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i am assuming some people just don't understand that bottom bouncing isn't a good idea in the fraser right now. My daughter and I went and tried out the bar across from the info centre on Hwy7 past mission. As we were approaching the water, a guy was bringing up a nice pink, caught by a spoon. A couple started fishing at the same time we did and we were float fishing and the couple I noticed were bottom bouncing. They kept catching bullheads and were so happy but amazed on their luck of just bullheads. Then I found myself with no room to cast as they went beside us, upstream. So we ended up moving. But really, I am new to the sport myself, and already found out that bottom bouncing is bad right now.
 

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Last weekend we were on Wellington barfishing. Just after getting set up some young guy and what seemed to be his dad pulled in and started bumping just up from us. This went on for a few minutes until the little bastard snagged my rig. At this point he was pretty much just told to go home as this is a "selective fishing" only bar. He said it was his first time on the river and didn't know any better. Sad to see his dad didn't either. I guess these guys won't get it until they shut the river all together.
 

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I was talkin to a fisheries officer about all the flossin goin on at pegleg suggesting that flossin or snaggin was the reason the recreational fisheries was shut down ,well he denied that was the reason it was shut down and i should educate myself as to the reasons it was shut down protection of sockeye.seems to me to be the same thing???
 

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The Officer was ill prepared to respond to your comments twotone. I think its pretty obvious to anyone, other than the village idiot, that the reason the Fraser was shut down was because of unacceptable interaction of sporties and sockeye i.e. snagging..err flossing..sorry.

We can be our own worst enemy at times.
 

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Is that like saying that "if everyone was using acceptable methods that did not interfere with Sockeye that they would be "protected" and therefore DFO wouldn't have closed the river"? :confused:

DUH!! ......... a no brainer IMHO.


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Had to run to the local Canadian Tire last weekend to grab some replacement spoons as I forgot to restock during the week, I was caught in a bit of awe as I looked at the shelves and there were large empty sections. There was not a single bouncing betty on the racks completely sold out. There were three fellows from way out country( as they said they had come over eight thousand miles to fish for salmon). They were asking about how to set up for local fishing. The kid in the dept went onto explain how to rig up for flossing. I asked him if he was aware about the request put out by dfo and he just shrugged, needless to say after some other described methods they bought a assortment of spin and glo's and a hand full of various spoons and spinners.
As far as non compliance being the reason for closing the river down, I don't believe that was the reason and there were other factors that aren't going to be in the press that were the main cause of it. The flossing pop. just gave them fuel by not abiding by the request.
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I think the only place I noticed to pull these from the shelves was Fred's. Everywhere else still had lots on display. And one guy actually proceeded to show me how it is done with a demo setup in the store. I won't name the store but was a little surprised.
 
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