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Old 08-09-2002, 09:11 AM
KerryS KerryS is offline
Skidrow Woolley Fly Club
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Location: Skagit system
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I spent 14 years gillnetting the Puget Sound. Steelhead caught in a gillnet are dead. The only time you get a live fish is if it has gilled itself in the last 15 or so minutes of the net being in the water. In the sound we used to hide the steelhead on the boat. It was illegal to catch them (like we had a choice) and it is illegal to throw dead fish back into the sound. Makes sense to me??????????????
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