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post #1 of 66 (permalink) Old 10-16-2012, 04:59 PM Thread Starter
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Question Any Rule Changes in B.C. anticipated for next year?

Not being able to fish on the weekend by this 'non resident alien unwashed' from the lower 48 has screwed up my trip planning.

Hope or?
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post #2 of 66 (permalink) Old 10-16-2012, 10:03 PM
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Guided only for NRA's. Limited entry on all tributaries.
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Guided only for NRA's. Limited entry on all tributaries.
How'd that AMP work out for you all?

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How'd that AMP work out for you all?

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How many steelhead are there in colorado?
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I will not say I like the AMP, but there are enough lakes with nice rainbows in that area!
Anyway our total costs for this fall trip were lower than usual.
10 days CW instead of 13, 13 days car rental instead of 15, 13 days accommodation instead of 15.

My best memories are not too old!!
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How'd that AMP work out for you all?

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How many steelhead are there in colorado?
As I asked:
How did it all work out for y'all?

Curiously, just asking.
(I do not know as I would/will not fish where there are the purported crowds.)


Pretty crowded?
...even in spite of the Regs or did you see a great/medium/small reduction(s)?
What was the sense of things?
Anecdotal, yes.
Numbers will come out later, if the MOE decides to share them.

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There was a significant reduction in crowding.
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In my limited time up there this fall, I had heard there was no difference, and perhaps even more on the weekends from some of residnet anglers that I am friends with, and therethere were more High Impact Fisherman(people that new the runs, skilled fisherman, etc) on the water. This was only over a few weeks period, and I was a little suprised by their response. You'd have to think differently. I am sure lots of different factors to consider. Maybe they were just telling this to make me feel better.....


I have more thoughts, concerns, ideas, etc but I really feel this forum isnt the best place to discuss this. it is always the same people, from the same sides of the fence, arguing this point, and it just turns into the same result. When I saw this thread popped up last night, I knew who would chime and what their stand would be. It would be refreshing to see some other point of views from both sides, here.

I think this is important topic, and needs to addressed. However the fish have much greater challenges ahead and we really need to ban together as one if we want to have a chance to derail items like the Enbridge proposal......
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"However the fish have much greater challenges ahead and we really need to ban together as one if we want to have a chance to derail items like the Enbridge proposal...... "

Yes sir.
Crowding is certainly of interest to some (and I am sure, any improvement in that regards,was well-received by the few residents who do fish on weekends) but in the grand picture, it is a very insignificant part of the future of the fisheries.
History (in the USA) demonstrates the folly of not assembling all parties to deflect and defeat the forces arrayed against sustainable fisheries (and other assets of any resource rich area)

Now if the improvement was "significant" can we hope for some local focus on the essential things?

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I floated the Kispiox on a Sunday this fall and was stopped by the Conservation Officers at the end of the day after they had just floated the river and checked licences along the way. They said there were about 1/3 the number of fisherman on the river that day compared to midweek so they said the QWS was having the effect it was supposed to. We only saw 3 groups of floaters all day.
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We fished the Bulkley on a Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Monday had 2-3x the amount of people than the weekend days...

Not enough data points to make a conclusion as there's a number of other factors.

We also a noticed way more guided boats on the Monday. That makes sense as a lot of guides have changeover day on the weekends...
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There has been a very noticeable decrease of anglers on the Bulkley during the weekend. Which has made for a very pleasurable experience.

Talking with friends from Terrace they have said that the Copper was still very busy. With the biggest user group being Albertan's.

Our local CO's stated that resident only weekend compliance has not been good region wide with NRA's on the Kispiox being the worst offenders.

A very posetive sign is the amount of local anglers that seem to be coming out and fishing on weekends that weren't in the picture previously.

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W-ends on the water were noticeably more quiet than usual. With that there seemed to be an overall decrease in pressure,, but not by a significant amount. A lotta jetboats around...
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hey if it frees up some water for the locals and takes some pressure off the fish, why not. I can relate to overcrowding in my backyard...it sucks.

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