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I have a friend in his late 40's who wandered around with the Trailblazers for many years planting small lakes & ponds. I've also been fortunate in being able to visit some of them but I really don't understand a Trailblazer choosing to break the law by spearing trout! Sure, they realized their "cargo" was in peril from the existing rainbow stock, but electing to spear them??. They couldn't possibly eliminate ALL the old Bows so what was the point? Trailblazers are known for planting "alternate" (secret) locations and if they came upon an unexpected population of fish that conflicted with their plan, they should do one of the things they do best; select a close alternative, plant it & tell no-one but a Trailblazer.
 

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Thanks for clearing that up. My reference to the old practices is clearly out of date. Come to think of it my buddy who participated in some planting trips hasn't been out with the Trailblazers in 20 years either. I do suspect there are individuals out there who may purchase fry with the intent of planting a pothole here & there but it sounds like it is a less frequent occurence than it used to be. I can say I've encountered Goldens 4 years ago in a body of water so small you had to be real careful not to overcast the pond. No takers (spooky fish!)but quite surprising that they were there at all. That was inside the North Cascades Nat'l. Park, not indicated on a map, and probably illegally planted. But by whom???
 
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