Wednesday, September 13, 2006

The Gunpowder River and a proposed management style

The Gunpowder should be called the Gunpounder. This poor tailwater in Maryland, during the warm months, is fished and kayaked to death.

I wish to god the beautiful catch and release stretch was run like a private club, with beats and a nominal daily rod fee...and no boating allowed.

I have had some of my my memorable angling moments on the Connectquot (sp?) and Nissequogue (sp?) in Long Island are run on a beat system. This system is simply the only way that decent smaller trout streams near large population centers can remain healthy and fun to fish in the warm months. In the cold months, the streams could go back to standard catch and release, no bait.




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