Open it to bait fishermen
I would like to see the park opened to bait fishermen. The past couple years, I've caught bigger and better fish than I have in the past. And I really don't think it is because I'm just that much better of a fisherman than I was then. I do believe that it is because of the drought and a percentage of fish have been removed from the system. Just think if we didn't have to wait for major environmental changes to improve our fisheries. The bait fishermen could do it for us.
It would also increase oportunities for youth fishing. Lets face it, kids get bored. I've never taken a kid fishing in the park, but I can't imagine their success being much more than 1 fish an hour. If they could hook on a cricket or worm, and catch 1 fish every 10 minutes, they have a much better chance of staying with the sport and maybe even growing up to be fly fishermen. Our youth are our future and we really need to see that more of them are brought up hunting and fishing.
As for the trash issue, it's just something we would have to deal with. I see trash all over the park. I don't let it get to me, I pick it up and throw it away. The only time it ever bothered me was when someone threw out a 6 pack of Miller Lites right behind my Jeep when I was parked along Little River Road, and they were all empties. They should have at least had the decency to leave 1 full.
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