Who REALLY owns a public resource?

Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by Randall Clark, Sep 30, 2013.

  1. Jim Darden

    Jim Darden Active Member

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    Lets see......500 yds, about 3 ft each step, that's 500 swings. Let's assume a 30 second swing, he won't get to you for 4 hours and 10 minutes. By then I'd be home having a martini! I don't think you "low holed" him. In that time you should have been 500 yds below him. If a guy gives me an hour before I get to where he started that's plenty of room for me, if he stands in one place, run over him!
     
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    500 yards? The original post said 200 yards. Plus dicked around until the guy was 50 ft ± up river. 30 seconds/swing? Are you f***** kidding me? What are you talking about? Forty foot casts? Give me a break! It takes me longer than that to strip in & set up for the next cast. You do that to me. You are within shouting distance. You are damn well gonna hear about it!!!!
     
  3. Randall Clark

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    are you drunk? go back and read the post....slowly. Yes, by the time we were finished "dicking around", he was approx. 50' above a very shallow riffle that imo clearly separated two distinct runs...it's all good, we moved on and didn't see the guy again...in fact, we didn't run into many people at all. Just thought the way the entire thing went down was a little odd...

    yeah yeah, my fault for even posting...
     
  4. dustinchromers

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    The run across the river from my house is a guide favorite. After a few days of watching one of the local guides rope a handful my bro and I decided to get up early and zip over there in the canoe to see if we could swing up a couple ourselves. A short while after the magic hour we hear the tranquility cutting sound of a Yamaha jet pump heading our way. Said guide blazes right on past.
    Well, about an hour later the sled comes flying back upstream and parks at the top of the run. The guide jumps out and marches about 100 feet downstream to where we were fishing and says, "so whats the deal, are you trying to lowhole me?" Granted, we had a solid hunch that he would be coming down our way but what's the etiquette here? Is this lowholing???
     
  5. David Dalan

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    Tell him to f'off. You as much of right to be there as anyone.
     
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  6. Yard Sale

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    Even at the most crowded times on the D I have always been able to find runs with nobody in them. And by nobody I mean no trucks in half mile either way. Not really that hard to find open water if you are willing to look around rather than hit water you feel is primo.
     
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    [quote=" Granted, we had a solid hunch that he would be coming down our way but what's the etiquette here? Is this lowholing???[/quote]

    As previously explained by Salmo_g, If it's you, yes it is low-holing and if it's me, no it isn't low-holing. Tom
     
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  8. ambassadeur10000

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    I don't think that's a terrible experience. Be thankful you have stretches of water near you where people aren't jumping in your grave after landing a fish.