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Around supper time tonight I decided to go out and get a coffee and scope out the cable pool and just relax to listen to the river.Thr river was in good condition and I saw three guys on the cliffs fishing.One was fly fishing and two others were gear fishing. Now at this point this is a nice relaxing coffee. Until I see one of the gear guys who are fishing below the fly guy throw there gear upriver right in front of where this guy is throwing his fly and doesn't say anything. So now I'm thinking that I would be pissed if that was me cause he kept on doing this without a care in the world. So now I notice that this guy and his girl are drinking beer out in the open public.A nice impression for tourist who are all over the place.At this point I'm quite discusted and what I am witnessing.But I keep minding my own, watching for finning cohos or if I'm lucky a giant spring that I've been hearing about.When all of a sudden I hear some tourists who are beside start oohing and awing and saying" I hope we see you catch another big one like that one you got there." So I gotta see this one and as I get a first glimpse at this fish which is dead and realize that they have bonked and killed a summer run steelie but the lady insists it's a coho so I keep minding my own.

So at this point the more I think about it the more upset I'm getting.More and more disgusted and the sight of this fella and his girl who now are starting to look like they've had too much to drink. So the guy comes over from the cliff to talk to his lady and they are whispering something and I'm sure they are not sweet nothings cause the guy goes for his bag and grabs his knife and a plastic bag.He obviously knows about my conversation with his lady regarding this steelie and plans on cleaning it and putting it out of sight. So as he moves towards me I could not just sit by and let him go without having a few words with him about his kill.He adimitly claims it's a coho and the more I look at it I'm sure of my claim.I said," look at how long that thing is,the distictive lateral lines and the spotting and most of all that big square tail.Coho's don't have that they have more of a forked tail" If a coho was that long it'd be a 12 lb'er for sure
So as you can probably guess he starts to mouth back abd our voices get louder and louder and he claims that he doesn't care and go ahead and call someone.So now the other gear guy ,who is obviuosly not with them, comes over to take a look to see what all the yelling is about and he looks at the guy and says to him "Yup ! That's a steelhead"
So now I'm just pissed at him and give him the endangered species speech in a rather loud voice and your boozing in a public place looking like an idiot and he says "So go ahead call someone,I'll still be here waiting"

Crap! I don't have my cell so I march up to the hatchery to see if anyone there can help but it's closed.There is one guy there ,however ,who invites in to report it.So I call the hotline and give them a report and head back out to see this guy again so on the way back I stop at my truck to get my camera to get the evidence of him and when I get there he's gone.

God some people are just messed up!
I'm so choked but did what I can.


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Amazing how someone who had all the guts in the world saying "go ahead call someone, I'll be here waiting" all of a sudden had a sever case of the "RUNS".

Two god seaching individuals were up fishing by us today .......... thought I was going to get high 100 feet away. Never seen 2 guys smoke so much. They didn't bring any music .... but insisted that they were rock stars ....... let me put it this way ....... it would have made the highlight reel on the worst of Canadian Idol. :happy: :happy:

One guy forgot to tighten the drag on his bar rod ........ so after he cast it in it was letting line out (about a turn every 30 seconds). You can imagine how much line he had out 1/2 a hour later or more. Too funny. :happy: :happy:

Good for you for doing your part ....... all you can do is try.


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I been fishing at the cap in this 2 months 4-5 times a week,never fish at the cable pool,but seen so many idiots fishing over there ,they dont really give a sh** of anythings,like last week friday early firstlight,some idiot almost bonk a summer run,but he got yell at quick enough before he lay a rock on her.There are so many fishermen out there dont even know how to id the difference and the main thing is they dont even know about the regulation too.Is a shame. :'( :'( ::) ::) ::)
 

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Good for you hotrod. At least you can say you tried. Its a shame that people dont understand how to identify the type of fish they are killing before they do. The main thing I don't get is how you can mistake a steelie for a coho. Its most likely just the fact that he wanted to bring a fish home, he caught this one, said "Oh well" and bonked it anyhow.
 

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sad story hotrod,idiot bonked 1 of few returning summers,what a joke.similar thing last fall on the cheak,guy bonked a big
coho,cleaned it,then one of the other guys,goes to have a look at it,its a wild one,tells the fella you can't keep it,you've just just killed a wild coho,so he throws it back in the river and hightails it out of there.doh.
it's a shame when people don't know the rules,or can't identify the correct species.happens far to often.
 

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mrpink said:
it's a shame when people don't know the rules,or can't identify the correct species.happens far to often.
yes that is a shame,and it doesn't help they've have some alcohol in them either.Good to hear someone said something hopfully this person will learn from this. ::)

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Way to be hotrod, good to see someone is willing to "stir the pot" on the river. its a shame there arent more co's patrolling those areas that everyone knows will have the type of anglers with a lack of respect for the fish and general fishing community.
 

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Man, things are becoming a mess...its alomost time for the gov to set up a CORE test for fisherman, and get a fisherman ID number ;D Too many improper fish are gonna be, and are being bonked....just look at Thompson Coho, when they run in with the pinks...one must look reely close before laying a rock on her!

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Well I'm glad no one got hurt. Booze,testosterone and a pention for being right can have dyre
consequences. Observe, record and report!!!! :wallbash:

Thanks Hot rod...... :peace:.....Marko
 

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I cant decide which is worse the fact that a) he bonked a summer steel ( which maybe he could maybe he couldn't ID it and a fish is a fish to him), b) the damage that sort of action has on a fragile system and being ignorant about it or C) the fact he's all liquered up and now jumps in his car and proceeds to race home for the fact he might get caught. Too bad yoyu could'nt get his plate number and report it too. Good on you Hot Rod for doing your part to try and intrevene.
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Crazy D
P.S. Why cant DFO have CO"s working rivers that are hot more intensly, for the last few months most local rivers have been closed so why not concentrate on the flows that are producing like the cap
 

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I've never been a fan of cable, and since i was 10 i've wanted it close down, this is just a joke that some morons can do that! :( I dispise anyone like thatk, and cant get the word sports fisherman to exit my mouth. :wallbash: We try so hard to help what used to be the most productive steelhead river in the lower mainland, and now look at it. It was the perfect river, a lake so that it never got too low, canyon pools so summer runs could stage during hot summer weather, nice gravel runs and slots for fish to rest, and then the damn gets put in, then the cememt wall, then cable gets super deep, the fish stack up and finally you get all the beeks that show up to get easy fish. Its just become a mess, its not worth fishing like i used to know it, and i wonder how Eric Carlisle feels, he's fished that river for over 40 years. I dont know what to say any more, its just gotten to far out of hand in the past few years. :'(
 

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nayhkilas said:
I have been there at cable pool around supper time yesterday. I have seen one bald guy with the girl and another fly fishing guy above them. Is this them?

Ayuuup! That was them. You described it exactly!


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No wonder why they were leaving in such a hurry ...Pitty I didn't hear your conversation :mad: , otherwise I would use my camera ...
I saw that fly fishing guy got a fish too right when I came in ( did you see that?), and I thought this bald guy with a girl and fly fishing guy were all together
 
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