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When I used to go claming you could only go on Fri & Saturdays. Well one spring it rained like 5 or 6 Thursday's in a row. They shut the flats down after rain due to the run off from the water treatment plant, something about bacteria on the flats from the run off....yuk!!
After about 5 weeks straight of closed flats I called Concord asking if they could open the flats up for a couple of days during the upcoming weeks to make up for all the lost weekends. They said though it was a good idea it wasn't going to happen. you know all the bureaucracy....somethings never change
I would think if all the merchants( Hotels motels restaurants and the like) complained the bad weather is affecting their businesses, by the right people they would change it. yes? /No?
Judging from recent history ( and maybe not so recent also)I don't think the politicians in Concord give a crap about anything or anyone but themselves.IMO
All the surrounding states fish year round for salmon, it would be nice if New Hampshire could do the same.
Good question, but it aint happening even if t were catch and release only, most people are adverese to change. And with the current Salmon crisis (we still have one) you would have a better chance of closing the season or making it shorter. It might be easier to have thw big guy in the sky change the weather to have all lakes free of ice by April 1st every year than to extend the season, ha,ha.
Also as much as I would enjoy it, it's very hard to keep peoples interest by the end of September, Salmon fishing slows down dramaticaly, fish move from regular holes, in spawn mode, stop eating, etc. Plus too many other sporting interest going on to get the sportsman attention. I can only find a few die hard Salmon guys to fish with the last few weeks in September, hunting, etc. seems to be a priority for many.
Be nice to be able to fish all year, pick your nice days and fish whenever you want, I do like your idea Forry.
Not being a hunter I would like to see the season extended as well. Would even pay a little extra for a stamp to fish thru October. Just my 2 cents.
I personally would not be interested in fishing then as John said as we are taking to the woods that time of year. I however understand the desire of others to fish then and on nice Oct. days it would be awesome to be on the pond. Misty Morning's thought of say an "October Stamp" sounds like a winner for the State as well as fisherman!
i never liked the opening and closing season days, seems im forced to fish more and harder as the close is approaching. probably fish more days than if the season was open all year because i dont want to miss those precious days. i would rather see it open water fishing when there is open water, catch and release of salmon during both the salmon and smelt spawn, how many big salmon are taken when the smelt are in spawn, im betting alot, maybe too many