Occupy Skagit View from the Water

Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by miyawaki, Apr 6, 2013.

  1. miyawaki

    miyawaki Active Member

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    Ain't no fishin' here!
    Leland.

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    miyawaki Active Member

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    Washington, Oregon, Utah and British Columbia represented.

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    Dorylf Oregon Member

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    Cops? T.V.? Newspapers?

    Anyone have their fishing license checked?

    Just curious.
     
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    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    Fantastic. Wish I could have been there.
     
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    Good work to all who participated

    SCARBOO
     
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    papafsh Piscatorial predilection

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    I was unable to attend because I was working :mad:
    Good show by those who did make it.

    LB
     
  8. miyawaki

    miyawaki Active Member

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    Just a couple WDFW officers and a park ranger who were there to make sure we didn't toss trash cans through windowd, set busses on fire or loot the stores.

    Leland.
     
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    _WW_ Fishes with Wolves

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    I was glad to see so many people present; some of whom traveled more than quite some distance to be there.
     
  11. Richard Torres

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    A quote from the GoSkagit article.

    Wayne Cline, one of the event’s organizers, remembers the Skagit River as a premiere steelhead fishing destination.
    "Saturday’s showing was “twice as many as I dreamed,” Cline said.

    Very nice to see a larger than expected turnout and it looks like the weather cooperated too.
     
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    Dorylf Oregon Member

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    Thanks. I hadn't seen anything on the news but, then, I'm also 300 miles south so maybe that's not a surprise.

    My curiosity comes twofold: there are a lot of rivers seeing similar closures so implications of the wade-in are potentially far reaching, and I've always wanted to fish the Skagit (It's the best river I've actually seen without at least the pleasure of sampling--you know, one of those nose-pasted-to-the-window-oh-crap!-I'm-supposed-to-be-driving experiences).

    Anyway, thanks to everyone for their efforts.


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  13. Bob Triggs

    Bob Triggs Stop Killing Wild Steelhead!

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    No fishing licenses required- we weren't fishing. Fishing is closed. That's the whole problem. Budgetary issues still make law enforcement a real problem too. None of this will get better overnight. All in all an inspiring day.
     
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  14. doublespey

    doublespey Steelhead-a-holic

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    It was good to see so many concerned Skagit anglers gathered @ Howard Miller. Thanks to all who participated - it was a great event and encouraging to see anglers leading the way when DFW policies need changing. No guarantees, but a step in the right direction IMO.
     
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    freestoneangler Not to be confused with Freestone

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    And for that we are all grateful. In spite of my personal difference of opinion as to whether C&R is the right thing to do for the Skagit, at this particular time, my hats off to the groups effort to respectfully make their feelings known.
     
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