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Hammer Time
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Daily Subscription Msg 21 Posted: 08:35 AM 01/28/05 (CST)
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Daily Subscription Msg 22 Posted: 12:20 PM 01/28/05 (CST)
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Daily Subscription Msg 23 Posted: 11:08 AM 08/11/06 (CST)
that is a lot of fish cool smiley


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Daily Subscription Msg 24 Posted: 03:30 PM 08/21/06 (CST)
You know what the sad part of these things is?

For everyone that is caught, there are probably several to several dozen who get away w/it. And there are some that will do it regardless of the penalty b/c the risk of getting caught is so low.
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Daily Subscription Msg 25 Posted: 08:52 AM 08/23/06 (CST)
Not all of us from Wisc.are a$$holes like the ones written about BUT there is a Bill in the WI.Congress that would put Jail time to people like this because Federal Monies are being used for each State to promote fishing/hunting.Infractins would be taken to Court in offending State and the home state of the offender.Sounds good but I doubt if it would ever pass.
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Daily Subscription Msg 26 Posted: 05:33 PM 08/24/06 (CST)
but if that are eating tham that would be ok with me becuse god put tham on the earth for us to eat


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Daily Subscription Msg 27 Posted: 09:42 PM 12/02/06 (CST)
While these guys clearly went over the top I do think the limits should be looked at.

I know this idea might be as popular as a fart in a diver's suit but consider this:

Imagine you live out of state and make maybe 1 or 2 visits to MN a season. Then, look up the average resort, boat/motor weekly rental, bait and license fees. Without living too large, spending a week at an average MN resort costs north of $1000 easily.

It seems fair to me that fish limits need to be "adjusted" to consider who is fishing and for how long. This issue could be controlled by license issuing. For a person purchasing a 7 day out of state license, maybe the possession limit doubles.

I don't advocate "freezer fillers" or the likes of the Wisky crew's antics but for a $1000 plus week in Minny, 10 Crappies; 4 Walleyes etc. is just not cost effective.

Am I out of line?

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Daily Subscription Msg 28 Posted: 09:17 AM 12/04/06 (CST)
Hey jaknik2

I understand your point on the "cost effectiveness" of limits. However, it seems to me that the issue is a whole lot bigger than the "out of state" fishing folks not being "cost effective".

It doesn't seem to me that ANY fishing is cost effective. I am almost 100% catch/release. Virtually never keep a fish--MAYBE 1 mess of crappie, walleye, or bluegill per year--MAYBE. So almost always a loss to me in the monetary sense--probably always.

True--if you are renting boats, cabins, etc. it adds up. But just HAVING, repaing, and maintaining a boat adds up also. Then what if that were coupled by "out of staters"--(FULL DISCLOSURE--I AM LIVING OUT OF STATE) coming in and taking double the number of fish a local could. After all--it is generally the locals who have funded habitat restoration, stocking programs, etc. out of their pockets in one way or another. A great example would be the early days of Minnesota Muskies Inc funding much stocking themselves--then practicing almost 100% catch/release. To do the things necessary in developing a quality fishery then to see out of state folks come and legally take more than a local could would really torque my jaw personally.

Final point--no fishing endeavor is really "cost effective". Figure gas, food, cabin, license, gear, bait, etc. and no fishing endeavor is cost effective. Even ones close to home seldom are. Tags, license, bait, boat upkeep, etc....they all make fishing a less than break even deal in most cases.

It seems to me that I fish because I ENJOY THE EXPERIENCE!! I love to take my kids, family, and friends out and spend time with them in the pursuit of fishing. The memories made are priceless and the fishing time helps to cement them in the memory. It also seems to me that the quality time spent with family and friends IS cost effective---reguardless of price. If I just want cheap food for the table I can buy many pounds of rice or beans for just the gas cost it takes in the truck and boat on one trip. However, if I want to spend a day in the boat talking and sharing with one of my kids--and they spend 10 hours out with the old man discussing where they are headed and what they are seeing in life-- then that was perhaps some of the best spent money I will ever see in life.

I certainly see your point jaknik2. It just seems that there is a much bigger picture to consider than how "many dollars per walleye did I lay out on this trip". If you spend a thousand bucks on the week it will take A LOT of walleye to make it worth while! Just my 2 cents.

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Daily Subscription Msg 29 Posted: 09:47 AM 12/04/06 (CST)
Are you spending the $1000 just to catch fish or does that money also buy you an entire vacation with the family?

Do you think that there is going to be a great economic benefit to you if you are allowed to keep 8 fish instead of 4? Basically you are paying $125 per fish instead of $250 still not a real economical way to get some fish.

Just remember if you go out of state to fish for a week your money is not only buying you a fish it is buying you an entire week away from work, a week with the family having fun and making memories. How can you put a price on that?


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Daily Subscription Msg 30 Posted: 09:56 AM 12/04/06 (CST)
same thing ,different twist.

My boy said to me yesterday ,"how much do you this these fillets would cost in the store& we got them for nothing."
I said nothing hummmm...... 2- FL8's 2 rods&reels,augerI was still going with the list & he stopped me & said "thats over a thousand dollars."Then I made my point that once you get the gear it is cheap & you need to take care of my gear.It did not come easily.
Then I asked him if he had a full belly & if he had fun over the last few days.The answer was a resounding double yes with some giggles.It was priceless.



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