Agree with BolenBob Hooton should stop writing his notes as they are fool of anger and hate ( sounds familiar…….??)
Waste by FN happens time to time, this are extreme examples like an example of an angler not handing Steelhead properly.
For example, when being former head /biologist in BC i , he set up Morice Town recapture. So instead FN gill netting they are running 5-6 times a day a very short , SMALL MESH, net and swipe over small area is quick and short. All Steelhead are released.
The stress Steelhead experience is far smaller than fighting at the end of fly line. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and recapture is dome only doing day light and affects a small portion of Steelhead.
Now he does not like it............The alternative would be FN gill-netting everting as they have right to do so.
Every year he shows photos of gill-net boat run by FN in the mouth of Skeena. Every year there are 2-3 opinings for FN and typically only 2-4 boats participate each day.
For comparison, when Sockeye run is good ( have not been for the last 3 years) that are 5-8 commercial openings and each has 120-160 boats, spread from the mouth up to 3-5 km into the Pacific !!!!!!!!!!!!!!.
As we can see, any impact of FN ( 2-4 boats/ 2-3 openings) is marginal at best. Still Bob write about is as if is a major impact. Even if FN run few boats few times a season when Steelhead run is weak, they catch is proportional to Steelhead run intensity , so at best 1 Steelhead is landed per boat / per day.
Hate and anger of Bob crates that worst messaging one can get.
I am surprised he does not have a Twitter account ...........It would allow him to draw even more attention to himself.........Wow racist Bob Hooton being a racist again, go figure. The less attention this goofball gets the better as far as I’m concerned.
Completely agree. The amount of money generated by licensing fees should be much more evenly dispersed. I would 110% happily pay First Nations the licensing fees, have been saying this for a while now!I cant really comment on the Skeena region as I only fish its systems 4 weeks a year at best. Would fish it more but finding time in this world is not easy. However, in my home waters, FN wastage of fish is rampant. Its far more than just a few bad apples. When DFO and BCCO pick up over 200 ghost nets a season, investigate hundreds of dumped and spoiled fish along shorelines and in the bush, are having to do night patrols on river to combat poaching, its a problem. And if anyone thinks that FN can police their own fisherman, you are kidding yourselves. Personally though, I don't care if the Gov gives total control of the Skeena to the Gitxsan. A transfer of power from one Gov to another. I mean hell, really, can they do any worse with the fishery than DFO?.....lol
As long as I still have access to the river to swing flys, Id be willing to buy my lic from the First Nations. And that right there, is the real issue. Access. I've been watching the CMT meetings with the Hereditary Gitxsan Gov online (its streamed via FB every second Thursday of the month). A few of the Chiefs are level headed, a few arnt (they are no different than any other Gov....lol). Rules went into play last year with having to ask permission to cross Rez lands to access the river. They want all access in their traditional territory closed to non-Native sports fisherman (or as Chief Norm calls, The White Man). Basically the short of it, they want to shut down all access to the Skeena and tribs in their traditional territory. Period. However, there is in-fighting. Some of the members, for instance on the Kispiox, are guides. These guys make a living guiding the "white man" on their territory. There is also the pay to play deal. Some back room deals with lodges ($$$ obviously).
At the end of the day, and this is my personal opinion, give it to them. Give it all to them. But under one condition. That access for non Native fisherman is not restricted. As I said above. Transfer all licensing to the Git. I want to go fish in their turf for a week, I buy my steelhead lic from them ,and the current Provincial pricing system stays the same. Non of this $100 a day f-ing BS. Make them responsible for all river maint and care (of the fishery). Do the same with hunting. Don't kid yourselves people. This fight is all about control and nothing else.
It's easy to implement. Create classified waters, and subsequent licencing fees can be distributed as such. Those monies can be limited for use of watershed stewardship.Completely agree. The amount of money generated by licensing fees should be much more evenly dispersed. I would 110% happily pay First Nations the licensing fees, have been saying this for a while now!
Classify water fee ( $ 20 on Skeena for example) has bot been changed for at least 10 years. I would not be surprised to see increase to like $ 30. The reason they charge $ 100-200 on certain runs on Kispiox, is b/c some folks, specially those coming form Europe, want to catch fish and these run in lower Kispiox are quite productive.It's easy to implement. Create classified waters, and subsequent licencing fees can be distributed as such. Those monies can be limited for use of watershed stewardship.
Perhaps MSNBC and Bob Hooten Voices. They're just as bad from the other side!!I am surprised he does not have a Twitter account ...........It would allow him to draw even more attention to himself.........
One time, I tried to rise an issue base on well known facts on his blog, and guess what !!!!!!
He censorship himself comments and select what is allowed on the blog
His side should be re-named to Fox News and Bob Hooton Voices