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Old 08-24-2017, 07:43 PM   #61
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I dunno, I used to be paranoid like this too... but the reality is I have been fishing difficult access places in the adks for 40+ years and the fishing seems better now then ever before, despite all this internet craziness we seem ultra concerned with. Its not the "paving roads" era some think it is
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Old 08-24-2017, 09:30 PM   #62
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Old 08-24-2017, 09:50 PM   #63
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It is clear from the get go that this thread wasn't about the etiquette of fishing but more about certain anglers trolling and us idiots who took the bait...hook, line, and sinker.
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Old 08-24-2017, 10:17 PM   #64
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The dec should implement a slot limit based on pond dynamics, if certain ponds produce 18" brook trout regularly then they should allow you to keep 1 over 20" and that's it. It would create a plethora or trophy ponds in the park and that would allow all the swinging dicks to keep their big brookie, obviously those ponds would be abused as nobody patrols them to begin with. There is nothing wrong with keeping your limit but there are plenty of ponds out there with brook trout that are more than willing to take what you're throwing at them. Let's be honest with eachother....who here fishes for subsistence? Besides the occasional trout feed of 12 to 14" brookies. Nobody needs 5 trophy class brook trout jammed in their freezer getting freezer burnt and eventually being thrown away. It's not the 1890's, there are nearly 20 million ny residents, only a fraction fish, still if everybody is a game hog and rapes ponds then what's the point, nobody needs a 20 fish stringer. I caught a guy with a 5 gallon pail of brook trout 3 years ago in early may.....on that note nobody is going to bust their balls to get to a pond, eventually connect with a large fish then run back and tell everybody where they caught it...the people who cherish what this park represents and what it has to offer don't even take your question/statement seriously.
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Old 08-24-2017, 10:48 PM   #65
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In the interim some might enjoy this video:

https://youtu.be/i9OSV-Q24F4



Trophy XXXXX Park Brook Trout - An Epic Father & Son Quest!
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Old 08-24-2017, 11:08 PM   #66
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Thanks Scrabble, Buckladd, Creek, and Adkmoose for the good advice.
I'll keep you posted how we made out, if this thread is still open on Sunday evening.
Have a good weekend, all.

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Old 08-25-2017, 09:03 AM   #67
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Old 08-27-2017, 11:27 AM   #68
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bio that video is enough for me to plan a trip there next year. I made two canoe trips there in my younger days but we planned too long a route to allow much time for fishing. We did get into them one day, but nothing like the ones they were catching in the flick.
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Old 08-27-2017, 04:41 PM   #69
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bio that video is enough for me to plan a trip there next year. I made two canoe trips there in my younger days but we planned too long a route to allow much time for fishing. We did get into them one day, but nothing like the ones they were catching in the flick.
I'm with you on on heading north of the border EC. I'm hopeful in making it happen next year...
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Old 08-29-2017, 07:11 PM   #70
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Good Lord! All this animosity, and for what reason?

If HardScrabble wants to share his secret hunting spot, let him...it's his choice.
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Old 08-29-2017, 08:59 PM   #71
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The dec should implement a slot limit based on pond dynamics, if certain ponds produce 18" brook trout regularly then they should allow you to keep 1 over 20" and that's it. It would create a plethora or trophy ponds in the park and that would allow all the swinging dicks to keep their big brookie, obviously those ponds would be abused as nobody patrols them to begin with. There is nothing wrong with keeping your limit but there are plenty of ponds out there with brook trout that are more than willing to take what you're throwing at them. Let's be honest with eachother....who here fishes for subsistence? Besides the occasional trout feed of 12 to 14" brookies. Nobody needs 5 trophy class brook trout jammed in their freezer getting freezer burnt and eventually being thrown away. It's not the 1890's, there are nearly 20 million ny residents, only a fraction fish, still if everybody is a game hog and rapes ponds then what's the point, nobody needs a 20 fish stringer. I caught a guy with a 5 gallon pail of brook trout 3 years ago in early may.....on that note nobody is going to bust their balls to get to a pond, eventually connect with a large fish then run back and tell everybody where they caught it...the people who cherish what this park represents and what it has to offer don't even take your question/statement seriously.


What's really frustrating is that some other states have solved this problem, instituted slot limits and regularly enforce the law. Guess what? They're the ones with trophy fisheries that we all dream of travelling to. Sadly, my own state of VT is not even as 'enlightened' as NY. How about a 15 brookie limit?
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Old 08-29-2017, 10:25 PM   #72
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Sadly, my own state of VT is not even as 'enlightened' as NY. How about a 15 brookie limit?
A pond or little stream could get smoked with a limit like that. It wasn't too long ago NYSDEC got rid of the 5 extra brookies under 8" daily limit that was in place for certain parts of the state.
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