you won't see me out there. I am a sport fisherman. I make sure the fish I hook actually bite my hook. Better than flossing fish that don't even know there hook until the hook is loged into the side of there mouth. I don't see any point to that. Where are the ethics behind that? Flossing fish is for cowards (beeks, euro's) Flossers continue to floss on our other local rivers, and the vedder, and chehalis, and these beeks screw it for the people that do know how to fish with bait. I have the DFO # on my speed dial now. The next flosser I see is gonna get it. (a big fine that is) I'll be waiting in the bush, I'm gonna snipe you out!
Sounds like you are calling everyone that flosses fish a beak and someone that doesn't have the first clue about actually getting a fish to bite your hook!! Well, like other true Sportsman, I like sockeye, and eventhough all of these sockeye are not biting your hook, it is still more sporting than going to the store and spending $25-30 on one.
One more thing a had 3 out of the 5 I took home this week that were hooked in a way that they could not have been flossed. 1 right through the lower jaw, at the front hook pointing down and the other 2 were in the tounge. So it seems that some will actually hit. They were on the retrieve using a 7-8' leader.
Anyhow, if you have doubts on whether or not people who floss can actually catch fish, I could post up to many pictures to count of Big Steelhead, monster coho and massive Spring. All caught short floating roe, blades and wool.
SO yes, Steelie trav was right about that post not needing to be herre, but since I started the thread, I felt that I needed to reply to it. One more thing, I just asked if anyone was going fishing. I didn't say for what or where. I was kinda hoping that someone would give me an idea of whatelse I could go for. Still have some eulies, I just might go Sturgeon fishing. I haven't done that for a couple months. Or perhaps hit the Veddar. Haven't decided yet!! :wink: