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Old 12-07-17, 12:17 PM   #1
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Anybody else have a problem with them making their living off of public resources?
I know it's legal but something's not right when you walk a couple miles in, only to have a guide bring a group of dudes from Atlanta in on your favorite water. Knowing full well that they would have never found the place without him. Then they tell 2 friends, and they tell 2 friends..... Next thing you know there will be a trout fishing tournament there!
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Old 12-07-17, 12:20 PM   #2
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Nope. I donít have a problem with it.

You can petition the legislature - and congress - to prevent all commercial operations on public-managed land.

I just donít see the issue.

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Old 12-07-17, 01:15 PM   #3
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I agree with George. Public is PUBLIC land. Guides and clients are public.
It would be the same for tubing companies floating the Hooch. (not that I'm really pleased with that). If the State/Feds close public land, we all lose.
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Old 12-07-17, 01:21 PM   #4
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They're taking members of the public out to enjoy and use a public resource. Although I've been annoyed a few times when a guide boat drops anchor in a hole I'm fishing, I don't think there is anything wrong with guides using public resources. In fact, it probably helps in the long run in terms of how a fishery is managed, etc.
Plus, most guides I've met are really good folks, and I admire what they do.
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Old 12-07-17, 01:50 PM   #5
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Millions of people make a living off of public resources

Power companies
Farmers
Commercial fisherman
Oil companies
Minors

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Old 12-07-17, 01:58 PM   #6
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Nope they add to the enjoyment of others who may not have had the opportunity to have been introduced at an early age.

Since a lot of water is on USFS land they are required to have permits with cost $$'s so that adds to the bank account.

I would like to see the State have a guide permit system to keep jack legs from giving folks a a poor experience.
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Old 12-07-17, 02:21 PM   #7
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Not a problem at all with them. Was on a certain NE GA river the day after Thanksgiving with my wife and two kids(8 and 10). I ran into the owner of the Chattooga river fly shop(Karl) about 1.5 miles in. We had hiked the FS road on the GA side. He looked to be guiding around 4 folks. I asked him if my 8 year old could step in and try the run. He was very gracious and even yelled some encouragement when he caught the rainbow trout. We got the one fish and headed out of their way. Thanks again Karl if you read this.

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Old 12-07-17, 03:41 PM   #8
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Millions of people make a living off of public resources

Power companies
Farmers
Commercial fisherman
Oil companies
Minors

etc

Great point. I just don't like it happening on the stream. Hell I don't like seeing anybody out there, much less somebody that's getting paid to ruin my solitude.
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Old 12-08-17, 10:28 AM   #9
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304 views and no one has an issue with this? Not one more selfish solitude lover? You guys are saints, and true lovers of humanity. I am humbled. I hope that every time you hike in, there will be somebody already there. From what I am reading that should make your day. pfffft
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