Re: Artificial only lures as well....
Posted by Mr. T on June 07, 1998 at 14:33:54:
In Reply to: Artificial only lures as well.... posted by Dr. Strangetrout on June 06, 1998 at 09:25:59:
Dr. Strange-- I'm all for conservation and improving the fishery but I have a few questions. 1) Will the Toccoa tailwater support a trout population, naturally? If so, why hasn't DNR already put a conservation program in place? Where does TU stand on the issue? Why a petition? I understood that TU and DNR had a cooperative relationship. If so, something like this ought to be able to be handled without a formal petition drive unless it's controversial. If it's controversial, why?
If you're gonna do it, why don't you make it C&R only or one trophy fish over 20 inches. Artificials only is fine coupled with other measures but if you allow a limit of four 1-14 inches, I think you're contradicting your purpose.
Since I'm not a resident of Georgia, I can't sign a petition anyway, but if I were, I'd want these questions answered before I signed a petition.
I've learned over the years that you can be a lot more effective with a few key contacts rather than aggressive political activism.
Just my 2 cents worth.