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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-13-2017, 01:07 AM Thread Starter
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Just a thought.

A lot of DH and all tackle areas are separated by bridges in the stream. If one would hook a fish in a DH and it runs downstream into the all tackle section is one able to keep it? Or if one hooks a fish in an all tackle area and it runs downstream into a DH? Does it go by where the fish is hooked or where it is landed? This is assuming that is a time like now when one is not allowed to keep fish from a DH.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-13-2017, 06:12 AM
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If you are fishing a DH section and you catch a trout that runs out that section, I wouldn't keep it if you plan to return to the DH section after you land the fish. You would be in possession of a trout out of season.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-13-2017, 09:17 AM
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Let's say a WCO is watching. My guess is that if you hook a trout in the DH and it makes legit run out of the DH and you keep that fish he will simply shake his head and think less than nice thoughts about you. If, on the other hand, you hook a trout and work it out of the DH and keep it then you are getting a citation for keeping that fish. Like TT said though, obviously you can't be in possession of trout on a DH before harvest is allowed so that would come into play in any decision.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-13-2017, 02:04 PM
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If in doubt release the fish.
I would not be fishing that close to a DH section anyway unless the DH area was open for harvest and I was there for substance fish and not entirely for sport.
No trout around here is going to take you down stream or up stream for that matter that far.
We're not Salmon fishing here.....
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-13-2017, 05:41 PM
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I would say you have to release it if you're fishing in the DH. By the logic you are using guys could be clearly fishing in DH and then "fighting"(IE Walking) fish down to all tackle waters. I'm just guessing but I would think that the rules are about where you are standing and not where the fish is hooked or landed.
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