by the numbers just one charter boat fishing lets say fishing from may to sept 22 weeks taking a couple days off a week would be 110 days 4 people per charter taking their 8 fish a day because they pay alot for their trip would be 880 fish per charter season travis and you are concerned about 200 or 250 fish caught or entered 2 win a boat when most fish are released if not 20 inches unlike most charters not sure how many charters on lake but thats a lot of fish taken by charters now stop slamming the derby and further more rick davis and the nh fish and game have done more than you will ever do for the fishery on winni its all about the money right please save some fish for us little guys and the derby fish n finn jr
Those are pretty crazy figures you have there. I have been out w/ a couple of the guides, seen and talked to them a lot too out there. As far as 4 fishermen, 8 fish a day, 110 days a year is not the reality.
They encourage you to release the fish but it is yours if you want them, as far as 4 people on the boat, 8 kept fish a day, 110 days a year!!!!! Thats just not true.
For people to just throw out #'s to make an argument is not right These guides have taught a lot of us how to do this type of fishing whether we hired them for a charter or whether you just asked them a ? on this site or just lurked and picked up some info. To blame them is wrong, and to continue to bash them or derby is wrong. They have been the biggest advocates for rubber nets, careful handling in releasing the fish, etc... To put them in the light that some are trying to put them in is disingenuous and not right.
There are hundreds of better fishermen out there now, we catch more fish. If you are reading or contributing to this site thats part of it. Whether we release them or keep them there are more hook wounds because of it. It is not on a handfull of guides or the derby. I think it is more and better fishermen.