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Author Topic: Fishing Closure, what other options were available?  (Read 14109 times)

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Re: Fishing Closure, what other options were available?
« Reply #195 on: April 07, 2020, 10:37:11 AM »
PA has a different take on fishing-

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.wtae.com/amp/article/trout-fishing-season-opens-early-in-pennsylvania-in-effort-to-avoid-large-gatherings/32065384

Some states are giving away fishing license and other states haven't limited fishing. My daughter said she saw lots of people fishing in Wisconsin this weekend.
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Re: Fishing Closure, what other options were available?
« Reply #196 on: April 07, 2020, 11:14:54 AM »
The border may be closed but if you launch on the WA side (private launch of course) and cross the line I think you could fish in Canada just like before the craziness started.

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Re: Fishing Closure, what other options were available?
« Reply #197 on: April 08, 2020, 07:51:04 PM »
Montana just coined the phrase:

'Social Fishtancing'  :tup:

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Re: Fishing Closure, what other options were available?
« Reply #198 on: April 08, 2020, 07:59:36 PM »
The border may be closed but if you launch on the WA side (private launch of course) and cross the line I think you could fish in Canada just like before the craziness started.


Not any more as of last week. We were fishing it.

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Re: Fishing Closure, what other options were available?
« Reply #199 on: April 09, 2020, 08:02:36 AM »
Another option that is way too common sense (edited down):

 Fishery Notice - Fisheries and Oceans Canada Subject: FN0358-General Information for BC Recreational Fishers on the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

To slow the spread of COVID-19 we ask that recreational fishers keep a physical distance between each other. Physical (social) distancing is proven to be one of the most effective ways to reduce
the spread of illness during an outbreak.

Also note the Province of British Columbia regarding recreational fishing in BC at the
following webpage: 
https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/sports-culture/recreation/fishing-
hunting/fishing-and-hunting-covid-19-updates 
 
The Provincial announcement provides specific guidance for angling activities,
including but not limited to:
-Only fish with members of your family or others you are living with.
-Maintain physical distancing (2 metres or 6 feet) from other individuals you
come across.
-Do not share vehicles with individuals outside of your family or others you
are living with.
-Fish locally.
-Wash your hands frequently, especially around communal areas such as boat
ramps, gates, etc.
-Adhere to all travel advisories and self isolation requirements.
-Adhere to all municipal, First Nation community, Provincial and -Federal
closures (e.g. parks, infrastructure, etc.).
-Many BC Parks and recreation sites are closed. It is suggested to check ahead.
-If you are not confident you can meet all of these conditions, please postpone
your trip.


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Re: Fishing Closure, what other options were available?
« Reply #200 on: April 09, 2020, 08:12:49 AM »
Canadians are still aloud to fish, we are not aloud to go over and fish there waters though.

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Re: Fishing Closure, what other options were available?
« Reply #201 on: April 09, 2020, 08:30:57 AM »
A note to all the WA fisherman and boaters.  The waterways are open to boating right now, so get your boat out (assuming your local launch is open) and spend some time working out the kinks of your boat after a long winter sitting in the garage.

Also, for those close to the Columbia River, you can still fish the river, but only on the OR side and adhering to the OR regulations.  Both WA and OR license are legal to fish either side of the river.  You don't have to have an OR license to fish that side, but you can't go up into the mouth of any tributaries on the OR side unless you have an OR license.  Also, you have to be in a boat, no shore fishing unless you have an OR license.

These are the words right from the mouth of our local WA game warden / state patrol.

Just saying there are opportunities out there and a lot of people aren't aware of it.

Disclaimer:  Please practice proper social distancing and maintain proper distance between you and the boat next to you.  Also, please be polite to the people around you and get along like proper folks!

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Re: Fishing Closure, what other options were available?
« Reply #202 on: April 09, 2020, 08:40:32 AM »
A note to all the WA fisherman and boaters.  The waterways are open to boating right now, so get your boat out (assuming your local launch is open) and spend some time working out the kinks of your boat after a long winter sitting in the garage.

Also, for those close to the Columbia River, you can still fish the river, but only on the OR side and adhering to the OR regulations.  Both WA and OR license are legal to fish either side of the river.  You don't have to have an OR license to fish that side, but you can't go up into the mouth of any tributaries on the OR side unless you have an OR license.  Also, you have to be in a boat, no shore fishing unless you have an OR license.

These are the words right from the mouth of our local WA game warden / state patrol.

Just saying there are opportunities out there and a lot of people aren't aware of it.

Disclaimer:  Please practice proper social distancing and maintain proper distance between you and the boat next to you.  Also, please be polite to the people around you and get along like proper folks!

I can launch from a Washington launch, cross the river to the Oregon side and fish from my boat with a non valid Washington license? Was the Oregon closure only a salmon and steelhead closure? I though it included all fishing?

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Re: Fishing Closure, what other options were available?
« Reply #203 on: April 09, 2020, 09:29:52 AM »
That is correct.  Salmon and steelhead fishing is closed on the Columbia, but everything else is open.  Probably 40-50 boats out at Irrigon walleye fishing each day this past week.  Bass should be picking up with this warm weather as well.

Go fishing!

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Re: Fishing Closure, what other options were available?
« Reply #204 on: April 09, 2020, 02:13:38 PM »
So exactly what is the difference between 'boating' and 'fishing' that makes fishing so much more dangerous regarding disease spread but boating so much safer?

And I'm sorry, but it is "not fair" (quoting WDFW) that boaters get to access public resources but fishermen do not! More fuel for our lawsuit fire.

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Re: Fishing Closure, what other options were available?
« Reply #205 on: April 09, 2020, 02:34:01 PM »
There's not much difference between a "boater" and a "fisherman".  I'm both and deal with thousands of people who are both as well.  Very frustrating to say the least when I know that I can go out on the Columbia here in the Tri-Cities or up at Lake Rosevelt and spend the day on my boat, but I can't fish while out on my boat.

Yes, basically the same thing.  I think it boils down to who the man in charge wants to stick it to in this whole thing (and I don't mean Trump)!

Until we can go fishing, go boating.  It's supposed to be a very nice weekend here in the NW.

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Re: Fishing Closure, what other options were available?
« Reply #206 on: April 09, 2020, 04:11:53 PM »
Easily the dumbest thing I've ever heard. I hate this State.

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Re: Fishing Closure, what other options were available?
« Reply #207 on: April 09, 2020, 04:34:28 PM »
Plenty of boats on the lake...multiple people per boat enjoying the day wakeboarding....12 or so trucks and trailers in the lot....but i can't go fish for 3 hours by myself at sun up.

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Re: Fishing Closure, what other options were available?
« Reply #208 on: April 09, 2020, 04:35:57 PM »
 :yeah: x 1,000!!!  :bash:

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Re: Fishing Closure, what other options were available?
« Reply #209 on: April 09, 2020, 04:40:37 PM »
Plenty of boats on the lake...multiple people per boat enjoying the day wakeboarding....12 or so trucks and trailers in the lot....but i can't go fish for 3 hours by myself at sun up.
Yeah and its damn nice out here not having to deal with all those pesky fisherman... :peep:
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