04-06-2002, 12:55 PM
I wish the DNR would take a walk through the park in flat rock and write some tickets to all of the rednecks force feeding the walleyes during their spawn. Saw numerous guys jerking away and pulling in fish by the belly, back etc. (they are out of season by the way)
04-06-2002, 01:19 PM
One of the guys at work said he was fishing over near Telegraph rd. in the Huron, and they pulled out over 50 "large" walleyes in about 1 1/2 hours. Said they caught them on jigs! He also said they threw them all back. I bet! I agree with you, the DNR ought to take a look at whats going on down there.
do the right thing
04-06-2002, 08:38 PM
drop a dime! 1-800 poacher.
04-07-2002, 06:07 PM
Dropped many dimes and nobody shows up!!!! The ODNR officers only care about the pay check!!!!! If the the Division of Wildlife really cared then they'd give their officers quotas and bonuses year round for the # of anglers caught poaching. Just look at the walleye run on the Maumeee.....why do you think that officers are in camo with binoculars?????? It's all about the $$$$$$$$$$ from the bonuses!!!!!!!!!!!
04-08-2002, 05:57 AM
I think you have the wrong Huron River. I live in Huron Ohio and know of no plcae were they are catching any walleye. I don't know of any place called Flat rock or Telegraph rd. and walleye are in season here in Ohio. I know some ODNR officers. They don't get bounces for anything even the Maumee River. They work it hard because it's a big problem. I'd bet that if you figure each officers hourly wage, fuel, motel rooms, and others expences during the walleye run that it cost the Dept. money to work it. Most of the fine money is court cost which the local courts tac on to each ticket. If you called the ODNR to report a violation and didn't get a response, then you either didn't give them enough information and/or you didn't leave your name so they could call you and get the need information.
04-08-2002, 06:11 AM
I wonder if he means the Huron River in Michigan? I think the mouth of the river is just south of the Detroit River.
04-08-2002, 09:21 AM
Yes, it is the Huron River in Michigan. It empties into Lake Erie just south of the Erie Metro Park in Gibraltar, Mi. I stopped down there yesterday to watch the going's on, and the guys are elbow to elbow, and about every 3rd or 4th cast ends up in a foul hooked walleye. The walleyes are staged up so thick in there you can walk across the river on em'. Of course these guys will all tell you the're fishing for steelhead, (they run in there pretty good, but you can't catch em for all the walleyes) using 1/2-3/4 oz. lead head jigs with no plastics on em and no bait! Wasn't a DNR guy anywhere in sight. Hopefully they'll be done spawning before the season opens on 4/15/02!
04-09-2002, 02:45 PM
try taking a video cam. a picture is worth a thousand words. Im sure if they were aware of how extrm. the sit. was they would act! Make some calls and tell them, you have video of paoching on a regular basis. In Ohio snagging is unlawfull, this time of year the limit is four, and the Maumee has strict regs about using one single hook, and they must be hooked in the mouth.