In today's world, rampant with technology, we can access information with our smart phones virtually any time, anywhere. It is amazing there are so many gadgets and appliances jam packed with complex functions
Stan Fagerstrom 02/28/14
You and your best pal are going fishing in the morning. You've been thinking all afternoon about what you need to do to be all set when he comes by to pick you up in the morning
Andy Schneider 02/26/14
What is a "Native Steelhead" to you? Is it simply a hinderance trying to catch your Hatchery limit? Is it a genetically polluted unclipped Hatchery fish? Or is it a species all to it's self, full of; life, fight and vigor in the frigid winter waters? Is a Native Steelhead part of a pursuit that draws you to shadowy canyons lined with towering conifers and moss covered leafless trees? A Native Steelhead is undoubtably the King of our Pacific Northwest waters this time of year. Sure a Hatchery Steelhead may come along that fights just a little harder than the last "cookie cutter" Hatchery fish, but once it's bonked, bleed and in the fish box, it's fight is quickly forgotten
Carmen Macdonald 02/15/14
Chris Grech 02/09/14
Screen Bright Smartphone Sanitizer Wipes are a great new product that I recently discovered. The wipes are lint free and can be used to clean virtually all electronic devices
The biggest topic for those involved with Pacific Northwest salmon and steelhead these days hovers around the hatchery fish debate. The lines have been drawn and it is fairly apparent this is a black and white issue for most concerned
Stan Fagerstrom 01/31/14
Practice casting is certain to put more fun into your fishing. It's also going to make it a whole lot more pleasant for your fishing companion
David Johnson 01/29/14
I have been a loyal costumer of GLoomis almost my whole fishing life and all of my guiding career and I have been blessed to be on the GLoomis Pro Staff for over a dozen years.Part of being on the VIP Guide Staff with GLoomis is the opportunity to have a hand in designing and testing out rods
Carmen Macdonald 01/21/14
Last Thursday I made the evening meeting at ODFW headquarters in Salem regarding the proposed Multi-Species Management and Conservation Plan. I've been watching the plan for more than a year, keeping tabs as it maneuvered and changed within the process
The 10% club. That envied group of anglers laying claim to 90% of the fish bound for the boat or bank
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(Licensed Oregon Fisherwoman)
March 5, 2014
fair, yet so cold like a morning of pale Spring still clinging to
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
I want to talk about moderating.
Let's do it!
The community of ifish.net is bigger and busier all the time!
I keep thinking it will settle out and membership will level off,
but no! It grows and it grows and it GROWS and it grows! Where
it stops, no one knows!
But the tragic part of it is that Ifish.net could very easily
drop off in an instant and the site that you and I adore could
become totally irrelevant. That's the nature of the interwebs.
It happens to so many sites! One day a busy, thriving community,
the next, a deserted, empty and dated discussion board. Nightmare!
I don't ever want to see that happen!
That is why it is vital to the community that as a reader and
member we all use the alert button to let the
mods and admins know about things that drive people away.
A little lesson, for those that don't know:
The following is the alert button:
That's the button that gives you and I the power to privately
report problems to the mods and admins, thus, making ifish.net
a better board for all of us.
This is the way you can mold ifish to be what you'd like it to
You will find the alert button
below and to the left of every post on the discussion
If you see an AUP (Acceptable
Use Policy) infraction, please use the alert
button to tell the mods and admins about it! Please! Alert things
like name calling, politics, the wrong forum, any housekeeping
item that will make ifish a better, more organized and family
friendly place to be!
If two people are arguing, if folks are name calling, hijacking
the thread to another topic- or if people are trolling, tick on
that alert button below the post that is the problem. A pop up
text area will come up. Type in the reason you see for the alert,
and finally, tick "send report".
Alert button-Easy button!
This way, the mods and the admins can fix it, so that ifish is
a better board for all of us!
As mods and admins, we used to write a personal thank you to everyone
who wrote in to (alert)
us of an AUP (Acceptable
Use Policy) infraction.
We did that not only to sincerely thank you for your help, but
to encourage you to keep it up!
We are so busy lately, though!
We are thinking of disposing of the thank you's for a bit, while
we concentrate on more and more (alert)s.
I hate like heck to do that, but we are finding that it is taking
way too long to get through our work so that we, too, can enjoy
the board. Please know that although we may not initially thank
you, we know who you are and we appreciate you so much!
