Occupy Skagit Signage

Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by miyawaki, Apr 1, 2013.

  1. miyawaki

    miyawaki Active Member

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    Yes, we'll all get arrested and when we go to court and the judge hears the charge of "fishing with yarn" . . . .

    Leland.
     
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  2. Evan Burck

    Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

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    Fully agree with your stance. I just figured it was worth passing on my discussion.
     
  3. bennysbuddy

    bennysbuddy the sultan of swing

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    somehow I don't see any Arrests being made, But if it did happenI would forward to a poker game for toothpicks & cigarettes in the county lock up .
     
  4. KerryS

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    Ha, poker for cigs. I think I know where you played poker betting cigs. Can't do that anymore bennysbuddy, no cigarettes in the county hoscow.
     
  5. Chris Johnson

    Chris Johnson Member: Native Fish Society

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    I'm sure they are not happy about what is going on, but niether are we and we are letting them know. If they write me a ticket I'll take it to court, f#@k'em.
     
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    Read lots of forum talk about fishing citations for OS. But no one has yet described the citable offense. Perhaps because there isn't one.

    Sg
     
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    Targeting wildlife, regardless of method (yarn, rock, etc.), is considered harassment of wildlife. This has always been my understanding. Practice casting is one thing, but targeting steelhead regardless of what's on the end of your line is another. Just my interpretation.
     
  8. _WW_

    _WW_ Fishes with Wolves

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    Does that include cameras?

    "Targeting Steelhead" ? The burden of proof is on the court. :)
    Throwing rocks at sighted steelhead is harassment. Casting a HOOKLESS line into a broad expanse of water is...well...stupid, but hardly illegal.
     
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    Completely agree _WW_, but it's good to know the law. I've been confronted for "harassing eagles" while riding my bike so it wouldn't surprise me if somewhere someone has been hit with the camera ticket.
     
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    If you are just practice casting do you still need to have a current license?
     
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    If your in water,I would,just to keep compliance....intention and targeting are getting sorely confused, if we abide,hopefully the dude will reward!!
     
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    _WW_ Fishes with Wolves

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    I just spoke once again with Sgt. Phillips this morning. He called me to check in and see if our plans had changed, and asked how many folks might show up Saturday. He even gave me the name of a reporter at the Herald that he has worked with in the past to help us try and get some media coverage. I really don't think WDFW Enforcement has a problem with our activity. And I'm pretty sure we have credible science behind us that can prove faux fishing is even less harmful than C&R fishing.

    Let's all concentrate on having a good time meeting each other, being photogenic, and trying to act intelligent if we happen to get interviewed...:)

    I'm excited!
    Now where did I put those bumper stickers?
     
  13. bennysbuddy

    bennysbuddy the sultan of swing

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    One look at my casting and any law enforcement will see that I'm no threat to any fish
     
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    It was freakin' awesome. Pictures to follow.

    Thanks to everyone that showed up. What a day!
     
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    Yes! Thanks everyone! I've never seen so many cameras!

    Leland.