You just said you frown at people asking for handouts... yet you give out handouts left and right!!! Sometimes to people who don't even ask (SF Sky thread last summer in which this similar conversation was had). There's nothing wrong with PMing someone and suggesting "oh maybe try this system, its difficult but if you put your time in you may find some cool things" instead of saying stand at this creek on the Sauk system or stand at this creek on the SF Sky. Everyone and their mother can read this thread, honestly Jim some of these areas are seeing too much pressure because of this online forum and people with a big mouth, not just you. I know you mean no harm but change your approach or just let people figure it out on their own.Suiattle is not an everyday river for fishing.. I've seen it in the middle of summer when it looks like wet cement flowing. I only help some people anymore. I don't blab about places that are good fishing. I could tell you all where the good fishing is and let it go at that. But I'm not going to.
But I only inform a few on here about those places. So why do most get their panties in a bunch when I tell about places. Hell, all the places I have ever fished were listed in the regs. All it took was for me going and checking it out.
But it seems to me that most new people are just too goddamn lazy to go look. They all want places to fish handed to them without first checking it out. I sort of frown on that thing.
I'm also an old man now and just maybe I like to help a few young people out. I can't see nothing wrong with that. I put all my time and effort into this. I feel it is a good thing. Hell, maybe I ought to write a book on where I have fished. So your learning curve would save you gas and time away from your job.