Me thinks there is enough illegal activity out there to solve the DFW’s budget problems if they would just enforce the laws as written.
Start confiscating vehicles, boats, and tackle from anyone who intentionally violates the law.
That on top of fines should generate some revenue!
Maybe deputize some volunteers. I see violations nearly every time I fish a popular area.
It galls me that officers will stand around a boat ramp and write citations to an unintentional violator for a fish ¼ of an inch too short; but nothing is being done about blatant violations we see every day.
I bet they are back up there right now.. Fines are WAY to light in my opinion. and should be at least quadrpeled if wild fish are involved along with a permanent life time loss of fishing and hunting license privledges confiscate all the gear and vehicles involved and auctioned off and the proceeds given to wdfw for law enforcment.
WDFW should have a zero tolerance policy towards snagging and wild fish violations. One strike and your our period no exceptions.
PS yes I know these are hatchery chinook i just thought i'd throw in the wild fish statements cause snaggers **** me off so bad.
[ 06-03-2003, 12:18 PM: Message edited by: rob allen ]
Who can really be proud of the fact that they are a snagger and want to be called a sportsman on top of that. :shrug: It's nice to see that the snagging community may finally have snagged themselves. :dance: Good job to the lawenforcement community for cracking down on these, self proclaimed fishermen and sportsman. :cheers:
Mikeymoto, if you think the bank maggot's were bad on the Salmon last year you should have seen some of the wankers in the boats up at the red barn hole. I really didn't understand the concept of flossing until I got to see it first hand at the red barn hole. Flossing/snagging all the same thing. Hopefully they don't close the salmon river because it's fun to bobber fish.