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Re: The Guy Made $84K fishing in 5 months
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2017, 03:35:39 PM »
That would be fun.  I wonder if my boss (and my wife too) would let me quit my job during squawfish season?  :)
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Re: The Guy Made $84K fishing in 5 months
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2017, 03:38:22 PM »
I talked to the guys promoting it at the outdoor show in Portland one year. They said there went a lot of guys that make big $ like that, but a bunch that essentially pay for all thier fuel to be on the water. Probably a good gig for a retired guy.

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Re: The Guy Made $84K fishing in 5 months
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2017, 03:52:57 PM »
Let's get a program like this rolling for wolves!

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Re: The Guy Made $84K fishing in 5 months
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2017, 03:57:36 PM »
Let's get a program like this rolling for wolves!

Idaho has one similar for wolves.. You wa guys are out i of luck.  Crazy they made that much for that in such a short amount of time.

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Re: The Guy Made $84K fishing in 5 months
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2017, 03:59:14 PM »
Let's get a program like this rolling for wolves!

The fine is $5K and the reward is $10K. Who's good at math here?  :chuckle: And besides, judges in WA don't prosecute wildlife crime at anywhere near full penalty. Sounds like a profitable business. :tup:
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Re: The Guy Made $84K fishing in 5 months
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2017, 04:26:58 PM »
Last year the top earner was $114k.
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Re: The Guy Made $84K fishing in 5 months
« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2017, 04:54:34 PM »
It's a ton of fun, but from experience, no easy money. I've spent the last 6-7 summers learning the ropes, and haven't come anywhere close to those numbers. About 9k was my best year.

Those anglers that make the top 20 list have years of experience, and put in extreme effort and time.

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Re: The Guy Made $84K fishing in 5 months
« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2017, 05:22:58 PM »
It's a ton of fun, but from experience, no easy money. I've spent the last 6-7 summers learning the ropes, and haven't come anywhere close to those numbers. About 9k was my best year.

Those anglers that make the top 20 list have years of experience, and put in extreme effort and time.
So would you say that the 9K covered your expenses? Was it at least a hobby that paid for itself, or close?

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Re: The Guy Made $84K fishing in 5 months
« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2017, 06:17:33 PM »
I'd say yes.... That covered all my expenses and put a little in my pocket. 

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Re: The Guy Made $84K fishing in 5 months
« Reply #10 on: December 12, 2017, 06:34:23 PM »
I'd say yes.... That covered all my expenses and put a little in my pocket.

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Re: The Guy Made $84K fishing in 5 months
« Reply #11 on: December 12, 2017, 06:53:12 PM »
There are Pro-Am bass tournaments. I say there should be the same for Pikeminnow, top 20 earners each year are Pros and the rest of up amateurs pine to fish with the top earners, to learn from them and put a few bucks in our pockets. Unlike Bass tournaments there is no 5 fish limit and all fish must be dead upon weigh in.
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Re: The Guy Made $84K fishing in 5 months
« Reply #12 on: December 12, 2017, 07:00:16 PM »
In 10 years it will be a pike fishery.

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Re: The Guy Made $84K fishing in 5 months
« Reply #13 on: December 14, 2017, 08:56:22 AM »
I could see that being fun for a while and then becoming a drag.  There are probably guys that really live to catch them, but I wouldn't want to have to go fishing every day and have the pressure of needing to catch a ton to put food on the table.  When I was in college, I talked to a guy that owned a tackle shop about tying some flies for him and his advice was that if I enjoy tying flies not to do it commercially as 99% of the people that make the switch end up hating to tie flies.

Fishing for recreation and fishing for a living are probably two very different things.

I am glad they are killing all those fish and hope more join their ranks.  I usually hit it a few times a year and they certainly aren't jumping on your hook everyplace you stop from my experience.

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Re: The Guy Made $84K fishing in 5 months
« Reply #14 on: December 14, 2017, 09:08:05 AM »
I could see that being fun for a while and then becoming a drag.  There are probably guys that really live to catch them, but I wouldn't want to have to go fishing every day and have the pressure of needing to catch a ton to put food on the table.  When I was in college, I talked to a guy that owned a tackle shop about tying some flies for him and his advice was that if I enjoy tying flies not to do it commercially as 99% of the people that make the switch end up hating to tie flies.

Fishing for recreation and fishing for a living are probably two very different things.

I am glad they are killing all those fish and hope more join their ranks.  I usually hit it a few times a year and they certainly aren't jumping on your hook everyplace you stop from my experience.

With 7 months off per year? It wouldn't be that much of a drag.
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