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Fishermansfly
10-03-2007, 02:53 AM
I want to see what the 1000+ board members think about TWRA's proposed slot limit's/regulations on the Clinch River think. It's a simple yes or no based on two things..."YES" you want a change based on TWRA's mangament plan or "NO" you wish to see no change or any improvement of this fishery! I'm posting this late and there is a meeting for this change coming Oct 24th at 1pm at the Gatlinburg Convention Center! I will be editing this post later to add some further links to the above listed TWRA management plan and other pertinent information!

Thanks in advance to all who voice thier opinion there is more than one individual wanting to see the results of this!

Brett

PS-For those who don't wish to create waves, I did not enable "Viewed Public Voting"...So by posting no one will no who how or what you voted for...Not that it will really matter depending on which way the "minority" votes! I think this may be one sided, but enlightening non the less!

Gerry Romer
10-04-2007, 10:16 PM
Just trying to keep this poll visible. Comments always welcome

Gerry

ChemEAngler
10-05-2007, 10:05 AM
This poll's results verify what I have heard from talking with people I know who trout fish. I have not yet found a strong group in opposition to trying to improve the quality of a tailwater.

Travis

Gerry Romer
10-05-2007, 11:16 AM
For those who may not know - and how many of those on this board could that be :confused: - here's the exact text from the TWRA press release this past August:

"Clinch River from Norris Dam downstream to HWY 61 bridge- 14-20 inch protected length range on trout, with a 7 trout creel limit allowing only one fish in creel limit to be greater than 20 inches. There were no gear, tackle, or bait restrictions associated with this proposal."

And here's a link to the TWRA memo from which I have quoted.

http://www.twraregion4.org/TWRAInformation/files/08_30_07_NewsRelease_TWRA.pdf


As you can see, the proposed regs for the Clinch were almost lost among the many other regs proposed for other streams and lakes in region 4. I haven't heard any uproar over the other proposed regs. Kinda makes me even more suspicious of the opposition to the Clinch regs.

Gerry

Byron Begley
10-05-2007, 11:20 AM
I just voted Yes.

Byron

Fishermansfly
10-05-2007, 02:02 PM
I second that opinion and I agree and voted as such for that very reason. I'd still love to see what the opposition is proposing. Any one out there have any idea's? I just reposted on the "Here we go again" thread, about how TWRA has really kept an open mind and ears to possible changes. I see what Gerry Romer/dad has posted in regards to the proposal but I don't think that is set in stone. I think TWRA knows what they want and what the water needs but are open for any suggestions or concerns!

Thanks,
Brett

Fishermansfly
10-06-2007, 01:45 PM
Bringing it to top and making it visible!

Realtyman
10-06-2007, 10:08 PM
I vote yes! Would you like to "biggie size" that fish on the end of your hook? I'm in all the way up to the top of my waders- past that, and somebody will actually have to take me to fish the dang river. Just find it hard to leave the Caney right now. By the way, we'll be having this discussion next year down my way:cool: In for a penny-in for a pound!:biggrin:

psnapp
10-07-2007, 11:09 AM
Yes for me!

UofMontanaAlum
10-07-2007, 04:26 PM
Yes Please!

Sage
10-08-2007, 09:35 PM
Simply yes.

ChemEAngler
10-15-2007, 12:14 PM
Has anybody heard a rumor regarding the lawyer working for LUCRO? I was told that the lawyer had to resign from the case because of a conflict of interest. I was told that some of his other clients (possibly a higher priority than LUCRO) were in favor of the slot limit, and he felt it was a conflict of interests and stepped down from the case.

Travis

Fishermansfly
10-15-2007, 07:45 PM
Has anybody heard a rumor regarding the lawyer working for LUCRO? I was told that the lawyer had to resign from the case because of a conflict of interest. I was told that some of his other clients (possibly a higher priority than LUCRO) were in favor of the slot limit, and he felt it was a conflict of interests and stepped down from the case.

Travis

That, my friends, would be an interesting thing to have happened! I would love to hear thought's on this matter! Anyone out there know?

~Brett

Byron Begley
10-16-2007, 10:42 AM
I heard it two or three weeks ago.

Byron

TNGlen
10-16-2007, 06:54 PM
I voted yes in this poll, however, I don't think TWRA has done enough. There needs to be a law against culling. In my last 3 trips to the Clinch, I have seen several dead fish culled off stingers and a fisherman fill is limit and then get "his wife's" stringer and begin to fill hers. I know we are almost there, but let's continue to make comments to strengthen the laws and don't just settle for 1/4 or 1/3 of the way to where we need to be. They still need to consider the river above the weir as a possible trophy area since this land is not held by private land owners.

ChemEAngler
10-16-2007, 09:27 PM
TNGlen,

You didn't happen to be on the river this past Friday were you? I saw a man who had a stringer full, at least a dozen trout, each one no longer than about 7". As you said, slot limits cannot control this behavior, only enforcement by TWRA. At first I thought about saying something to the gentleman, but then I thought otherwise. If I had been able to get a signal on my phone, I would have called him in. What meat fisherman should realize is that once they catch their limit they should stop fishing. Not culling their fish. After the fish have had a rope drug over thier gills and pulled around upside down in the river, the likelihood of them surviving is not very high.

Travis

tennswede
10-18-2007, 10:25 AM
Current regulations pertaining to Clinch allow for 7 troutdaily with no size regulation. It makes you wonder what a person would do with 7 trout 1" long.

I think twra need to worry more about this than a slot limit. Why stock a bunch of fingerlings and then fishermen clean them out and I guess throw em' in the trash or give it to the cat. What a waste.