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Daily Subscription Msg 1 Posted: 12:38 PM 09/02/08 (CST)
Its pretty easy to sit on the other side of the computer and hand out the "call the game warden" statement but what do you do when you just have a hunch? How many times can you watch a person go out and catch fish, clean fish and head back out again? Keep in mind this is someone you know and have to deal with on a regular basis.



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Daily Subscription Msg 2 Posted: 10:55 PM 09/02/08 (CST)
That's a tough call.

I would think enough is enough and its time to make the call.


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Daily Subscription Msg 3 Posted: 07:03 AM 09/03/08 (CST)
Talk to him and tell him how you feel about what he is doing. mad smiley
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Daily Subscription Msg 4 Posted: 07:20 AM 09/03/08 (CST)
I know a guy who takes a portable grill out on the water on the big pond. He will keep fish out of the slot and grill them in the boat. I've never been out with him but I have seen the grill on his boat and he brags about the fish he keeps. Kind of rubs me the wrong way. I usually don't say anything, but in the back of my mind, I hope he gets caught. There are two different kinds of people out there... people who try to be within the law, rules or whatever (white hats) and people who are skirting the law, rules or whatever (black hats). I guess I am a white hat guy.



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Daily Subscription Msg 5 Posted: 07:22 AM 09/03/08 (CST)
It is a very tough call because these people do there hardest fishing this time of the year and never fish till next spring. I am also positive none of it goes to waste. I am torn on this one.


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Daily Subscription Msg 6 Posted: 09:42 AM 09/03/08 (CST)
Yea thats a tough call. If he's using all the fish he catches and if he only does limited fishing. I guess i'd only bit@% at him if he starts to brag and takes way more than one guy can take the whole season. Its a tough one to call. frown smiley


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Daily Subscription Msg 7 Posted: 10:44 AM 09/03/08 (CST)
I would probably mention it to him that he shouldn't be doing this. Gauge your next course of actions by his reaction to you. If he blows you off and says he is going to keep doing it then a call might be the right course of action. Perhaps he will take what you say to heart and the problem is over.

Its a tough call for sure though. I would tread lightly when talking with him if you are worried about protecting the relationship. I am sure you can say something about not wanting to see him get a ticket or something like that. Perhaps mention that he could lose his fishing tackle and boat if he's not careful. CO's don't do it often but they do have the right to confiscate gear if they choose.

My hat is as white as it can get, and these black hat people do bug me.


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Daily Subscription Msg 8 Posted: 08:40 PM 09/03/08 (CST)
If it's a continuing problem i would have no problems calling the co but like many has already said it's a tough call and it's up to you..

Do you feel like your being taken for a trip and not going to get your own fish when they are all cleaned out of the lake then i would call the co with out a drought your name will be anonymous when calling too..
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Daily Subscription Msg 9 Posted: 11:14 PM 09/03/08 (CST)
I agree, very tough call. Have him read this page. ooo smiley
Maybe he will see what he is doing to your fishing enjoyment and the stress he is putting on you. If he insist on doing it, just tell not to do it around you. If he is a friend, he will stop.
I just don't think I could call the cops on a friend, ditch him on an island for a couple hours to think, maybe.. tongue smiley but thats just me laugh smiley


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Daily Subscription Msg 10 Posted: 01:01 PM 09/05/08 (CST)
If you are comfortable talking with him or them about this situation then that should be the first thing that you could do...try and explain what the laws are and the things that he is doing is unlawful and either needs to stop or some actions may be taken...tough call but if one is doing it what says that another is not doing the same thing and after a number of folks are doing this similar act, that is hurting the resource and that will hurt all those that want to go out there and catch a meal of fish...




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