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Just an example of what will (could happen) during the winter Rotary Derby, and throughout the entire ice fishing season. CUT THE LINE, do not pull fish (salmon) out of the water, tail wrapped or not!! The eyes will freeze, and Salmon will no longer be able to feed as efficiently as they should! We can all help the Salmon by fishing accordingly.
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Pretty funny how that site they are all over the protection of the fish and then one of the guru's pulls a move like that. Top it off with not one of the other followers bothered to call him out on that.????? Funny how the camera was ready for the pic when the line got unwrapped from the tail. Riiiiight, yeah that's what happened, he was tail wrapped and just as I got him unwrapped my buddy took this pic with me in a perfect pose. Yeah that's it.
What joke over there. I guess the only thing you need to do these days is to say you care for the fishery and congradulate everyone on there catches, actually obeying the rules and performing good sportsmanship is irelevent.
So why are there less salmon??? Rainbows target for the winter derby???? Do you think those years of decline just might tie in together???
Let me add that picture right there should get him a fine! Does F&G read this site. He isn't hard to track down......
Why dont you just fry one up right on the ice next time and claim it had a fatal hook wound!! Way to give all the anti-icefisherman more fuel for the fire!
Don't you love that about message boards!!!! How you can hide behind a computer screen!!!!
I was the guy in that picture pal.... The line WAS wrapped around the tail...it took a matter of two seconds to undo it and release it unharmed...I think some people just like to gripe!!!! As for the picture, my buddy saw I had a flag and walked over, he had his camera in his pocket and took the pic...Why is that so hard to believe?
Maybe I'm getting old but that fish sure doesn't look like a salmon to me.
agreed...that aint a salmon
What's hard to believe is you believe you did no harm and took it out of the water. That is breaking the law period. Go back to your NH board and circle the troops law breaker.
I have to admit this last guys post is correct!! Taking salmon is prohibited but the rest just says fish and game STRONGLY SUGGESTS cutting the line and not removing the fish from water. Does not say it is illegal!! Still not sure why this guy is telling us not to do it but he can??
Nope sorry that last part was in reference to the original post where the guy said DO NOT DO THIS TAIL WRAPPED OR NOT and then he does it!!
Keith "K" and Craig "Slip_Knot" are two of the most concious fishermen I know. Keith would never of done anything to hurt a fish that he was going to release and Craig knows more about the proper laws and techniques than just about anyone I have ever met. Whoever you are "M" you are making a lot of assumptions that you have no proof of. Keith and Craig have long standing GOOD reputations on this site, and Ice Shanty, and across the state with both being featured in the Hawkeye and very much respected amongst their peers. Stop bashing someone when you werent there and dont know the story.
HERE COME THE FOLLOWERS, GATHER ROUND BOYS.
There's a difference between "Fact" and "Opinion"
You are entitled to your "opinion" but should really know the facts before passing judgement...
The guys who you call my followers aren't followers at all. They're fellow sportsman who have obviously fished enough to realize that occasionally when certain circumstances call for it you have to pick the lesser of the two evils...The whole process to me about 10 seconds and then the fish was immediately released an it swam off without any struggle...
I don't have anything to "prove" to you...Anyone and everyone that knows me is aware that I have good morals and would never do anything unsportsman-like...
You seem to know who I am...Who are You? Besides a self-proclaimed expert of the fishing world? I find it funny how you post your screen name as "M"
I've got a funny feeling your one of the guys that got booted off the Ice Shanty because you caused the same type of B.S over there...
What difference does it make.Its over and done with. There a lot more problems. Then one line wrapped around one Salmon. Lets put this energy into trying to help. Solve some of these problems. Im sure there are decisions made every day that effect the fishery.
Is M Kersten in disguise???????????? Geezem crow give me a break some of these posts lately is starting to remind me of when I was a kid and was forced to watch or listen to my mothers dumb soap operas Ughhhhhhhhh Take Care God Bless LOL Dave
I'm used to this kind of stuff on the elementary school playground.About time for a time-out.BARRY
Couldn't agree more Barry, Some of my first graders in my student teaching classroom are more mature then some of these posts lately LOL Take Care God Bless LOL Dave
I agree what the heck is going on with some of the guys here, I am sitting back reading some of these threads from top to bottom and I am blown away with some comments. If I need some humor I read different posts not that the lake is anything to laugh about with its condition at this time but I feel it will return and be a great salmon fishery agian someday but it will take a little bit of time to do so.