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Ok, so our group got inspected by F&G twice this weekend. On Sunday we had changed Locations, however it was the same Officer, So since he knew we were ok, we just chit chatted for abit. I put the Salmon Derby question right at him. His response basically was.....we (f&g) did not ask the derby folks to cancel the derby! The people that run the derby just don't want to do it any longer and they have not found anyone to sell it off to! The officer went on to say that everyone is over reacting at the moment in regards to the state of the fishery, that the newspaper has blown it out of proportion, so on and so on... This officer did not at all seem overly concerned about the state of the Salmon Fishery at this time.
So boys and girls, I am now completly confused as to what is going on and I don't where the line divides between facts and fiction!
Did anyone else have the chance to chat with F&G this weekend and what did you hear?
I also understand that sales are down on participation. Cost of the derby has increased. As any good BUISNESS they have insured the derby. Start with the low fish count and some rumblings that the fishery is in trouble and before you know it you have a reason to cancel the derby and file a lost income claim.
Good points John
come on, 3 replies? almost everyone here was out on the ice this weekend? I cant be the only one who was asking F&G about the May derby? Lets go boys, spill what you heard this weekend!
our group talked with f&g on saturday.did not talk so much about the spring derby as we did the winter derby.his biggest concerne was the practice of catch and release hurting the fish more than anything else.also why do we fish for rainbows in the winter derby,when they are crucing the same spots as salmon.right under the ice .make the winter derby a lake trout derby like it once was and we will stop catching so many salmon through the ice