Smallmouth are biting now on a wingdam near you!
Below 40° F
51° - 55° F
Until the government changes the laws/limits there is nothing you can do. Complain all you want but it is what it is.
If/When the limits are lowered you will here complaining from the guys that they can't keep enough fish for the whole neighborhood fish fry.
No offense taken. Nobody could ever offend me. The recent “activities “ will continue to harm the fishery and it will get worse. Keeping limits of fish is advertised and encouraged by many. What’s your solution??
Nothing personal.... and I get the frustration - but your thought process is one of the dumbest things I have ever read on this site....
Cycle guy, my report is similar to many other fishermen I know around the area. Their frustration and disgust has them thinking the same way I am. Maybe if enough people keep their LEGAL limit the fishery will decline faster, less people will fish here and size and bag limits will be more restricted. Sometimes things have to get worse before they get better.
Gut hooked.... becoming part of the problem never makes it better. I have a buddy that has the same thought.... his little lake up north gets hammered now so he figures screw catch and release.... keep em all, just as stupid as it sounds.
Fished a couple days in out of the way, hard to get to spots that I’ve fished for 30 years. First spot caught 6 snakes. Normally catch 15 to 25, with many being really nice. Hardly ever see other holes. This year, airboat track and 60 holes. Hmmm? Next spot looking for panfish. Normally catch 40 to 60 nice perch, gills, a few crappie. Yesterday, 17 perch, few gills and crappie. Rarely seen holes in past. Now couple airboat tracks and 70 holes. Mostly catch and release before, yesterday kept a limit of mainly female perch. All fish were super aggressive. I wonder if I should keep most of my fish from now on? I really wonder why the fishing wasn’t as good this year in these spots????
I've tried tip up fishing on a couple of outings this winter with little success. Here are a few pike catches from Pools 7 and 8 that did happen.
Jon - When were the fish caught on the pictures you posted today. They appear on your other website from last year????