More fun at the aquaduct...
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Posted 08 May 2008 - 10:25 AM
Hey Jeff, have you met any of the local game wardens yet? If you do how about quizzing them on their thoughts about the lead ban. Just be sure you are 100% legal while fishing. I think that these F&G Wardens finance about a half of the salaries connected with the Taft Court just from fishing citations.
That is a good haul... too bad they were so small. I have been lucky, think I have only caught a handful that were under-size. I have tried lures and i can't get a thing out there. I must have spent $50 on lures recently and have yet to get a bite!
Posted 08 May 2008 - 10:57 AM
No can do... I am an addict. I think I might go out this evening, been a while since I was out in the evening but things have been busy around the house and I have not had time. Evening is better than nothing. Think i will be on dawn patrol Saturday too, but I'll be gone before the yahoos show up. (weekends are a ZOO at the duct)
Alright, I think you have to take a mandatory break from the 'duct
Yes. I met one out off the 166. Funny, I had caught two and released them. (about an hour before he showed up) He asked what we had and I said, "nothing, I caught 2 so far but both went back. One was legal and the other was not" He says, yeah I know, I've been watching you since you got here. Doh! We were legal, had my license in the tackle box but put it on as he walked up. He didn't mention that. Checked our licenses and ID's and was good. I asked him about the lead ban and he didn't say much. (don't know if those know or care. Until they get the final memo I guess if does not affect them much) All he would say was; "We are here to enforce the laws, what ever the law is, I'll enforce it" I keep hearing people say, "I'm not worried about the bad, the won't enforce it, etc, etc, etc" I think... what are you smoking!? If you don't think those guys will enforce it, you've never met one of them. I know a guy who got cited for being on his buddy's ranch without a signed permission form. The warden knew the owner, the guy knew the owner as well. Was tight with the family, knew all the kids, wive's names, etc. He knew all about the property AND he was CHP and he still got cited! (the DA ended up dropping it but the land owner had to write a letter) These guys aren't going to pass up a single chance to nail us. Another story, my bro-in-law (CHP) gets a guy for DUI. (up near Tejon) In the bed of the truck is a big buck. The guy had been out for days tracking it and was drinking a bit after the kill. Well, the call went out on the radio and since there was a big deer in the truck the tow guy did not know what to do. Warden hears the call and shows up. There is no tag on the deer. The guy has his tag on the center console of the truck, sitting in plain view. But it is not ON the deer. Warden cites him for it, takes the deer AND all his guns! My bro-in-law said he had like 4 rifles, 2 of which were really nice. (scopes, etc) Even my bro-in-law tried to talk to the warden, thinking this guy was screwed enough with the DUI, now he is loosing his deer and his guns and getting a criminal citation on top of that! Warden did not care. Even though the guy had his tag sitting right there. This warden is now a Lt. in this area. Nope... once that ban goes into law, you won't find me with lead. No way those guys are letting anyone slide. When ALL local LEO's hate the wardens you know there is a reason. No one gets off.
have you met any of the local game wardens yet?
Posted 08 May 2008 - 11:39 AM
Posted 08 May 2008 - 01:58 PM
Welcome back to California! I think a lot of us have horror stories about CF&G enforcement.
These guys aren't going to pass up a single chance to nail us. . . . Nope... once that ban goes into law, you won't find me with lead. No way those guys are letting anyone slide. When ALL local LEO's hate the wardens you know there is a reason. No one gets off.
Posted 08 May 2008 - 02:41 PM
I do too but I think they need to be reasonable. They know when a guy is up to no good (like the guys you told the warden about) But there are also times when reasonable people make honest mistakes... like not putting the deer tag on while it is still breathing.
I like it when the Wardens upholds the law
It is funny, in WA they have so much more open space, so much more wildlife but their wardens are as much about education as enforcement. They give warnings and answer questions.
Welcome back to California
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