Hmmm, picture appears to have succumbed to the Methow trout mafia. Heaven forbid that someone let out that there is another river on the east side of the state that might have a nice trout besides the Yakima. I better check my Gazeteer to ensure that this secret river hasn't been removed from there too.....
I can tell you what happened. he posted the pic and got blown up with pm's saying how much of a dirtbag he was for sharing his photos, and that he did not care about the health of these fish yadadadada.
Last week I put up a report and Thomas and I received at least a dozen nasty grams from other anglers who probably don't even fish the Undisclosed river saying all types of dumb shit.
I was about to snap a pic of a nice searun cutt that I had led into about 2" to 3" of water over a gravel bottom, when it flip-flopped itself up onto the wet gravel about two feet up the beach! So I just quickly re-positioned my fly rod (for size comparison), re-aimed my camera and snapped a quick shot, before removing my fly and releasing the cutthroat, no worse for wear.
I decided to not post the pic with my report, since the fish was out of the water for the shot, and it turned out to be neither a unique nor especially great photo.
the moderators only delete if the poster asks it too. I am sure CLO got a bunch of personal messages telling him he was a piece of shit. Such as the report of Thomas and I fishing excursion are inboxes were blown the eff up. We asked the mods just to remove the thread so the people could sit still and reposition there tampons
Doesn't matter if a river is a "secret" or not. More fanfare = more anglers. Even if I know the river well and I see a post about it, I tend to say to myself, "man, I've got to get over there again soon." A lot of people don't want a river they fish a lot to be "on the map," even if it's not a secret. I don't blame them, especially when it's not a river that can absorb a lot of pressure like the Yakima and leaving out the name wouldn't detract from the post.