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Offline huntnnw

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So now people by law will have to keep hatchery steelhead !  :bash: looks like all my fish will be wild! What a joke! Unless limits are limitless


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Re: Good job WDFW on mandatory hatchery steelhead retention on the ronde!
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2015, 08:00:36 PM »
I'm there to catch and release! Not there to eat the other white meat and be done fishing in a hour! So they are forcing people to waste game fish ? Isn't that illegal ?

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Re: Good job WDFW on mandatory hatchery steelhead retention on the ronde!
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2015, 08:02:40 PM »
Just be happy they're still planting hatchery fish...(for now)

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Re: Good job WDFW on mandatory hatchery steelhead retention on the ronde!
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2015, 08:05:34 PM »
There has been for a long time ! This whole fishery is based on hatchery returns ! There would be no fishery if it wasn't for the hatcheries ! Absolutely stupid ! Been fishing that river every year for 26 years ! I fish with people who have fished it longer than every year. All have said good luck enforcing it. I don't drive 3 hrs and set up camp to fish 1 hr a day. Better be retain all hatchery fish then
« Last Edit: January 22, 2015, 08:22:02 PM by huntnnw »

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Re: Good job WDFW on mandatory hatchery steelhead retention on the ronde!
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2015, 08:07:17 PM »
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Re: Good job WDFW on mandatory hatchery steelhead retention on the ronde!
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2015, 08:43:39 PM »
Just be happy they're still planting hatchery fish...(for now)
:yeah: there are many folks, some on here even, that would prefer you don't even get to fish steelhats there at all.   :bash:
Catch and release to your hearts content, IMO. "What? No, you must be mistaken. That fish looked like it had an adipose fin to me."
I hope the new director can corral some of the anti-hatchery efforts that seem to have gained traction in this state.  The anti-hatchery movement is more damaging to the average sportsman than the anti-baiting movement by far.  No baiting = you can still hunt, but a method has been taken from you. No hatcheries = No more fishing. Can't afford to risk hooking one of the inevitably failing native stocks...
Maybe take up sea lion watching instead.
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Re: Good job WDFW on mandatory hatchery steelhead retention on the ronde!
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2015, 08:56:41 PM »
So whats the chance the hatchery has already got more than enough steelhead eggs.

I'm just saying!!!

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Re: Good job WDFW on mandatory hatchery steelhead retention on the ronde!
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2015, 09:32:44 PM »
So now people by law will have to keep hatchery steelhead !  :bash: looks like all my fish will be wild! What a joke! Unless limits are limitless

I hope I see you on Rugged Justice explaining why you released a hatchery fish!  :chuckle:

Really though, I doubt LE is gonna be crackin down on this one. Fish on!  :tup:
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Re: Good job WDFW on mandatory hatchery steelhead retention on the ronde!
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2015, 09:53:18 PM »
So now people by law will have to keep hatchery steelhead !  :bash: looks like all my fish will be wild! What a joke! Unless limits are limitless

I hope I see you on Rugged Justice explaining why you released a hatchery fish!  :chuckle:

Really though, I doubt LE is gonna be crackin down on this one. Fish on!  :tup:

 :chuckle: I can just see it now -Cenci and the swat team taking down Huntnw on the bank for releasing a fish while in the background you see some dudes using their truck's hood for a rest to poach a couple of does to sell.  But since nobody cares about deer and elk anyway...
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Re: Good job WDFW on mandatory hatchery steelhead retention on the ronde!
« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2015, 02:10:10 AM »
 :chuckle:

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Re: Good job WDFW on mandatory hatchery steelhead retention on the ronde!
« Reply #10 on: January 23, 2015, 02:18:15 AM »
What about the guides? Its gotta hurt them there are people that pay to fish not to go hook 2 or 3 hatchery steelhead and be done.

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Re: Good job WDFW on mandatory hatchery steelhead retention on the ronde!
« Reply #11 on: January 23, 2015, 07:32:15 AM »
i really hate these type of regs.  if it's so important to get rid of these fish, then remove the limit on them.  no sense in making people keep fish they don't want.

i fish because i enjoy fishing.  i also like to eat fish, but i hate being told i have to keep them regardless if i want to bring something home or not.
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Re: Good job WDFW on mandatory hatchery steelhead retention on the ronde!
« Reply #12 on: January 23, 2015, 07:38:03 AM »
Hey Hunt

I see this is the case for the Tucannon, but I can not find anything regarding the Ronde. Did I miss an update or do you have inside info??

Brute

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Re: Good job WDFW on mandatory hatchery steelhead retention on the ronde!
« Reply #13 on: January 23, 2015, 07:40:39 AM »
So now people by law will have to keep hatchery steelhead !  :bash: looks like all my fish will be wild! What a joke! Unless limits are limitless

I hope I see you on Rugged Justice explaining why you released a hatchery fish!  :chuckle:

Really though, I doubt LE is gonna be crackin down on this one. Fish on!  :tup:

 :chuckle: I can just see it now -Cenci and the swat team taking down Huntnw on the bank for releasing a fish while in the background you see some dudes using their truck's hood for a rest to poach a couple of does to sell.  But since nobody cares about deer and elk anyway...
And if you zoom in on that truck, it most likely is from an Idaho Rez.....

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Re: Good job WDFW on mandatory hatchery steelhead retention on the ronde!
« Reply #14 on: January 23, 2015, 08:47:26 AM »
HuntNNW: I honestly have no idea why you are so upset.  (I haven't fished for steelhead in decades, and I have zero knowledge of this issue.)  If you are just ranting, then carry on, but if you have a moment, please explain the problem, and why you think there is a better way.   :dunno:
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