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Old 06-28-2021, 05:03 PM
Wallychowder Wallychowder is offline
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Originally Posted by kzoofisher View Post
Spawning closures are designed to protect fish when they’re concentrated and vulnerable to over exploitation, not because a fish killed at that time is less likely to spawn than a fish killed six months earlier. This brings the question of increased exploitation due to advances in gear and technology back to the forefront. If there is an issue brewing I sincerely doubt anything will be done until a critical mass of waters have a problem. Current social pressure to maintain management “just like grandad had it” is too strong.
What all this boils down to is back in the 60's there weren't NEAR the fisher people that there are now. Hence (everybody and their brothers) and most of them used cane poles and a piece of line. Nowhere near the technology nowadays. I like a challenge 😏
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