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    Default Fishing season question

    Hi im at yosemite national park an the fishing season for stream is closed. Now my question, can i still fish just as long as i catch and release(wasnt even thinking of keeping any of these wonderful gems) or is it no fishing at all? I really would like to do some fishing as this is the only time i can because im on spring break. Please help as the scene of the stream is tempting and i dont want to do anything illegal and mess with the law. Responds greatly appreciated.

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    Default Re: Fishing season question

    If the fishing season is closed, you won't be able to fish and C&R.
    Larry


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    Default Re: Fishing season question

    Im confused, i just read in the regulation hand book and it states
    1.38. CLOSED SEASON.
    That period during which the taking of fish, amphibians, reptiles, mollusks or crustaceans is prohibited.
    It states that animals may not be taken and i wont be taking any, just doing C&R the way i see it is that i might be able to fish or unless the word TAKE also means catch. Very brief explanation on the season def.

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    Default Re: Fishing season question

    Just tell the Ranger where and when you will be fishing, he will gladly stop by and give his opinion. NO MEANS NO


    Dave
    I was going fly fishing until my wife suggested it, now I can't tell who is outsmarting who!

    Being "one with nature" requires a knowledge of what animals are living nearby and a weapon of sufficient magnitude to give you at minimum an equal chance of survival. No one has an invisible aura that animals can detect and sense your good intentions.

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    Default Re: Fishing season question

    Quote Originally Posted by pescador7 View Post
    Im confused, i just read in the regulation hand book and it states
    1.38. CLOSED SEASON.
    That period during which the taking of fish, amphibians, reptiles, mollusks or crustaceans is prohibited.
    It states that animals may not be taken and i wont be taking any, just doing C&R the way i see it is that i might be able to fish or unless the word TAKE also means catch. Very brief explanation on the season def.
    I don't think they make the distinction. In addition to open and closed some streams will have C&R periods only, though those are often on put and take fisheries.
    - William

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    Default Re: Fishing season question

    Quote Originally Posted by pescador7 View Post
    Im confused, i just read in the regulation hand book and it states
    1.38. CLOSED SEASON.
    That period during which the taking of fish, amphibians, reptiles, mollusks or crustaceans is prohibited.
    It states that animals may not be taken and i wont be taking any, just doing C&R the way i see it is that i might be able to fish or unless the word TAKE also means catch. Very brief explanation on the season def.
    If you still think you can fish and C&R on a closed stream, I'd highly recommend that you give your local Game and Fish department (or in your case ,Yosemite National Park) a call and get a reading from them first hand.
    Larry


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    Default Re: Fishing season question

    Sierra District regulations allow people to fish lakes unless those lakes are specified closed to fishing in the Special Regulations section.

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    Default Re: Fishing season question

    I would call the local park ranger or a DFW warden. They would be answer the question for you

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