Throwing rocks at steelhead.

Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by Dustin Bise, Nov 24, 2010.

  1. SAVE STILLY NATES

    SAVE STILLY NATES Banned or Parked

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    I do this in certain conditions. I've caught 6 summer steelhead like this and it works pretty good actually. It's a blast!
     
  2. Dustin Bise

    Dustin Bise Active Member

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    Nope not some secert code. I am just wondering how many of you have honestly thrown rocks into the river to move fish. it is a tatic that jim teeny teaches.
     
  3. bennysbuddy

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    I just let benny swim around in the run, most people don't realize than benny is really a fish herding dog . That and he's a great guard dog although he likes to mark his territory now and then.
     
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    Tossing rocks to heat the pool up isn't something I'll ever start doing.
     
  5. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    Not in my tactics arsenal. Isn't that fish harassment?
     
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    Dustin, I thought you were kidding. Really?

    Alex, "rock throwing" has its origins with the "great" Jim Teeny. Back in the day of 3M steelhead videos, he made his name by throwing rocks at visibly holding fish; often on beds, in order to make the fish aggressive so that he could hook fish for the videos. It did work, would work, and is wrong. I won't get into the other infamous tactics used, because he's apparently a good guy and skillful steelheader (from what I’ve heard), and we all lose discretion during our 15 minutes of fame (from what I’ve heard).
     
  7. kjsteelhead

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    Only at hatchery fish!
     
  8. Chris Scoones

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    If you do throw rocks at steelhead, please let me know. I'll go ahead and take care of your account here on WFF.

    Chris
     
  9. ten80

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    Throwing rocks falls under "harassment" according to WDFW rules. Not only is it disrespectful to fish, but it's the kind of low-life behavior that I'd associate with snaggers and poachers. If you are so desperate to catch a fish that you resort to such douche-baggery, then you might as well quit the sport and buy fish at the market. Throw a rock at a fish and I'll throw one your head, to see if I can get you to take a pink worm.
     
  10. Ed Call

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    On the eve of Thanksgiving, can't we just be thankful that the steelhead are not extinct? Can't we be thankful that we are healthy enough to fish for them? Let us not go down the road of threats or implications of violence or lawlessness?
     
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    You're an idiot. Happy T-Giving.
     
  12. Dustin Bise

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    No im not throwing rocks at steelhead. sorry if i gave the wrong idea.

    i watched jim teenys dvd and there was a section on it. it seems effective but i was wondering what everyone thought about it after discussing it with a friend.
     
  13. Derek Young

    Derek Young Emerging Rivers Guide Services

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    Scoones for the win.
     
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    What does your common sense tell you? If we told you it was awasome, would it be awesome?
     
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    Pretty much an admission of guilt if I ever saw one.