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Poppy Cummins

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How many of you that fish the Clearwater think fishing for Steelhead with bait should be outlawed?
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Wayne Dreger

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Because you asked, there should be a bait ban on all steelhead rivers. The smolts also eat bait. IMO.
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I do.


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I do as well!  Saw what it did to the Thompson and don't want to see it do the same on the Clearwater.
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I do.
The risk of a fatal injury while using bait is simply too high.
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                   Dana L Cornelius      I do                                    
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Yes I agree
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Bait is a bad idea for the Clearwater.
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should be banned in all steelhead/salmon waters no matter where they are.
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I would like to see no bait allowed regulations on the Clearwater and all steelhead rivers.
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Should be banned. In twenty five years I can't remember ever gut hooking a fish on a fly, and with a hook release tool (the kind that slides down along leader over shank of fly) the fish can typically be released without even touching it. 
People will complain but in the end they're not going to stop fishing over it. 
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Works for me.  Would promoting this regulation divide the fishing community and endanger other measures needed to save the fish?
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I think that's a good question. I don't know.
I'd be curious to know how many bait/gear anglers wouldn't bother fishing if they couldn't keep their catch.
I guess we'll get some sense of that this season.
If you look at trout fishing a generation or two ago people kept every fish they caught.  Over time, the regulations and ethics changed and now most people practice catch and release. It would be nice to see that kind of change on our steelhead and salmon rivers. 



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"Would promoting this regulation divide the fishing community and endanger other measures needed to save the fish?"

There are a great many trout rivers, streams, and creeks in Idaho where bait is not allowed. Why should steelhead rivers being any different?

Anyone with one iota of common sense that has ever trout fished with worms or salmon eggs clearly knows the answer is bait fishing is harder on the fish then single barbless hooks on lures or flies. It is just a no brainer and NO ONE should even need a study to know otherwise.

I am frankly tired of the half assed reasoning and excuses that says bait fishing for steelhead is no harder on the resource than not using bait. In my view any steelhead angler that wants the continued use of bait doesn't give a damn about the resource.

In my view the "meat wagon" guides fishing the Clearwter for the last few years side drifting eggs care much more about their bottom line then they do about the resource. I feel the same things about the IDFG. They shouldn't need any studies to know the answer. As I said above it's a NO Brainer.

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Poppy, you address a completely different problem in that the Clearwater is being managed as a put and take fishery.  



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