Tuesday, January 26, 2010

What Is Wrong With These Pictures?

I'm not going to give some wordy dissertation on all the things wrong with these picture because it's all too obvious.

Yes it's a nice wild winter steelhead that the angler is rightfully proud of. I doubt the claim that is is 20 lbs though.
What concerns me is the obvious.
Not only does the first guy have his picture taken with this BLEEDING wild fish but his partner needs to get into the act.
Will this bleeding fish die? I don't know...hopefully not. I do know this much though. Instead of giving this angler a bunch of "adda boys" and "you da man" he should be instructed on why that fish should not have been held out of the water.


  1. Anonymous2:38 PM

    Shane you hit the nail on the head once again. It is a beautiful wild fish sad to say the handling of the fish and the method used in catching the fish will probably be the fishes demise. To take one picture would have been enough but to get that second glory shot in what was the point. It reminds me of the TOOLS on I-FISH not much for intelligence and all for glory.

    As for the size of the fish when will they learn that the size has nothing to do with the fish it's the fish itself.

    Until the websites stop posting pictures of wild fish out of water we will continue to have these problems. Websites like I-FISH bring out the worst in some people and the ignorance in the rest.

    I would also like to say that because of JENNIE and I-FISH those once pristine rivers on the coast are nothing more than ditch fisheries for the future.

  2. Anonymous7:25 PM

    The fish appears to be in OK shape as the eye is pointing correctly, but the grass on the fish would lead me to think it was WAY TO SHALLOW to breath correctly before the lift. It's not the lift but prior that is BAD HANDLING! This law leaves too much to the imagination, good handling is NOT in the lift but PRIOR and the law is ruining the sport of catch and release by ASSUMPTIONS.

  3. There is no doubt that Jennie and ifish have been a very disruptive force upon the north coast fishing for the last decade.
    Not so much the numbers that her website has brought to those rivers, although that has defiantly been a factor, but the caliber of anglers that her site creates. Ethics are not taught to the beginner salmon and steelhead anglers and if a veteran poster decides to take some greenhorn to task then he/she is shouted down by the harvest mentality crowd of Tillamook county.
    She makes money on the backs of the resource but puts no time or effort into giving anything back...shameful