Occupy Skagit

Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by _WW_, May 19, 2012.

  1. golfman65 Guest

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    I'm in....If we lack media attention we can take pictures and send them into the various local papers...
    Great idea and I think the line ...
    "If WDFW and the Co-Managers are going to pretend to manage our fish, then I'm going to pretend to fish for them."

    should be printed up as our banner....

    steelhead park? 4/10
  2. Chris DeLeone Active Member

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  3. Chris Johnson Member: Native Fish Society

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    I'm in aswell
  4. TallFlyGuy Adipossessed!

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    That is great banner material!!!
  5. TallFlyGuy Adipossessed!

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    My only question then, is this going to be a protest or some sort of speyclave get together?
  6. hookedonthefly Active Member

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    This statement should go on a T-shirt.

    I'm in. I'll help in any way I can; however, it seems the only attention we may draw is from enforcement rather than biologists or policy makers.
  7. KerryS Ignored Member

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    Both......?
  8. KerryS Ignored Member

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    If there is enough of us, it will be known thru out WDFW.
  9. TallFlyGuy Adipossessed!

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    Why settle? How much does the Skagit mean to everyone? What are we willing to do to make it right? How are our voices going to be heard in the loudest most efficient non violent manner possible? Are we trying to send a message to wdfw or not? IF we are gonna protest, lets protest, and do it right.
  10. hookedonthefly Active Member

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    Right on.... I have an order for three T-shirts so far.

    I can certainly bring the BBQs. I'll bet Mike would be in and I'm sure the usual B'ham suspects would roll.
    Cheers,
    Ed
  11. KerryS Ignored Member

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    I guess we could what if until we don't do anything.............................I am a fisherman and I plan on going fishing next April. You comin' or not?
  12. bennysbuddy the sultan of swing

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    From the results I've had in recent years,I'm begining to think I've been doing a one man occupy event the last few winters
  13. TallFlyGuy Adipossessed!

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    Seems too much too soon for the wdfw location. Lets rally the troops at the occupy Skagit, and then from their go onto wdfw to protest "louder" at a later date.
  14. _WW_ Fishes with Wolves

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    I think it's about time to refresh this thread and start the ball rolling.
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  15. KerryS Ignored Member

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    Good idea. I was looking at this thread yesterday wondering if it was getting close to the time. I am on the water every chance I get from now until the river closes. After she closes I plan on staying on the river. I have decided the best thing I can do for the Skagit is to spend as much time as I can on her. Fuck the feds and WDFW.
  16. Chris DeLeone Active Member

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    So its 4/20/13 - Good

    Thanks Gentlemen
  17. nutsack angler newb

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    I would wait until 2014 incase the 2013 run meets escapement. That kind of ammo would really penetrate the general public in case the media did cover it. It would also give you time to gather enough troops to draw the kind of attention you would need. Start a website, research it, make shirts or whatever. Get the media involved and you could ruffle some feathers.

    Everybody bitched for years about the netting on the Nooksack but when a few local sportfisherman got the medias attention with a little planned effort, the feds were out the day after the story ran in the Seattle Times and the Lummi fisheries mgmt got turned ass over tea kettle.
  18. TallFlyGuy Adipossessed!

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    strength in numbers! We need a good showing. A good organized effort, big signs, press releases etc etc.
  19. TallFlyGuy Adipossessed!

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    YOu'll have the river to yourself. Lots of fish, and if you get a ticket, oh well. :)
  20. Chris Johnson Member: Native Fish Society

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    4 months is plenty of time to get people out, start now and do it neat year too.
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