Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Poaching on the North Umpqua

Apparently the amount of poaching on the North Umpqua is up this winter and that is just from the numbers of tickets written. Apparently the locals are upset with the semi new catch and release regulations and the healthy return of native fish on their river. Their frustration in the inability to catch hatchery fish is being taken out on the natives. It's good to hear there are some under cover officers working the river and they are catching a number of the violators. Great job guys!

Read more from News-Review.


Erik Helm said...

If nothing else, the closure should make them easier to spot. At least we would all hope. I expect that if law enforcement does its job, we may begin to see the true impact numbers of poaching.

Sorry about your river closure. Sad really.


Apocalypse Now, Steelhead said...

mike, more posting, less other important things in your life! you cant leave us hanging for more than a week buddy