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    Default River Etiquette... Karma will get you.

    Thought I would share this story on river etiquette and karma.

    Went to bings yesterday very early in the AM hoping to avoid the crowds. Arrived around 3 AM hit the river by 330. Fished for about 30 minutes at almost the very bottom of the rapids section when all the sudden a group of about 9 people or so decides to shove their way into a very small area myself and 2 friends were fishing. People were standing directly behind us others casting over our lines knocking our backpacks over etc. Pretty much being inconsiderate to everyone and everything around them. My friend and I verbally stated how displeased we were with their lack politeness and decided to just move away and avoid the dog and pony show and possibly a fight. We limit out in about 2 hrs for everyone. As Im cleaning our limit I notice a full stringer of fish floating down the river right next to me. I pick it up and toss it onto the bank so I can find out who it belongs to after I finish cleaning. Turns out it was one of the group who decided to take the river over earlier. I didnt tell him I had it and let him search for it for about 30 minutes. Before I left I gave his fish away to a father/daughter on vacation to celebrate her graduation and said jerk was left without his fish.

    Karma always gets ya eventually but it was nice to actually see it and be able to make 2 peoples day while the jerk suffered a little.
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    Haha nice story there c6! Ill be down there for part of the weekend fishing, just in time for the crowds..

    Gonna try to head away from the crowds as much as possible, and hopefully find a limit in short order so I dont need to be around that zoo for that long!
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    Shoulda injected them with laxatives and handed them back to the owner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DRIFTER_016 View Post
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    Shoulda injected them with laxatives and handed them back to the owner.
    Works for me !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by c6 batmobile View Post
    Thought I would share this story on river etiquette and karma.

    Went to bings yesterday very early in the AM hoping to avoid the crowds. Arrived around 3 AM hit the river by 330. Fished for about 30 minutes at almost the very bottom of the rapids section when all the sudden a group of about 9 people or so decides to shove their way into a very small area myself and 2 friends were fishing. People were standing directly behind us others casting over our lines knocking our backpacks over etc. Pretty much being inconsiderate to everyone and everything around them. My friend and I verbally stated how displeased we were with their lack politeness and decided to just move away and avoid the dog and pony show and possibly a fight. We limit out in about 2 hrs for everyone. As Im cleaning our limit I notice a full stringer of fish floating down the river right next to me. I pick it up and toss it onto the bank so I can find out who it belongs to after I finish cleaning. Turns out it was one of the group who decided to take the river over earlier. I didnt tell him I had it and let him search for it for about 30 minutes. Before I left I gave his fish away to a father/daughter on vacation to celebrate her graduation and said jerk was left without his fish.

    Karma always gets ya eventually but it was nice to actually see it and be able to make 2 peoples day while the jerk suffered a little.
    Gotta love that "instant" karma....!!!
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    They probably went back to fishing and caught even more, exceeding their daily limit. Too bad they didn't lose their fish AND get busted for going over the limit. I don't believe in Karma. I do, however, believe in justice. Good job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skydiver View Post
    They probably went back to fishing and caught even more, exceeding their daily limit. Too bad they didn't lose their fish AND get busted for going over the limit. I don't believe in Karma. I do, however, believe in justice. Good job.
    I thought thats how it worked but wasnt sure. There was no way to prove that they lost their stringer to fish and game though. He could have just said "ya thats not mine". There were some rangers or something in the parking lot on my way out but I wasnt sure if the fish had to be in your possession to "over limit".

    I probably could have been more of a jerk about it but I was really happy with the fact that someone who was polite and on a once in a lifetime vacation who got skunked the day before got to take some delicious Alaskan salmon home.
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