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Old 04-17-15, 02:52 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by fishinbub View Post
In summary, he fails to provide a single "Cost of Trout Fishing" in 2015...
Plus prior posting of fishinbub.

Dang it! Now if we could just make fishinbub a Bulldog fan! But I know that'll never happen. Great response, bub. Keep up the good work. Honestly, I never made past the part at the beginning that said, "New York Times"! But I garnered enough through bub's post to figure out the guy is a typical "Times" nut-case, uh, I mean writer.
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Old 04-17-15, 07:59 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by cucarachafly View Post
Dang it! Now if we could just make fishinbub a Bulldog fan! But I know that'll never happen.
If he ever converts, he'd better wait until I no longer claim him as a dependent on my 1040.

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Old 04-18-15, 12:43 AM   #23
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Originally Posted by Jason View Post
I'd love for either of you to go point by point and explain where he is wrong.
You're welcome, btw...

Originally Posted by Trout8myfly View Post
Sam, in all seriousness you might repost your comments to the Times site, if so inclined.
Looks like they don't have the article open for comments. I guess the good Doctor didn't want to provide a platform for dissenting opinion.

Originally Posted by cucarachafly View Post
Dang it! Now if we could just make fishinbub a Bulldog fan! But I know that'll never happen.

Cucarahafly, I did work in a lab at UGA one summer and assisted with a little field research on one of their brookie projects. I may or may not have worn a Tech cap to work a few times...
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Old 04-20-15, 10:30 AM   #24
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The shmuck (DR.) is promoting his book The Quest for the Golden Trout: Environmental Loss and America's Iconic can buy it on Amazon for 23.95 ...Go Bub...debate skills at work there ...huh...go figure...way to go graduate...will
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Old 04-20-15, 10:47 AM   #25
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And a Facebook page (87 likes...whoo hoo...), and a Goodreads recommendation...

The book came out in late 2013. I haven't been able to find any criticism of either the book or the science (assuming it contains some).

And his own page....

His background (The EG should chime in):

Douglas M. Thompson was born in Sudbury, Massachusetts in 1967. He studied geology and geography at Middlebury College before obtaining his MS and PhD in Earth Resources at Colorado State University. He is a fluvial geomorphologist who studies the landforms and the natural processes that create aquatic habitat in river systems. He is particularly interested in the formation of pools, which are critical for trout and salmon survival. His love of rivers dates back to his youth when he would often sneak off to the local rivers with a fishing rod in hand. He currently lives with his wife and daughter in Gales Ferry, Connecticut.

As a specialist in the physical characteristics of rivers, Thompson provides a unique perspective on the impact of human manipulation of river environments for trout fishing. He is one of the world’s foremost experts on pool and riffle features and one of the leading authorities on the history of river restoration in the United States.

He has written more than 30 scientific articles and book chapters, and offered more than 50 scientific presentations. The author won a prestigious CAREER award from the National Science Foundation in 1999, the G.K. Gilbert Award for excellence in geomorphic research from the Association of American Geographers in 2000, and was a participant in the Third Annual Chinese-American Frontiers of Science Symposium sponsored by the National Academy of Sciences in 2000.

Thompson recently worked with the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection as a member of the Instream Flow Scientific and Technical Workgroup to help draft legislation to manage all rivers and streams in Connecticut. In 2009, he worked with the Connecticut Fund for the Environment on state legislation to protect vegetated buffer areas along watercourses and wetland areas. In 2010, he worked with the Connecticut Academy of Sciences and Engineering to assess water quality impacts related to highway construction.
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Old 04-21-15, 04:30 PM   #26
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Education and accolades don't necessarily make an opinion correct. A thousand years ago the world was thought to be flat by most of the educated folks of the day. I'll stick with Fishinbub on this one.
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Old 05-03-15, 06:55 PM   #27
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I think I'm going to take this article to heart and start keeping all the stock trout I catch to eat wish I would have read this earlier I could have had more meat in the fridge
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Old 05-04-15, 03:13 PM   #28
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Mr. Thompson's not getting much love from anyone I know who works in any type of profession concerned with trout in the U.S. Here's Trout Unlimited's take on his article:
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Old 11-12-17, 04:02 PM   #29
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The Quest for the Golden Trout
Environmental Loss and America's Iconic Fish
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Concede parum, nega frequenter, distingue semper - St. Thomas Aquinas

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Old 11-13-17, 02:12 PM   #30
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Best thing to do is join your local TU chapter and pay no attention to the author of this writing. Where did you dig this up from @Jason?
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