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Author Topic: New limits on bass, walleye, channel catfish in effect for select lakes & rivers  (Read 1102 times)

Offline Southpole

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I donít know anything about walleye, but can you really hurt the large mouth bass population, in larger lakes, if most everyone kept a limit every time they went fishing. They seem like prolific reproducers like perch, not to mention hardy and tolerant.
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I get the "invasive species" argument, but the real issue with this for me is it's typical WDFW grabbing at the lowest hanging fruit.

They're taking an easy and cheap option that will likely have negligible impact while continuing to ignore enormous factors that would require more expensive and less PC solutions.

I'd say there is a very strong likelihood that this results in some more ruined warm-water fisheries while having near zero positive effects toward saving salmon or orcas. This is why we can't have nice things.
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I get the "invasive species" argument, but the real issue with this for me is it's typical WDFW grabbing at the lowest hanging fruit.

They're taking an easy and cheap option that will likely have negligible impact while continuing to ignore enormous factors that would require more expensive and less PC solutions.

I'd say there is a very strong likelihood that this results in some more ruined warm-water fisheries while having near zero positive effects toward saving salmon or orcas. This is why we can't have nice things.

That's called 'common sense' and not allowed in Washington!  :chuckle:

Meanwhile, I will be fully implementing my new 'handling' standards for all my salmon, trout and steelhead going forward. WDFW and the huggers can kiss my bass.  :tup:

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Meanwhile, I will be fully implementing my new 'handling' standards for all my salmon, trout and steelhead going forward. WDFW and the huggers can kiss my bass.  :tup:

Well, I for one wish you wouldn't... I don't see how it would benefit you or the warmwater fisheries in any way?
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