I totally agree with Ilcas. I have talked to Maine, Vermont and NH bioligists about the effect of spring derbies on fish. They all seem to agree the most damaging on the fish is when the water is above 65 degrees. I would love to see F&G shut down all trolling during mid July to end of August. I will be doing the derby this year along with others and not feeling guilty. After, I will be spending much more time on Sqaum, I've heard of guys with multiple Salmon caught each trip. Remember, one of the reasons we have Salmon around here is because of the efforts of Rick Davis and his team many years ago. I think is time to lay-off slamming the derby and go fishing. Roland gone fishing. Good luck where ever you may fish.
Ha-ha, not sure what prompted the Squam comment Roland, but nobody is catching multiple Salmon on each trips Squam that I know. A few 2 yr olds (like 4 in as many trips, 3 in one day) one older Salmon in 5 trips to date. Unquestionable MUCH better 2 yr old quality than Winni, no noticeable hook wounds in my eyes, maybe less pressure and plenty of food. I doubt many would last long on Squam, slow to no action, you've fished it, some things don't change.
How did this turn into a ******* contest ??????????