. and idk if this is legal or not, but over the past 2 days ive been trying to restore the creek were it leads out of the forest and onto the beach. pople threw in logs and dammed it up so kids could play in it. but i carried all the huge logs out my self except one. i also created a little bridge and dug out some gravel so the water could flow through more. so i would sum it up to a couple of pretty good days!


    its fun to ride down the hill. but the bad part is riding back up! also trying to cary your waders and wading boots, rods, reels, and other geer makes it a reel pain in the butt!

    arthur
     
  3. Steffan Brown

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    Unfortunately Arthur, I don't believe there is any law preventing people from damning creeks like that. If there is, I'm unaware. Good for you for taking the the time to tidy up a bit around you're favorite hole to better the habitat. As a frequenter, I know I appreciate it.
     
  4. Richard Torres

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    Sean:
    If I see you with your gear heading back to the car with "the lost look" i've been around long enough to know that you probably had a tough day on the water..

    And i'd still ask you how the fishing is...
     
  5. Richard Torres

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    Funny you mentioned that.

    A couple of years ago my son and I were out on North creek in Mill Creek letting the dog splash around in the creek while we waded around and watched.
    Standing in the water I noticed what looked like the remnants of someones mini dam, some very small stones placed at an angle in the water.
    So reverting back to my childhood days creating dams in small creeks with rocks I decided to move some around when all of a sudden I hear someone yelling at me from behind up on a trail bordering the creek asking what I was doing.

    I turn around to see two guys standing there looking like they were about to read me the riot act :ray1: when one of them says that "I could get fined for obstructing the creeks flow".
    "Just moving some rocks around could get me fined?" I replied.
    "Yup". Was his reply.

    It so happens that we were behind the WDFW office, so it must have been someone who works there and knew what they were talking about.

    It was a lesson learned for my son and I.
     
  6. Ed Call

    Ed Call Uber Trill Moderator Staff Member

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    There is a sign at a state park that I frequent. The sign says that building rock dams makes artificial channels and confuses spawning fish and doing so is illegal. I think there is an RCW listed on the bottom of the sign, but I'm not sure.
     
  7. Steffan Brown

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    Well there you go... Good lesson to be learned for sure. Even as kids, we tend to instinctually have a knack for screwing up the natural order of things, just to see if we can out compete it. I don't know about the rest of you, but my damns never worked how I envisioned they would.
     
  8. Arthur Vakulchik

    Arthur Vakulchik Young Gun

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    well im glad i can be of help. i just hope noboidy ruins it again. i undamed it tuesday but when i cam back today it was damned again! hope som sheriif or something does something about it

    arthur
     
  9. Trent

    Trent Ugly member

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    I hate those little dams. If you want a pool to swim in then go to the damn lake.
     
  10. jcnewbie

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    Ahhhh, sorry Mike....NOW I understand....same reason I carry....purely for humane reasons!!

    Don't know....ZipLock Freezer bags work real good tho...a little clumsy is all...if yer ina hurry!

    Jc:rolleyes:
     
  11. Gregg Lundgren

    Gregg Lundgren Now fishing on weekdays too!

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    Hi All,

    I may have met some of you down on the beach or in the parking lot at Picnic Point. I caught and released a fat little SRC last Sunday on a pink rolled muddler. I have been out just about every evening for the past few days(sporting a Nike cap), but no pinks yet.

    I spoke with the Assistant Park Ranger on Tuesday regarding the car break-ins. He is interested in some of your observations, as they contemplate setting up a bait car in the parking lot. I believe he said there had already been about 45 break-ins(this season/year?)

    When 10 or 12 cars were hit at one time, I told him that they must be using spotters fore and aft. Your comments about someone with a cell phone near the bridge, and someone just up the road seem to make sense in this case. On Sunday evening(the night before the 12 car break-in) another fisherman reported not wanting to leave his vehicle due to three suspicious looking guys with near-shaved heads lurking in and around the parking lot.

    The Ranger also told me they even broke into a car when his patrol vehicle was in the parking lot, while he was checking out the beach for just a few minutes.

    Anyway, his name is Jeff Hall. He is the Assistant Ranger for Snohomish Co Parks Region 2(or L, can't make out his note). A Park contact number published on the web is 425-388-6600. He gave me his cell number, but not sure it would be a good idea to post it.

    Fishing here will be much more relaxing, if they can get these guys. Seems like most people are becoming more complacent regarding this type of crime.

    Good Fishing,
    Greggor
     
  12. jcnewbie

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    I've stated, implied, intimated, recommended and suggested this same thing at several different times in different threads for some time now - always with O (zero) response.

    As this "pandemic" worsens it may become a more viable option than expecting LE to provide a solution......:ray1:

    Jc :eek:
     
  13. Steffan Brown

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    I'm down for this if I can make it happen amongst my siting potential wedding venues, work during the week and everything else life throws my way. Maybe next Wednesday? I may or may not have the day off of work.