As an aside, if you are ever interested in helping us out as moderators,
please use the contact us button, and let us know! (I will be
writing about what it takes to become a good moderator in a future
In my humble opinion, it takes a pro active community to run a
great board. That means that you need to be involved. Not only
in posting, but by reporting posts that don't fit in, or break
our rules. You can also (please!) alert spelling errors on topic
titles. We can't change all spelling errors, but topic titles
are important, in my humble opinion!
We need you, the reader, to alert problems that you see that we
will probably miss. The mods and admins, who have the power to
make these changes to the website, don't even get to read the
boards much, any more! We are spending our "ifish time"
responding to, and fixing AUP infraction alerts. So, we don't
see these problems, unless you alert them to us.
I think it's funny sometimes when a reader will have gotten a
warning about something or another and he sees someone else doing
it. We'll get an alert saying, "He does it! How come you
let him do it, and not me?!" Or, the nastier version... something
like this, "Oh! I get it! You are totally unfair and inconsistent!"
I'll tell you why we didn't do anything about "his"
infraction. We didn't see it! We didn't know
it was there at all!
Most likely, a member of ifish alerted your AUP infraction, and
we took care of it. They didn't see the other one, either!
Again... we don't get to read the board to find
all problems. You do! So you get to alert us!! So, if you see
someone else doing what you were warned about, please let us know!
We aren't picking on you. We are trying to do our job. Don't accuse
us of being unfair! We probably won't see it, unless someone alerts
I wish it were different! I wish we could read ifish more freely!
I wish we could be totally consistent!
We are committed to doing our best to answer the alerts we get.
Many people don't like the idea of using the alert button, and
see it as "tattling" on others. I understand that.
But, as I tell each person who says that, "No one will know
but the mods and the alerter." You can be part of the problem,
or you can be part of the solution. (You can even be both!)
I almost want to say that it is your responsibility to use that
alert button. Yep. I'm going to say that! It takes a village to
make a good web site!
I'll write more about all this later. This is enough for now.
I just hope you'll get 'fuzzy and familiar' with that alert button!
We have some regular alerters and we are so thankful for them.
They are the first people we look at, when inviting new moderators
into the group! I hope that I remember to thank those regulars,
We often tell folks who want to be a moderator to start alerting
things that they see as problems. A good alerter will be a good
mod, and you will become noticed!
So, off I go. It's a rainy, windy day at the coast, and a good
day to use that alert button! Thank you so much!
March 3, 2014
Rain, rain, rain. At least it's not freezing rain!
I just received a pop up alert on my ipad that the gorge, and
as far in as East Portland is getting a dose. Yuck! Snow is fine.
Freezing rain? Well... it's pretty, sometimes, but it sure is
I wonder what the rivers are doing? That reminds me, I haven't
heard from Bill in a couple days. That always worries me. I'll
call him after this.
I'm ready to go back to the river, if it weren't banking and a
couple other errands, and the bank isn't open till tomorrow.
I have a cancer doc appointment, today. It kind of worries me.
I have to get that feeling out of me. I need to feel positive
Alrighty, back to the rivers, to see how they are fishing... IF
they are fishing. I kind of doubt it!
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Fishing Life, Complete!
I love my life, and it's a pleasure to fish it.
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Jim Erickson memories
Fischer Online memorial
Milton L. Fischer Fellowship
Jeff A. Weathers
White (Underwater videos)
Cooper aka Freetofish and
reminder from Jennie!
Do not burn yourself out! Be as I am - a reluctant
enthusiast...a half-hearted fanatic. Save the other half of yourselves
and your lives for pleasure and adventure. It is not enough to fight
for the land; it is even more important to enjoy it. While you can.
While it's still there. So get out there, and hunt and fish, and
mess around with your friends, ramble out yonder and explore the
forests, encounter the Grizz, climb the mountains, bag the peaks,
run the rivers, breathe deep of that yet sweet air, sit quietly
for a while and contemplate the precious stillness, that lovely
mysterious and awesome space.
Enjoy yourselves, keep your brain active and alive, and I promise
you this much; I promise you this one sweet victory over our enemies,
over those desk-bound people with their hearts in a safe deposit
box and their eyes hypnotized by desk calculators. I promise you
this: you will outlive the (bad word edited for this family site!!)."