Spent some time fishing the Russian this past weekend. We did pretty good catching some nice chromers and half brights and a lot of darker ones. Awesome time as always. Not too many nice ones in the river but the mouth was ok. Saw a family of black bears.
I have something to gripe about thou. Witnessed this younger guy catch these red fire engines, unhook them, and then throwing the fish as far as he could back into the river! I mean he would really toss these fish 8-10 yards!!!! and laugh about it. His parent and girlfriend were there too and just watched and smiled. This guy was in his 20s and not a child. I was fuming!
After several fish being mistreated that way, the guy next to him spoke up and really proceeded to chew him out loud and clear. The response from the abuser? "I don't care. They are ugly nasty creatures." Harsh words were exchanged. His parents didn't say a word, just minded their own business. The abuser finally said "Ok, since it offends you guys so much I'll stop!" and went back to fishing. I was really disgusted.
Then on the trail back to parking ran into two guys laughing. They said that they just pepper sprayed a bear because it crossed the trail in front of them. They were in no danger. One guy said "Yeah, we wanted to see if this spray stuff really worked". Ok. Huh. What?!?!
Fishing was pretty good, couple of people not so. Usually no problems just another Russian trip.