Apparently my recent posts of my trips to the Talkeetna river have rubbed some the wrong way….
….You gotta’ be kidding me right!???? To ALL you people who feel like you have to keep an area secret to enjoy it are pathetic. Do you really think that the Talkeetna in the fall is some secret fishery??? Give me a break. The reality is most people do not have the energy or care enough to be out busting ice and bearing the cold to catch a few trout. That is what is keeping most of the people off of the rivers.
If you have a little more knowledge about successfully fishing the valley (or anyplace), do you feel like you are somehow special and only your friends are privy to your information? Remember, there was a time when you too had no idea where/when/how to fish as well.
I have been trout fishing in the valley for 20+ years. I have learned most just by going out and figuring it out. But there have been many who have helped out and gave me a little bit of information and I’ve had many good times as a result. I don’t even care if I fish that much when I go out. I am equally as happy to see others have a good time. I’ve met some pretty nice guys here on this forum and they’d be happy to back that.
So no, I don’t care if I “ will be limiting the number of fish you can catch in the future because more people will be up there hooking them and getting in your way”
….…Maybe I’ll make some new friends just out doing the same thing I am.
I have caught many big trout over the years but I still have a lot to learn. I really appreciate those that show me new fishing spots/techniques and I am only too happy to do the same. We are all after the same thing. Having a good time with family and friends. If you’re too selfish to share a little to help out others, I pity you.
Bottom line is, I think it is great that there is a place that we can all come ask our questions and get the insight of others. Even if it includes “WHERE TO CATCH TROUT”. So , if you think I am just bragging you got it all wrong. I enjoy looking at the pictures of others and I know that there are those that enjoy looking at mine. The selfish lens that you view these forums through is comically apparent. As you browse through here looking for information you chastise me for giving it out.