Virginia fishermen recieve award from fish comm.

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Virginia fishermen recieve award from fish comm.

Does anybody know what kind of bait these guys were using? They caught 29 steelhead and 2 brown trout in 1 outing.
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    spoonchucker
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    Re:Virginia fishermen recieve award from fish comm. (permalink)
    Hmmm! They were fishing nursery waters, and took 3 times the legal limit. Think maybe there's just a chance that they might have used illegal methods too?

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    Re:Virginia fishermen recieve award from fish comm. (permalink)
    The reports I read said they were using "unlawful devices." Knowing how small Trout Run is, I'd guess they were using some sort of net -- probably a seine.
     
    A new law was just passed raising the penalty on this kind of stuff. It used to be a summary charge with a $200 maximum fine / 90 day imprisonment, now it's a misdemeanor charge with a penalty as high as $5000 plus "fish replacement cost" / 2 years imprisonment. Gov. Corbett says its designed to reduce commercial poaching, but I fear more than a few poor uninformed fishers are going to get stung too. Press release on the new law: http://fishandboat.com/ne...nti-poaching.htm 
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    From what I read they were using a Russian fishing rod, commonly called a  long handled net.
     
    Come to think of it, I haven't seen my Russian friend from Four Mile and Seven Mile creeks in a couple of years. Maybe he moved to the west side.  He wore an overcoat and short snow boots, and fished with a large net and a one ounce rooster tail. Amazing that he could catch fish by simply letting the lure sit on the creek bottom. And he would hook and net the steelhead in one motion.  Very efficient fisherman.   
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    Re:Virginia fishermen recieve award from fish comm. (permalink)
    Tandem Cleos.

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    alabama rig with 5 cast masters
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    Re:Virginia fishermen recieve award from fish comm. (permalink)
    Saw a guy on Elk early 80s , He used a huge treble 30# line or so with a piece of yellow balloon on one of the hooks for a locator. I must have caught 3 or 4 on my minnows while he was jerking away madly at the mass of out in front of him. I think I asked if his Pixbrg Cricket was giving him trouble.  He left soon after. 
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    Re:Virginia fishermen recieve award from fish comm. (permalink)
    rmcmillen09

    Does anybody know what kind of bait these guys were using? They caught 29 steelhead and 2 brown trout in 1 outing.

     
    A couple questions:
    1. Is there an a link to article I can read about this.
    2. How many guys are we talking about here because you typed fisherMEN, and used the word "they".
     
    I dont think there is any doubt that 3-5 guys could do this, catch and release. It just seems like if they caught and kept 31 fish thats at least 10 guys????
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    Re:Virginia fishermen recieve award from fish comm. (permalink)
    check out the thread "Good job PFBC"
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    troutguy

    check out the thread "Good job PFBC"

     
    ahhhh....I've seen the light. Thanks Trout. Kinda a deeerp on my part.
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    Re:Virginia fishermen recieve award from fish comm. (permalink)
    None of the articles I've come across contain much info. I'm surprised the PFBC hasn't put out a press release, but I haven't seen anything.
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    fishink

    None of the articles I've come across contain much info. I'm surprised the PFBC hasn't put out a press release, but I haven't seen anything.


    http://www.goerie.com/vir...rview-township-nursery
     
    The story was also on TV news, and I think they said they  caught a guy in the creek at Trout Run  netting fish and passing them off to the two others.

     
     
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    fishink
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    Re:Virginia fishermen recieve award from fish comm. (permalink)
    Thanks. That's the same article I read. It doesn't give a lot of details. I didn't get a chance to see the TV report. They don't show PA news here in Asia. I'm sure it was more in depth than what's online.
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    Re:Virginia fishermen recieve award from fish comm. (permalink)
    I read an article somewhere that said one guy was netting them in the creek, passing them off to another guy who bagged them up stream side, who passed them off to a third guy running them up to their vehicle. 
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    rmcmillen09
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    Team work in action. Would have been a lot cheaper to just get the right equipment , and enjoy the 3 1/2 fishing trips to accomplish their goals. I never could figure out why folks go to the extremes of risking heavy penalties for a trout ?
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    Re:Virginia fishermen recieve award from fish comm. (permalink)
    ^^^^ Exactly....its just a fish. These are the kinda guys that woulda went home and bragged how good of fishermen they are. Blows my mind some of the things people do.
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    Re:Virginia fishermen recieve award from fish comm. (permalink)
    Just found this article!  We were fishing Trout Run last week and met some strange dudes from VA.  They said they were in Erie for work and they wanted to fish but didn't have a licence or equipment.  They were real interested in how we catch them and what we use!  The driver of the van left a group of about 4 of them and after we went to the lake bank the driver came back and picked the others up.  Individuals were drinking and acting a lil strange.  They were right on the stream and it was well after 10pm.  Glad they caught the crooks!!  
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    Re:Virginia fishermen recieve award from fish comm. (permalink)
    Trout Run has always been a easy target for poachers. Years back we watched two guys net 3 fish and toss them in a trunk cooler and take off. At 5 am. you could not see much as far as license plates. No cell phones either so you could not do much. I'm sure this is a common act around that small creek...........pitiful !
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    Re:Virginia fishermen recieve award from fish comm. (permalink)
    I have never seen a fish commission officer at trout run,ever.This probably happens more than often...
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    PONDBEARSHWILLY

    I have never seen a fish commission officer at trout run,ever.

     
    That's the Idea  They are there more then you think...

     



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    Re:Virginia fishermen recieve award from fish comm. (permalink)
    I've had a much different experience. I would say there has been a PFBC employee of some kind at Trout Run during at least 5 of my last 10 stops there.
     
    I took this video of them collecting fish there a few weeks ago:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=646Z0zAe3Xg
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    It's every year! I dont think there hasnt been a year that I've been alive that they havent caught someone in the creeks nettin fish.
     
     
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    My son and I were fishing the mouth on Wednesday afternoon when the PBFC came down looking for evidence.  THey had the boy wade though the nursery waters looking for nets, and lo and behold, he found one.  They also had him looking for net handlessince the nets they already had were broken.  He did not see any...but he though it was pretty cool walking amongst all of those fish.
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    fishink

    Thanks. That's the same article I read. It doesn't give a lot of details. I didn't get a chance to see the TV report. They don't show PA news here in Asia. I'm sure it was more in depth than what's online.

    fishink

    I've had a much different experience. I would say there has been a PFBC employee of some kind at Trout Run during at least 5 of my last 10 stops there.

    I took this video of them collecting fish there a few weeks ago: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=646Z0zAe3Xg

    How do you take videos of Trout Run from Asia?
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    Tandem fly rig...
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    fishink

    Thanks. That's the same article I read. It doesn't give a lot of details. I didn't get a chance to see the TV report. They don't show PA news here in Asia. I'm sure it was more in depth than what's online.

    fishink

    I've had a much different experience. I would say there has been a PFBC employee of some kind at Trout Run during at least 5 of my last 10 stops there.

    I took this video of them collecting fish there a few weeks ago: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=646Z0zAe3Xg

    How do you take videos of Trout Run from Asia?

     
    The anglers notebook does what it wants.
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    I shot some video in Iceland this year too. That wasn't done from here in Asia either.
     
    The invention of the airplane has helped a lot with this sort of stuff.
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    why don't they erect fencing with barbed wire atop it to keep folks out of area?
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    Exactly.
     
    They're actually moving in the opposite direction as far as I can tell. They've improved parking, made viewing the fish easier, and put up a sign with some info on steelhead and their spawning habits. 
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