I would take stuff from their vehicle.
Great idea for signing the lesser traveled areas. Smaller signs would cut down on cost and environmental impact. For major access points - like Regis Park, Habenicht, etc - I'm going to advocate for large metal signs posted in concrete.Signage put up by fishing groups and other advocates has been successful in education and eliminating the "dumb" arguments in other states. Get an official wdfw sign setup, place them high enough they can't be ripped down easily. (use ladders). Ones that get ripped off repeatedly get a chicken wire mesh wrap.
Got a contact?Pretty easy process but it's important to get wdfw involved.
By no means am I defending illegal bait fishing but cutting the line was possibly done to give the fish a better shot at making it out alive rather than trying to rip the hook out of the fish's gills. Sucks that poaching is such a problem for you guys that fish the Cedar. Good luck educating with the signs. My local area has recently gotten a lot of signage that was done by a combo of the Forest Service, DFW and the local fly fishing club.The hook - a large (maybe #6) offset octopus hook - had pierced the two rear-most gill filaments, then embedded in the throat next to the esophageal sphincter. The mono was cut clean, so I assume the angler simply cut the line when he saw it was gill-hooked. The discovery soured the evening for me, so I packed it in.
Thanks John. I didn't mean to imply he did anything wrong by cutting the line. The way it was hooked (in and out through the gill- like a stitch in clothing - then back into the throat) attempting to remove it would have probably been instantly fatal. Cutting the line was all he could do. The damage was done.cutting the line was possibly done to give the fish a better shot at making it out alive...My local area has recently gotten a lot of signage that was done by a combo of the Forest Service, DFW and the local fly fishing club.
Just what I've been looking for! Thanks!Boulder, CO example of signs they erected along a stream;
Apparently a collective effort between the city of Boulder, the Colorado State Parks Dept., and a local fly club made this happen as described here;
I commend you for wanting to make this happen!
I don't fish the Cedar, but I think the signs could have a positive impact.
Just what I've been looking for! Thanks!