For those who've never watched the Chehalis Fling video and witnessed selective fishing (catch and release) with a net, I've been provided a remarkable report created by unknown WDFW staff on the behavior of the commercial fishers during a "tangle net" fishery installed in Willapa Bay in 2004. Lists problems with gillnetters by name and details how they are avoiding WDFW observers, not using the recovery boxes when out of sight of observers, offensive verbal commentaries, seals are hammering the fish in the nets and on and on and on. YOU GOTTA READ THIS THING!

It is a few pages long but if you ever had doubts about what happens when WDF&W staff attempt to monitor the Non Treaty commercial fishery this should end that thought. The first day out this season is " test " Tangle net fishery I might add.

Edited by Rivrguy (10/04/13 10:00 PM)
Dazed and confused.............the fog is closing in