Moving opener poll

Discussion in 'Gear Restrictions and Trout Fishing Regs' started by kzoofisher, Apr 27, 2018.

  1. Yes, to third Saturday

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    4.5%
  2. Yes, to first Saturday in May

    1 vote(s)
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  3. No

    34 vote(s)
    77.3%
  4. Move walleye opener

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    15.9%
  1. kzoofisher

    kzoofisher

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    At the Coldwater meeting yesterday the guy who represents businesses, he’s from Jay’s, suggested that trout and walleye openers conflict and force people to pick one of the other. How do you feel about that? His suggestion was to move the trout opener.
     
  2. mfs686

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    Why move the walleye opener, half the state is fishing for them in the Detroit River right now anyways. lol
     
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  3. kzoofisher

    kzoofisher

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    Truth. That’s why I think moving walleye makes more sense. Wasn’t that long ago it was April 15 anyway. Trout opener is a pretty revered tradition and an event for many people. Weather wise it’s all a crapshoot every year.
     
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  4. plugger

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    I think we should move both to the Tuesday after the last Saturday in April:)!
     
  5. Ranger Ray

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    At 1:37:42 pm.
     
  6. Shoeman

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    Or close them all for 2 seasons.... to protect the fishery. LOL

    Flies only, C&R. :bonk: :lol:
     
  7. DecoySlayer

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    Move the trout opener to Dec 1.
     
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    Why even bother at this point! Some guides got a free ride below Mio, which has been restricted since biblical days, add the upper at Gates, year round.

    Just limit the take or C&R during the off season! If someone is willing to ply through through 2’of snow why not make it legal for all streams?
     
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  9. plugger

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    Sorry, gonna be fishing worms tomorrow and eating trout!
     
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    Go gettum, Mike!
     
  11. kzoofisher

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    Lol, I'm sure you will. Really though, that shows how important the traditional opener is socially and is a good argument for it being preserved as a part of our fishing culture. You could have been fishing worms for brookies and browns all winter near your home. Maybe you were. Down here in the south I have 5 streams within 40 miles of me that are open to bait fishing all winter and none of them have salmon or steelhead. The opportunities are there for year round inland stream trout fishing. It seems that the tradition of Last Saturday to September 30 is so ingrained that most people don't even think of the possibility of going in the *off* season. Rather stay home and gripe, I guess. Much easier to blame your laziness on someone else than to take advantage of the opportunities afforded you.

    edited to correct autocorrect
     
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  12. Ranger Ray

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    You will have to show us these posts of people "not even thinking of going in the off season," and blaming it on others. Batter up!
     
  13. plugger

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    Suck what?
     
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  14. kzoofisher

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    Didn't say it was posters here. Guilty conscience making you overreact?
     
  15. Ranger Ray

    Ranger Ray Smells like, Victory! Premium Member

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    No, just wanted to see if you were interpreting out of context from what was being said again. Guess if it is happening mysteriously elsewhere, we won't know. The fact you introduced the scenario out of nowhere, tells me it was festering in your conscious though.
     
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