Tuesday, January 20, 2009

No more Trout Plants at Freshwater Lagoon!

Even though trout plants have been happening at Freshwater for decades, the practice will be halted due to the need of CEQA (California Environmental Quality Act) and Environmental Impact Reports (EIR) after the Center for Biological Diversity and the Pacific River Council sued the Department of Fish and Games. Just Ridiculous. This is obscene frivolous lawsuits that affect us innocent bystanders. That is all I have to say about this.

24 comments:

Rose said...

The predatory orgs are a major problem, that is going have to be fixed.

Anonymous said...

First, there is no money in this. Second, while I like to fish there and want plants to continue it would be nice if you could present their argument, it might make sense.

Fred said...

They're saying that planted trout screw up the native trout. I forget the exact reasons cited except one reason was cross breeding, iirc. Seems to me the planting program has worked fine.

Anonymous said...

Watch out for the predatory orgs. Watch out for goblins too!

Anonymous said...

This is just one more left
wing radical move to stop
activity on the North Coast.
Your unions support these kind
of people...

Rambo said...

Fred said...
They're saying that planted trout screw up the native trout.

I didn'y know there was native trout in freshwater lagoon? My grandmather lived at big lagoon and I have fished at freshwater since I was a child (mid '60's) and it was always planted trout. And some planted bass that was snuck in.

Anonymous said...

Fred, is there a reference we can look at for some real information?

Fred said...

I can't remember where the heck I read about this but it was in the last two or three weeks. I'll see if I can find something.

Fred said...

Here's an article from the SF Chronicle that explains the situation. I forgot about one thing. They want the trout to stop eating pollywogs and frogs.

There's also a list of affected lakes:
http://tinyurl.com/9vqako

samoasoftball said...

Uh, I put the link with the story on my post. Check it out.

Mike Buettner said...

The Truth about the "Stocking" law suit and what you can do: A Q&A Information Guide from CSPA

Mike Buettner said...

Center for Biological Diversity Statement on Interim Restrictions on
Stocking of Trout

samoasoftball said...

Mike: Thanks for the information. Answers alot of questions.

Mostranski said...

There goes the fun the other Richard. I went fishing at Freshwater lagoon on my 50th Birthday Nov 28th and caught a
24 1/2 inch 4.6 lbs cutthroat trout. Yes you all, this is true for a Federal Fish and Game Warden who was checking licenses measured it, weighed it and even took a picture of it with his cell phone which he then e-mailed to more Fish and Game wardens in the area. He informed me that the fish was about 7 to 9 yrs old and was one of the biggest and prettiest fish he had ever seen out of that lagoon. Another fisherman came by(who was visiting from the Sierra foothills for Thanksgiving) and asked if he could take a picture of me and the fish for he also had never seen a fish like that from a coastal lagoon. Of course I agreed and there I was the happiest man in the world holding this fish with the biggest smile for all to see.
I will never forget that day, the fish, the people, the lagoon, memories that will last me a life time..
For all who would like to see, just stop by Angelo’s Pizza in Eureka, look above the steelhead sign (by the beer taps) and gaze at what fishing and fun is all about at Freshwater Lagoon....

Anonymous said...

All for the sake of putting money in their pocket these evil groups will screw all of us. No better than baykeeper in my book. These creeps have shut out stocking all our alpine lakes too. THey say it kills frogs. Just a damned lie. Richard these creeps are the progs you vote for and continue to support at HCDCC

Fred said...

Sorry. Kind of embarrassing to see I posted a link to the same story Rich already linked to.

Anonymous said...

Mostranski, did you release the fish or eat it?

Rambo said...

Mostranski,
That trout is larger than the largemouth I caught there about 15 years ago. On the south end, east side, by the Freshwater lagoon Yacht Club I landed a 22 inch, 4.2 pound largemouth. Before they killed off the lagoon that was the spot for bass. We used to catch them all day on top water spinners and buzz baits. Salamanders and frogs worked well too in spring.

Anonymous said...

To Anon 11:13pm...Amen to that..they think by hanging together with the unions to get more money and benefits that everything will be great..but the HCDCC and the rest of the Dems hang all this other crap on us...pretty soon they will shut down the entire county..you can
blame Barney Frank and his
buddies for what happened to
Fannie & Feddie which led to
our housing problem and the
closing of Evergreen..THANK
YOU DEMS...

WAKE UP PEOPLE

Anonymous said...

this a relation rich? if so he going to be ok?

The Eureka Police Department is investigating an attempted murder that took place this morning.
EPD officers were dispatched to the 1800 block of 5th Street for a report of an assault, according to a news release. Upon arrival, officers found Eureka resident Ward Marks, 44, with serious injuries. Marks was transported to St. Joseph hospital where he remains in fair condition. EPD, which is treating the incident as an attempted murder, reported that a weapon was used during the incident but would not reveal what that weapon is.

samoasoftball said...

Other Richard-Wow! That is a great fish tale! A whooper! Happy belated B-Day too.

11:13pm Conspiracy theory? C'mon! I am the one complaining here. And no, I do not like Barney Frank and think he should have been held accountable for his soliciting the Genral Public in to buying bad stocks and then saying later he did not.

I am a Democrat, but I do not follow party lines all the time. Matter of fact, it has caused problems with my fellow Dems at times. I am a pro-worker, pro growth progressive who is a "responsible environmentalist." Prove your cause I am behind you all the way. If you are just impeding growth with frivilous roadblocks or lawsuits, I will not support your cause.

samoasoftball said...

Ward Marks is no relation. Let us hope and pray he will be all right. Lots of crazy shootings lately.

Anonymous said...

Always lots of shady looking folks hanging out around the Red Lion bar and in the alley behind Pro Sport Center.

Ernie Branscomb said...

To quote a friend of mine, who would probably rather remain un-named, “They aught to put the Fish and Game in charge of ticks and fleas, they've been able to get rid of everything else"