Yeah, Saturday schedule iffy right now. Will know for sure tomorrow evening. I went back out to Island this evening and fished it for 2 hours. Went 0-2. Lost the first one really quick. The second one shook off 10 feet from the bank.
I went down to the forest to see if I could pull one out of Airline today. Stepped out of the truck and the gnats swarmed my face and I hadn't thought to bring the vanilla. Put on some sunglasses to keep them out of my eyes and fished a while. No takers other than a keeper gill on the little yellow rooster tail. I tell ya....I fished Airline some this fall and winter and never had an issue, but what I saw today disgusted me. The place has been trashed. Water bottles, those little Kool-Aid Jammers packets were everywhere, McDonald's stuff, fishing stuff and line, cigarette butts on the ground and in the water....the place was just trashed. What in the HELL is wrong with people? Not sure what I'd do if I caught someone doing this....but I'd probably end up in jail. I used to bring an old bucket with me to pick up the worthless a-holes trash, but it actually hasn't been that bad the past couple years. Today made up for it. I was going to pick up the trash and put it in the dip net until I saw a micky d's wrapper that it looked like someone had used as toilet paper. Guess I need to bring bio-hazard gear to go frickin fishing!!!
It's amazing the total disrespect people have for our great outdoors. I keep trash bags under the seat of my truck just for these occasions. Thankfully I rarely find places up here that are trashed. The only place I ever have any trouble up here is when I fish my local river. However, when I am in Greene-Sullivan it seems to be a way too common of a problem.
Post by goosepondmonster on Apr 9, 2013 7:45:57 GMT -5
I thought it was bad at Minnehaha with the group to our right. The dad went to another spot and asked the kids if they picked up their trash. They said they did, but I picked up a couple of things they didn't feel the need to take with them.
It is a shame that people don't appreciate the public places we are provided.
Post by goosepondmonster on Apr 15, 2013 7:57:53 GMT -5
I picked up about a quarter of a bucket in the one spot last night. I picked up probably five of the lids you peel off the jar of dough bait. It does, but shouldn't, amaze me that people just don't care.