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jimbob

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    When to keep or kill a fish?

    This debate has been kicked around forever on this site. The TU crowd and PFA's do not agree. Yet, the fruit is coming to bear. Many saw this trend beginning years ago. Biologists understand it, they are liberalizing bag limits. More work needs to be done. It feels good being correct.
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    New regs

    So, this condition has gone on since the Bucky Owens days (Blue Ribbon Initiative). This scenario has been mentioned about Brook Trout ponds since the stricter bag limits of the early 90's. I was labeled a killer for all intents and purposes. I have been adamant that trout are getting smaller on the ponds and we are catching a lot more. It is fact. 5 fish limits on BT ponds are justified. This specific case scenario is not only taking place on Aziscohos. This pertains to a majority of remote trout ponds in Maine. The science is talking and not only relevant in this story.
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    Fishermen are law breakers

    I have to believe the fisherman using live bait in ALO ponds were probably using worms not live fish.
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    Favorite way to fish on open water

    1. Float tube 2. 14 foot aluminum boat with electric motor or oars.
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    Sparkle pupa and sparkle emerger

    I used to tie these in many sizes and color combo's when I was fishing the rivers many years ago.. They are really good patterns. I love bright green. yellow., cream with various dubbing colors underneath..I'm sure people are doing it now , I used to use glass beads on the shank, however I'm not sure it has any effect on fish counts..I've caught some fish on the ponds with them but the counts were average..Favorites are bright green shell, bright yellow shell, tan shell, and flourescent pink shell...always liked a splash of red in them also..
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    Plane goes through the ice

    Warden service or tax payers could be out 200,000 dollars? Why was the plane on the ice.?? We still haven't heard why the Warden plane crashed on Clear Lake a few years back?? Just curious...
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    Plane goes through the ice

    Does anyone have insights on why there is a warden's plane through the ice on Eagle Lake? Hopefully. perhaps, maybe its not a Warden;s plane?? Rumors are flying that it is....Was it plane failure?? I'm wondering because they just gave an all points...Don't go on the ice...It cannot be a Warden's plane right??
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    With all this talk about the west

    Imagine if Maine began stocking Rainbows and Browns in the Penobscot years ago.. This conversation may have a completely different spin. Atlantic Salmon have played a big part in the slow river fishing. 70 big fish a day is not all that uncommon on ponds in Maine..Depending on where you go. I guess thats the same thing in any state. I will state I have enjoyed Montana, Alaska, Kamloops et al. and all have charm. Because I am a Mainer, I sure do love Brookie fishing..
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    Thoughts on this?

    Kevin, The report focuses on Northern Maine as in, Aroostook county methinks. Bass fishing is not a priority, although the St John is now fishing well for Smallies, which is a new phenomena. Most northern Mainers saw it coming with the Blue Ribbon Water Initiative in the early 90's. If you live in northern areas the mentality is easily understood...People were and still are mad they cannot keep fish along with declining populations of locals due to lack of jobs employment opportunities (Woods industry shutting down).. Liberalize regs. and people will come. The fishing pressure of the past is no longer an issue. We openly discussed this issue when I joined the forum in 2009. it was clear this was going to happen (No one that lives north is surprised)... The last thing we need is marketing strategies. Simply go to a 5 -8 fish limit on the ponds in Northern Maine and people will start fishing again.
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    Float tubes

    When you say recklessness, are you talking about how quickly a float tube fisherman can reach zero to 45 and potentially hurt themselves or others? Then, dead bodies are pulled from the water in the wake of a float tube? I guess that answers all my questions. Recklessness equals float tube?? Really??
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    Float tubes

    To my knowledge there has never been a death of a person fishing in a float tube in Maine.
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    Float tubes

    Bridog, If that is enforced then every man, woman, and child that swims at camp or at the beach had better have a preserver on when they are in a tube catching sun...Because it is the same thing.. Can of worms..
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    Float tubes

    I came from Kamloops in 1988 where I used a float tube. Never saw another human being in these parts partake... Buddies stopped by warden last week.. I think prob. from Presque Isle district. (Young Fella) Stated Life jackets are the law...Welll...my question is....How many people have died fishing from a float tube IN MAINE since 1988??? And was this slipped into midnight legislation to gain more money for the State Of Maine? Or, is the warden looking for a fight??
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    Float tubes

    I came from Kamloops in 1988 where I used a float tube. Never saw another human being in these parts partake... Buddies stopped by warden last week.. I think prob. from Presque Isle district. (Young Fella) Stated Life jackets are the law...Welll...my question is....How many people have died fishing from a float tube IN MAINE since 1988??? And was this slipped into midnight legislation to gain more money for the State Of Maine? Or, is the warden looking for a fight??
  15. So I let a Brookie go the other day..I took measurements.. 22 and 3/4 inches long 14 and 7/8 inch girth...With those measurements would someone please give me a weight.. I can't find the formula. Thanks, Jimbob
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