Post By: 80403Rainbow Posted: 11/13/2022 12:19:03 PMPoints: 5
Hate to be a tattle tale, but I saw a dad and two kids and another random guy fishing the obviously closed section of river downstream from Shadow Mountain yesterday. It's closed from the dam all the way to twin creeks this time of year to protect Eagles and Cutthroat I think.
On one hand, mimd my own business, right?
On the other hand, what a crappy thing for that dad to do - show his kids that it's OK to break the rules.
Big picture that affects us all and it's not right, small picture mind your own business and enjoy your fishing trip. Unfortunately stuff like that is happening everywhere every day and the state doesn't have the resources to deal with small time violator such as that.
Reply by: anglerwannabe Posted: Nov. 15, 11:02:07 AM Points: 70778
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80403Rainbow . . . .the CPW closes that area to collect Kokes for state biolioligest to study,it has nothing to do with Eagles or Cutthroat . . .I believe it has something to do with the Gill Lice. If it had anything to do with Eagles . . . .National Fish & Wildlife boys would be all over this.Have you called the number I provided you with and talked to Ewert? He can tell you everything that is going on there.
Reply by: xavierk31 Posted: Nov. 28, 5:09:55 AM Points: 3405
Just as a general life principle with things like that I try and err on the side of “perhaps they don’t know, or missed the signage.” As many have already said, I probably wouldn’t mentioned something to the dad (only if I knew for sure it was closed), and then if I were given attitude or if I were told off or whatever, then I’m absolutely calling the game thief hotline.
Reply by: reddave Posted: Nov. 28, 8:03:48 AM Points: 8281
I believe it would be proper to politely notify the gentlemen that you "THINK he MIGHT BE" fishing in a closed area. Suppose you say, "I don't want to impose, but I have been in trouble before" or something of that nature. After all, I would undoubtedly be very grateful to another fisherman if I was indeed unintendingly violating the rules and politely notified. With that said, the way an individual responds to a polite and respectful person just trying to help determines whether anything further is required.